Mini Ombre Vegan Cheesecakes

Who doesn't love a vegan cheesecake?! and mini ones?! please. We all know mini desserts win on all levels. We have been SO excited to make a recipe for you all using our new and beautifully pink Dragon Fruit Powder!! This recipe is perfect for the dairy-intolerant, vegan, egg-adverse, and frankly, dessert-loving people in your life! I made these for a friend of mine that was frankly a little timid to try a cake made out of cashews, but it was a HUGE hit!! When you make them yourself you have the option to make separate cakes for each shade of pink, layer them up to create a beautiful ombre, or forget the trouble and make all one solid color. All options will be delicious, and all will be eaten immediately! A little warning, they do take a little time to set in the freezer, so make in advance, and only prepare the ganache when you are ready to drizzle!! Otherwise, these are super fun to make and totally vegan so you can lick the bowl along the way with no worry!! 

Vegan Dragonfruit Cheesecakes

 

Ingredients: 

CREAM LAYER
2 cups soaked cashews
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut yogurt
The juice of 1/2 lemon
A pinch of vanilla
A splash of plant-based milk
Dragon Fruit Powder (1-4 tbsp depending on color choice) 
BASE
1 cup dates
1 cup almonds
A pinch of salt
VEGAN GANACHE
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup full-fat coconut cream
The Best Vegan Cheesecake Recipe
Instructions:
Combine the ingredients for the base in your food processor until you’re left with a sticky dough.
Press down evenly in a rectangular baking dish or in silicon bar molds.
Blend the ingredients for the cream until completely smooth (I gradually added more pitaya powder to make each slice a bit darker).
Pour the cream onto the almond date base and freeze for a couple of hours to set.
Garnish with a drizzle of dark chocolate and cacao nibs – or whatever you fancy.
Ombre vegan cheesecakes with dragonfruit pitaya powder 
For the Ganache: 
To make the ganache, simply heat the coconut milk until almost a boil.
Pour over chocolate chips. Stir until everything is melted.
If necessary, place it in the microwave at 5-second intervals until all the chocolate is melted, and the ganache is smooth.
If ganache is grainy and separating, you can add a teaspoon of coconut oil to it, to try to smooth it out.
Let ganache come to room temperature before spooning or piping over cheesecakes.
Cheesecake recipe adapted from Best of Vegan
Ganache Recipe from Pies & Tacos