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.)

31 Responses to Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

  1. 1
    Abby says:

    Lovely! They’re so dainty and sweet. Perfect for a ladies luncheon! (Although I think the guys would dig them, too.)

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    Tes says:

    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.

  3. 3

    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!

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    kbarkakati says:

    Oh my! I want I want I want ! Can you mail me some, plsss!?

    PS: I added you to my blogroll, you made-in-heaven-cute-strawberry-addict-awesome-chef you!

    http://coloredgrains.wordpress.com/

  5. 5
    Joy says:

    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. :)

  6. 6
    Memoria says:

    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!

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    Beanie says:

    Wow! Love these!

  8. 8
    duonosirzaidimu says:

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

  9. 9
    sweetbird says:

    Oh wow. I can’t even tell you right now how very much I want to eat this.

  10. 10

    Great photos…looks so delish!

    Carmen

  11. 11
    Vivienne says:

    wow yummmy and pretty! enjoyed looking through your site…great tutorial on photography too! what type of camera do you use? really nice photos!

    • 11.1
      zoomyummy says:

      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

  12. 12
    Asia says:

    These are absolutely amazing! I’m writing this while eating one of these babies:) Love your blog!:)

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  14. 14

    Those look so fresh and good! Great way to enjoy the fresh strawberries!

  15. 15
    Prerna says:

    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!

  16. 16

    Definitely an awesome recipe! Thanks a lot for sharing. I would surely give this one out a try at a coming party at my place next week. Ill serve this as a dessert as I know this would definitely go well with a cup of coffee made from my office coffee maker Kudos!

  17. 17
    Sophia says:

    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! :)

  18. 18
    devitoo says:

    ohh,,
    how pretty it is!
    love to try it!

  19. 19
    NhanTran says:

    Great pictures and great blog. Thanks for your sharing , I’ll visit your blog more often :)

  20. 20
    Nhan Tran says:

    Check out my strawberry cheesecake parfaits.

  21. 21
    angeles says:

    hola, felicidades tienes un blog precioso, con unas fotos estupendas, solo me falta un traductor, un saludo angeles

  22. 22
    Milena says:

    I am always on the hunt for individual mini desserts. This is so perfect.

  23. 23
    ldh says:

    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 :)

  24. 24

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  25. 25
    buywowaccount says:

    WoW! that was absolutely delicious.=D

  26. 26
    kimmiepooh says:

    I’ve been wanting to make parfaits for a while and this is the perfect little recipe. So easy to make!

  27. 27
    Shababa says:

    hey, what is the serving size?

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