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#IDDSIChallenge: No-Bake Mixed Berry Cheesecake by Thick-It®

In honor of National Dysphagia Awareness Month in June, the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders and International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) teamed up to host the 2019 #IDDSIchallenge, inviting organizations, patients, healthcare professionals and more to show the world their best culinary delights, tested using the IDDSI Framework. The Thick-It® brand submitted its No Bake Mixed Berry Cheesecake, made using Thick-It® AquacareH2O water and Thick-It® Mixed Fruit and Berry Puree, for the challenge – check out the full recipe below! And if you haven’t already, please “vote” for our creation by “liking” this post on Facebook. The top three winners will be selected by the IDDSI judges at the end of the month and will receive a $100 gift card!

No-Bake Mixed Berry Cheesecake by Thick-It®


  • 1 package (3.4 oz.) cheesecake flavored instant pudding mix
  • 14 fluid ounces Thick-It® AquacareH2O water (either Mildly Thick or Moderately Thick consistencies can be used)
  • 2/3 cup non-fat dry milk powder

Method of Preparation:

In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk for two minutes. Or, for best results and smooth texture, use a blender to combine and mix on medium-low speed. Refrigerate and serve chilled. Top with Thick-It® Mixed Fruit and Berry Puree for a delicious mixed berry cheesecake.

IDDSI Spoon Tilt Test Level 4 – Pureed:

With a spoonful of cheesecake, the dessert held its shape on the spoon and when tilted to the side, the sample slid off easily with a light shake.

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