I’m always looking for ways to enjoy my favorite sweets year-round. While cakes, cookies and cheesecake are my favorites, I can’t bear to turn the oven on when warm weather arrives. No-bake desserts are the answer to that problem.
It is also very patriotic with red and blue fruit and white cheesecake. If you’re looking for a Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day dessert that is perfect for parties and barbecues, this is it. To make it even more party friendly, I like to use either 4 or 8 ounce mason jars. You can make this a few days in advance and store the jars in the refrigerator until your party starts.
- 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softenend
- ¼ cup milk
- ⅔ cup powdered sugar
- crumbled vanilla cookies
- strawberries, quartered
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Whisk in the milk and powdered sugar until well combined and smooth.
- In a bowl or mason jar, layer your parfaits. Start with crumbled vanilla cookies in a thin layer, then a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture. Follow that with strawberries, more cream cheese mixture and blueberries. If there is room, top with more crumbled vanilla cookies.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
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