No Bake Coconut Strawberry Cheesecake Jars - there's no artificial coloring or flavoring in these mini desserts. The perfect pairing of coconut cheesecake and fresh strawberry pie filling makes these the perfect Fourth of July dessert!
There's a 15 minute chilling time + overnight set time for the jello layer.
Place the graham crackers and desiccated coconut in a food processor. Process until you have fine crumbs. Add the butter and pulse a few times until the butter is mixed through with the crumbs. Set aside until needed.
Add the coconut cream, sugar and coconut extract and whisk until everything is mixed in and smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
Place the 2 tbsp of water in a small saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin over the surface evenly. Set aside to let the gelatin bloom - about 5 to 10 minutes.
Puree half of the strawberries and pass this through a sieve to remove the seeds. Place the strawberry puree, sugar, lime juice in a small saucepan or microwave-friendly bowl and heat until the sugar dissolves and the puree is hot (but not boiling).
Add the bloomed gelatin and whisk to dissolve. Set aside to cool slightly. If needed, add more lime juice or citric acid to taste.
Once the strawberry jello is prepared, mix in the fresh strawberries. Set aside.
Place ¼ cup of the whipping cream in a bowl and add the butterfly pea flower powder. Mix until the powder has mixed in well, and there are no lumps. Add the rest of the whipping cream and sugar, and whisk on low speed.
Divide the coconut graham cracker crust between 6 x 8 oz serving dishes. Lightly press the crumbs into the bottom to form a layer.
Divide the cream cheese layer between the serving dishes and smooth out the layer on top using an offset spatula. Alternatively, you can place the cream cheese filling in a piping bag and pipe the filling into the serving glasses.
Place the serving dishes in the freezer for about 10 - 15 minutes to firm up the cheesecake layer. (You could even make the strawberry layer at this stage while the individual desserts are firming up).
When the cream cheese layer has firmed up, divide the strawberry layer between the serving glasses.
When the jello layer is set, prepare the blue whipping cream and swirl it on top of the desserts. This can be done before serving, OR the day before serving.
Sprinkle some confetti stars on top (optional) and serve. Enjoy!
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