There are many things that come to mind when Boy George is mentioned, but cooking usually isn’t one of them. Turns out, the 1980’s musical sensation loves to experiment in the kitchen, specifically with Avocado Lime Cheesecake.
Since Shavuot is next week and my curiosity was piqued, it was the perfect time to get started. All I needed was a good recipe. Googling “Avocado Lime Cheesecake” produced tons of options, many of them British, which means metric measurements. Now, yours truly is American to her core and simply can not compute metric! Nor can I deal with long, complicated ingredient lists. This was turning out to be more challenging than expected!
As usual, AllRecipes came to my rescue. Their version looks gorgeous, seemed pretty easy, and earned many good reviews. Only one problem: it suggests using an ice cream maker. (Don’t have one.) Evidently, I’m not the only one. Solution: skip that step and simply freeze it in the shell. I LOVE shortcuts and the sage advice of other cooks!
Here’s the way I did it, with a few tweaks, should you wish to make one of your own:
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 ripe avocados, diced
- 6 ounces plain cream cheese
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 graham cracker crust (I bought a Keebler.)
Combine cream cheese, avocados, and lime juice in a blender until smooth. Heat whipping cream on the stove until it gently starts to bubble; add in sugar and stir to dissolve. Let cool for 10 minutes, then whisk into cream cheese mixture. Pour into crust and freeze. (The original instructions say 2 hours, mine sat for 4 hours and was just fine. I also skipped the garnish.)
Some may call it Avocado Lime Cheesecake, but to me it will forever be known as a Boy George Cheesecake. (Gosh, I miss those amazing tunes I grew up with…)