Avocado, Coconut and Lime ‘cheese’ cake Recipe

Avocado, Coconut and Lime ‘cheese’ cake Recipe

Avocado, Coconut and Lime ‘cheese’ cake Recipe



Avocados and coconuts are guilt-free and they lend a rich, creamy texture that mimics dairy – in this case cream cheese!
At WaHiki we love avocados and our coconut ice cream in smoothies, ice-creams, chocolate mousse and ‘cheese’ cakes, like this one. The filling is light and ‘moussey’, with a rich creamy flavour, that goes so well with a scoop of our WaHiki ice cream. This recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free.


ground almonds 140g
desiccated coconut ¾ cup
medjool dates (pitted) 8 large
salt good pinch
coconut oil 5 tablespoons melted or soft

firm ripe avocados flesh from 5 medium (remove any rotten bits)
lime juice 1 cup (freshly squeezed or pre-squeezed from a packet)
limes finely grated zest of 1-2
salt good pinch
120 ml tub of WaHiki coconut ice cream
vanilla essence or extract 2 teaspoons
pure maple syrup 1 cup (or 3/4 cup caster sugar)
mint leaves 1 handful, chopped (optional)
gelatine powder 2 tablespoons
cold water 2 tablespoons
boiling water 3 tablespoons
To Serve

fresh fruit and a scoop of WaHiki icecream
Preheat oven to 160 degC/320 Fahrenheit.

Place all base ingredients in a food processor and blitz until well combined and crumbly. The mixture should hold together well when pinched together.
Lightly grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm round spring-form cake tin with baking-paper and tip in the base mixture. Press mixture down firmly and evenly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned, then set aside to cool completely in the fridge.
To make the filling, place all the ingredients, except the gelatine and water, in a food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth. Taste the mixture and add more maple syrup, lime juice or zest or vanilla to your taste buds if necessary.
Mix gelatine powder with cold water and leave to swell for a few minutes. Add boiling water and mix well to completely dissolve the gelatine (make sure there are no little lumps!). Add dissolved gelatine mixture to the food processor and blend with avocado mixture until very smooth and well incorporated.
Remove cake tin from fridge and pour filling over the base. Cover with a plate or clingfilm, and return to the fridge to set for at least 4-5 hours or overnight.
To serve, carefully run a knife between the tin and the cake to loosen, then push the base of the tin up and carefully transfer cheesecake to a plate. Garnish with raspberries And WaHiki ice cream. Will keep in the fridge for a couple of days, or can be frozen (covered well in plastic wrap) for weeks.


Taking time out to Craft Clay

Taking time out to Craft Clay

Taking time out to Craft Clay

At WaHiki, wellness is as important to us as our ice cream. After all, if you’re not mentally and physically fit, how can you make the most of being you? Our founders live their company’s motto Enjoy a Healthy Time Out.

This weekend, one of our founders, Haman, along with a group of his friends, tested out their clay sculpting skills. Now Haman is pretty good at clay sculpting after being a keen sculptor in the past. However, life as it does with all of us, took over and Haman had stopped doing sculpting.

Haman The BlockHe had forgotten the pleasure that using your hands to carve, mould and create with clay can bring. Although not having picked up a piece of clay in 10 years, he was enthralled and captivated by a block of Hamilton clay, crafting it into a thing of beauty.

There’s nothing like being absorbed in something for a couple of hours, enjoying a time out from the everyday challenges that all of us face in our lives. The world around you disappears, with nothing but the piece of earth in front of you as you mould and meld it to your heart’s desire.

So if you’re feeling you need to take a time out, do something where you can feel connected with yourself. What creative things did you use to love doing? When was the last time you took a WaHiki to get your hands dirty?

Your creativity may be like Haman, creating magic from a block of clay. It may be like most of us, creating something that looks like a 4-year-old would make. It doesn’t matter, it’s the joy of getting messy and allowing the creative side of your brain to take over. The fun of sharing it with friends is great for your mental wellbeing.

Here at WaHiki, we want you to enjoy a time out, love your life and know you’re better for making the decision to let life pass you by for a while. We’d also like you to share your time out with us. Just tag them #wahikiwellness, and we look forward to being your partner in loving your life.

We’ll update the pictures once Haman’s Penguin has been fired, trust us, it is amazing.

Our thanks go out to our friends Rob & Val for the experience & photos!