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The Eatin’ o’ the Cheesecake with St. Paddy’s Day Desserts from Eli’s

It’s one of our favorite holidays of the year! Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in style with our cheesecake and beverage pairings this holiday season:

 

IrishMintStPats2019In Chicago, we dye our river green…at Eli’s, we turn our cheesecake green! Irish Mint Cheesecake is a fan-favorite that we only make for the season. Minty green cheesecake studded with chocolate chips and topped with chocolate ganache.

For the coolest presentation around, use Irish Mint Cheesecake as a fun freakshake ingredient and garnish. What’s a freakshake? It’s a milkshake decorated with the craziest, most over-the-top garnishes imaginable.

In a blender, mix 1 slice frozen Irish Cream Cheesecake, 1 cup milk, and two large scoops of ice cream (vanilla or mint) until smooth. Dip the rim of a glass in melted chocolate and roll in green sprinkles. For the garnish, add to a wooden skewer: marshmallows, a fudge brownie, and kiwi chunks, topped off with a whole slice of Irish Mint Cheesecake.

 

 

 

 

Creamy smooth Irish Cream CheesecakeIrish Cream Cheesecake is baked in a dark chocolate crust and layered with chocolate ganache for the ultimate flavor contrast.

Jennie C., our resident mixologist, recommends enjoying a slice with a quick and simple cocktail: Add to a glass mug a shot of Irish Cream liqueur, 2 shots of brewed coffee, and fill the rest of the glass with milk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2019-01-25 at 11.20.48 AMMeet the 2019 Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Queen Madeline Mitchell and her court at Eli’s! Enjoy free dessert and beverages. Friday, March 8, 2019. 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago.

Eli’s Gift Ideas for Your Galentine, Valentine and Everyone in Between!

Elis-Valentines-Day-Gift-Guide-2019Gifts for her, for him, for the little ones, or your favorite foodie…Eli’s has something for everyone this Valentine’s Day! Check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for ideas and inspiration for your loved ones this year.

 

 

 

 

Cuties-19Outfit your little Valentine in style with an Eli’s apron and chef hat. It’ll help protect their clothes when they create their own edible valentines with our DIY Valentine’s Day Cuties Kit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HazeCrispChocolate lovers will adore the Chocolate Hazelnut Crisp Cheesecake. It’s made with our chocolate hazelnut spread, folded into rich dark chocolate cheesecake, topped with more chocolate hazelnut spread and crunchy chocolate confections.  Or give them more than one flavor to choose from, all in one cake! Eli’s Chocolate Lover’s Sampler Cheesecake has several slices each of our Candy Bar made with Heath® Toffee Bars, Chocolate Chip and dreamy Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecakes.

 

 

Mini Hearts 2019Pamper your best gal pal with Mini Heart-shaped Cheesecakes! These tiny treats are handmade and hand-decorated. She’ll get 12 hearts, 4 each of 3 different flavors: Raspberry Cheesecake with a housemade raspberry gelee center and white chocolate drizzle, Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake with a chocolate ganache center and a bittersweet chocolate drizzle, and Red Velvet Cheesecake sprinkled with red velvet cake crumbs and a white chocolate drizzle.

 

 

 

Our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide has more sweet ideas for your sweeties. Order deadlines:

Standard Shipping: Order by February 12th at 11am CST

Expedited Shipping: Order by February 13th at 11am CST

Score with Eli’s NEW Desserts for the Big Game

Big Game Dessert Tower You worry about the dip, we’ll take care of dessert! Feed a crowd, or just your home team, with a variety of Eli’s big game-ready desserts.

 

Eli’s Big Game Dessert Tower has something for everyone: a 9″ Original Favorites Sampler (Original Plain, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Topped, and Candy Bar Cheesecakes), 12 Brownie bites, and our Cutie Dessert Sampler which includes 12 bite-sized dessert bars.

 

 

 

PDeepDishCheesecakeizza for dinner, and pizza for dessert! Two of Chicago’s most famous dishes in one. Our new Deep Dish Cheesecake looks like your favorite Chicago-style deep dish, but it’s Original Plain Cheesecake topped with housemade strawberry “pizza sauce” and white chocolate “shredded cheese.”

 

 

 

 

 

Big Game Party PackFeed 16 hungry fans with Eli’s Big Game Party Pack, which includes an 8″ Chicago-Style Sampler (Original Plain, Chocolate Chip, and Strawberry Topped Cheesecakes) plus 12 Brownie bites.

 

Style your dessert table like ours: We used a plain chalkboard as a backdrop (we added a chalk drawing of arrows, X’s and O’s) and made our own picks with “#1 fingers” and “Go Team” pennants printed on an inkjet printer, cut out and attached to toothpicks with a hot glue gun.

 

Order by 11am CT on January 31 (be sure to choose this week as your desired shipping week at checkout) to get your desserts in time for kick off.

 

NEW Sweets for Your Sweetheart from Eli’s This Valentine’s Day!

Treat your sweetie to some romantic desserts from Eli’s this Valentine’s Day! Everything from Heart-shaped mini cheesecakes, to cheesecake on a stick, to DIY kits, and more!

  VDay 2019 Enrobed Cake Cuties Dippers8” Chocolate-Enrobed Valentine’s Day Cheesecake: Creamy white chocolate cheesecake enrobed in bittersweet chocolate, topped with edible gold hearts and a hand-piped Happy Valentine’s Day message. Serves 12.

Cheesecake Cuties: Bite-sized squares of Original Plain Cheesecake, enrobed in bittersweet chocolate, hand-brushed with festive edible gold dust. Enjoy frozen! 12 Cuties per box.

 

 

 

Valentine Dippers

Valentine’s Day Dippers (the Valentine’s edition of the Eli’s Dippers that were featured in Oprah’s Favorite Things Holiday list 2018): Frozen Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake on a stick dipped in rich chocolate, hand-decorated with pink and red nonpareils, edible pearls, and a red chocolate drizzle. Box of 5.

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Heart Cheesecakes:Mini Hearts 2019 Raspberry Cheesecake with a housemade raspberry gelee center and white chocolate drizzle, Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake with a chocolate ganache center and a bittersweet chocolate drizzle, and Red Velvet Cheesecake sprinkled with red velvet cake crumbs and a white chocolate drizzle. Box of 12, 4 of each flavor. $39.95 plus shipping.

 

 

 

 

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DIY Valentine’s Day Cheesecake Cutie Kit: Make edible valentines! A great activity for the whole family. Dip and decorate your own Eli’s Cheesecake Cuties (1″x1″ bite-sized cheesecake squares) for Valentine’s Day. Includes everything you need to make 24 Cuties at home: 24 Original Plain Cheesecake cuties, Belgian chocolate, coconut oil, 3 types of Valentine’s Day sprinkles, parchment paper, dipping sticks, cellophane bags, and ribbon. Enjoy frozen!

 

 

 

 

See all of our Valentine’s Day desserts at https://shop.elicheesecake.com/category/valentine.

Vegan Dairy-Free Desserts for the New Year!

We know it’s an oxymoron, but our vegan dessert is so good we couldn’t resist calling it cheesecake! According to Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog,  “Eli’s is famous for having the best tofu-based vegan cheesecake in the country.” And we agree!

For a healthier take, our chefs have created our delicious Vegan Dairy-Free Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake using rich cocoa, Belgian chocolate, Go Veggie vegan cream cheese, and GMO free tofu, resulting in zero cholesterol, 38% less fat, and 18% fewer calories than regular cheesecake. Our tofu comes from Phoenix Bean, which has been making artisan tofu in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood for over 20 years. It’s made by hand with GMO-Free Illinois soybeans.

Eli’s Vegan Dairy-Free Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake is available in a 7″ round cake, which serves 12, or as a Cutie (bite-sized 1”x1” squares), dusted with cocoa, in a box of 12.​

 

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We’re on Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2018!

We’re so excited to be part of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2018 with our Holiday Dippers! Frozen Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake on a stick, “spruced” up for the holidays, dipped in dark chocolate and hand-decorated with green-tinted white chocolate and sprinkled with white nonpareils to resemble Christmas trees in the snow. You’ll get 7 Dippers per box. Enjoy frozen!

Pick up O, the Oprah Magazine on November 20th and get a head start on all of that holiday shopping.

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Check Dessert Off Your List This Holiday Season!

From hosting to hostess gifting, from sending a cheesecake across the country to presenting one to your kid’s teacher…with Eli’s Cheesecake, you can cross dessert off your list!

Eli's Cheesecake DippersWe’ve transformed Eli’s ever popular Cheesecake Dippers (frozen cheesecake dipped in chocolate, served on a stick) into festive treats, by hand-decorating them with either green-tinted chocolate and white nonpareils mimicking Christmas trees in the snow, or with a blue colored chocolate drizzle and white nonpareils, perfect for Hanukkah. Box of 7.
Eli's Coconut Macaroons

Amp up Santa’s cookies and milk with Eli’s traditional Coconut Macaroons, mini sized, hand piped and baked to a golden brown. Box of 12.


Eli's Cheesecake Holiday Cuties KitGive DIY a try with Eli’s Cheesecake Cuties Holiday Kit: Two dozen 1″x 1″ frozen squares of original plain cheesecake come with supplies to hand-dip in dark chocolate and decorate with red, green, white and peppermint candies. Kit includes: parchment paper, dipping sticks, cellophane bags, ribbon, and gift tags.​ ​Box of 24.​ If DIY is not your thing, order Eli’s chocolate-enrobed Cuties hand brushed with festive edible gold dust – the perfect hostess gift!

Vegan Cheesecake CutiesFor a healthier take on a holiday dessert, Eli’s has created a delicious Vegan Dairy-Free Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake, where the use of GMO free tofu results in zero cholesterol, 38% less fat, and 18% fewer calories than regular cheesecake. 7″ cake, serves 12. Also available as a Cutie (1”x1” squares), dusted with cocoa. Box of 12.​
“Eli’s is famous for having the best tofu-based vegan cheesecake in the country…” – Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Lifestyle Blog.

 

Egg-Nog-Candy-Cane-Party-PackIt’s not the holidays without these festive flavors: Pumpkin, Peppermint and Egg Nog! Eli’s has 7 pumpkin desserts…everything from Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake to Pumpkin Tarts. And the Eli’s Holiday Party Pack: one 8″ Egg Nog Cheesecake, a rich and creamy cheesecake topped with egg nog mousse and sprinkled with nutmeg, and one 8″ Candy Cane Cheesecake, a white chocolate cheesecake topped with housemade chocolate ganache and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. Serves 24!

 

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Eli’s Celebrates Father’s Day with 14th Annual Bike Ride

Despite record high temperatures, the Father’s Day Bike Ride was a great event once again! Over 285 riders participated in the bike ride event, including raffles, breakfast and other activities — the perfect way to show Dad how much he means to you!

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Thanks Eli’s staff Sharon and Allyson for organizing the event and to Kristina, Antonio, Yadi, Danny, Irielys, Cassandra, Jessica, Diana, John Lyons David Jr., Eleanor, Diego and Julian for making sure the event went on without a hitch!

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We also thank the Chicago Police Department and Commander Looney who gave us over 14 cars and police on bikes, the Harwood Heights Police Department, the Chicago Bike Ambassadors, Oak Street Health For the Water, Rudy’s Bike Shop and Alderman Sposato.

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Eli’s Summer Activities

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 Join us for a sweet break this summer with special events around Chicago!

Eli’s Cheesecake’s 18th Annual Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, June 14th – August 30th from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy fresh produce, free continental breakfast,* Eli’s fresh-from-the-farmers market BBQ lunch and weekly themed events

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company will host its 18th annual Farmer’s  Market this summer on  Thursdays from June 14th to August 30th at 7 am-1 pm on the lawn at Eli’s Cheesecake World, 6701 West Forest Preserve Drive (intersection of Forest Preserve Drive, Montrose and Normandy) in Chicago’s Dunning neighborhood. The market will offer a great selection of the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers from Nichol’s Farm as well as artisan-prepared foods and crafts made by local not-for-profit partners, including neighboring New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled and The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), who bring produce and crafts from the farm on their school campus.

Lunch is available al fresco: Eli’s chef shops the market and grills a Summer lunch special from 11am-1pm each day of the Market. Prices range from $6.95-$9.95.

* Complimentary continental breakfast for customers who purchase $10.00 or more in goods at the Market from 8-10 am

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Eli’s at the Taste of Chicago and Annual Big Cake:

July 11-15th – Stop by the Eli’s Cheesecake booth at the corner of Jackson and Columbus and enjoy the famous Chocolate Chip Crunch Dipper® (frozen Chocolate Chip Cheesecake on a stick, dipped in crunchy dark chocolate on a stick), Original Plain Cheesecake, Turtle Cheesecake, Cookie Cheesecake Smoosh Made with Oreo® Topped w/Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce, and Lemon Mixed Berry Cheesecake.

July 14th–Celebrate the 38th birthdays of Eli’s Cheesecake and Taste of Chicago: Look for the BIG CAKE IS HERE tent on Saturday July 14th at 12:30 pm at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, Chicago. Enjoy a FREE slice from the BIG 1,000 pound Eli’s Cheesecake (while supplies last).

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National Cheesecake Day…Not just a day…a five day extravaganza: Thursday July 26-Monday July 30th

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July 26 (Thursday) at the Eli’s Farmer’s Market. Complimentary continental breakfast* 8-10am and cheesecake and dessert samples all day. Musical entertainment to be announced and July 27 (Friday) – Eli’s Cheesecake at O’Hare United Terminal 3 near the dinosaur from 12pm-2pm.

July 28 (Saturday) – Eli’s culinary team will teach you how to make Cheesecake Cannoli and Cheesecake Sandwiches, as seen in the O List, Valentine’s edition.

July 29 (Sunday) –Classic Car Show and Eli’s Cheesecake Fun

Visit our annual Classic Car Show with over 100 vintage cars from 9am to 4pm. Lunch on the Grill available for purchase. See The Happiness Club, The Jesse White Tumblers flying over a giant cheesecake and enjoy cheesecake bingo, cheesecake hula hoop contest, cheesecake eating contests, take a photo with Eli’s Big Slice mascot and more 9am-4pm (schedule to be posted). Taste cheesecakes samples all day!

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Everything Cheesecake – Cheesecake Slices, Cheesecake Mobile

Follow #ElisMobile on twitter to discover where the Eli’s Cheesecake Mobile will be handing out FREE slices around Chicago and meet and greet Eli’s mascot Big Slice and Eli’s big cheese, Marc Schulman.

Enjoy a FREE slice of Eli’s Cheesecake all day at Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe and try a special made-to-order dessert: Eli’s Smoosh®, cheesecake ice cream combo, Eli’s Dippers®, frozen cheesecake on a stick, dipped in chocolate, or make-your-own Eli’s Cheesecake Topping Bar. In honor of National Cheesecake Day, special savings on your entire frozen dessert purchase.

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Eli’s in the Chicago Tribune Food Bowl, a weeks-long food fest with events across the city

August 9, 16 & 23 – Sweet Taste of Summer: Eli’s pastry chef, along with a different celebrity guest each week (Candid Candace and Roxana’s Kitchen) will show you how to create a unique Summer dessert, using freshly picked fruits and vegetables from the Eli’s Farmer’s Market. 10am.

August 23 – Eli’s Drive for School Supplies: For over 12 years, Eli’s Cheesecake has supported its neighbor, New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled, by donating school supplies to its students. Bring a school supply and get a free slice of Eli’s Cheesecake! 7am-1pm.

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Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

August 26th – Celebrate the 200th birthday of the Illinois Constitution with statewide birthday cheesecake! In partnership with the Illinois Office of Tourism, enjoy Eli’s Cheesecake all across Illinois: a BIG cheesecake at the official celebration in Springfield, and at Convention & Tourism Bureaus throughout the state. Times and locations TBD, Visit https://illinois200.com.

For more information about farmers markets, or any of the activities, call Eli’s at 773-736-3417 or visit the Eli’s website at www.elicheesecake.com.

 

 

 

 

Sometimes, a No-Bake Cheesecake Is the Best Cheesecake

Our VP of Research and Development, Chef Diana Moles, visited the Munchies kitchen to demonstrate how to prepare a quick and easy no-bake individual cheesecake.

If you’re craving cheesecake-for-one, a rich and creamy dessert, or you just don’t feel like turning on your oven…this recipe is for you. Check out the Munchies “Quickies” Cooking Series for step by step instructions. You’ll be enjoying a no-bake version of Chicago’s favorite dessert in no time!