Low Sugar Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait (With a “To-Go” Option)

Low Sugar Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Low Sugar Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait 1

There is only one requirement for making this recipe: All parties – including the makers and the recipients – must lick the bowl, dish, cup, spoon, and spatula when preparing, serving, and partaking in each Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait. Lickage (oh, it’s totally a word) is not an option. Failure to lick said bowl, dish, cup, spoon, and spatula will result in…you know, the missing out of the enjoyment of every last taste of goodness. It would be devastating, and friends don’t let friends not lick delicious creaminess out of the bowl. This is how you know how much I love you. I insist on the lickage (pronounced lick-uj). You can thank me later.

You know what is so amazing to me about recipe creation? It is that with just a couple of little tiny tweaks, one recipe becomes another – with very little thought or effort. Case in point: I basically took my Low Sugar Cheesecake filling, tweaked the measurements just a little bit, and spooned it into bowls with layers of sliced strawberries. Really. I’m not as smart as you didn’t think I was. It’s simply a matter of changing things up, of taking one idea and forming another, and also of being way too lazy to bake a cheesecake crust.

It’s also a matter of…fresh strawberries are amazing.

If that’s not motivation enough for you to go to the kitchen immediately to make these, then I should let you know that these little parfaits can be put together in a very short amount of time, they have very little sugar, and they are seriously bowl/dish/cup/spoon/spatula lickin’ good.

Low Sugar Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait (serves 6-8)Yum

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Low Sugar Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait (With a "To-Go" Option)
 
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Ingredients
  • 2½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon real maple syrup
  • Liquid stevia to taste (I use about 20 drops) (Use a few Tablespoons of sugar if you prefer.)
  • 1 -2 pounds fresh, sliced strawberries
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients (minus the strawberries) into a blender.
  2. Whip until smooth and creamy.
  3. Spoon mixture into bowls or cups - layering them with sliced strawberries.

Lick the blender. Lick the spoons. Lick the spatula that you will use to get every last little bit of goodness out of the blender.

Lick your lips, lick your chin, lick your fingers. That oughta do it.

Low Sugar Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

And guess what else? I learned that these Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits are perfect for a treat-to-go! Simply layer the parfait in 8-ounce jars, cover with a lid, and take them with you. (Pack a spoon though, because while licking is good, it is rather difficult to be that good of a licker.)

Low Sugar Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait - To Go!

Feeling more like a blueberry, a blackberry, a raspberry, or a peach? By all means, switch out the strawberries with any or all of the above. See, the choice of fruit is optional. It’s the lickage that is a requirement.

Go therefore and begin fighting over which family member gets to lick the spatula.

Comments

  1. says

    I know this is a silly sounding question but I’ve never whipped cream in a blender before so…Does the cream whip up enough in the blender? Or do you whip up the cream first in a mixer, then measure out the 2.5 cups of whipped whipping cream and then put everything in a blender? Thanks!

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    Laura Reply:

    I have a Blend-Tec, so on high speed it whips the cream along with the other ingredients rather quickly. If you prefer, you can whip the cream separately with a mixer, then fold it in to the other ingredients that have been blended smooth. :)

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    Marie Reply:

    Oh, that makes sense. Thank you! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

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    Susan Reply:

    Haha. I remember my mom making butter one time when she was whipping cream in the blender. It was the last cream and it was my birthday. (around 12th maybe)
    We had to eat our strawberry torte without whipped cream. In other words, yes it will, but pay attention. Don’t over whip it!

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  2. says

    Thanks so much! Our son is starting the Modified Atkins Diet for seizures on Monday, and with some simple tweaking like lower carb berries and removing the syrup, this recipe sounds great. What a wonderful treat for him to enjoy when he needs a special dessert. I’ve never used Stevia before, but when the nutritionist recommended it for this diet, I knew I’d have to look back over your low sugar selections to find some recipes. Then this one came this morning, and it’s a great way to start crunching numbers.

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  3. Monique B. says

    Crumble up some graham cracker on top for crunch and the “crust” of the cheesecake – yum! Thank you for your recipes – all of my children (well, teens!) love them!!! :-)

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  4. Shelley says

    I don’t have any whipping cream on hand. Do you think that this would work with a can or two of coconut cream instead?

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  5. Ashley says

    These are awesome Laura! I would definitely go 2 lbs of strawberries next time- to make it to farther- but yummo- our crew devoured this in one setting!

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  6. Terri says

    I have made this recipe several times now and we love it. What kind of containers are those for the to go ones? These would be great for school lunch dessert.

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    Laura Reply:

    Those are actually little half-pint jars. :)

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  7. Brighid says

    You could also add 1/8 teaspoon of lemon oil to the recipe . We’re having ours with blueberries at the end of the season. :)

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  8. Amanda Y says

    Can you store these in the fridge? For how long would they last? Thanks–love your blog tremendously!!

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    Laura Reply:

    Yep, I’d say no more than three days. :)

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  9. Janette says

    Thanks for this yummy sounding, easy recipe. Also wanted to let you know that I use Pepperplate to store my online recipes and when I click on your recipes to “Add to Pepperplate” they add successfully. I’m not sure why but some sites do not add that easily and I have to add the info manually but yours work fine.

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  10. Micah says

    We love this dessert. My favorite part is cleaning the blender after whipping the cream cheese mixture. I pour my hot coffee in the blender & turn it on high a few seconds. My blender is cleaner & my coffee yummier.

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  11. Joy says

    I just made this for dessert for tonight’s supper. It is a hit! Luckily, I was the only one in the kitchen, when whipping the ingredients in the blender, so I was able to clean the blender out all by myself!!!

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  12. Tiff's Twisted Kitchen says

    So has any one made this with sugar? Trying to figure out what the ballpark amount should be.

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    Laura Reply:

    About a 1/2 cup of sugar is what works for us when I make it that way!

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