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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits (No-Bake)

These No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits are delicious layers of graham crackers, cheesecake and fruit that are so easy to make!

A FUN NO-BAKE STRAWBERRY RECIPE

These Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits have all my favorite flavors in one: strawberry and cheesecake. My family really loves dessert parfaits. I’m not sure why. Maybe because everyone gets their own special serving. It makes it feel like more of a treat! Also, I love when I can easily create a delicious dessert and it doesn’t require a lot of time or ingredients. So if you enjoy parfaits like we do, then you absolutely have to try this Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait recipe.

Overhead photos of two Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits in glasses topped with strawberries and mint.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is a strawberry parfait made of?

Generally a parfait has three layers. A crust of some sort (like graham cracker crumbs or granola), a creamy middle layer (like cheesecake, pudding or yogurt) and a topping (like fruit or chocolate). In the case of this strawberry parfait, it’s a graham cracker crust, a creamy cheesecake middle layer and topped with strawberry fruit spread.

Are parfaits healthy?

It depends on the parfait. There are fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits that are considered healthy. They are layers of yogurt, fresh fruit and granola. This recipe, however, is a dessert parfait.

What is the difference between a parfait and a trifle?

Parfaits are individual servings and do not contain a layer of cake. A trifle is presented in one large trifle dish where everyone is then served from. Trifle also has cake pieces in between the layers whereas parfaits do not.

Do I have to use strawberry fruit spread?

No, not at all. This will work with any of your favorite flavors of jelly, jams or preserves. This can also work with pie filling too if you’d like!

Can I use Cool Whip instead of heavy cream?

Absolutely, if you don’t want to whip heavy cream to make homemade whipped cream then Cool Whip will also work and is a great shortcut!

Do these parfaits need to chill?

Yes. To properly set up and have the best consistency you will want to let these chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Is there anything else I can use for the crumb mixture?

You can use crushed cookies such as vanilla wafers or even chocolate graham cracker crumbs to switch up the flavor.

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in the refrigerator covered where they should keep for up to 1-2 days.

Pinterest image of Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits showing layers on black tray.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • graham cracker crumbs
  • salted butter
  • heavy cream
  • cream cheese
  • greek yogurt
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • strawberry fruit spread
Ingredients needed: graham cracker crumbs, salted butter, heavy cream, cream cheese, greek yogurt, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and strawberry fruit spread.

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PARFAITS:

In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter. Mix well. Add about 2 Tablespoon of this mixture to each of the glasses that you are using and set the glasses aside.

Graham cracker crumbs and butter mixed together placed in bottom of glasses.

Using an electric mixer, whip up the heavy cream till you get stiff peaks.

Heavy cream whipped and remaining cheesecake ingredients in bowl.

In another bowl, take the cream cheese and add yogurt, vanilla extract, sugar, and beat it till it becomes smooth and creamy. Make sure there are no lumps. Gently fold the whipped cream with the cream cheese and set it aside.

Cheesecake ingredients being folded together in bowl.

Fill this mixture in a piping bag.

Cheesecake filling in piping bag with glasses of graham cracker crumbs.

Cut out a large opening and then fill your glasses almost till the top, leaving a little space for the topping. Put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour to set before you put the topping. Note: you can just spoon the cheesecake mixture into the individual parfaits if you don’t have a piping bag.

Glasses filled with cheesecake filling with strawberry topping in bowl.

Top it up with the strawberry jelly, garnish with fresh strawberries and mint leaves if desired  and serve chilled.

Straight on photo of Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits showing layers.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits (No-Bake)

These No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits are delicious layers of graham crackers, cheesecake and fruit that are so easy to make!
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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chill Time:: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter

For the cheesecake filling:

Topping:

  • Store-bought strawberry fruit spread/jelly/jam can use any other fruit of your choice

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter. Mix well.
  • Add about 2 Tablespoon of this mixture to each of the glasses that you are using and set the glasses aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, whip up the heavy cream till you get stiff peaks.
  • In another bowl, take the cream cheese and add yogurt, vanilla extract, sugar, and beat it till it becomes smooth and creamy. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream with the cream cheese and set it aside.
  • Fill this mixture in a piping bag, cut out a large opening and then fill your glasses almost till the top, leaving a little space for the topping. Note: you can just spoon the cheesecake mixture into the individual parfaits if you don’t have a piping bag.
  • Put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour to set before you put the topping.
  • Top it up with the strawberry jelly, garnish with fresh strawberries and mint leaves if desired and serve chilled.

Notes

  • Easily double this recipe to serve more people.
  • Use any of your favorite jams, jellies or preserve flavors.
  • You can swap out the graham cracker crumbs with crushed cookies or even chocolate graham crackers.
  • Make sure that you refrigerate these for at least 1 hour.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Sodium: 233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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