So we remained busy over the Easter break experimenting with a few flavor combinations. We decided to whip up a batch of these awesome Basil ‘Cheese’cakes so we can get your feedback on at our upcoming weekend’s events. Honestly, we didn’t anticipate it would go THAT well. We even counted on having a few of those left over for ourselves as a treat after a long weekend. But apparently, we were wrong. As it turned out, we didn’t even come close to making enough cause they were sold out on the first day!
Anyhoo, let’s just agree on one thing as we all discovered over the weekend. Basil is certainly one of the most versatile herbs out there. Although most of us have only really come across it in savory foods, it’s also perfect for sweet treats just the same. Think mint, but significantly sweeter and brighter. Hence the common name ‘Sweet’ Basil!
This is definitely our new favorite hands down! Need we say more? And yes, it is quite sweet, though not in an overwhelming too much kind of way. It’s also very fresh. As with all our ‘Cheese’cakes, this is best stored in the freezer as it will remain fresh for a few weeks. If you prefer it more like ice cream kind of solid, then you can eat it straight out of the freezer. If you prefer it light and airy, just leave it out of the freezer for a little bit. Maybe even keep it in your fridge for an hour to give it a chance to soften more. We prefer ours more in between, so we take it out of the freezer 10minutes before treat time. But this is just our best of both worlds.