The 7 Best Ways To Eat Leftover Cheesecake (Recipes)


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Few things hit the spot quite like sinking your fork into a rich, velvety, tangy cheesecake and savoring each luxurious bite.

But what happens if you have too much of it in the fridge?

what to do with leftover cheesecake batter?

sometimes people stuck with what to do with extra cheesecake filling?

Admittedly, few people struggle with having too much cheesecake, but if you’re looking for a new way to enjoy the tasty dessert, consider one of these excellent remixes.

P.S. In the event that you do have too much extra cheesecake batter to handle, here are your options for storage:

1. Keep it in an airtight container for five days in the fridge.

2. Freeze individually or as a whole cake. Slices will survive for around three weeks, while a whole cake will live for about four to six. Thaw overnight in the fridge, or if you like to live life on the edge, leave it on the countertop for 30 minutes.

3. Send any and all extra slices my way.

All are great solutions (though I recommend No. 3). Or you can turn your dessert into something new entirely, like so:

1. Deep Fried Cheesecake

Got a cheesecake hater in your life? They’ll be powerless when you offer them a plate of deep-fried cheesecake balls that are crunchy on the outside and warm and creamy on the inside. They taste a bit like cream puffs and are so, so good.

2. Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Bundt Cake

Light, tender bundt chocolate cake topped with thick fudge is outstanding on its own. Add a surprise cheesecake filling (you can replace the five-ingredient filling with actual cheesecake to save time) and you’ve got something absolutely smashing. Personally, I think this would be wildly ravishing with a bit of orange zest and/or raspberries, but then again it’s also perfect as is.

3. Cheesecake Balls

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like cake pops. Have YOU met anyone who doesn’t like them? They are tender, decadent and so easy to make. Want to take these to the next level? Put a tiny dab of berry, pumpkin or pecan pie filling in the center for a sweet surprise.

4. Cheesecake Milkshake

Make Leftover Cheesecake Milkshake with only four ingredients — fewer, if you use a real slice of cheesecake instead of cream cheese and graham crackers. If you want, you can make things a little naughty by adding a glug of Baileys, whiskey and/or Kahlua. The sky is the limit.

5. Easy No Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

easy no churn cherry cheesecake ice cream

Again, you can use actual cheesecake in place of the cream cheese and graham crackers. Use any berry pie filling, or shake things up by mixing in apple pie filling and topping it with a caramel drizzle if you want to make me jealous.

6. Strawberry Cheesecake Empanadas with Nutella Drizzle

Strawberry Cheesecake Empanadas with Nutella Drizzle!

All you need are five ingredients: cheesecake, strawberries, refrigerated pie crust, an egg and Nutella. Get as creative as you like here! This would also be smashing if you sub pumpkin pie filling for the strawberries, but hey, do what you want.

7. Cheesecake Ice Cream Sundae

Anything goes here! Cheesecake (cut into a few pieces, preferably), ice cream, toppings and sauce are a heavenly mix. Go as crazy as you like with these flavor combos. Maybe a blueberry cheesecake topped with vanilla ice cream, blueberry filling, extra graham cracker crumbles and/or a sprinkle of chopped basil, mint, lime zest or candied ginger. Wild!

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World’s First Nutella Cafe Is What Dreams Are Made Of (Photo)


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Every Nutella lover out there has indulged in a spoonful of the deliciously creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread straight from the jar. But now, Nutella lovers can indulge in their favorite spread by actually walking into the jar.

On May 31, the world’s first ever Nutella cafe is due to open on Chicago’s East Side. And the interior is designed to feel like the inside of a jar of Nutella. Nutella lovers everywhere, rejoice!

“It’s the first to truly capture the essence of the Nutella brand — not just in the dishes that’ll be served, but in the full experience from the moment you step through the door and into the space,” a Nutella representative told Eater Chicago.

Between creamy white walls and hazelnut-shaped hanging lights, the Nutella experience is fully immersive, according to the Chicago Tribune.

As we all know, a good jar of Nutella never stays closed for long. The two-story cafe will be open from morning to late evening, and will feature a spread of both sweet and savory items, Eater Chicago reports. Think Nutella gelato, Nutella crepes, Nutella French toast, Nutella waffles, and — for the healthy eaters out there –even Nutella oatmeal and Nutella yogurt! Did I say Nutella enough times?

There’s also a full-service espresso bar for those who want to pair their chocolate-hazelnut delights with Italian coffee. Talk about a match made in Nutella heaven.

Not all the menu items feature Nutella, however. For lunch and dinner, you can order an artisanal panini, a seasonal salad or a fresh soup of the day. If you’re in the mood for something savory, you can even order a savory crepe like the Bacon and Cheese Strata. The savory items look great, but personally, I’d love to see a Nutella soup added to the menu.

Unlike the small Nutella bar inside Eataly, the Nutella cafe is owned by Ferrero, the Italian company that makes the delicious spread, reports Eater. The cafe will be located near Chicago’s Millennium Park. According to Eater, organizers promise “special surprises” for the first 400 people in line on opening day!

For those who’ve never visited the beautiful city of Chicago, the Nutella cafe is definitely an extra reason to go.

Sources: Eater, Eater Chicago, Chicago Tribune / Photo credit: donald/Wikimedia Commons, Nutella via Eater Chicago

Tags: Chicago, chocolate, ferrero, nutella, nutella cafe
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The Internet Is Shaming Kelly Clarkson Over Nutella (Video)


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Oh boy.

The internet, as we all know, is both a blessing and a curse these days (video below).

On the one hand, it has given us all a way to stay instantly connected with one another; checking up on an old friend, a family member or your favorite celebrity takes little more than a click of a button.

On the other hand, the more exposure you have online, the more you open yourself up to commentary from viewers — and when the commentary is positive, it’s great. But often, a seemingly innocent post has the power to incentivize millions of viewers.

In the case of singer Kelly Clarkson, the latter happened when she posted what I’m sure she thought was an innocuous video of her 2-year-old daughter, River Rose, having her very first taste of the popular hazelnut chocolate spread, Nutella.

“River’s first Nutella experience. It should have been via crepe but toast was easier,” Clarkson wrote.

Look, I’m pretty sure nobody thinks that Nutella is a health food (and if you do, boy do I have some bad news for you), but the way the internet is reacting, it’s as though nobody’s ever heard of the phrase “everything in moderation” before!

Immediately, a league of shaming Instagrammers began commenting on the post.

“Nutella is hella bad for you,” said one user, which actually is a pretty truthful comment all things considered. But things escalated quickly:

“Stop eating Nutella it’s been confirmed to give cancer,” said another user. Um, okay … perhaps that could just be a general statement meant to warn us all. But then this commenter totally targeted Kelly:

“Yep. Start them out with cancer at an early age.”

Isn’t that going a bit too far? Listen: We should probably all make a better effort to avoid products that contain palm oil (especially for the orangutans) and strive to make mindful and healthy choices for our bodies. But commenting on a stranger’s Instagram video and lecturing them for something as insignificant as allowing their daughter a treat is not the way to go about addressing what you see as a problem.

Do you agree with the shaming Instagram warriors? Or do you think Clarkson and her daughter should be left in peace? 

Source: Kelly Clarkson/Instagram / Photo Credit: Kelly Clarkson/Instagram

Tags: food controversy, instagram, Kelly Clarkson, nutella, river rose
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Why Are Supermarkets Pulling Nutella Down From Shelves?


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There are few spreads in this world more universally adored than Nutella.

Sure, you have your nut butter fanatics; and many people go nuts for different fruity jams. But something about Nutella managed to capture the hearts of both children and adults alike. It’s creamy, luscious, sweet and chocolatey, and marketers found a way to convince us it’s a totally acceptable item to incorporate into our breakfasts.

So maybe that’s why so many people are freaking out about the dreadful news — that supermarkets in Italy have been removing Nutella from shelves because the chocolate spread contains processed palm oil, an ingredient that some suggest may increase the risk of developing cancer.

Business Insider reports that Coop, one of Italy’s biggest supermarket chains, actually pulled about 200 different products from its shelves, as a precautionary measure to stop promoting products aimed at children, who might be at a greater risk for developing harmful diseases.

According to the Nutella website, “Palm oil is used in Nutella to give the product its creamy texture, as well as to heighten the flavor of its ingredients, thanks to its properties that enable it to have a neutral odor and taste after the refining process.

“Furthermore, it is the best ingredient for giving Nutella the right smoothness, guaranteeing its special spreadability and, above all, avoiding the hydrogenation process that would produce otherwise unhealthy trans fats.”

Ferrero and other manufacturers who use palm oil are unlikely to find a safer oil to use because of cost — if Ferrero switched over to rapeseed oil, for example, Business Insider estimates that it could cost the manufacturers up to $22 million more per year.

In order to minimize your risk, Business Insider reports that the Rainforest Foundation UK provides a guide that can be found here to palm oil-free products. The solution is simple: Try not to consume as many products that use processed palm oil, and make sure to eat as healthy, whole and balanced of a diet as you can.

Sources: Rainforest Foundation UK, Business Insider, Nutella / Photo Credit: Nutella UK/Instagram

Tags: carcinogenic, chocolate spread, hazelnuts, nutella, palm oil
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Krispy Kreme’s Nutella Donut Looks 100% Perfect!


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Krispy Kreme, you are forgiven for all those times you upset us by not making something delicious available in the States. This is a perfect apology.

First of all, just look at that beautiful donut. And the best part? It’s available now! That means we can partake during the holiday season — when we’re supposed to indulge — then resolve to work it off on New Year’s, right? According to Delish, it’s called the Krispy Kreme Nutty Cocoa Ring, and it is a Krispy Kreme donut dipped in our favorite hazelnut spread, Nutella, and then sprinkled with hazelnut bits and drizzled with chocolate icing. Are you drooling yet?

Business Wire reports that this is the first time a Krispy Kreme product has featured Nutella in the United States. “Both Nutella and Krispy Kreme products are adored around the world, and we are thrilled to bring a product featuring the classic taste of Krispy Kreme and the nutty flavor of Nutella to our shops domestically,” says Jackie Woodward, chief marketing officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “Krispy Kreme has a wide variety of doughnuts, but this indulgent combination will allow for a flavor experience unlike any other.”

Woodward couldn’t be more right. I don’t know how I never thought of combining Nutella with donuts before, now that she mentions it. It’s obviously the best combination possible. Other new and seasonal Krispy Kreme donut flavors are available as well, if you want to order more than one. For the holidays, you can try the Wreath, Holiday Treat, Snowflake and Snowman donuts — all of which are regular glazed donuts with white icing and decorations. (Beware that the Nutella Nutty Cocoa Ring is also a limited-time flavor!)

As for special-order flavors, they’ve got Kit Kat donuts (with Kit Kat bars literally sticking out of them!), Oreo Cheesecake, and Strawberries and Kreme, to name a few. I know they all sound good, but that Strawberries and Kreme donut combines strawberries and chocolate in all the right ways.

If you’re focused on the Nutella donut only, I don’t blame you. Visit this link,, to find out if your location has it.

Sources: Delish, Business Wire / Photo Credit: Krispy Kreme Malaysia

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Will You Try McDonald’s New Deep-Fried Olives? (Photos)


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Sure, we know that different countries have different tastes when it comes to food. McDonald’s knows that better than anyone, since they’re always making local menu changes. Some of this year’s new offerings will either throw you for a loop, or make you olive-green with envy.

First, we have fried olives on the Italian menu, also called Olive all’Ascolana. According to Brand Eating, this is a pretty common food in Italy, so why not? The olives are stuffed with meat then deep-fried and served as a side dish. Personally, I’ll pass on trying that, but I imagine people who love olives would be pretty eager to order it.

The Nutella burger is our next find. According to CNBC, the brand new Nutella burger offered by McDonald’s in Italy consists of two sweet rolls with a Nutella spread in the middle. More of a Nutella sandwich, if you will. It’s called “Sweet with Nutella,” and if I was going to try any new McDonald’s dish, it would be that one.

The next menu offer is the Trio of Vegetables, tempura style, which probably means they should be served in Japan. This side features fried pieces of zucchini, eggplant and peppers.

There are a couple more sweet treats available as well: the Zuppa Inglese McFlurry (doesn’t that mean English soup?), which has pieces of cake and custard mixed into the ice cream, and the Panettone Tiramisu — Tiramisu topped with candied fruit, raisins and almonds.

Now that you’re getting slightly jealous already, I’ll drop one more little menu addition on you: local beer is also on the menu. Imagine a Nutella burger and a nice microbrew. You might think that those two things don’t go together, except that I believe Nutella goes with everything.

All of this is great and all, but it begs the question, when will be seeing crazy and creative new menu changes in the U.S.? I’m always grateful for the Big Mac, but how about a Nutella milkshake or something? We could also use some new McFlurry flavors. Just throwing that out there.

Sources: Brand Eating, CNBC / Photo Credit: McDonald's Italy/Instagram, Brand Eating, CNBC

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The McDonald’s Nutella Burger Is All You Need


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Everybody has gone to bed at least once in their lives overwhelmed with feelings of sadness; of hurt; of pain; of disappointment; of sorrow.

But there is something in the human spirit that enables us to rise, once more, and greet each day with hope.

Sometimes, all we need to do is rely on one another to be refitted and renewed, and ready to fight for a more equitable tomorrow.

And sometimes, food items like Nutella-freaking-burgers help expedite that process.

McDonald’s Italy has just released the life-affirming and stunningly comforting-looking Nutella Burger, which Metro reports is now being sold in Italy McCafe’s.

The “Sweety con Nutella” looks like a simple concept executed perfectly: just generous portions of the chocolate-hazelnut spread slathered upon a light and fluffy bun.

“A soft sweetness has arrived that you will not be able to resist,” McDonald’s Italy’s Nov. 10 Facebook announcement read, according to Metro. “Try Sweety with Nutella now: soft bread with a creamy, indulgent center!”

Honestly, we don’t need to be convinced — and we didn’t need anymore reasons to take a trip away from the States for a while anyway.


Source: Metro / Photo Credit: McDonald's Italy via Metro

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Nutella Wants To Be More Than Just Dessert


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Wait, was Nutella supposed to be reserved for dessert? I guess I was doing it wrong, eating it every chance I could get. Then again, I may have been ahead of the curve…

Bloomberg reports that Nutella is fighting for a bigger spot at the breakfast table, competing with jam, butter, honey and maple syrup. In order to be more of a contender, owner Ferrero says the serving size should be cut down from two tablespoons to one to make the nutrition label resemble those of the other ingredients mentioned more closely.

The Food and Drug Administration is looking into this, as more people are using the delicious hazelnut spread on toast in the mornings with their breakfast. Ferrero petitioned for this change in 2014.

If it is approved by the FDA, you might want to keep an eye on nutrition labels. It could feel a bit misleading to think that a serving size of Nutella is equal to jam on your toast.

Let’s not try to deny the higher fat content, either. But honestly, who can deny themselves Nutella in the end? It’s irresistible, regardless of the nutritional content. I mostly prefer to pretend that label isn’t even there.

It is something to be taken a little more seriously, though, as much as I wish it was okay to eat a whole jar at once. In fact, when Good Housekeeping’s Nutrition Director, Jackie London, was asked her opinion, it’s wasn’t sunshine and daisies (back to reality).

“This would be a tremendous step back, because by changing the market positioning of Nutella from a dessert to a breakfast, we’re essentially giving the OK to consume added sugar at a meal that’s intended to provide sustained energy and meet nutritional needs of consumers,” she says.

Although this statement rains on my parade, I know it’s true. Which is why I don’t own any Nutella…anymore.  It’s just too good for me to enjoy responsibly. If this new nutrition label does make it onto Nutella jars, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s suddenly healthier. Just try to love it in moderation!

Sources: Bloomberg, Good Housekeeping / Photo credit: Nutella/Instagram

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Watch: These Three Ingredient Nutella Brownies Will Change Your Life


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Everyone knows that brownies are delicious. They’re like all the best of parts of cookies and cake rolled into one—the intense, soft, chocolaty goodness of cake combined with the perfect size and proportions of cookies.

If you’ve ever eaten a brownie, you know that they’re best fresh out of the oven, when the insides are gooey and the edges perfectly crisp. Unfortunately, however, baking your own brownies can present a problem. Making brownies from scratch can be time consuming, while premade mixes often sacrifice the intensity of their chocolate flavor in favor of convenience.

Luckily, we’ve found the solution.

Watch the video below for what might be the best (and simplest) brownie recipe of all time. Like all good things in life, it’s incredibly easy and involves Nutella. We promise that the results will combine everything you look for in the perfect brownie—gooey insides, crispy edges, and the rich, decadent taste of chocolate and hazelnuts. Just try not to eat the entire pan in one sitting!

Source: YouTube/BuzzFeedBlue / Photo credit: We're Calling Shenanigans

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Krispy Kreme Is Now Selling Nutella Doughnuts From A Vending Machine


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Cancel your weekend plans and buy a plane ticket to London.

Just when you thought doughnuts couldn’t get any more perfect, Krispy Kreme has announced that it will be selling Nutella doughnuts from a pop-up vending machine in Holborn, London.

That’s right. Nutella doughnuts. From a vending machine.

While the pop-up is only temporary, Krispy Kreme has promised that the new flavor, named “Nutty Chocolatta,” will soon be on sale worldwide for a limited time. The doughnut itself is filled with delicious Nutella perfection, topped with chocolate frosting, and sprinkled with crushed hazelnuts. Stop drooling!

Personally, I’ll be waiting until the new flavor is available stateside, but if you do find yourself in London the pop-up is located at 229 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7DA. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 9 through May 21. Each doughnut costs two pounds, and all proceeds go to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Doughnuts, Nutella, and charity? How could you go wrong!

If you’re landlocked like me however, never fear. Krispy Kreme “accidentally” leaked a memo May 5, revealing that the Nutty Chocolatta will go on general sale May 27. Check out the memo below, and don’t forget to mark your calendar! Until then, we suggest preparing your taste buds by eating as much Nutella and doughnuts as possible!

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Source: Metro / Photo credits: AnishaRhoden/TwitterKrispy Kreme

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