No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

This No-Bake Summer Dessert has layers of buttery graham cracker crumbs, fresh macerated strawberries, and a creamy cheesecake filling. 

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Ingredients
  1. 1 lb fresh strawberries
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  5. 1 sleeve graham crackers or 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  6. 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  7. two 8-ounce blocks cream cheese softened
  8. 14- ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract
Instructions
  • Remove and discard the stems from the strawberries, then cut the strawberries into bite-sized pieces. Place in a bowl with the sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir well to combine, then let this sit for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, place the graham crackers into a food processor, and pulse until ground into fine crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, you can crush the graham crackers with a rolling pin instead.
  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl, and stir until the crumbs are moistened. Set aside.