I have such an awesome post for you today! Not only am I sharing a delicious recipe for strawberry cheesecake parfait, I am also sharing some simple and fun party ideas using Chinet® Cut Crystal® products! My daughter Lizzy turned four recently, and one of her birthday wishes was to have a princess tea party with her older sister Abby. She adores anything pink and pretty, and getting ready for the party was easy using the Chinet® Cut Crystal® line of disposable tableware.
I love this line because it's fully coordinated (everything matches, from the cutlery to the cups to the plates - they even have new stemless wine glasses!) and it goes with everything. I like that the design is simple and elegant, which makes it easy to match any party theme. Plus, clean-up is a snap and there's no sink full of dirty dishes to wash!
Lizzy chose a pretty pink tablecloth and pennant banner for decorations, and I put together some treats for the girls. Lizzy was beaming when she sat down at the table and saw all the pretty things laid out just for her!
We settled for milk instead of tea, not being big tea drinkers, and Lizzy loved using a stripy straw. The Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups were the perfect size for her little hands and very sturdy, too.
When I saw the new Chinet® Cut Crystal® stemless wine glasses for the first time, I thought immediately that they would be perfect for parfait! I love how they show off the delicious layers and they are so elegant, too. The girls couldn't wait to dig in!
These strawberry cheesecake parfaits are quick and easy to make, and so full of decadent cheesecake flavor! The cheesecake mousse layer is rich and creamy, and contrasts deliciously with the fresh strawberries and crumbly graham cracker layer. They were the perfect dessert to celebrate our little princess!
Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon corn syrup
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups strawberries, stemmed and cut into quarters
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the corn syrup and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla until well blended. Add half of the whipped cream to the bowl and mix until smooth. Add the other half of the whipped cream and mix until completely blended. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.
When you're ready to serve, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of the mixture into each of four Chinet® Cut Crystal® stemless wine glasses. Scoop some of the cheesecake mousse into each cup, then top with 1/2 cup of strawberries, and another scoop of mousse. Sprinkle with more of the graham cracker mixture and serve.
cheesecake mousse recipe adapted slightly from Cooking Classy
Lizzy's princess tea party was definitely a success, and these little girls had the time of their lives!
For more great party ideas, check out the Chinet® inspiration page and Pinterest page. They have all the inspiration you need to throw a fabulous party!
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