STREAMING NOW: The Delicious Miss Dahl

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Ease into holiday entertaining with a delectable dessert that can be made well in advance of your party.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers or 30 vanilla wafers
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 (1/3 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 4 beaten egg yolks
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons rum or 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 egg whites
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate shavings or 1 tablespoon crushed vanilla wafer


  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the 1 1/4c crushed wafers and melted butter; toss to thoroughly combine. Press crumb mixture into bottom and 1/2" up sides of a 9" spring form pan to form a firm, even crust. Chill about 1 hr or till firm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine the 1/3c. sugar and gelatin. Stir in eggnog, egg yolks, and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, till mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixer bowl beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 sec. or till softened; gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Stir in rum or milk. Chill till partially set.
  4. In a medium mixer bowl beat egg whites on medium speed of mixer till soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add remaining sugar, beating till stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
  5. In a small mixer bowl beat cream to soft peaks. Fold whites and whipped cream into gelatin mixture. Turn into crumb-lined pan. Cover; chill till firm, several hours, or overnight.
  6. Loosen sides of cheesecake from pan with a spatula; remove sides. Sprinkle shaved chocolate or wafer crumbs around the top edge of the cheesecake.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a