Love Mango & Cream ice cream bars? This cheesecake is for you! This zebra striped mangoes and cream cheesecake may have everyone scratching their hand as to how you achieved it. But it's one of the simplest techniques around! And there's nothing more summery than mangoes and cream cheesecake. This unbaked cheesecake isn't overly sweet but sweetened with the natural sugars in mango. I called her Margo.
If you're looking for one of those magical low effort to high reward or high impact recipes then this recipe is for you. Mangoes are currently aplenty at the markets and they're so inexpensive, hulking large and tasty. I've even gotten to a stage where I was both thinking, "Oh god not more mango!". Honestly, making this cake will be over before you even know it. And once you cut into it and see the stripe detail, it's more than worth it.
I made this for Mr NQN's nephew's Jett's birthday.
We met at Tuulikki's (Mr NQN's mother's) house. Jett had a fantastic birthday and he was given lots of great gifts. We gave him a solar powered house (got to indoctrinate him in the Elliott ways early) while his aunt gave him a water powered motorcycle toy.
Halfway through the party Mr NQN's father Roger arrived from overseas and took over the stage, flinging open an enormous suitcase and dropping Christmas gifts of tea towels, bags of lupin powder, hand towels and other assorted items. Roger has now ensconced himself in Thailand in his search for true love. He has been dismayed that his calls for love have been met unanswered. He wants someone that will love him for him and not his money.
He told us that he spends hours each day talking to a range of about 90 women on the Line app. I asked him what else he does with his time. "Oh I've been working Lorraine," he answered. Since his father has been at various times, a farmer, naturopath, teacher and actor I wasn't sure what he was doing.
"What kind of work are you doing Roger?" I asked him, curious because last I heard he was taking acting classes and hoping to become an actor.
But then his ex wife, the mild mannered Tuulikki piped up with a perfectly timed burn. "His job is sending those text messages!".
So tell me Dear Reader, do you like mangoes and cream ice cream bars? Have you ever tried this zebra cake technique? And what do you rate Roger's chances for love?