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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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Looking for an easy, no-bake summer dessert? These sublime Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits celebrate the best of the berry season!

Strawberry recipes with cheesecake components are absolutely irresistible. Plus, these parfaits are super easy to make!

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits layered in clear drinking glasses

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

My first clue that this recipe was a success was seeing that Bill had finished his off for breakfast. Well, it does have fruit and dairy. Practically like a strawberry yogurt<insert sarcastic tone>, right???!

Well, I must admit, they were very generous servings. So the leftover Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits were ever so tempting when he opened the fridge at 5:00 AM. Who has willpower at that hour???

Luscious, sweet and fragrant strawberries are one of my favorite tastes of spring. We anxiously await the local berries to appear at our produce stand the first week of June…then the best of the best strawberry recipes are pulled from my files…strawberry pie dessert, no-bake strawberry cheesecakestrawberry shortcake, strawberry waffle cake and even my favorite spinach salad topped with sliced ripe berries. So when I spotted some gorgeous ripe berries at the market, I knew a strawberry dessert was in order.

Strawberry Parfaits with a red handled spoon, red and white napkin and fresh strawberries

Tips for Making These Easy and Scrumptious Strawberry Parfaits!

Making parfaits is painfully simple as there are no set rules, but I’ll offer some tips for making the most beautiful delicious parfaits possible.

  • For my strawberry cheesecake parfaits, just rotate layers of the whipped filling, red currant jelly and sweetened chopped strawberries.
  • Alternating colors makes for the best presentation. The light cheesecake filling makes a beautiful contrast with the vibrant berries.
  • Aim for the middle of your individual serving dishes when you add the filling so the sides of the glasses stay clean.
  • A damp paper towel is helpful in wiping any splatters from the inside of your container, but (at least in my family) when a dessert is so incredibly decadent and delicious, a more rustic presentation is just fine!
  • I made two large parfaits, but this recipe could easily serve 4.  It all depends on the size of your serving containers.
  • These are best eaten on the day or day after they’re made. Berries tend to deteriorate quickly after they’re sliced

The warm weather is creeping in (well, maybe not in Indiana) and our first day of Spring, March 20th, is right around the corner! Let’s dive into some delicious springtime recipes! I recommend a strawberry recipe with cheesecake, like these terrific parfaits!!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

The Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Looking for an easy, no-bake summer dessert? These sublime Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits celebrate the best of the berry season!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 3 servings


  • 4 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 cup heavy cream (whipped)
  • Approximately 1/3 cup red currant jelly
  • 8-12 ounces fresh strawberries (chopped and sweetened to taste with sugar (I used 2 tablespoons))
  • 2-4 whole strawberries for garnish


  1. Mix cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and lemon juice, till creamy. Mix in the well whipped cream. Set aside.
  2. Gently melt the jelly in the microwave and pass through a sieve if needed for a smooth consistency. Cool slightly.
  3. Use 2-4 glasses, depending on size of dessert you desire, and start layering the ingredients starting with the cream, then the jelly, then the strawberries. Repeat and end with a layer of cream and garnish with a whole berry (mine were huge so I cut in half).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 611Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 53gProtein: 5g


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64 comments on “Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits”

  1. This is my kind of dessert … or breakfast 🙂 My birthday’s in April – I think I’ll request this instead of cake!

  2. Lizzy , even carnivores just can’t resist when they are presented with that BEAUTIFUL and delectable dessert 😀 Yup , even at 5 am lol

  3. Would certainly love to have some of these delighted desserts! Those glasses are perfect for serving these strawberries. My 1st post on Penang is out! Come chk it out 🙂

  4. Aaaaaand now I want strawberry parfaits for breakfast…

  5. I can understand perfectly well why one of those disappeared for breakfast!!! That looks so delish. I’m trying to think Spring…..sigh!
    Happy St. Patricks Day to you and yours.

  6. It’s just 6:30am here in NWFL, and I could so eat this refreshing spring strawberry cheesecake parfait right now…maybe even two! We are in full Florida strawberry season- keeping your recipe! Beautiful job!

  7. You make such beautiful presentations with your desserts, it´s funny what you call rustic…ja. My glasses would´ve been stained for sure. Love this parfaits, there´s no denying the sunny seasons are coming! Have a great day Liz!

  8. Great minds must think alike, Liz, because I made something very similar the other day. I was lusting after strawberries but they weren’t very sweet yet so I mixed them (very, very rustic) with sweetened cream cheese and lemon and tossed in a crumbled cookie. It was good but will be so much better in a couple of weeks when the berry selection improves.

  9. Anything made by Liz Berg and containing whipped cream and strawberries would call my name from the fridge at 5 a.m. too =) Tantalizing photos and undoubtedly tasty!

    P.s. Love easy recipes so thank you for sharing a very do-able one.

  10. I like this strawberry yogurt! 🙂

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