Friday, September 4, 2015

STRAWBERRY PARFAITS

I buy strawberries from a farmer down the road from me. Her berries are so wonderful, sweet, and of course, organic. Everytime I drive by her stand, I buy one or two baskets. I love to freeze them for use all winter long in super juices and desserts. If you prefer, you can use low fat or fat free yogurt and cream cheese.


3 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
3 T granulated sugar

1 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt
½ cup softened cream cheese
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 t pure vanilla extract

8 butter cookies or graham crackers, crushed

In a bowl, combine the berries with the sugar. Stir to combine.
Cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours.

In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Place some of the crushed cookies in the bottom of 4 serving cups.
Add some of the whipped yogurt mixture
Add the berries and layer two more times.
Top with a sprinkling of crushed cookies and a sprig of mint, if desired.

Serves 4