Unicorn Cheesecake

I like to do something fun with my kids on a Friday night. Sometimes that  includes High School Football games, family fun nights, or just simply staying home and hanging out while indulging in some fun foods, kids favorites, of course. One evening my teenage daughter saw, on Pinterest, how to make unicorn hot cocoa. Some food coloring added to whipped cream and some colored sprinkles on top of marshmallows and you have a pretty twist on the regular cup of hot cocoa.

I thought that was pretty neat. So I started looking up this unicorn food craze, and came across a fun and easy No-Bake Unicorn Cheesecake. I had all but the pie crust on hand, so I sent my dear husband off to the store to grab me a ready made graham cracker crust and we were on our way to making a fun treat the kids could not only enjoy eating, but they could help make it too. Its super easy! This is yet another reason why we made this fun and delicious treat.

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No-Bake Unicorn Cheesecake
2 – 8 ounce bricks cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
food coloring ( I used whatever pastel colors I could come up with)
1 ready made graham cracker crust
sprinkles for decorating
whipped cream for topping
Directions:
In a large bowl or stand mixer beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add the heavy cream and beat until a stiff peak forms. Add extract and blend until combined.
Divide mixture into however many bowls you wish depending on how many colors you would like to mix up. I stuck with pastel like colors. Add even amounts of mixture into bowl and color them until your heart is content. Once food coloring is completely combined add spoonfuls of mixture to the crust alternating colors. Use a spatula to gently spread the mixture out and I even used a butter knife to swirl into the mixture for a marble effect. Top with sprinkles and refrigerate until the cheesecake is firm enough to slice. 6 to 8 hours. To serve add a dollop of whipped cream and additional sprinkles.
Melissa Donnelly
Melissa has a growing passion for encouraging others through the wisdom and words that Christ gives her.  She is the mother to five awesome children, the youngest two being twins, and the helpmate to her husband, Travis.  Melissa grew up in Upstate New York near Lake Ontario and, after many moves with the army, now makes her home with her family in Stromsburg, Nebraska.  She is a volunteering mom at her children's schools and the founder of Community Toy Drive and also has started a library ministry in her home church.  Next to loving her family, Melissa's Italian core kicks in and she loves to feed people until they could burst.  Jeremiah 29:11. "'For I know the plan I have for you', declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" (NIV)

Melissa has a growing passion for encouraging others through the wisdom and words that Christ gives her. She is the mother to five awesome children, the youngest two being twins, and the helpmate to her husband, Travis. Melissa grew up in Upstate New York near Lake Ontario and, after many moves with the army, now makes her home with her family in Stromsburg, Nebraska. She is a volunteering mom at her children’s schools and the founder of Community Toy Drive and also has started a library ministry in her home church. Next to loving her family, Melissa’s Italian core kicks in and she loves to feed people until they could burst. Jeremiah 29:11. “‘For I know the plan I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” (NIV)

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