Layers of strawberries, blueberries, and delicious lightened-up no bake vanilla cheesecake, are the perfect combination in these patriotic parfaits!
Okay so I’m totally going to sound like an old lady here, but maybe I’m not alone…I’ll just keep telling myself that. Our neighborhood has decided that the 4th of July isn’t just to be celebrated on that day. Oh no, around here 4th of July started last week and I’m pretty sure it will continue to be celebrated a week after the big day. And what do I mean by celebrated? Shooting off fireworks every night after 9:00 PM for at least 30-45 minutes!
For the old lady that goes to bed at about 9:00 every night it’s really pretty annoying. Usually just as I’m about to fall asleep I’m rudely startled awake by the whistling sound and loud pop of fireworks. Of course at that point my heart is racing and I lay there in bed for another 30 minutes trying to relax, but knowing all to well that amateur fireworks hour is just starting. It probably wouldn’t bother me so much if I wasn’t getting up at 5:00 in the morning to go running, but I am and therefore I’m annoyed!
Sorry I just poo-pooed all over 4th of July festivities, I really do actually love them, but let’s keep the celebration to the 4th, not June 21st through July 10th. To make up for my old lady rant I made us some super easy, no bake Berry Vanilla Cheesecake Parfaits! If it’s as hot as it was yesterday you can be assured that I won’t be turning on my oven this weekend, which makes these no bake cheesecake parfaits the perfect dessert.
The parfaits are layers of lightened up vanilla bean cheesecake and gorgeous sweet summer strawberries and blueberries. I lightened the cheesecake up the way I always do, by using Greek yogurt, low-fat cream cheese, and less sugar to sweeten it. I did use a little bit of sugar to sweeten my strawberries, but if you find some extra sweet ones there’s no need to add the sugar. I love the presentation of these parfaits. The red, white, and blue layers are so festive and patriotic, and perfect for your 4th of July party!