Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Now I know I’ve been doing lots of posts about strawberries lately but I can’t help it! These wonderful California Strawberries are so good I’ve been trying to use them anyway I can. This time, I’m going to share with you an amazing dessert recipe I am a huge fan of. It’s super fast and easy to make and its delish. I found this recipe from The California Strawberry Commission. They’ve come up with some great recipes all using strawberries.

Start off with a pound of Clam Shell Package California Strawberries, four tbsp of sugar, one package of softened light cream cheese, three tbsp of skim milk,  two tbsp of lemon juice, one cup of light whipped cream or whipped topping, and a cup of graham cracker crumbles.

In bowl, toss strawberries with 2 tbsp (30mL) of sugar; cover and set aside. In mixer bowl, beat cheese, milk, juice and remainder of sugar until smooth, fold in whipped topping or whipped cream. Spoon 2 tablespoons crumbs into 4 8 to 10 oz stemmed glasses; top each with about 1/4 cup (50mL) of the strawberries, 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cream cheese mixture, then the remaining crumbs and strawberries, dividing equally. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 6 hours.

This recipe should make 4 servings. I’d serve this as a dessert after a dinner party, maybe as a little sweet treat for yourself, or for any occasion. It’s a yummy treat with half the calories most dessert have so you don’t need to feel guilty. Plus, when you have leftover strawberries from doing the strawberry teeth whitening or the strawberry face mask, this is a great way to use them up! Give it a try šŸ™‚

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