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Captain America: Civil War Cheesecake Parfaits

Captain America, Iron Man, and Winter Soldier cheesecake parfaits. Delicious tangy cheesecake whipped cream piped between layers of fresh fruit make a quick and easy Captain America dessert perfect for parties! 

Course Dessert
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 to 10 (8oz) Parfaits
Calories 300 kcal
Author Tracy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 to 6 cups assorted fruit chopped

Instructions

  1. Using your stand mixer with the whisk attachment or bowl and whisk, whisk heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. If you are making this with a hand-held mixer or by hand, place whisk and bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes, until very cold before whipping the cream. This will help your whipped cream whip up easier. Set aside.
  2. In a separate, large bowl, whisk together room-temperature cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and salt until well-combined and smooth. Gently whisk in whipped cream. If not using immediately, refrigerate until assembling parfaits.
  3. To assemble your parfaits, use a piping bag (or a plastic bag with the corner snipped ofto pipe layers of cheesecake whipped cream between layers of fruit.

Recipe Notes

Cream cheese must be room temperature before starting or you will end up with a lumpy finished product. If using the same whisk to whip cream and mix the cream cheese and sugar, you MUST whip your cream first. Any oil from the cream cheese left on the whisk can cause your whipped cream not to whip up. Leftover parfaits will keep just fine overnight, but if making for guests or a party, they should probably be made shortly before serving because the cream will deflate slightly (you can see this with the tall Iron Man parfait in the top picture).