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Fresh strawberries layered with a cheesecake filling, whipped topping, and pecan shortbread cookies create this heavenly No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait. These are super easy to put together while making a stunning and delicious dessert.

Strawberry Parfait with layers of shortbread cookie crumbs, sliced strawberries and whipped cream on a red and white checkered table cloth.

Strawberry season is always so exciting for me as I live in the winter strawberry capital of the world. A nice little town that celebrates this beautiful fruit. We even have a big festival every year in honor of this juicy berry.

It truly is my most favorite fruit of all. When strawberry season is in full swing they are plentiful and I am always looking for ways to use them. This Strawberry Parfait is such an easy one to put together.

No baking is required just simple layers that are combined to make a very scrumptious and stunning sweet treat!

What is needed to make a no bake strawberry parfait

  • I like to use pecan shortbread cookies (pecan sandies). You could also use ones without pecans, Chessman cookies work well, and you can always use regular or chocolate graham cracker crumbs too. Pecan shortbread just give the texture and flavor I like.
  • Cream Cheese, softened to room temp
  • sour cream
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • whipped topping, like Cool Whip.
  • fresh strawberries

How to make a strawberry cheesecake parfait

  • Crush up cookies.
  • Remove stems from berries and slice. Reserve enough whole berries for top of Parfait.
  • Mix softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Add in sour cream and vanilla until combined and smooth.
  • Grab your parfait cups of choice and layer crushed cookies, cream cheese mixture, slices strawberries and then cool whip.
  • You can make one layer of each or divide up the into multiple layers and then repeat the layers.
  • Top with a few crushed cookie crumbles and a whole strawberry.

How to serve shortbread strawberry cheesecake parfaits

  • I use a stemless wine glass and get 4 full sized desserts.
  • You could also put them in mini dessert glasses or mason jars to make 8 of them.
  • I often use mason jars, clear plastic cups for a picnic and then top them with another cup and tape them together for transport for a summer picnic or party.
  • You can also put your cheesecake mixture in a bag to pipe it in for it to be really beautiful.
  • Some people also also like to mix the whipped topping into the cheesecake mixture to combine into one layer. You could reserve a dollop of whipped topping for the top. I usually keep them in separate layers, but it is up to you.
  • Tie a pretty ribbon around a cute mason jar and they are great for a Valentine’s Day gift or even at Christmas.
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait on a red crock with strawberries in the background.

The sky’s the limit really, just use your imagination and it will work for just about any occasion.

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Strawberry Parfait in a clear dessert glass topped with whipped cream and a whole strawberry.
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
Fresh strawberries layered with a cheesecake filling, whipped topping, and pecan shortbread cookies create this heavenly No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait. These are super easy to put together while making a stunning and delicious dessert.
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Ingredients 

  • 11 ounce bag of pecan sandies cookies, (shortbread cookies), crumbled
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ pounds strawberries, sliced
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, (or to taste)

Instructions

  • Wash, dry, and remove stems from strawberries and slice, reserving one to garnish each top of parfait.
  • Crush cookies into a crumbled consistency. This can be done easily by hand or with a food processor.
  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, or with hand mixer beat well softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add in sour cream and vanilla until combined and smooth.
  • Gather parfait cups of choice and layer crushed cookies, cream cheese mixture, sliced strawberries and then cool whip.
  • Garnish a few crushed cookie crumbles and a whole strawberry.

Notes

This makes 4 – 8 ounce glass dessert servings or 8 mini parfait or 4 ounce mason jar sized servings.
You can make one layer of cookie crumb, cheesecake mixture, strawberries & whipped topping or divide up the into two layers as desired.
If desired whipped topping can also be folded into cheesecake layer. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 443kcal (22%) Carbohydrates: 52g (17%) Protein: 6g (12%) Fat: 24g (37%) Saturated Fat: 11g (69%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 42mg (14%) Sodium: 253mg (11%) Potassium: 251mg (7%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 30g (33%) Vitamin A: 564IU (11%) Vitamin C: 50mg (61%) Calcium: 91mg (9%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I used small mason jars since I didn’t have any fancy dessert cups but these were still the cutest! And my little girls loved helping layer them! I need to make them again for Valentine’s Day!

    1. I love all things mason jar! They make beautiful desserts! They are the perfect color for Valentine’s Day too!

  2. 5 stars
    Such a beautiful and easy dessert to make for all my parties in the spring and summer! I can’t wait for strawberry season!

    1. Thank you Jennifer. Luckily we can get strawberries just about year round, but right now I am so lucky to have them grown in my hometown thur April.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m a sucker for desserts like this strawberry parfait, and now that I know it’s so easy to make, I have a feeling we’re going to have it again and again and again. Seriously–this is EXACTLY what I want in a dessert!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is like a breath of fresh air! It’s been so cold and dreary. Those berries are just beautiful and combined with the cookies and topping, is a dessert that we’ll love!

  5. 5 stars
    These are delicious, simple and they taste amazing! It was so fun to make a “summery” treat in the middle of winter!