Gluten Free Desserts: Summer Recipe

June 20, 2011
Gluten Free Desserts: Summer Recipe

Boy, is it hot out there! The minute I go outside, I feel like the Wicked Witch of the West when Dorothy throws water on her. I’m MELTING! And wouldn’t you know it, my family still wants gluten free desserts!

Well, no ovens for this kitchen! Instead, I’ll whip up some frosty yumminess with my handy kitchen gadgets. Gotta love em!

Peachy Cream Dessert

All you need is a microwave, saucepan,hand mixer,blender and your freezer.

3/4 cup ground almond meal
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin (knox)
1/3 cup cold water
12 oz. full fat or reduced fat cream cheese,softened
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup fat free milk
1/4 tsp. gluten free vanilla extract

For the glorious garnish:
3 cups sliced peaches, peeled or not it’s your choice
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt

Toss the almond meal and butter together. Divide among 12 foil muffin cups or use silicone muffin cups. Press it down and freeze for 10 minutes.

Place the cold water in a small saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Wait for one minutes and then turn on the heat and cook on low until it is dissolved. Stir constantly! Set aside while you whip up the cream cheese.

In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together. Add the milk a little at a time and then the vanilla. Stir this into the gelatin and mix well. Spoon into your muffin cups and put back in the freezer until they are firm.

When your ready to serve, put the peaches,sugar and salt in a blender and whiz until pureed. Pour some of the sauce onto a dessert plate and plop a frozen cheesecake right in the middle.

Serve with oohs and aahs!
Makes 12

Change up the extract with a different flavor. You can also use different fruits for the sauce, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries come to mind.


Ps.. don’t let a little thing like summer heat keep you from enjoying dessert!



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