Light & Cool Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait {Easy To Make}


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Light & Cool Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

This easy dessert is always a BIG hit in our house! I’ve also made it for Thanksgiving and Christmas and it’s the perfect, light dessert after a BIG meal 🙂

I’ll be the first to say, I’m not one to tinker around in the kitchen… but when I do, I try to come up with recipes and dishes that are quick to make and I will not burn the house down!

I came across this recipe about 2 years ago and I honestly don’t remember where I initially saw it (may have been pinterest).  I have tweaked the recipe a bit to make it my own, so here is my version of this cool & light Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait! Enjoy!

*Also if you’re a lover of all things Cheesecake, be sure to check out my easy recipe for No Oreo Bake Cheesecake.

Cost for this recipe:

Graham Crackers- $2.50 for a box

Sour Cream- .99 cents

Cream of Cheese- $1.07

Whipped topping- $2.00 (I brought this as a deal with the strawberries which ended up being .17 cents)

I had all of the other ingredients (plucked from my stockpile_

Total- $6.73

p.s. my kids are super picky eaters and they actually loved this one (well 2 out of 3 did!)

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Light & Cool Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Light & Cool Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of strawberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ stick of melted butter
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons cup sour cream (the originally recipe called for ½ cup)
  • 2/3-1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-4 teaspoons Amaretto ( I went a little heavy on this one, lol)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • mint springs, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice the strawberries into a bowl and sprinkle with sugar ( I added a teaspoon of water) Toss and set aside.
  2. Mix the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and one tablespoon of sugar. ( I did not put sugar in this part)
  3. Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sour cream, confectioners' sugar and Amaretto and beat until combined.
  4. In another bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Assemble Parfaits:
  6. Place about 1-2 tablespoons of the graham cracker crust into the bottom of your glass. It’s great to use clear cups or glass so you can see the parfait as well. Layer with 1-2 tablespoons of the cheesecake filling, then layer with strawberries (about 4-5). Continue to repeat this process until you get to the top. (I only do 2 rounds of layering). I also added whipped cream to the top and then add the garnish (this is optional).
  7. Eat immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. You can also store the remaining amounts to make more. My leftovers usually last about a week!

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