My family loves to eat cheesecake! I think it's our favorite dessert hands down, and there are so many fun flavors to make in a cheesecake. And this Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe is so delicious. It's perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day (or really just any day), and you can make it in your Instant Pot.
To create the crust, add chocolate graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter to a bowl. Mix together by using a fork, mixer or food processor until it's the consistency of wet sand.
Spray bottom and sides of a springform cheesecake pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Wipe excess oil with paper towel.
Cut parchment paper to the size of the bottom of the pan and insert into the bottom.
Scoop graham cracker mixture into the pan and press evenly into bottom and up sides about 1/2 inch. The bottom of a drinking glass can help with pressing the bottom.
Put the pan into freezer while preparing the filling.
To create the cheesecake filling, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour in a large bowl with an electric mixer at low speed until smooth and creamy. Mix in the sour cream and mint extract on low speed until combined.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each, just until combined.
Mix in drops of food coloring, on low speed until it reaches your desired color. I added 6 drops.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Remove pan of crust from freezer and pour mixture into pan.
Add 1 cup water to the bottom of Instant Pot.
Place the cheesecake pan on the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot and lower into the Instant Pot.
Place the lid on pot and seal according to your pot instructions.
Set on high pressure and cook for 35 minutes.
Allow pot to cool and release pressure.
Remove cheesecake from pot.
Using the end of a paper towel, wick any water that has gathered around the edges of pan.
Cover cheesecake and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
To make the chocolate ganache topping, heat cream in microwave until just hot to the touch, not boiling. Add corn syrup and chips. Stir.
Heat 15 seconds at a time until chips are melted. Do not heat too much. Stir until well-combined.
Cool to room temperature before using.
Drizzle onto top of cake, using a spoon or piping tip. Cool in the refrigerator until ganache is set before slicing.
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!Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Filling Instructions
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