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.
No-Bake Cheesecake Patriotic Parfait
- 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese softenend
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2/3 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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