Low Sugar Vanilla-Coconut Cheesecake Snowballs

low sugar cheesecake snowballs

Cheesecake craving satisfied—and without adding lots of sugar to my diet. These Low Sugar Vanilla- Coconut Cheesecake Snowballs deliver creamy cheesecake goodness in a cute, portion-controlled manner. Plus, it’s winter, so you know, snowballs…   

Who would have thought that making cheesecake in a slow cooker was possible? Well, it most certainly is possible—and it’s delicious and foolproof. Slow cooking the cheesecake mixture gives a nice texture (it’s easy to give it that water bath that cheesecakes like), it’s a nice size (smaller and more manageable than the typical cheesecake), and for me, not having a crust is not a sacrifice in any way—it’s a way to eliminate some carbs and sugar and really, it’s the filling that I crave.

To me, the best cheesecake is one that is creamy, rich and dense, and not overly sweet. This one just works—whether you scoop it into “snowballs” or simply spoon it into bowls. Feel free to vary the flavor to suit your tastes. My husband loves a strong vanilla flavor and I like a little bit of coconut so these snowballs are a compromise 🙂 If you like a little lemon, add some lemon zest and small amount of lemon juice, same for orange, or add some cinnamon, extracts, even cocoa powder. The recipe is quite forgiving, so feel free to experiment.

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2 Responses to Low Sugar Vanilla-Coconut Cheesecake Snowballs

  1. Mimi January 18, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    Love your picture!

    • Kitty Broihier MS, RD, LD January 18, 2017 at 11:13 am #

      Thanks, Mimi! Need a real camera now 🙂

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