Easy No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

No need to turn on the oven to make these delicious NO-BAKE Berry Cheesecake Parfaits. Use your favorite berry sauce as a topping (recipe included). So convenient each layer can be made ahead then simply assemble before serving. Plus, individualized glasses make for perfect portion control!

 

 

I am totally obsessed with cheesecake! If you’re a follower of Manila Spoon you probably would have noticed that I have so many cheesecake recipes on the blog. I can’t remember the exact number but it’s close to 10, I’d say.

What can I say? I just love this creamy, cheesy dessert, especially when smothered all over with a luscious fruity or berry topping! It’s simply irresistible!

I love cheesecakes so much that I won’t feel guilty breaking my diet (whatever diet I may be on at that time) just so I can eat a slice of it! For me, it would all be worth the extra calories!!!

 

 

So when we were in England last month and I was tasked to make the dessert for Sunday, I had no second thoughts about making cheesecake again.

This time though since there were only of 5 of us that would eat dessert, I decided to make individualized no-bake cheesecake parfaits!

 

 

Because we were in England, it was a natural choice to make it with English strawberries – since for me they are the tastiest and juiciest kind. 

It worked perfectly well because I already have a tried and tested recipe for strawberry sauce which I pair with cheesecake when I can. I simply made the sauce which didn’t take too long to make too and that’s entirely from scratch.  Guess why? Because this tasty, sweet-tangy sauce has only 3 ingredients! Yes, you read that right – 3-ingredient strawberry sauce! Need the recipe? You can find it here.

 

 

Now you can certainly use other berries for topping. My other favorite would be the blueberry sauce topping which is also so perfect for this. Find the recipe for blueberry sauce topping in my favorite blueberry cheesecake recipe here.

Are you more of a raspberry fan? No worries, here’s the link for my easy 2-ingredient raspberry coulis which you can use as berry topping! That is so delicious, too and with just 3 ingredients – it cannot be any simpler or easier!

 

 

I love that this recipe is so doable and convenient because you can make each layer (crust, cheesecake filling, and berry topping) a day ahead. Then, when you are ready to serve you can simply take your pretty little serving glasses and then assemble the parfaits and in minutes you have one delicious dessert!

That’s exactly what I did. I prepped them all Saturday night and everything was ready the next day. Easy-peasy!

 

 

FIND YOUR BERRY TOPPING OPTIONS BELOW. Simply click on the link or title to get the recipe.

  1. Strawberry Sauce https://www.manilaspoon.com/2020/05/easy-3-ingredient-strawberry-sauce-or-topping.html
  2. Blueberry Saucehttps://www.manilaspoon.com/2015/09/yummy-blueberry-cheesecake.html
  3. Raspberry Coulishttps://www.manilaspoon.com/2015/06/easy-2-ingredient-raspberry-coulis.html
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Easy No Bake Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

No need to turn on the oven to make these delicious NO-BAKE Berry Cheesecake Parfaits. Use your favorite berry sauce as a topping (recipe included). So convenient each layer can be made ahead then simply assemble before serving. Plus, individualized glasses make for perfect portion control!

Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine American, Great Britain, UK
Keyword easy no bake cheesecake parfait, no bake berry cheesecake in cups, no bake berry cheesecake parfait, no bake cheesecake cups with condensed milk, no bake cheesecake in a glass, no bake cheesecake with condensed milk, no bake strawberry cheesecake parfait recipe, yummy no bake cheesecake parfait
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 glasses
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers or digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 6 tbsp salted butter. melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar

For the Cheesecake

  • 12 oz full fat cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Topping

Get strawberry sauce here - https://www.manilaspoon.com/2020/05/easy-3-ingredient-strawberry-sauce-or-topping.html

Get blueberry sauce here - https://www.manilaspoon.com/2015/09/yummy-blueberry-cheesecake.html

Instructions

  1. To make the base, place the crackers or biscuits in a food processor and pulse or blitz until crumb-like. Measure about 1½ cups. If you don’t have a food processor, place the biscuits in a large ziplock bag and then crush with a rolling pin.

  2. Mix the crushed biscuits with the melted butter and sugar until everything is moistened. Distribute evenly among the four serving glasses gently pressing it to set. Refrigerate white you make the cheesecake.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until light, fluffy and smooth. Pour in the condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract and beat just until combined.
  4. Take the chilled glasses and spoon in the cheesecake. Top with the berry topping of your choice. Serve immediately or chill for another hour or 2 before serving.

Recipe Notes

TIPS & TRICKS

Each layer of the parfait may be made a day ahead. Simply assemble when you're ready to serve.

To make it easier to place the cheesecake inside the glass, spoon it into a piping bag then push it into the glasses. 

If you don't fancy making the berry sauce (though I highly recommend doing so as the berry sauce makes these parfaits crazy delicious!) simply use your favorite fresh berry in season.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Deirdre
    May 14, 2021 / 2:45 pm

    5 stars
    These were amazing! My husband loves cheesecake but it’s such a bother, made these for his birthday and they tasted so good and were much less hassle, thank you for the recipe!

  2. Lauren
    May 14, 2021 / 3:25 pm

    5 stars
    Had a craving for a quick dessert and these satisfied the craving perfectly!

  3. Liz
    May 14, 2021 / 4:20 pm

    5 stars
    These are so cute and perfect for summer when I don’t want to heat up the oven!

  4. Jersey Girl Cooks
    May 14, 2021 / 4:30 pm

    5 stars
    These are so cute and delicious! No bake desserts are great!

  5. Caylie
    May 14, 2021 / 5:31 pm

    5 stars
    These look absolutely amazing!!!

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