These perfect parfaits are SUPER easy to throw together. Only 4 ingredients in the cheesecake part. They are a cool summer treat for a BBQ or block party!

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Parfaits from The Food Charlatan

So I went to probably the classiest garage sale of my life this weekend. You know. Rothko paintings. JCrew shirts. Free lemonade.

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Parfaits from The Food Charlatan

Free lemonade, with some limitations. My nephews are super classy. Mine’s on the left, do you think I overfilled??

Also, can I just say the best part about your brother having a garage sale is that everything is free?

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Parfaits from The Food Charlatan

Have you ever had a garage sale? We’ve never done it. Probably because if we had one people would walk away thinking, “That was the trashiest garage sale I’ve ever been to. Seriously, a solar powered-spinning metal R2-D2 model? Overgrown houseplants? Target shoes from 4 seasons ago? At least the brownies were good.” Let’s be honest, bribing people with food is the only way I would get people to come to my garage sale.

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Parfaits from The Food Charlatan

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Parfaits from The Food Charlatan

Maybe I should serve these Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Parfaits at my next garage sale. They are delicious, plus portable and easy to serve. I love it for parties, including parties for one. That dulce de leche stuff is legit, and I don’t need to explain the magical qualities of cream cheese. They are a riff on these No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits, another favorite of mine.  They are perfect for summer! Or winter. Or garage sales. Basically anytime.

UPDATE: I learned how to make dulce de leche at home from a can of sweetened condensed milk! Learn all about How to Make Dulce de Leche here!

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Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Parfaits

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
These perfect parfaits are SUPER easy to throw together. Only 4 ingredients in the cheesecake part. They are a cool summer treat for a BBQ or block party!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 13.4-oz. can dulce de leche
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 15 gingersnaps, I used Nabisco
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered


  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the dulce de leche, vanilla, salt, and beat together, making sure to scrape down the sides.
  • Crush the gingersnaps in a food processor, or you can use a rolling pin and a ziplock. Add 1 tablespoon melted butter and mix together. Add another tablespoon of butter if you want.
  • Layer the cheesecake, crumbs, and strawberries in whatever order you want. Chill until ready to serve.
  • It would be great served in wine glasses, 8-ounce clear plastic cups, or dessert bowls.
  • You can also serve this as a dip! Serve it in a big bowl, sprinkle the crumbs over the top, and use strawberries for dipping.


Dulce de leche can be found next to the sweetened condensed milk in the baking aisle. Often they have it in the Hispanic foods aisle too.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 245
Keyword: cheesecake, Dulce de Leche, parfait
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  1. Hi! I love all your recipes, thank U! For the padt 3yrs, I’ve been having trble with the no bake cheese cake! I have the same recipe u do, but mine ends up being syrupy! What am i doing wrong! Can u help me, thamk u

    1. Hello Dee! Since the ingredients here are pretty simple (just the 8 oz. of cream cheese, 13 oz. can of dulce de leche, and teaspoon of vanilla ) I’m wondering if you might just need to chill the mixture longer. When it’s first prepared, before being chilled, it’s much less firm than after.

  2. Hahaaa…nothing is truly free is it? i’ve never held a garage sale, but plan to each year – just end up giving it all to goodwill. You serve this and i will fly to your sale. Stunning photos!

  3. These look addictive! I love dulce de leche and the strawberries go with it so well :)

  4. What a nice garage sale…free lemonade?? Yum!! This parfait looks like it’s really simple to make, and not to mention incredibly delicious! I love that there’s a bunch of textures too with the creamy cheese/dulce de leche mixture, the cookie crumbs, and the strawberries. SO good, Karen!!

  5. Hah, I love the limitations on the free lemonade! Our family has had tons of garage sales, and allll crappy. Haha! Maybe I should try making this at our next one!

  6. I bet this is so good! I’ve always loved dulce de leche. I remember back in the day when I was a little girl that we could only find dulce de leche in a Mexican panaderia one in a blue moon and my dad would buy me a stick of it. Now that I can’t eat it because of the sugar content I find it everywhere! But I would hazard a bite or two of one of these!

  7. I love going to garage/yard sales, but I’m not patient enough to hold one. 1. You have to get up at the break fo dawn to set up your crap and, 2. I’m not that organized. I’d rather bag it up and throw it by the front doors of my local goodwill. When I get the urge to clean, I want everything gone immediately. How cute are your nephews! They were asking shoppers to be considerate and leave some lemonade for others–sharing is caring, people! Love this recipe. I have my spoon ready.

  8. I love love love these cheesecakes!! I would probably eat the entire batch myself! I love the lemonade guide, totally had me cracking up!

  9. We had a garage sale last weekend too. I’m always surprised at what people buy. I always think, oh this will sell well, it’s brand new and super nice. But you know what ends up selling!? The 10 year old curling iron or a bowl of fake fruit. So random.
    I want to do layers of this with layers of chocolate ganach, forget that healthy fruit! ;)

  10. We had a garage sale…once…and much to my surprise it was a success. It’s crazy the things people are willing to buy… I’m about to make myself some breakfast, and even though these are technically dessert, I’m totally wishing I could swap one out for my boring eggs and toast.

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