Patriotic Cheesecake Parfaits

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The Fourth of July is just around the corner, so I have crafted a quick, easy, and festive dessert to serve for the occasion. These patriotic cheesecake parfaits are no bake, and they take advantage of fresh seasonal produce. This is just the dessert to serve at your Independence Day gathering.

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I have used this simple no bake cheesecake recipe before. It’s lighter in consistency and not overly sweet. My husband isn’t really a fan of sweet desserts, but he eagerly ate an entire cheesecake parfait.

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This dessert would also be delicious with a bit of chocolate. You could add mini chocolate chips – or if you really want to go for it, bits of brownie to these parfaits. You could also swap out the berries for raspberries and blackberries. It’s up to you to decide.

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I like this recipe for summer because it is chilled, and no baking is required (the last thing you want to do on a hot summer day is turn your oven on). Plus, this cheesecake can be made a day ahead of time.

This recipe makes 4 large servings – you could easily make 6 parfaits if you prefer.

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Patriotic Cheesecake Parfaits

Yields 4

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 5 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone
  • 12 Fresh Strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries

Instructions

  1. First make the whipped cream. Place 1/2 cup of the whipping cream into an electric mixer. Add 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on a medium high setting until soft peaks form, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  2. Then remove the whipped cream from the mixer, and place it in a pipping bag.
  3. Rinse the bowl of the electric mixer, and then add the remaining heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, mascarpone, and the remaining powdered sugar. Whip together on a medium speed, until slightly fluffy. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  4. Now assemble the cheesecake parfaits. I started by adding about 1/4 cup of the cheesecake filling to the bottom of 4 glasses. Then slice 8 of the strawberries and add 2 of the sliced strawberries to each glass. Add another layer of cheesecake, and top with the blueberries. Finally, add whipped cream and a whole strawberry to garnish.
  5. Keep chilled until you are ready to serve.
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  • SillyFunMomma

    These are so cute! I think I may need to make some, the pregnancy cravings are taking over! lol! Thank You for sharing on happiness is homemade!

  • Cristina Steele Stauffer

    I just love parfaits! These are gorgeous and look delicious too. Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Have a great week! -Cristina from Ava’s Alphabet

  • Love love parfaits, especially for entertaining. The idea that the guests can be mobile while carrying their dessert is perfect! So glad you were able to share this with us on #shinebloghop this week! It’s always great to see you, Kit!

  • J Pow

    Pinned, will try for the 4th. Thank you!

  • Leslie Nichole

    These look so tasty! They are also so pretty. They’ll be a great treat for the holiday.

  • Looks so yummy! parfaits sounds perfect for the 4th. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope your week is off to a great start.

  • These desserts look beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Craft Frenzy Friday on Mom Home Guide!

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