Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

The other day, I stumbled upon a recipe for Strawberry Parfaits.

It took just one look and I knew I needed them in my life.

Definitely.

And really soon.

No doubt about it.

They looked scrumptious and refreshing and irresistible and… simply excellent.

If something in this big wide world can be referred to as  ‘perfection in a glass’ then it’s definitely this dessert.

Please, please, you have to make it.

It’s that last step you need to make to achieve true happiness.

This is what you need to prepare the little cuties.

1. First, in your food processor, crush the biscuits finely.

You know what?

I love my high-end gadgetry.

This lovely piece, for example,  is going on the market next fall.

I was really lucky to get it in advance.

These are the butter biscuits I’ve used.

Oh, how we love them – especially sandwiched with jam.

Just wanted to let you know…

Anyway, these are the biscuit crumbs.

2. Mix the crumbs with one tablespoon sugar…

3. … and 2 tablespoons melted butter.

You can use a fork to combine it all together.

4. Then, in the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and almond extract.

5. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

6. Using a spatula, gently fold the cream cheese mixture with the whipped cream just until combined.

7. Slice the strawberries into a larger bowl, sprinkle them with a tablespoon of sugar and toss them around the bowl a little.

8. Then we are going to need four glasses.

9. Place about a tablespoon of the crumbs  in the bottom of your glasses.

10. Then layer some of the cheesecake filling, …

11. … then add some strawberries …

12. … and repeat this procedure once more.

13. Sprinkle the top with some more crumbs and garnish with strawberries and a mint leaf.

14. Refrigerate for about 1-2 hours before serving …

… which is exactly what I haven’t done.

Enjoy, dear friends.

This recipe makes about 4 1-cup (250 ml) glasses.

(The recipe was adapted from here.)

32 thoughts on “Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

  1. Yummmmm… I love this recipe and I have to try it.
    Your blog becomes our home cookbook, and everything I pull from here, my baby loves it. So we save your site my our daily click blogroll. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These cheesecake parfaits are absolutely gorgeous! We’ve always enjoyed the classic cheesecake at home, but ever since I got into cooking, I started trying as many flavored cheesecake as I can, lol! I think my kids are going to love this, it will definitely make my menu list this weekend. Thanks for sharing by the way!

  3. Thank you…I haven’t made these in years. Will have to wait till December though for it to be strawberry season. Your photos are just lovely. 🙂

  4. Oh, I can’t do the sour cream, but I could sub it with heavy cream. I just had strawberry cheesecake a couple of weeks ago, but there’s nothing wrong with having this now! YUM!! Great photos as usual!

  5. The pictures! So lovely and amazing! And the dessert… would love to try some… Noo, actually all of it 🙂
    Really yummy blog!

    • Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by. I use Canon Rebel XS (in Europe called Canon EOS 1000D). Thanks again! Have a wonderful week! Petra

  6. What a great recipe! Love it!
    I’m having some friends over for dinner tomorrow I’m definitely going to give this one a try tomorrow. Will let you know how it went.
    Thanks for sharing! and BTW ur blog looks fabulous!

  7. I just realized that it really isn’t that difficult to make a parfait. I tried my first one a couple of months ago using this easy Yogurt Parfait recipe -http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/yogurt_parfait.htm – Now I want to try yours too! 🙂

  8. I made something similar that I served today. Though everyone in my family loved it I wasn’t as excited as I had hoped. The cream cheese mixture had vanilla instant pudding that I didn’t care for. I will be trying your recipe, Petra. Thank you kindly for sharing 🙂

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