These 5-ingredient Tia Maria cheesecake pots with dark chocolate are rich and creamy, though not too calorific, perfect to make for a special occasion.
These indulgent Tia Maria cheesecake pots with dark chocolate are the perfect make ahead dessert to finish off a dinner party. They are very easy to make, require only 5 ingredients and take about 10 minutes to put together.
What’s more, if you double the ingredients you will be able to serve up to 10 individual portions of these mini chocolate cheesecake cups. Which is perfect if you are hosting a larger dinner party. Especially if it consists of adults only, as these treats contain a generous amount of alcohol!
Tia Maria liqueur
Tia Maria is a coffee liqueur so it was ideal to add to my decadent dark chocolate cheesecakes. I don’t think anyone needs convincing that coffee and chocolate make a fine pairing. Plus the alcohol adds a bit of an extra special quality to this simple dessert, perfect for the festive season ahead.
Healthy coffee liqueur mini cheesecakes
These chocolate cheesecake pots with coffee liqueur are rich and creamy, although not too high in calories. They contain a combination of cream cheese and naturally low in fat ricotta cheese. (So much leaner than the super calorific mascarpone!). And I added only 1.5 tablespoons of icing sugar. I have not added any butter or heavy cream to the recipe.
What chocolate to use in Tia Maria cheesecake pots recipe
I think it’s important to use good quality chocolate in any chocolate dessert and this one is no exception. For best results I recommend using dark chocolate containing between 65%-75% cocoa solids.
I also recommend serving these mini cheesecakes in espresso cups and decorating with chocolate shavings using dark or white chocolate or a combination of both if you prefer (I used a vegetable peeler to make the shavings).
More mini dessert recipe ideas
If you like this no bake chocolate recipe you might also like this Healthy Chocolate Dessert with Quinoa and Sweet Potato. It’s packed with protein and veggie goodness! This Chilli Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe also contains cream cheese. So does this simple 5-Ingredient Blueberry Dessert with Cream Cheese.
You may also like this healthy, baked chocolate ricotta cheesecake.
Tia Maria Cheesecake Pots with Dark Chocolate
- 55 g dark chocolate plus more for decorating
- 35 ml Tia Maria liqueur
- 60 g full fat cream cheese I used Philadelphia
- 80 g ricotta cheese
- 1.5 tablespoons icing sugar
- Break the chocolate into small pieces, place in a bowl over a pot of boiling water and melt, stirring occasionally (alternatively melt in a microwave).
- Combine the melted chocolate with both cheeses, sugar, liqueur and stir thoroughly until smooth. Divide the mixture into 4-5 small cups, sprinkle with dark/white chocolate shavings (I used a vegetable peeler to make the shavings), refrigerate for 30 minutes (if possible), and serve. Keep refrigerated.
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