Florida Strawberry Parfaits are Perfect
|February 3, 2014||Posted by Melissa under Agriculture, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes|
I love strawberries and I love Florida strawberry season. It’s a great time to buy them and enjoy the sweet, juicy goodness bursting out of them. One of my favorite desserts growing up was strawberry shortcake, using the recipe on the back of biscuit mix boxes, with ripe, sliced strawberries. (In fact, it is still one of my favorites.) However, I have another favorite. These cute little Florida Strawberry Parfaits are, in a (French) word, perfect. This recipe serves four.
• 2 cups fresh Florida strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced
• 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, whipped
• 2 tablespoons natural Florida sugar
• 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
• 4 graham crackers, crushed
• 1 lemon, juiced
• 4 sprigs fresh mint for garnish
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine whipped cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice. Fold the yogurt into the cream cheese mixture. In four wide-mouth glasses, evenly layer cream cheese mixture, strawberries and crushed graham crackers. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. Serve chilled.
How do you like to eat Florida strawberries?