Every winter, sweet Florida strawberries start making their appearance in farmers’ markets and farm stands across the state and region. This often thought of summertime fruit actually has a growing season from Thanksgiving to Easter, due to our moderate winter temperatures are perfect for growing strawberries.

fresh strawberries from loop market

If you’ve paid a visit to the Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmer’s Market lately, you will see their bounty on full display. For us, perfectly sweet strawberries need no embellishment; however, if you’ve picked up a bunch and have some to spare, this simple parfait dessert is a taste of summer in a dish.

Florida Strawberry Parfait

florida strawberry parfait


2 cups fresh Florida strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced

2 tablespoons Florida sugar

8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, whipped

½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

4 graham crackers, crushed

1 lemon, juiced

4 sprigs of fresh mint for garnish


In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine whipped cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice.
Fold the yogurt into the cream cheese mixture.
In four wide-mouth glasses, evenly layer cream cheese mixture, strawberries, and crushed graham crackers.
Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint, and serve chilled.

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