Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

December 13, 2019Van
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Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Serves: 8

Cheesecake is already one of the best desserts you can have, but have you tried Frozen Cheesecake yet? It’s so amazing, the texture is still creamy – but there’s more of a bite since it’s frozen. You start off by making my Easy Vanilla Cheesecake recipe, then you just need Chocolate Shell Topping to dip the frozen slices into. The topping choices are limitless, I used chopped nuts, Golden Oreos, freeze dried strawberries and various sprinkles. They look stunning and are an absolute treat to eat.

This silicone sling makes is very easy to lift out the cheesecake pan (purchase here).
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If you use your Instant Pot on the counter under your cabinets, this is an awesome accessory that diverts the steam downward and away from your cabinets (purchase here)

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

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Instant Pot Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick Recipe

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 8

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Ingredients

CHEESECAKE

  • 16 oz Cream Cheese, (2 blocks)
  • ¾ Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Paste or Extract

CRUST

  • 1 Cup Chocolate Cookie or Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter

*SPECIAL

Method

  • 1)

    Fill a large bowl with hot tap water from your sink, place the 2 Large Eggs into the bowl and set aside to get them to room temp (only takes a few minutes). Cut the cream cheese into small blocks, place it into a microwave safe bowl. Heat the cream cheese for 15 seconds, take it out, give it a stir than microwave for another 10 seconds then stir and check again – continue with 10 second increments until it’s very soft (about 80°F-85°F).

  • 2)

    Add ¾ Cup of Sweetened Condensed Milk to the bowl of cream cheese. Stir with a whisk until it’s smooth and there are no lumps. Add 2 Large Eggs and 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Paste or Extract (if you use Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste – you get the lovely specks of vanilla bean in the cheesecake). Stir well with a whisk until the eggs are completely incorporated and the batter is smooth & homogeneous.

  • 3)

    Trace the bottom of your 7 inch pan on parchment paper and cut out the circle to line the bottom of the pan.  Use butter to grease the the interior side of the pan very well. Add 1 Cup of Graham Cracker Crumbs, 2 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar and 3 Tablespoons of melted Salted Butter into a bowl and mix well. Pour the crumbs into your springform pan and press firmly onto the bottom, you can use a spoon or something with a flat bottom like a small ramekin to help even out the crust.

  • 4)

    Pour the batter into your cheesecake pan. Pick up the pan and tap it a few times on the counter to even out the batter and this also helps pop air bubbles in your batter. Place a paper towel on top of the pan, it should not touch the cheesecake. Place one piece of foil on top and seal tightly,  then another piece of foil the bottom that wraps up towards the top ~ the entire pan should be covered ~ this helps prevent steam getting on your cheesecake. The cooking time for this recipe is also designed for this wrapping technique (your cheesecake could turn out overcooked if you’re not wrapping the top and bottom)

  • 5)

    Place 1½ Cups of water into the Instant Pot and place the trivet into it. Carefully place the the cheesecake pan on top of the trivet or use an Instant Pot Silicone Sling – (purchase here) If you have a separate sealing ring you use for desserts, place that one on the lid.  Seal the lid and switch the knob to “Sealing”.  Set the Instant Pot for High Pressure / Manual for 45 minutes. Once the timer is up and you hear the beep, wait an additional 15 minutes while the pot releases the pressure naturally.  If the pin hasn’t dropped on it’s own after 15 minutes, switch the knob to “Venting” and when the pin drops open your lid.

  • 6)

    Carefully remove the cheesecake from the Instant Pot. Unwrap the foil, the pan will still be hot so use mitts or kitchen tongs – the cheesecake should be pretty solid on the outer edge and just slightly jiggly in the center.  Leave it on the counter to cool for about 1.5 hours, then place it into the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

    ***Different Instant Pot models, living in higher elevation or even different springform pans may change the cook time. If there is no jiggle in the very center, the cheesecake is most likely overcooked (overcooked cheesecakes are eggy and grainy instead of creamy), use 5-10 minutes less cooking time next time. If your cheesecake looks like liquid in the middle, it’s under cooked. Make sure there’s still 1½ Cups of water in the pot, recover the pan and cook for another 5 mins on High Pressure and 5 minute natural pressure release (repeat if necessary).

  • 7)

    Cut the cheesecake into 8 even slices, wipe down your knife before each slice. Insert a popsicle stick about half way into the cheesecake, place the slices onto a large plate – make sure the slices are not touching each other and freeze for at least 4 hours.

  • 8)

    Fill a large bowl with hot water from the sink. Let the bottle of chocolate shell topping sit in the water for 3 minutes. Shake the bottle very well and pour it into a cup that has an opening wide enough to fit the cheesecake slice. Have your sprinkles and toppings ready on plates and place a large piece of parchment paper on your table or counter so there’s a place to rest the dipped slices. Dip a slice of the frozen cheesecake into the chocolate shell, let the excess drip off for a few seconds. Immediately sprinkle or roll in the toppings. You have to be quick, since the shell hardens within 10 seconds. You can serve immediately or wrap well with plastic and freeze for up to a month. Enjoy!

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