Cheesecake mocktail with berry swirl
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5 from 1 vote

Cheesecake Thandai mocktail with berry swirl

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: beverage, drink
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 4
Author: Khushboo


  • 8 oz / 1 cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup malai kulfi / vanilla ice cream
  • 1.5 - 2 cups cold milk
  • 1/4 cup or more thandai syrup
  • Pinch of cardamom
  • 2 Pinches of black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped toasted nuts
  • For base
  • 6-8 digestive biscuits/ graham crackers
  • Honey
  • Brush
  • For berry swirl
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries/ other berries


  • For the mocktail
  • Blend in cream cheese and kulfi until smooth
  • Add in milk and thandai syrup and blend it again . Fold in chopped
  • nuts if desired .
  • Taste test and make adjustments if required.
  • For base and glass rim
  • Pulse the biscuits in the blender until roughly crushed or place in a ziplock bag .
  • Seal it and roll with a rolling pin to crush the digestive biscuits roughly .
  • If you wish to have the crushed biscuit at the rim .
  • Simple brush some honey on the outside of glass rim with a brush or your clean finger.
  • Now roll the rim in the crushed biscuits.
  • You can totally skip this step .
  • For berry swirl
  • Puree 1/4 cup raspberries
  • Pass it through a sieve to get rid of the seeds
  • Place it in a ziplock or piping bag , snip off the ends .
  • Pipe dots in a circular fashion .
  • Take a toothpick and streak one end out of every dot to form leaf/ heart design .
  • For assembling
  • Place one tablespoon of biscuit/ graham cracker mixture in the glass .
  • Pour in the prepared drink .
  • Top it with berry puree swirls.
  • Serve chilled.


If using thandai powder use 3 tablespoon in total for 4 servings.
You can always adjust the quantity of thandai as per your taste .
If using powder you may have to add sugar too . It will depend on how
sweet your mocktail is after adding ice cream .
You can add any other desired fruit puree swirl - like other berries ,
mango or even add it inside the drink or totally skip it . I feel
fruit puree really gives a cheesecake feel to the mocktail .