February 25, 2014

Fresh From Florida Strawberry Cream Parfait


 Today I am excited to feature one of my favorite fruits: Strawberries!
I have teamed up with Fresh from Florida to promote local seasonal Florida produce. One of the great things about living in Florida is the availability of fresh seasonal produce. I am Florida born and raised and I have fond memories of picking berries with my parents at local farms and visiting farmer's markets...all year long!
 In February, when everyone in the country (sorry guys!) is suffering through snowstorms and freezing temperatures, Florida is celebrating Strawberry Season! They even have a Strawberry Fest in Plant City every Feb-March (I've been and it was both delicious and entertaining!).

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Enjoying one of my many Strawberry snacks at The Strawberry Festival: Strawberry Shortcake!
 Today I am sharing this Florida Strawberry Cream Parfait recipe with you. Sweet, fresh berries, crunchy graham crackers, and soft pillowy cream make up this simple and delicious dessert!

Ingredients:

Serves 4
Prep time:10 minutes
  • 2 cups fresh Florida strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced
  • 8 ounces low fat whipped cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp natural Florida sugar
  • 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 4 graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine whipped cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice.
  2. Fold the yogurt into the cream cheese mixture.
  3. In four wide mouth glasses, evenly layer cream cheese mixture, strawberries, and crushed graham crackers.
  4. Garnish with fresh sprigs of mint.
  5. Serve chilled.
Recipe from Fresh from Florida
 
Beautiful Florida Strawberries!
Rinse and slice your berries.
Make your cream filling: whipped cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla yogurt.
Crush 4 graham crackers. I like to do this by hand 
so they aren't too small and still have some texture and crunch.
Assemble your parfaits by layering cream, strawberries, and graham crackers until you have filled your glass.
Then top with more berries and a sprig of mint. Serve chilled.
I made cute strawberry hearts to garnish the top of my parfaits!
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