Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

This cheesecake strawberry parfait is layered with fresh strawberries, cream cheesecake, and a low-carb almond crumble for a delightfully light and creamy dessert that is so sure to impress your next guests!

Originally from France, the parfait is a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing dessert, often made with bright colorful layers and alternating textures.

But did you know that fruit parfaits are also incredibly popular in Japan? You will almost always find parfaits in dessert parlors or family-style restaurants, especially where children or young people are served.

You will often see them displayed in restaurant windows, with several flavors lined up showcasing colorful layers and shiny fruit toppings to try and entice potential patrons.

Although dessert parfaits often use granola or graham crackers, here’s our version using almond flour crumble for a healthier, low-carb twist!

Strawberry parfait layered with a cheesecake crust served in a glass cup topped with sweetened strawberries.

What is Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait?

Think of it as a strawberry cheesecake in a cup. Easier to make than a traditional cheesecake, it has all the elements of a strawberry cheesecake, only much quicker to put together.

Meant to be served in a clear glass or jar, it has alternating layers of strawberries, cheesecake, and an almond crumble with a texture similar to shortbread.

The presentation is what makes it unique, as the layers of colors and textures make it so pleasing to look at. You can really get creative with the vessel, as it will change the whole look of the dessert. Try using stemless wine glasses, mason jars, or even mini shot glasses!

What does strawberry parfait taste like?

This dessert is crumbly, with a mild cream cheese sweetness. The strawberries freshen up each bite with its sweet, natural juices.

Keep in mind this isn’t the typical strawberry yogurt parfait that’s usually served as a breakfast item (which normally calls for granola and yogurt). It’s more of a cheesecake in a cup, so remember it’s going to be sweeter than its morning cousin.

Note – if preferred, you can substitute the strawberries for another fresh fruit of your liking, such as blueberries or raspberries.

Can parfaits be made ahead?

Yes! This is a perfect dessert to make ahead of time.

You’re actually going to want to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving, so it’s an ideal dish to make the night before, or before you start getting ready.

So make sure you calculate in this refrigeration time when preparing!

Are strawberry parfaits healthy?

Although it is a dessert, to keep it on the healthy side, our crumble is made from almond flour. Almond flour is extremely low in carbs and is known to be very nutritious, with health benefits including reduced risk of heart disease and improved blood sugar control.

We also use a monkfruit erythritol blend for the sweetener, but this can be substituted with any sweetener of your choice.

Strawberries are also rich in vitamin C and have antioxidants known to help reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. It is actually recommended to eat a serving of 8 strawberries a day!

Strawberry parfait layered with a cheesecake crust served in a glass cup topped with sweetened strawberries, top down.

What ingredients do I need to make strawberry parfait?

  • Flour – almond flour or regular flour of choice.
  • Sweetener  to keep this recipe sugar-free, we use a monkfruit erythritol blend. It is low-carb, keto-friendly, and has 0 calories. Feel free to use your preferred sweetener or regular cane sugar.
  • Butter – 100 percent butter made from cow’s milk.
  • Strawberries – fresh strawberries, washed and chopped.
  • Cream Cheese  use block cream cheese.
  • Sour Cream – standard sour cream.
  • Heavy Cream – use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.
  • Vanilla Extract – vanilla extract from vanilla bean pods.
  • Lemon Juice – use fresh squeezed lemon juice.

How to make strawberry cheesecake parfait?

For the crumble – mix together almond flour, sweetener, and melted butter in a bowl. Stir well until combined.

Spread and flatten the mixture onto a baking mat or parchment paper and bake until browned. After cooling, break the mixture into a ziplock bag and smash into crumbs.

Strawberries – wash and chop into small cubes. Add sweetener, mix, and set aside.

For the cheesecake filling – combine cream cheese, sweetener, sour cream, lemon juice, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Beat with a stand or hand mixer until smooth.

Using a piping bag or ziplock snipped at the corner, pipe a layer of cheesecake filling, then a layer of almond crumble, then a layer of strawberries, then cheesecake filling again. Repeat layers as needed.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.

Garnish with strawberries or whipped cream.

What is the nutrition information for this strawberry parfait recipe?

  • 415 Calories
  • 11g Carbohydrates
  • 3g Fiber
  • 9g Protein
  • 39g Fat
  • 96mg Cholesterol
  • 249mg Sodium
  • 178mg Potassium
  • 130mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron
  • 1150ui Vitamin A
  • 29mg Vitamin C

Strawberry parfait layered with a cheesecake crust served in a glass cup topped with sweetened strawberries being scooped up with a spoon.

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  • Prepping Time 15M
  • Cooking Time 15M
  • Total Time 30M
  • Net Carb/Cup ~6g
  • Servings 6 Cups

Ingredients

Crumb Topping

Strawberry Topping

Cheesecake Filling

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Preheat oven to 350F.

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3) In a small mixing bowl, combine Almond Flour, sweetener, and melted butter (melted in the microwave). Using a fork, blend well until combined. It will still be crumbly.

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4) Spread crust mixture onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and flatten to approximately 1/4 inch thickness.

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5) Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes or until browned. Let cool completely (about 15-20 minutes). For this particular recipe, it is better to over-bake than to under-bake so that the texture is more like a shortbread and not a soft cookie.

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6) While waiting for the crumb topping to bake, wash and de-stem strawberries. Chop strawberries into small chunks and place into a bowl.

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7) Add sweetener and mix well. Set aside.

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8) Next in a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sweetener, sour cream, lemon juice, heavy cream, Vanilla Extract and beat with a hand/stand mixer for 3-5 minutes until smooth and set aside.

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9) Once almond crust is cooled, break it into smaller pieces, place inside a ziplock bag and smash to crumbs. Note – if almond crumb is not completely cool, it will not crumble.

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10) Using a piping bag or a ziplock snipped at the corner, pipe a layer of cheesecake filling, followed by a layer of almond crumbs (approx. 2 tbsp), strawberry topping (approx. 2 tbsp), then cheesecake filling again. Finish off with almond crumbs and strawberries. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

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Strawberry parfait layered with a cheesecake crust served in a glass cup topped with sweetened strawberries.

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

This cheesecake strawberry parfait is layered with fresh strawberries, cream cheesecake, and a low-carb almond crumble for a delightfully light and creamy dessert that is so sure to impress your next guests!
4.88 from 8 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: cheesecake parfait, strawberry cheesecake parfait, strawberry parfait, strawberry parfait recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Cups
Print Recipe
Calories: 415kcal

Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 1 Cup Almond Flour or regular flour of choice
  • 3 tbsp Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 3 1/2 tbsp Butter melted

Strawberry Topping

  • 2 Cups Strawberries chopped
  • 2 tbsp Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice

Cheesecake Filling

  • 16 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 Cup Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 3 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine Almond Flour, sweetener, and melted butter (melted in the microwave). Using a fork, blend well until combined. It will still be crumbly.
  • Spread crust mixture onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and flatten to approximately 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes or until browned. Let cool completely (about 15-20 minutes). For this particular recipe, it is better to over-bake than to under-bake so that the texture is more like a shortbread and not a soft cookie.
  • While waiting for the crumb topping to bake, wash and de-stem strawberries. Chop strawberries into small chunks and place into a bowl.
  • Add sweetener and mix well. Set aside.
  • Next in a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sweetener, sour cream, lemon juice, heavy cream, vanilla extract and beat with a hand/stand mixer for 3-5 minutes until smooth and set aside.
  • Once almond crust is cooled, break it into smaller pieces, place inside a ziplock bag and smash to crumbs. Note - if almond crumb is not completely cool, it will not crumble.
  • Using a piping bag or a ziplock snipped at the corner, pipe a layer of cheesecake filling, followed by a layer of almond crumbs (approx. 2 tbsp), strawberry topping (approx. 2 tbsp), then cheesecake filling again. Finish off with almond crumbs and strawberries. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1150IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. Hi, do you know how long this will keep in the fridge?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hello! We’ve kept ours in the fridge for 3 days before. The crust isn’t as crunchy once you store because of the moisturize from the strawberry, but it tastes fine.

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