Lightened Up No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits – and a Surprise Baby Shower!

May 6, 2014

Now that the days are getting longer [and a little warmer], who wants to be inside baking away?

I know I don’t. Being outside, soaking up the sun, going for evening strolls, putting our toes in the pokey grass, I just want to do it all. Not being tied down to an oven timer.

And fruit. Oh fruit is a MUST. all desserts from here until pumpkin season must contain some sort of fruit. Peaches. Plums. Blueberries. Apples. Pineapple. Cherries. Can’t leave out strawberries! Actually I think strawberries are like the official fruit of summer.

The color. The sweetness. The fact that you can turn them in to ice cream or pie. Cake or popsicles. Lemonade or margaritas. And lets not forget about plain [well maybe dunked in a little sugar – that’s what I would do when I was a kid. Talk about killing a container of strawberries].

Well, today I’m bringing you a super simple strawberry dessert that will have you playing out at the park, flying kites until sunset, and not a single need to turn on the oven. I’m also sharing it for Georgia’s Surprise Virtual Baby Shower.


Georgia blogs over at The Comfort of Cooking, making some tasty treats and eats. This sweet chicky is about to be a new mommy to a little girl and we all wanted to share our excitement! Can’t wait for another blogger to join the mommy club!

Lightened up strawberry cheesecake layered in between moist squares of pound cake, with some scoops of whipped cream and strawberries. This is like an elevated version of strawberry shortcake. Almost made me want to stick out my little pinky finger. That pale pink color is possible one of the best things to scream baby girl at a baby shower too, right?

Who needs a spoon?!

Lightened Up No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits – and a Surprise Baby Shower!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings


    For the Strawberry Cheesecake:
  • 11/2 cup strawberries, slices
  • 8 oz fat free cream cheese
  • 1 [5.3 oz] container of Chobani strawberry yogurt
  • 3-4 drops of stevia
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • For the Parfaits:
  • 3-4 slices of angel food cake, cubed
  • 2 cups fat free cool whip
  • 5 strawberries, sliced


    For the Strawberry Cheesecake:
  1. In a food processor, blend all the ingredients together until everything is smooth and creamy. Scoop out in to a bowl and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours just to let it chill and get thick.
  2. To Assemble the Parfaits:
  3. Take 4 mason jars or parfait glasses and drop a few cubes of angel food in each one. Spoon 1/4 cup of the strawberry cheesecake over the angel food. Layer a few dollops of whipped cream on top of the cheesecake. Then top with a few slices of strawberries. Repeat this process again if you have room in your jar.

Come see what everyone else is bringing to the party!


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emma May 6, 2014 at 5:12 am

I love everything about this! Strawberries are my fave 🙂 Now if only we had cool whip . . . I seriously need to move!!!

Have one for me 🙂


2 Erin @ Texanerin Baking May 6, 2014 at 5:28 am

Haha. YES! Everything, absolutely everything, sweet from now until pumpkin season has to contain fruit. Lots of it!

And hooray on the Greek yogurt and cream cheese thing. I was just saying in another post how I love that combination! I love how you made these lighter. Perfect for a baby shower. 🙂

Thanks so much for participating!


3 Zainab May 6, 2014 at 6:36 am

I’m game for this plan of fruits all the way to October! Amazing 🙂


4 Julia May 6, 2014 at 7:07 am

These are so gorgeous! I’ve been looking for no-bake recipes and this one is perfect for all the strawberries I have in my refer right now! It’s very nice to meet you through Georgia’s baby shower. Cheers to little babies and pink edibles! 🙂


5 RavieNomNoms May 6, 2014 at 7:11 am

SO cute!


6 Ali May 6, 2014 at 8:20 am

Yummy – those look really good!!


7 Shashi @runninsrilankan May 6, 2014 at 8:24 am

What a great idea to combine Chobani strawberry yogurt and cream cheese – these look gorgeous – the perfect summer dessert!!


8 Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough May 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

Pass me a spoon, please! These look so yum!


9 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction May 6, 2014 at 8:33 am

I’m all about strawberries right now! These parfaits sound so good!


10 Jennie @themessybakerblog May 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

Steph, these look super yummy. I love that you lightened them up.


11 Marie @ Little Kitchie May 6, 2014 at 9:48 am

Love these! So glad we get to celebrate Georgia together!


12 Katie May 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

Yum! I’m all for mini parfaits. And no bake cheesecake? Even better!


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14 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

Steph, thank you so much for being a part of this huge surprise! What an amazing group of blogging friends I have! ♥ These cheesecake parfaits are right up my alley, and I love that you lightened them up. Perfect for spring parties!


15 Steph May 7, 2014 at 6:40 am

SOOO excited for you Georgia!! And if you need any tips, I’m here for ya!!


16 Ashley May 6, 2014 at 11:38 am

Love these!! I am all about strawberries right now and I really love that these are no-bake!


17 Meriem @ Culinary Couture May 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

How yummy! I love me some no bake desserts!


18 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl May 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm

This is right up my alley!! Yum!


19 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm

These are so fun! I love cheesecake desserts!


20 Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living May 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm

What a fun idea for Georgia’s baby shower – love mini desserts!


21 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic May 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I love no bake desserts this time of year, and definitely anything pink! These strawberry cheesecake parfaits look PERFECT.


22 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 7, 2014 at 9:11 pm

What a perfect treat for a baby shower! I adore Georgia!


23 Core Exercise routines May 19, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Quite interesting page. Seeking great and yeah the shirt is sort of funny!


24 Rishavbhai February 13, 2016 at 7:22 pm

You can try this with most fruit and It’ll work just fine, maybe skip the balsamic.And yes, ferson fruits are fine, I used to do it all he time.But I suggest pushing the sauce throught a sieve to get rid of the little seeds.


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