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Attempted to make a no bake mango cheesecake tonight. The gelatin had gone lumpy and started to solidify. I added it to the mixture anyway. Is there any chance that it will set? What can I do with it if it doesn't set? Has anyone frozen one?

asked by Melissa 7 months ago

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Joanna Sciarrino
Joanna Sciarrino

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added 7 months ago

Hopefully the gelatin will set for you, but if it doesn't, freezing the cake is a good backup, as long as you're okay with something more along the lines of ice cream cake. Hope it works!

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Melissa
added 7 months ago

Thank you for the reply Joanna! It's looking ok this morning. Hopefully it stays together when I take it out of the pan tonight.

Jacob K Thomas
added 7 months ago

Even if it's a little lumpy, when you mixed it into the mixture it should be OK to set the cheesecake. I would probably take it out a little bit before you are going to serve it. If it doesn't look good, then freeze it, then just pre-slice it.

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Nancy
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added 7 months ago

Melissa - If the frozen mango cheesecake tastes ok but looks funny (or less than idea), rename it and serve some way to make a better appearance....for example, individiual parfait servings in tall glasses or glass bowls, with one or more layered toppings:
* sauce (chocolate or other compatible flavor)
* more cream - ice cream or whipped cream
* more fruit - especially tropical, to emphasize mango origins
* crunchy contrast - roasted or chopped nuts, chocolate bark caramel or peanut butter brittle
* drizzle (or more to taste) of compatible liqueur or brandy.
Your choice. Hope it works out beautifully!

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Nancy
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added 7 months ago

should have read: less than ideal