As the Fourth of July approaches, most of us are preparing for our annual backyard blowout. The to-do list includes menu-planning, mowing the lawn, and gathering all the red, white, and blue decorations you can find (banners, cupcake toppers, plates, napkins, koozies, the works). While there won’t be any shortage of American flags at the Independence Day celebrations, why not make some menu items to match?
These patriotic parfaits are the perfect addition to your July Fourth spread. Not only do you avoid turning on the oven in July (score), they incorporate some of summer’s best berries AND match your tablescape. A party-planning win.
Make the simple no-bake cheesecake filling using a hand mixer. Separate the mixture into three bowls then add strawberry and blueberry preserves to make your red and blue fillings and leave one plain. There you have it – red, white, and blue.
In small juice glasses (or party-preferred plastic cups) add the cheesecake and graham cracker crumble, layering in order from bottom to top the strawberry, plain, and blueberry cheesecake, adding fresh berries along the way. The best part? You can make them ahead of time and leave them chilling in the fridge until it’s party-time.
Leave the oven off and make these no-bake cheesecake parfaits for your Fourth of July celebrations. This silky, sweet treat might outshine the fireworks this year.
With the Hamilton Beach® Hand Mixer with Snap-On Case you’ll enjoy a slower first speed that reduces messy splatters and the Bowl Rest™ feature.