Coconut & Lime Cheesecake Dessert Sushi

coconut and lime cheesecake dessert sushi kerstin sinkevicius cake batter and bowl blog

I’ve been wanting to develop another dessert sushi recipe for awhile now since I know it’s something people are very interested in (my Fruit-Filled Coconut & Chocolate Dessert Sushi recipe gets more google hits than any other recipe by far on my blog). I finally found the perfect opportunity to do so this weekend when I noticed that Rachel at Coconut & Lime is having a contest to celebrate her five year blogoversary! She has 900 original recipes on her blog, which is quite inspiring. I was happy when I recently realized I had finally posted over 30 recipes and could register for Food Blog Search! Anyway, I decided to come up with a recipe using Rachel’s favorite ingredients, coconut and lime.

One of the first things that came to mind when I started thinking about this flavor combination was cheesecake. So, I made a chocolate dough that substituted for the “seaweed” and piled on a coconut and line cheesecake layer as the “rice” and then filled the roll with fruit. I just used kiwi and mango this time, but I like to use strawberries when we have them around. This recipe is a bit tricky, so definitely use it as a starting point. The amount of fruit I add varies a bit depending on the way it’s cut. I have a couple more dessert sushi ideas floating around my head, so don’t be surprised to see a few additional twists at some point!

Coconut & Lime Cheesecake Dessert Sushi
Printable Recipe

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
7 tablespoons granulated sugar
Juice of one lime
2 cups shredded coconut, toasted
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 ounces colorful fresh fruit, sliced into long strips
3 ounces milk chocolate, melted

Mix cream cheese, 4 tablespoons sugar, and lime juice in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in coconut.

Meanwhile, melt butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir in remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth; stir in flour and salt until a soft dough forms.

Roll chocolate dough into a 13-inch log and place down the middle of a large sheet of waxed paper. Place another piece of waxed paper on top of the log and use a rolling pin to roll the log into a 13×6-inch rectangle. Remove top sheet of waxed paper.

Spread coconut and lime cheesecake mixture on top of chocolate dough rectangle in a 13×5.5-inch rectangle, leaving a 1/4-inch border on both long sides of the rectangle. Line up sliced fruit down the middle of the sushi roll and roll up dough into a cylinder like a “sushi roll” by lifting up waxed paper and sealing the ends of the dough together. Roll the roll on the counter and press together firmly. Remove waxed paper from the roll and carefully cut into 16 dessert sushi pieces with a sharp knife.

Place melted milk chocolate into small soy sauce containers. Serve dessert sushi with melted milk chocolate and eat with chopsticks! Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition: 317 calories, 19.2g fat, 1.9g fiber, 3.8g protein per serving
Cost: $3.42 total

50 Responses to Coconut & Lime Cheesecake Dessert Sushi

  1. This is so unique and lovely! Rachel will love it. It’s way better than my recreation of her hamburger rolls. When you win that Vita-Mix I hope you’ll have me over for Pina Coladas :)

  2. This looks sooooo good! I keep waiting until I can have a fancy party to make your dessert sushi and I never thought about mixing up the ingredients. I love cheesecake – this is a great idea. I intended to enter that contest – totally forgot!

  3. Beautiful and delicious! Good photos too! I really like the idea of desert sushi. So creative and inspired. I am looking forward to the other ones.

  4. Another fabulous idea! The melted chocolate for dipping is adorable—dare I say, it’s the icing on the cake? Good luck with the contest!

  5. What an adorable idea! I love it. The flavors sounds amazing. This is a really fun dessert.
    Congrats on all your recipes!
    The black bean cups look soo good too.

  6. Kerstin, you are genius!! I am truly, honestly, speechless with awe over your incredible, amazing, beautiful creation!! Your artistic and culinary talent are exceptional! You’re officially my dessert hero. :-)

  7. Hi Kerstin,

    this is my first time here, and I’m absolutely swept by this dessert sushi recipe! how very innovative!! truly can’t wait to try these!:)

    I’m hosting SHF-Fruit & Nut event over at my blog this month, and these babies look like the perfect addition to the event if you’d be kind enough to send them in!

  8. Kerstin,

    Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for you to be listed on the Food Blog Search. Now everyone will be able to find your original recipes including this dessert sushi.

    Love, MOM

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