Topped with Elderflower PeachesJump to Recipe
This small batch, easy-to-make saffron cardamom cheesecake topped with elderflower peaches is just the perfect summer treat! Its sweet, tangy, fruity and floral!
To me, the saffron and cardamom mixed with the tangy, sweetened cream cheese tastes exactly like shrikhand in a cookie crust!
Shrikhand is an Indian sweetened yogurt dessert usually flavored with saffron, cardamom, pistachios. Its thick and creamy and intensely flavored!
Can you just imagine this in a Lotus Biscoff cookie crust?? And then topped with peaches soaked in elderflower syrup? Because that’s what is going on in this cheesecake!! And it is so good! So perfect with a cup of coffee or tea! It is the perfect dessert for a summer evening.
The Cookie Crust
Just 2 ingredients!
- Lotus Biscoff cookies – Take like 10-12 of them
The crust is really good just by itself!! Try not to eat too many of the cookies before they make it to the crust (NOT that this happened to me! OK it kinda, definitely did! And that may be why I said 10-12, so you can take out 12 cookies and just make sure 10 of them actually make it into the crust! lol)
The Saffron Cardamom Cheesecake Filling
Since this is a small batch cheesecake, I only use one 8 ounce block of cream cheese and 1 egg. Just keeping things simple because sometimes you feel like having cheesecake but not for an entire week!
- Cream Cheese
- Greek Yogurt
- Vanilla Extract
- Saffron Threads
- Lemon Juice
The flavors of vanilla, cardamom and saffron are amazing together!
The Fruity Floral Topping
There’s something about the combination of peaches and elderflower that is just so summery and perfect!
Looking for more delicious creamy Indian dessert ideas? Check out these recipes!:
- Chai and Biscuits Ice Cream (No-Churn)
- Mango Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream (No-Churn)
- Peach Ginger Chai Pastry
- Mango Lassi Parfait
- Apple Cheesecake Tart with Almond Shortbread Crust