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Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits

Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits

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Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits are no-bake cheesecake flavored with both white chocolate and Frangelico. These homemade cheesecake desserts are elegant and easy to make! And practically foolproof!!!

Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits in a glass on a white plate

Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits

My family loved when I made Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits, so why not a Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits? I decided to up my game and mix in some white chocolate AND hazelnut liqueur, which is an outstanding pairing.

Topping with a couple fresh berries and a sprig of mint is an easy way to turn a simple dessert into something elegant. I piped a little leftover cheesecake filling on top to anchor the mint. Voila!

Raspberry white chocolate cheesecake parfaits are a dessert worthy of a special occasion.

Overhead view of Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits on a silver tray

No-Bake Dessert Parfaits

Last summer, I attended the Food & Wine Conference in Orlando. What a blast! I met a slew of bloggers that I’d been “friends” with via our blogs, but never met in person and reconnected with some treasured blogger friends.

We laughed, we learned, we stayed up late, we enjoyed incredible food and wine. I knew I’d return this year. And as a bonus, I won second place with my Raspberry Chambord Brownies in Dixie Crystals’ Brownie Contest which just happened to be served at our homestyle, “Sunday Supper” dinner. The ultimate compliment was when a gluten-free blogger friend said she broke her diet to taste one of my desserts. An honor in so many ways.  

So it was time to create another dessert, and parfaits make a gorgeous presentation. Plus with a cheesecake twist, they’re absolutely irresistible!

side view of a tray of Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits

Summer Desserts

Bill swooned with his first bite. So after this high praise (you know he’s a hard sell).  Cheesecake? Raspberries? White Chocolate? Frangelico? All wrapped into spectacular no-bake dessert parfaits! Definitely a winner at our house. I hope you enjoy these Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits!

Close view ofRaspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits on a silver tray

 

Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits

Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits

An elegant layered cheesecake dessert with the flavors of white chocolate and Frangelico

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 6 parfaits

Ingredients

Raspberry Sauce:

  • 2 cups frozen raspberries (fresh are fine, too)
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • 1+ tablespoon water

Cheesecake:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • Fresh raspberries and mint to garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, combine raspberries, sugar and lemon juice. Simmer and stir occasionally till berries break down. Mix together cornstarch with a tablespoon of water to make a slurry (you can add a little more water if needed). Mix into hot raspberry sauce and cook till mixture thickens. Strain with a mesh sieve to remove seeds and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Carefully melt the chocolate in the microwave, stopping at 30 second intervals to stir, till chocolate is smooth. Set aside.
  3. Whip cream with whisk attachment of stand mixer till stiff peaks form. Place in another bowl and fit mixer with paddle attachment.
  4. Whip the cream cheese with the paddle attachment till light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and Frangelico and mix till combined. Add melted chocolate and mix till combined. Fold in whipped cream.
  5. Divide cheesecake mixture between 4-6 glasses/serving dishes and smooth tops. Reserve a few tablespoons if you'd like to pipe a star on top of each parfait.Pour some raspberry sauce over each parfait till it is evenly distributed. Spread to cover top of cheesecake. Pipe a star of filling over raspberry sauce and garnish with berries and mint if desired. Chill for an hour before serving.

Notes

Prep time does not include an hour of chilling.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 37gProtein: 5g

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