Key Lime Cheesecake Parfaits Recipe

Indulge in the refreshing tanginess of key lime combined with creamy cheesecake in these delightful parfaits. Perfect for any occasion, these layered treats are sure to impress!


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice (freshly squeezed is best)
  • Green food coloring (optional)
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Lime slices, for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
  2. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  4. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated.
  5. Add the lime zest, key lime juice, and green food coloring (if using) to the cream cheese mixture. Stir until evenly combined and smooth.
  6. To assemble the parfaits, layer the graham cracker mixture and the cream cheese mixture alternately in serving glasses, starting with a layer of graham cracker crumbs at the bottom.
  7. Continue layering until the glasses are filled, finishing with a layer of the cream cheese mixture on top.
  8. Refrigerate the parfaits for at least 1 hour to set.
  9. Before serving, top each parfait with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of lime for garnish.
  10. Enjoy the refreshing and indulgent flavors of these Key Lime Cheesecake Parfaits!

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