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Easy Strawberry Parfait recipe

Easy Strawberry Parfaits

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy-strawberry-parfaits, no-bake-strawberry-parfaits, strawberry-parfaits
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 476kcal


  • 1 ½ quarts strawberries hulled and cubed (Reserve 6 whole berries for garnishing)
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla wafer or graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 12 oz Neufchatel cream cheese
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk (regular or low fat)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed i.e. Cool Whip divided


  • In a mediums size bowl, toss cubed strawberries with 2 tablespoon sugar. Stir and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, toss together vanilla wafer crumbs with melted butter until evenly moistened. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer whip together cream cheese, condensed milk, ½ whipped topping and vanilla until smooth.
  • To assemble parfaits: Start with 2 heaping tablespoon cheesecake cream topped with 2 heaping Tbsp buttered crumbs and 2 heaping tablespoon strawberries. Repeat layers ending with cheesecake cream. (Reserve a small amount of crumbs to garnish the top, if desired)
  • To garnish: Top each parfait with a few crumbs, and divide the remaining whipped topping evenly among the parfaits. Decorate with one whole berry.
  • Chill for 2 hours then serve.


To lighten-up these parfaits:
  • Use reduced fat graham crackers or vanilla wafers
  • Use light butter for the crumbs
  • Use low fat or fat free sweetened condensed milk for the cheesecake layer 
  • Sweeten strawberries with alternative sweetener of choice
  • Use lite, sugar free or fat free whipped topping


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 484mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 739IU | Vitamin C: 139mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg