Lime and Coconut Cheesecake Parfaits

These Lime and Coconut Cheesecake Parfaits are so easy to make and require no baking. They are filled with a decadent lime cheesecake filling layered in between crushed graham crackers and toasted coconut. This dessert tastes like Key Lime Pie in a jar!

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Why I love these Lime and Coconut Cheesecake Parfaits

Sometimes you crave something sweet, but don’t want to bake all day. That’s where these No-Bake Lime and Coconut Cheesecake Parfaits come in!

You only need a handful of ingredients to make these creamy, citrusy, coconutty, and crunchy parfaits. Not only that, but this dessert is so easy to make, that anyone can do it!

Ingredients Needed to Make this No-Bake Dessert

For this no-bake cheesecake recipe, you only need a handful of ingredients. You can choose to make your own whipped cream, use store-bought, or use whipped topping like Cool Whip. For homemade whipped cream you will need heavy whipping cream, confectioner’s powdered sugar, and vanilla.

For cheesecake, of course, you will need cream cheese, vanilla extract, and confectioner’s powdered sugar. Fresh lime juice and zest will add all the lime flavor you need.

And for the toppings and crunch, you need graham crackers, butter, and toasted coconut. Once you make this topping you are going to want to put it on everything like yogurt, oatmeal, and more!

top of lime and coconut parfait

Piping is optional but Makes it Look Pretty

In the directions, I tell you to pipe the cheesecake filling into a glass. This step is completely optional but does make for a beautiful presentation, especially for a party.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM

To make homemade whipped cream you only need three ingredients: heavy whipping cream, confectioners powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. This recipe will make about 2 cups of whipped cream.

Place the heavy whipping cream into a bowl and begin to whip on medium speed with a hand mixer (or in a stand mixer). Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to beat at high speed until the cream is nice and stiff. This will take about 4-5 minutes.

lime and coconut parfaits with toasted coconut on top

How to Toast Sweetened Coconut

In the Microwave

Place the shredded coconut onto a microwave-safe plate and cook for 1 minute in the microwave. Remove the plate from the microwave and stir the coconut. Put it back into the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring after each time to even out the cooking.

coconut that has been toasted in the microwave
coconut that has been toasted in the microwave

On the Stove

Place the shredded coconut into a large skillet or cast-iron pan. Cook the coconut over low-medium heat, stirring constantly, until the coconut becomes golden brown.

In the Oven

Preheat the oven to 325°F and spread the shredded coconut on a baking sheet in a thin layer. Bake for 5-10 minutes, checking constantly so that they do not burn.

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Tools Needed to Make Lime and Coconut Cheesecake Parfaits

lime coconut parfait

Lime and Coconut Cheesecake Parfaits

These Lime and Coconut Cheesecake Parfaits are so easy to make and require no baking. They are filled with a decadent lime cheesecake layered in between crushed graham crackers and toasted coconut.
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: EmilyFabulous

Ingredients

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup confectioners powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Graham Cracker & Coconut Topping

  • 6-8 graham crackers, crushed or pulsed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pinch salt (skip if using salted butter)
  • ½ cup toasted coconut (plus more to sprinkle on top)

Lime Cheesecake

  • 1 cup homemade whipped cream or whipped topping
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest (plus more to sprinkle on top)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

  • If you are using homemade whipped cream, make that first. Place the heavy whipping cream into a bowl and begin to whip on medium speed with a hand mixer (or in a stand mixer). Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to beat at high speed until the cream is nice and stiff. This will take about 4-5 minutes. Place the whipped cream in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Place the graham crackers into a small food processor and pulse until crumbly (not too much or you will get a powder). Alternatively, you can place the graham crackers in a plastic bag and break them up using a rolling pin.
  • Add the graham crackers crumbles to a bowl, add the melted butter, and stir to combine. Pour in the toasted coconut and stir again. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the vanilla and continue to beat until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the whipped cream to the bowl with the cream cheese mixture and fold in with a silicone spatula.
  • Add the cheesecake mixture to a piping bag and pipe a little into the bottom of each glass (you can also just spoon the cheesecake mixture into a glass). Sprinkle the graham cracker mixture on top of the first layer. Add another layer of the cream cheese mixture and sprinkle more graham crackers on top. Create one more layer of cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle the top with toasted coconut and lime zest. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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