- 3 cups Strawberriesdivided (2 cups + 1 cup)
- ¼ cup Granulated sugar
- 1 cup Ricotta cheesefat-free
- ½ cup Cream Cheeseless-fat, softened
- ¼ cup Powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp Water
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 cup Amaretti cookie crumbsabout 8 cookies
- ½ cup Frozen whipped toppingreduced-calorie, thawed
- 2 tbsp Almondstoasted
Healthy Strawberry Parfaits
This Healthy Strawberry Parfaits recipe is so easy to make and it tastes so good! It’s a great way to showcase my favorite summer fruit – the humble strawberry. Strawberries mean summer to me. I absolutely love the burst of freshness and color they bring to smoothies, fruit salads and desserts! I was very happy to learn that they are packed full of nutrients too.
To make this recipe, you simply prepare a strawberry puree and mix together soft cheeses like ricotta and cream cheese with powdered sugar, vanilla and water. I then assemble the dessert in simple glasses, layering up the fruity and creamy mixtures until I have a striped red and white delight!
To make Healthy Strawberry Parfaits, you will need the following ingredients:
So, how to make Healthy Strawberry Parfaits?
Steps to make Healthy Strawberry Parfaits
Make strawberry puree
Mix together ricotta, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and water
Assemble the parfaits
Layer the different mixtures into the glasses. Start by spooning in 2 tablespoons of strawberry puree, then add ¼ cup of sliced strawberries, followed by 3 tablespoons of the creamy ricotta mixture. Repeat the layers until you have used everything. Try to ensure you top each parfait with a drizzle of the remaining strawberry puree.