Test Kitchen: Sargent Choice Berry Vanilla Cheesecake Parfaits
Sargent Choice Berry Vanilla Cheesecake Parfaits
Mia Sugarman, 4th Year Dietetics Major, Psychology Minor
Recipes modified from Recipe Runner
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer with the whisk attachment, place the soft cream cheese, Greek yogurt, sugar, salt, and vanilla bean paste into the mixing bowl.
- Beat the mixture on medium high speed, scraping down the sides once or twice, until it is fluffy and smooth.
- In a small bowl combine the diced strawberries with the teaspoon of sugar and toss together until coated.
- Using 4 small glasses, layer the parfaits starting with a layer of blueberries, then the cheesecake, then a layer of strawberries, and finishing with a little more cheesecake.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
What We Liked
- The parfait was fun to make with friends!
- This dish was sweet but not too rich!
- The soft cream cheese created a smooth and light texture.
- This could be enjoyed as a delicious dessert or a snack.
- Add different toppings such as berries, dark chocolate or nuts.
- Store the cheesecake and toppings separately and combine when ready to eat.
- For a thicker texture, store the cheesecake in the fridge for a longer duration prior to serving.
- Cream cheese and Greek yogurt provide protein, which helps with lasting satiety, in addition to calcium, which plays a role in bone health.
- Fresh berries provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C to help support immune health.