Strawberry Parfait

5 from 6 votes

This Strawberry Parfait recipe is a wonderful mini-sized treat that's adorable, healthy and simple! It's a great snack after school or dessert for a party!

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For a fun and flavorful summer treat, try this strawberry parfait recipe that only requires a few simple ingredients. You’ll need strawberries, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla, honey and granola or any crunchy toppings. You can double or triple the batch and prep in advance before a party – so cute and delicious!

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The ingredients are straightforward, satisfying and nutritious. The key is to use fresh strawberries and a combo of cream cheese and Greek yogurt for a thicker consistency with less water content.

Ingredients to make the recipe

  • Strawberries: Fresh strawberries work great or you can make a strawberry sauce.
  • Greek yogurt and cream cheese: I like using 2% or full fat Greek yogurt to make the strawberry parfait because it holds well that way without any watery parts. The addition of cream cheese also adds a rich and creamy texture.
  • Honey and vanilla: These help to create a whipped consistency for the Greek yogurt and adds sweetness to balance the tart flavor of the yogurt and acid from the strawberries.
  • Granola: This crunchy topping is a great balance to the creamy whipped yogurt and the saucey strawberries. You can also make your own homemade granola. Any kind of crunchy topping like nuts or seeds would work here as well.

How To Make Strawberry Parfait

  • Place the softened cream cheese in a bowl and use a whisk or hand mixer to blend until light and fluffy. Then, add the Greek yogurt, vanilla and honey and whisk together until well combined. Now divide the mixture into 4 bowls, but save a little to use for a second layer.
  • Add the fresh strawberries on top of the creamy mixture followed by granola
  • All another dollop of the whipped cream cheese and yogurt mixture on top.
  • Sprinkle the granola on top.

Top tips to make these parfaits

  1. Use 2% or full fat plain Greek yogurt for this parfait. It is much more rich in flavor and the consistency is perfect for whipping with honey without having too much water content. If you prefer, you can use a low fat yogurt, or one with a vanilla flavor.
  2. Don’t skip the granola because it adds great texture to these strawberry parfaits! You can use your favorite store bought one or try my homemade flaxseed granola.
  3. Build the parfaits just before serving for best results. The liquid from the strawberries will release and bleed into the yogurt so it looks best if layered just before enjoying.

Frequently asked questions

Can you make fruit parfait ahead of time

As I mentioned, you shouldn’t build the parfaits until you are ready to serve them. Keep the fruit covered in the fridge for up to 4 hours, then all you need to do is spoon the ingredients into the glass.

Can you add other toppings?

I love the simplicity of these parfaits, but if you like you can easily add other toppings. Add some chocolate sauce or chocolate chips if you have a sweet tooth or additional nuts or fresh berries.

Utterly charming and just the right size for that perfect pick-me-up, these parfaits are the right snack at any time of the day or night. They are wonderful for summer entertaining and can easily be adapted to work with other fruits like peaches, blueberries or bananas.

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This strawberry parfait recipe was originally published on June 20, 2020 and has recently been updated to use fresh strawberries and add cream cheese to the yogurt. You can find the original recipe with frozen strawberries in the recipe card below.

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Strawberry Parfait

This Strawberry Parfait recipe is a wonderful mini-sized treat that's adorable, healthy and simple! It's a great snack after school or dessert for a party!
5 from 6 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Snack
Calories 446
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
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Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups fresh strawberries washed, hulled, and sliced
  • 1 cup granola store-bought or homemade

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, place the softened cream cheese and use a hand mixer or whisk to whisk until light and fluffy.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract and continue to whisk until well blended.
  • Layer the bottom of serving glasses or bowls with a spoonful of the cream cheese and Greek yogurt mixture. Add a layer of sliced strawberries on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle a layer of granola over the strawberries. Repeat the layers until you reach the top of the serving glass or bowl, finishing with a dollop of the cream cheese mixture and a strawberry slice.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers separately in airtight containers. They will last about 2 days in the fridge.
 
 
This strawberry parfait recipe was recently updated to use fresh strawberries instead of cooked ones to help make the recipe easier. The yogurt also now includes cream cheese and serves 4 instead of 3. See the original recipe below:
1 pound frozen strawberries
1 ½ cup Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons honey
½ cup granola
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, use a fork or potato masher to mash the strawberries until they break down and release their liquid. Transfer the mashed strawberries to a strainer and strain the excess liquid. Reserve the liquid for smoothies or another use.
  2. Place the Greek yogurt and honey in another small bowl and whisk together until well combined.
  3. To assemble the parfait, divide the yogurt into 3-4 bowls. Top with the strawberry sauce and sprinkle the granola on top. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1parfait, Calories: 446kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 205mg, Potassium: 402mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 776IU, Vitamin C: 32mg, Calcium: 143mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Snack
5 from 6 votes (6 ratings without comment)

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