Lemon Cheesecake Parfaits are an easy, no-bake dessert that will satisfy your cheesecake cravings.
Bright and flavorful lemon zest brings a decadent cream cheese mixture to life with vibrant citrus notes. Layer with crumbled graham crackers for a light crunch.
Assemble your cheesecake parfaits in your favorite glasses, jars, or cups for an impressive dessert you can make in advance and serve grab-and-go style.
Top with bright, juicy berries. Creamy, tangy, and sweet. 🍋
Why KJ Loves
No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Parfaits
These little parfaits are so cute you almost don’t want to eat them! But, you won’t be able to resist! I love how easily this dessert recipe comes together and how light and airy it is while being indulgent.
Lemon Cheesecake Parfait Ingredients
This easy, no-bake recipe only needs a few simple ingredients:
Cream cheese (softened)
Graham crackers (crushed)
(Raspberries are my fav!)
How to Make Lemon Cheesecake Parfaits
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the lemon zest.
In a small bowl, combine the crushed graham crackers with the butter.
Assemble the parfaits by layering the graham crackers and the lemon cheesecake mixture in parfait cups, ending with the cheesecake mixture.
Tip: If you’re a perfectionist, you can try piping the mixture into the cups with a plastic Ziplock bag. Simply fill the bag with the mixture, cut off the corner, and pipe away!
Garnish with raspberries and a light dusting of powdered sugar or extra lemon zest. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Finish the parfaits off with…
- Extra whipped cream on top
- Your favorite berries: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries!
- Candied lemon peel or lemon zest
- Crushed graham crackers
- Lemon slices
Oh, and make more than just one lemon cheesecake parfait per guest…some people are guaranteed to go back for seconds 👀
Lemon Cheesecake Parfait Tips
Can these be made in advance?
Yes! Lemon cheesecake parfaits are the perfect dessert to make in advance. Simply keep them covered in the refrigerator until they’re ready to serve.
What should I serve these in?
I love to use these cute little parfait glasses! Use parfait glasses, cups, or mason jars. Whatever you have on hand!
Do I have to use real whipped cream?
I think the slight bit of extra effort makes a huge difference in the taste. But if you want to make things super simple with Cool Whip, go for it!
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