When I first tasted this Gluten Free / Low Sugar Coconut Cheesecake, what came to mind was “Damn, that’s good”. Few desserts stop me in my tracks by just how surprisingly delicious they are. That is what this coconut cheesecake did. It has just the right amount of coconut flavor perfectly married together with the classic cheesecake flavor.
To make this Coconut Cheesecake gluten free, it has an almond flour crust as an alternative to a graham cracker crust. The crust compliments the cheesecake perfectly that you wouldn’t think to suspect the crust is a bit non-traditional.
Most of the coconut flavor comes from natural sources, and is enhanced with coconut extract. This cheesecake is made with coconut milk, coconut sugar, and topped with toasted flaked coconut. With so many coconut elements, I was worried the coconut would be too strong and off-putting. I am not a huge coconut fan. Thoughts of coconut scented sunscreen come to mind. No thank you! But this coconut cheesecake is far from off-putting. There is just the right amount of coconut to make a statement without being displeasing.
This cheesecake is sure to make an impression at your next get-together or holiday. Impress your friends and family with this coconut cheesecake that looks intricate and yet is easy to make look beautiful and taste great.
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