Lime Cheesecake Parfait

Lime Cheesecake Parfait is amazingly easy to make and has a secret ingredient that makes it healthier and creamier too! You can't beat that!! The secret ingredient also gives this yum-mazing dessert that gorgeous green color! Healthy, creamy and green - have you guessed what the secret ingredient is? Hint: It's one of my favorite fruits!
Lime Cheesecake Parfait | by Life Tastes Good is lusciously delicious with a secret healthy ingredient #avocado #healthy


Avocado!! Yep, that beautiful, creamy fruit used to make savory guacamole is hidden in this sweet, luscious dessert that tastes just like the best ever Key Lime Pie! It's true!

This recipe is a blend of two of my favorite desserts. It combines the flavors of my Avocado Lime Cheesecake, which is a frozen dessert, and the creaminess of my Lemon Curd Parfait. I love the flavor of the Avocado Lime Cheesecake, but I wanted something creamier! So I used the same ingredients, but changed up the technique and, voila, it worked perfectly! Now I get all the amazing flavor of my frozen Avocado Lime Cheesecake, but in a creamilicious dessert! 

Lime Cheesecake Parfait | by Life Tastes Good is lusciously delicious with a secret healthy ingredient #avocado #healthy

Lime Cheesecake Parfait

Life Tastes Good
Published 07/29/2014
Lime Cheesecake Parfait

Ingredients

  • For the graham cracker crumbs:
  • 1/2 package graham crackers (enough to make at least 3/4 cup finely ground crumbs)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • For the homemade whipped topping:
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • For the avocado lime cheesecake filling:
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 ripe Haas avocado, pitted
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse graham crackers until finely ground. This should be at least 3/4 cup of crumbs. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and 3 tablespoons softened butter and pulse until combined. Set aside. This can also be done in a blender.
  2. To make homemade whipped topping, wipe the bowl of the food processor clean and add 1 cup heavy cream. Pulse for about 30 seconds to a minute until the cream just starts to thicken. Add 1/3 cup sugar and a pinch of salt and pulse for another 30 seconds until you have the consistency of whipped cream. Be careful not to over whip. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Note: The whipped cream can also be made using a mixer with the whisk attachment or even whisking by hand.
  3. To make the lime cheesecake filling, wipe the bowl of the food processor clean and add 1 cup chilled heavy cream. Pulse for about 30 seconds to a minute until it is just starting to thicken. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 ripe Haas avocado, 3 ounces softened cream cheese, 2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Pulse another 30 seconds or until mixture thickens into whipped cream consistency. Watch this carefully. If you over whip it will break and you'll have to start over. It's so sad when that happens. Note: The avocado lime cheesecake filling can also be made using a mixer with the whisk attachment or even whisking by hand.
  4. To assemble, divide the graham cracker crumbs evenly among your dessert cups. I like to reserve a little to sprinkle on top as well. On top of the crumbs, spoon a dollop of the avocado lime cheesecake filling, dividing it evenly among your dessert cups. Top each one off with a dollop of the homemade whipped topping and garnish with graham cracker crumbs. The servings will vary depending on the size of your dessert cups. I was able to fill 6 (4 ounce) desserts cups.
Yield: about 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.

Tags: Lime, Avocado, Cheesecake, Parfait, Dessert, No Bake, Whipped Cream, Key Lime, Pie, Crust

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34 comments:

  1. Those sound so good! I love lime & cheesecake, so these would be perfect.

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    1. You and me both! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I've seen avocado in dessert before but haven't tried it yet. I love lime cheesecake and I love how these look!

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    1. Thanks Marye! The avocado taste doesn't come through, but it does make it creamier and adds a little bit of healthy to it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Parfaits are good. Parfaits that include cheesecake are OUTSTANDINGLY good. :)

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  4. Avocado!! Brilliant! This looks amazing, pinning!

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  5. That looks so good. Does it taste just like key lime pie? Now I am craving this.
    -Jessica

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    1. It is not as tart as the key lime pies I have tried,which is why I prefer the avocado lime combo. Thanks for stopping by Jessica ~Marion

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  6. I like parfaits, but i cannot eat avocado, whats the substitute?

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    1. You can double the cream cheese to take the place of the avocado. It won't have the green color, of course, but it will still be yummy! I hope that helps ~Marion

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  7. Oh looks awesome and avacado and lime go well together, sounds like an amazing decadant dessert!

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    1. It's one of my favorite flavor combos! Thanks for stopping by, Shelby!

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  8. Loving all your parfait creations, Marion, and this one is no exception. Looks amazing. Hopping over to Brianne's blog to check out the recipe now!

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  9. Incredible recipe, here Marian. I've never made a parfait but I sure love eat it. This post and your photos are stunning, we would love to have you over to Platter Talk sometime and showcase your work to our readers as well!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dan! I appreciate your sweet words :)

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  10. These look fantastic! Love the avocado addition!

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  11. This looks so good and the presentation is on point. I have never had a lime cheesecake anything but I sure want to try it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Danielle! I hope you get a chance to give it a try - it's delish! ~Marion

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  12. Pretty, pretty! I have never tried avocado in a dessert before. Heading over to Brianne's too!

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    1. Oh you need to give it a try Mary Ellen! Although, the avocado taste does not come through, the creaminess does! And I love the pretty green color :). Thanks for stopping by!!

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  13. These sure are adorable!! Love them!!

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  14. Oh my gosh yum. Parfaits are probably one of my favorite go to snacks (or desserts depending on how they're made).

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  15. Yummy! And so pretty! Hopping over to get the recipe now!

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  16. Wow. Those look amazing. I will have to try them.

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  17. This looks absolutely amazing! Lime is my favorite flavor!

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  18. Oh those look like they are wonderful

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  19. It looks so good! I think my husband would love it!

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