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Dragonfruit Cheesecake – Weekend Treats

This dragonfruit cheesecake is a great vegan-friendly option for when you and the family get those post dinner cravings. A unique dairy-free recipe, its a cheesecake that even the lactose intolerant among us can enjoy free from worry. Its devoid of all the most common allergens except for nuts.



  • 110g walnuts
  • 280g Medjool dates 
  • 30g cocoa powder 
  • pinch of salt


  • 175g chopped dragonfruit
  • 125g raspberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • 300g raw cashews, soaked overnight, then drained & rinsed
  • 230g coconut cream 
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 350g brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice of 1 lemon


1. Line an 8×8 inch tray with baking paper and set aside. 

2. Add the walnuts, cocoa powder, dates, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until it forms a dough. 

3. Use your fingers or the back of a large spoon to press the dough evenly into the bottom of the baking tray. 

4. Place the tray in the fridge while you prepare the cheesecake filling. 

5. Add the dragonfruit, raspberries, and maple syrup to a small saucepan. Cook on medium heat, stirring for 2-3 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes until the fruit breaks down into a syrup. Set the pan aside for later. 

6. Blend the cashews, coconut oil, coconut cream, brown rice syrup, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in the food processor until smooth. 

7. Pour your cheesecake mixture into the baking tray, spreading evenly. 

8. Next, add dollops of the dragonfruit sauce on top of the cheesecake mixture. Using a knife, start making swirls through the cheesecake layer until you achieve the desired marble look. 

9. Store in the freezer for 2-4 hours to firm up the cheesecake.

10. Can be served frozen, or thawed for 10-15 minutes for a softer texture. 

Best dairy alternative chocolate eggs for Easter

Allergy testing could help save your Easter. Find out what the best dairy-free chocolate Easter eggs for 2019 by checking out our blog below! With these dairy alternatives as ingredients, your time is now…

Luckily for those of you suffering from a dairy intolerance, there are plenty of dairy alternatives, meaning we could see vegan chocolate rising again! Check out these below and enjoy your Easter:

Vegan Easter eggs – Lindt

Filled with 70% of cocoa egg, a vegan Easter egg is perfect for those who either don’t eat vegan produce or can’t eat dairy. Lindt offers these wonderful gifts which you can pick up easily, some people are saying they might even order more than one!

More Vegan Eggs from Aldi – £4.99

This Easter has seen Aldi offer their first-ever vegan Easter Egg is also organic, and free from dairy and gluten. Coming with hazelnut truffles, you’ll be sure to pick this one up in time for the weekend. This is a perfect dairy alternative if you are looking to avoid your intolerance or allergy symptoms.

Vegan Eggs – Hotel Chocolat – £6

Hotel Chocolat delivers a vegan Easter egg which is a favourite of ours at Lifelab Testing, especially those of us who are aware of the perils of eating vegan chocolate. Do be warned though, as, from our own experiences, you will be tempted to get your hands on more than one.

Rhythm 108 Chocolate Truffle Mini Eggs – £1.25

Sometimes, you are not always in the mood for an Easter Egg. There is a temptation to often purchase small mini eggs as you might not always be in the mood. They are a good treat to share, but they also can be brilliant to eat, and perhaps most importantly, they are the best dairy alternatives. Get yours here today.

For more information on allergy testing and finding some true dairy alternatives for Easter eggs, please log on to www.lifelabtesting.com. If you want to find out if you need to find dairy alternatives because you have a dairy allergy or an intolerance to dairy. Pick up your test today and recommend them to your friends!