No Bake Coconut & Vanilla Cheesecake

Thistlewood products are ideal for the health conscious consumer and suitable for persons with diabetes. 

Makes approximately 8 mini cheesecakes
1 serving = 1 mini cheesecake with 1 teaspoon jam
This recipe is inspired by Everyday Diabetic Recipes


  • 450g fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 packet sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 170g of mixed berry low GI Thistlewood biscuits, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (give or take)
  • Thistlewood Red Cherry “Sugar free” jam (no added sugar, sweetened with sorbitol)
The Thistlewood range is available in all Dischem pharmacies, select Super Spars, Checkers Hypers, select Pick n Pay stores and The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology.


  1. Crush or lightly blitz your Thistlewood biscuits to form a crumb. Mix the crumbs and coconut oil together until combined. Add 2 loosely-packed tablespoons of crumb to the bottom of each mould or serving dish, and use your fingers or a spoon to pack it down firmly.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir cream cheese with a spoon until soft. Add dry instant pudding mix, yogurt, skim milk, and 1 teaspoon coconut extract. Mix well with a wire whisk. Spread mixture evenly onto the crumb. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, or until firmly set.
  3. Serve with a healthy teaspoon of Thistlewood Red Cherry “Sugar free” jam (no added sugar, sweetened with sorbitol).

You can use any one of our yummy Thistlewood no added sugar (sucrose) jams to tantalize your taste buds. Available in Strawberry, Apricot, Marmalade, Raspberry, Gooseberry & Cherry.  [email protected]  033 386 3636 / 011 467 2147

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Vanilla ice cream

Here is a delicious Suganon vanilla ice cream recipe.

Suganon is a range of great tasting sugar alternatives to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Range endorsed by:
• Diabetes SA
• GI Foundation   



  • 2 cans full-fat (unsweetened) coconut milk
  • 1 fresh vanilla bean
  • 1 T Suganon Xylitol


  1. Shake your cans of milk thoroughly before opening.
  2. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour the coconut milk onto the parchment paper (don’t skip this step!) and then freeze for several hours, until hard.
  3. Pop the frozen coconut milk pieces into the food processor and blend, scraping down the sides as you go.
  4. When the coconut mixture begins to smoothen and resemble ice-cream, slice open the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds inside the food processor along with your Suganon Xylitol.
  5. Continue to process until smooth and at your desired texture. Serve immediately!

Popular sugar substitute in cooking and baking

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Suganon is a product of: Adcock Ingram Limited. Reg. No. 1949/034385/06. Private Bag X69, Bryanston, 2021, South Africa. Tel. +27 11 635 0000