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Strawberry Parfait Recipe made with Fresh Florida Strawberries #spon @FreshfromFL

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 19, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts, Food, Recipes

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One of my favorite fruits is the strawberry. Especially fresh strawberries. They bring back wonderful childhood memories — picking fresh strawberries with my grandfather.

It just so happens that my son’s favorite fruit is the strawberry. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to sit on our patio in early summer and eat fresh strawberries. I hope I making a lasting memory with him like the ones I have with my grandfather.

Did you know in Florida, February is Strawberry Season? They even have the world famous Florida Strawberry Festival in February and early March! I don’t know about you, but that’s reason enough to go to Florida for me!

I enjoy strawberries in salads (and vinaigrette dressings) and on pancakes, but love strawberries in desserts. They offer a natural sweetness and succulence that is hard to beat. I enjoyed some strawberries dipped in chocolate for Valentine’s Day. One of my favorite strawberry desserts though, is a strawberry parfait.

This Fresh From Florida recipe is quick, easy, and healthy:

Florida Strawberry Parfait

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh Florida strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, whipped
  • 2 tablespoons natural Florida sugar
  • 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 4 graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint for garnish

Directions:

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine whipped cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice. Fold the yogurt into the cream cheese mixture. In four wide mouth glasses, evenly layer cream cheese mixture, strawberries and crushed graham crackers. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. Serve chilled.

Yum, right? And as cold as it’s been here lately, I sure could use a Fresh From Florida Strawberry Parfait to give me the warm feeling of spring and summer.

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26 Responses to Strawberry Parfait Recipe made with Fresh Florida Strawberries #spon @FreshfromFL

  1. This makes me SO excited for summer and all of the strawberries that come into season! One of my favorites is definitely strawberry shortcake.

  2. Corina Ramos says:

    This looks yummy! What I love most is how easy it is to make :). Thanks for sharing it with us Donna!

    Happy Wednesday hon!

  3. Tammy says:

    That sounds so light and fresh for a summer dessert! Strawberry shortcake is probably my favorite strawberry treat.

  4. Just plain old strawberry shortcake will do! Yumm!

  5. This looks so yummy! I’m ready for some good strawberries. We had some the other day that weren’t all that good! I want to try this recipe!!! 🙂

  6. Nicole Brady says:

    This looks really refreshing. The last few years, I’ve had a chocolate mint plant on my deck and have ‘snacked’ on the leaves. I haven’t found a recipe to actually use them in yet but I bet they would be good on top of this in place of the regular mint!

  7. I cannot wait for strawberry picking season. We go and pick quarts and quarts of them! I can’t wait til we have fresh ones. This looks like a great use of them!

  8. Kathleen says:

    Yum! I love how fresh and light this is. Strawberries here in Florida are so good.

  9. LyndaS says:

    Those strawberries look so fresh and delicious. The parfait conjures thoughts of a healthy twist on a strawberry cheesecake. Yum!

  10. This sounds so refreshing! I love strawberries!

  11. Colleen says:

    Yum I made their Strawberry Cheesecake Dip and it was so good!

  12. Cat Davis says:

    Yum! I love strawberry anything. I wish we had some decent looking berries around here this time of the year.

  13. Michelle says:

    Yay fresh strawberries! Looks delicious!

  14. This looks absolutely amazing! And, I so love strawberries.

  15. Shell Feis says:

    That looks so good! My favorite strawberry recipe is from one of the The Biggest Loser cookbooks & involves a sliced banana, fresh strawberries, vanilla yogurt, granola and a drizzle of hot fudge.

  16. DawnC says:

    Gosh does that look yummy! I wish I had fresh strawberries.

  17. Melissa says:

    This sounds so yummy. I love fresh fruit.

  18. Strawberries and Parfaits are my two favorite things.

  19. HilLesha says:

    Yum, yum – I love strawberries!

  20. Kelsey Apley says:

    I love strawberries! I would say they are in the top 2 of my favorite fruits! To bite into a perfectly ripe strawberry is perfection! These parfaits look So delicious!!

  21. Love that you added mint to really highlight the flavors. Looking forward to making this as a treat for the kids.

  22. I’m looking forward to having fresh, red strawberries again!

  23. I love lots of things with strawberries, on pancakes with whipped cream, on pound cake, in spinach salad and on I could go! This parfait looks delicious.

  24. Angela says:

    Your strawberry parfait recipes looks delicious. I love FL strawberries.

  25. I love strawberry parfait’s but I haven’t ever made one at home.

  26. Katie h says:

    Oh yummy! You could easily substitute any other berries that are in season, like blackberries or raspberries too!

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