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Red, White, and Blue Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

What’s better to have on Memorial Day than a dessert inspired by the colors of the flag? Strawberries, blueberries, cream cheese, and whipped cream are thrown together to make a very patriotic and delicious dish.

You know, I just realized the last three desserts I’ve posted on here have had strawberries in them. There actually is a reason for that and it’s not because I have a strange strawberry obsession (although they are pretty yummy, aren’t they?). I completely forgot (once again) to buy raspberries when we were shopping in the neighboring much bigger town (I had planned to try making this with raspberries and white chocolate pudding). Ah, the pitfalls of living in a little town. I love it most of the time, but it’d be nice to not have to travel 14 miles just to buy something a little different than the usual. Next time, I swear I’m going to break the cycle and remember to buy raspberries when we go shopping in the Big Town.

Ingredients
8 oz cream cheese, softened
6 Tbsp powdered sugar
Fresh whipped cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
Graham cracker crumbs
1 lb of strawberries, cut in half then sliced
1 pint of blueberries

1) In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Then, once all of those ingredients are completely combined fold in about a 1/4 to a 1/2 cup of fresh whipped cream (depending on how much you want in it – I used a 1/3 of a cup this time). Set that mixture aside.

2) Setting up a sort of assembly line, layer a large spoonful of the cream cheese mixture in the bottom of a glass. Then sprinkle a spoonful of graham cracker crumbs on top of that. On top of that, add a few blueberries and sliced strawberries. Repeat the layers one more time, then top with a dollop of whipped cream.

One thought on “Red, White, and Blue Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

  1. That looks soooooo delicious!

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