OREO PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE PARFAITS
These Parfaits are so adorable, and they’re really delicious. If you’re in a hurry, but need something that will make a stunning dessert, this is sure to be a hit with everyone. The flavors are so good together, and you can make this ahead of time, lightly cover them in the refrigerator, and they’re ready to serve when you need them. Make sure to keep this in your favorites, because you’ll want to make this one again, and again.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE OREO PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE PARFAITS:
1 package of Mini Oreo’s
3 packages of Cream Cheese – 8 ounces – softened
1/2 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
1 cup of Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup of Sugar
1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice
1 drop of Peppermint flavoring – in Red Batter
Red Food Coloring Gel – about 5 or 6 drops
Peppermint Sticks – See link
Snowmen faces – See link
Sprinkles – See link
6 Parfait glasses
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
Crush the bag of Mini Oreo’s and fill the bottom of the Parfait glasses with the Cookie Crumbs. Set aside.
In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the Softened Cream Cheese, and Heavy Whipping Cream, and mix on low to blend. Turn mixer to high for about 1 minute, until creamy and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl as needed, and mix again. Add the Vanilla, and mix. Add the Sugar, and Lemon Juice, and blend until smooth. Add the Powdered Sugar, and mix on low until blended, then scrape down the sides of the bowl, and mix until blended.
Divide the Cheesecake Batter in half, by removing half of the Batter to a small bowl. In the mixing bowl, add the Peppermint Flavoring, and mix. Add the Red Food Coloring Gel, and mix until well blended and no white is left.
Tear off a piece of Plastic Wrap (Glad Wrap) about 10 or 12 inches wide and lay it out flat on the counter. Carefully, place the White Cheesecake batter in a long Ribbon on the Plastic Wrap. Place the Red Cheesecake Batter next to the White Batter in a long Ribbon on the Plastic Wrap. Roll the wrap up around the Cheesecake and fold the ends up. Cut off one end of the plastic wrap, and place the Plastic Wrap in a Pastry Bag with tip, and pipe into Parfait glasses, on top of Cookie Crumbs, in a swirling motion, coming up to a point at the top of the glass.
Place a Peppermint Stick in the side of each Parfait glass, and Sprinkle the top of the Cheesecake batter with the colored Sprinkles. Place the Snowman Face on the other side of the Glass (see photo). Place in the refrigerator until time to serve, covering lightly with plastic wrap. Serve, and Enjoy!
Makes 6 – 4 to 5 ounce Parfaits (See link)