Red, White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits Photo

Now that we’ve unofficially kicked off summer and all things grilled, it’s time to start putting those patriotic plans into place for your 4th of July feast! And what better way to set off flavor fireworks than with a sweet finale in the form of No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits?

This quick-fix dessert covers all of the red, white and blue bases and stars crunchy cookies, creamy no-bake cheesecake filling, fresh fruit, and the real showstopper, edible glittering stars. Best of all, the components can all be made a day in advance and then assembled the morning of your summertime soirée. No stress, no mess, and no oven required!

Keep the celebration in motion with more red, white and blue desserts, including an American Flag Cookie Cake, Patriotic Pavlova with Watermelon Stars, Easy Strawberry Shortcake and more sweet treats.

Red, White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits Photo

Red, White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits Photo

Red, White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits Photo

Red, White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits Photo

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Red, White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Set off flavor fireworks with a sweet finale in the form of No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • Red candy melts
  • Red sprinkles
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed red velvet cookies (See Kelly’s Note)
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup store-bought or homemade whipped cream

Equipment:

  • Piping bag or sealable plastic bag

Instructions 

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Melt the candy melts according to the package instructions then pipe them into the shapes of stars with a 1 1/2-inch line coming off the bottom of each star. (This will serve as the piece that sticks into the whipped cream.) Immediately sprinkle the stars with the sprinkles before the candy melt sets. Set the stars aside or refrigerate them until they’ve fully hardened.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Transfer the mixture into a piping bag or sealable plastic bag.
  • Add a layer of the crushed cookies to each serving glass. Pipe a layer of the cheesecake filling on top of the cookies, then top the cheesecake with a layer of blueberries and a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Using an offset spatula, carefully release each candy melt star from the baking sheet. Top each parfait with a candy melt star and serve immediately.

Kelly’s Note:

  • Red Velvet Oreos are my go-to for this recipe, but any other red-colored cookie works.
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Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 145mg, Potassium: 79mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Vitamin C: 5.3mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg

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    1. Hi Kim! I used a variety of sizes so feel free to use whatever small serving glasses you have on hand :)

  1. Okay, #1, these parfaits are so gorgeous! #2, I want to eat one right now! #3, I’m saving the recipe to make my own! Thank you for sharing these beauties.

  2. Yum! These look beautiful and will be amazing for our 4th of July celebration. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. So cute, perfect for a 4th of July party. No bake, perfect for these hot days!!

  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. It looks fascinating and sumptuous. Now i found addition stuff to prepare for my kids on our next picnic. Awesome post, kudos