You can use this cheesecake cream on top of pancakes or fill a strawberry for an amazingly sweet treat.
8oz. room temp. cream cheese
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
3 large egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
2 tbsp. water
Step 1: Mix in Double Boiler
Mix the egg yolks, 1/4cup sugar, and vanilla
In a double boiler (I don't have one, so I use a microwavable bowl on top of a pot) have the water down to a simmer *NOT boiling* and make sure the water does NOT touch the bottom of the bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer until the egg become a pale yellow
Optional *in a small bowl, pour water on top of gelatin (don't mix, just let the gelatin absorb the water) and after the egg mixture is ready, add the gelatin to the double boiler and mix until thoroughly combined.
Set the bowl aside to cool