Got to Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Strawberry Parfait

For this dessert, you can crush any cookies you have on hand for the crust. The amount of or any sugar in the cream cheese mixture can be optional. Use brow or white sugar or even Splenda. If you do not have heavy cream, substitute any kind of whipping cream, or do not use it and the filling will be thicker.

Servings: 6
Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 20 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: strawberry, dairy

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pkg. (9 sheets) Grahams
cup heavy whipping cream
(8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
cup powdered sugar
cup 1 % milk
tsp. vanilla extract
pound strawberries, sliced


Crush Grahams in a re-sealable bag.

In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.

Remove the whipped cream from the mixing bowl and set aside.

In the same mixing bowl, replace the whisk attachment with the paddle attachment. Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together on medium speed for 2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.

Remove the bowl from the mixer and using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped cream evenly, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl completely.

Slice strawberries 1/8” thick.

Fill 6 small cups or serving dishes with 2 Tbsp. crushed Grahams. Cover with 3 Tbsp. cream cheese filling. Top with 5-6 sliced strawberries.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.