Tart ‘n’ Creamy Lime Parfait

Tingle your taste buds with the cool, tangy taste of lime swirled with the sweet, creamy goodness of mascarpone cheese. Layer with graham cracker crumbs for crunch appeal.

Tart-n-creamy lime parfait close-up and wide enlarged

: Serves 4 (1 serving = 1 parfait)


  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest 
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup softened mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/3 cups graham crackers crumbs
  • 4 lime wheel twists for garnish
  • ½ cup Cool Whip® or whipped cream for garnish

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 417 cal
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 15 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 79 mg
Sodium 160 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Protein 4 g
Phosphorus 38 mg
Potassium 68 mg
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Calcium 97 mg


  1. Whisk or use electric mixer to mix first 4 ingredients in medium-size bowl until well blended.
  2. Layer graham cracker crumbs and lime filling in parfait glass. Start with cracker crumbs and alternate, ending with crumbs (there should be 2 layers of lime filling in between and 3 layers of crumbs).
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour, then top with lime slice and whipped cream and serve.

TIP: Get creative with this easy recipe! Swap out the lime juice and zest with other favorite ingredients. Try thawed raspberries, or lemon juice and zest.