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5 from 4 votes

Strawberries & Cream Mini Parfaits

Macerated strawberries and a vanilla flavored whipped cream make up this light and tasty no bake dessert that is sure to please!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert recipe, no bake dessert
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Julie Clark


For the macerated strawberries

  • 2 1/2 cups sliced strawberries (heaping cups)
  • 3-4 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the vanilla whipped cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar (or less if you'd like it less sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced strawberries for garnish


Macerate the strawberries:

  • To a medium bowl, add the strawberries and sugar. Mix until the mixture is mostly combined. Set aside, covered in room temperature for at least 45 minutes.

Make the vanilla whipped cream:

  • To a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (hand mixer works well too), over medium/high speed, whip the heavy cream until slightly thickened. Increase the speed to high and whip until thickened and medium peaks form.
  • Turn off the mixer and add the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract. Turn the mixer back to low speed and whip until the confectioner's sugar is mostly combined. Increase the speed to high and whip until completely thickened and the mixture forms stiff peaks.
  • Spoon into a large piping bag fitted with a large star or round tip and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

To assemble:

  • Prepare six 5 ounce dessert glasses or bowls. To glass dessert glasses (or bowls) add a couple of spoonfuls of macerated strawberries.
  • Pipe vanilla whipped cream on top, followed by more strawberries.
  • Top with vanilla whipped cream. Garnish with a strawberry.
  • Makes six mini parfaits.



The calories shown are based on the recipe making 6 parfaits, with 1 serving being 1 parfait. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Serving: 137g | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1166IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg