My quick and delicious strawberry cream cheese recipe is delightful and not too sweet. It can be used as a dip, filling or spread and it’s perfect for your brunch table.
They are the perfect fruit to cook with whether you are looking for healthy recipes, brunch recipes or strawberry desserts.
By combining fresh strawberries with cream cheese and a few simple ingredients, you can skip the store bought flavored cream cheese from now on.
This recipe is easy, kid-friendly and incredibly versatile. Let’s make it!
Strawberry Cream Cheese Ingredients
Fresh strawberry cream cheese made at home is so much better than what you can find at the grocery store. Plus, if you are watching your sugar intake, you can easily swap the sugar out in favor of your favorite sweetener.
You will need:
- Cream cheese
- Fresh strawberries
- Pure vanilla extract
- Lemon juice
- Confectioner’s sugar (or a 1:1 swap out like Splenda)
I used a food processor to make my cream cheese mixture, but you could use a spoon or even a hand mixer if you want to.
A food processor will create a finer texture, which I prefer when using it as a dip. It’s really a matter of personal preference, so feel free to use what you have.
How to Make Homemade Strawberry Cream Cheese
For this easy recipe, we’ll start by letting the cream cheese come to room temperature. This will likely take about one hour.
Wash and slice your strawberries.
Then using a food processor or a fork and a medium size mixing bowl, combine the sliced strawberries with the lemon juice, vanilla, and powdered sugar until the strawberry mixture reaches your desired consistency.
Add the strawberries a little at a time to your cream cheese until you reach the desired consistency.
A thinner cream cheese works well as a dip. A thicker version is great for spreads and fillings.
I just threw it all together for a dip and it was so good!
Transfer to a serving dish or airtight container for storing. This spread will last about 5 days in the refrigerator.
Ways to Eat Strawberry Cream Cheese
I love easy recipes and the fresh berries give this cream cheese such an amazing strawberry flavor, you will want to put it on everything!
As a dip, place a bowl of strawberry cream cheese dip on a plate and surround it with yummy graham crackers, apple slices or pretzels.
It’s the perfect addition to a Mother’s Day brunch, bridal shower, or when you need a sweet dip to balance out traditionally savory appetizers.
For a lower carb treat and one of my favorite ways to use it, use your favorite sweetener and then using low-carb spinach tortillas, make your own chips in the oven!
It’s super easy to do and gives a delicious crunch that compliments the dip. I’ll add my process below for that too.
If you don’t want to dip, you can use strawberry cream cheese spread on homemade bagels, toast, pancakes or even as a layer on breakfast pizza.
Or, use it as a filling inside crescent rolls or make danishes with puff pastry.
Quick Spinach Chips – Bonus Recipe
As promised, here’s the quick way I made some low-carb chips to dip in my strawberry cream cheese. It’s the perfect way to get both sweet and savory with a crunch.
Take your low-carb spinach tortillas (I used Mission Carb Balance) and either cut them into triangles or use a cookie cutter.
I used a Christmas light cookie cutter and it created this cute little flower when all was said and done.
When your tortillas are cut, spray them with non-stick cooking spray and bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Flip them over about half way through.
Let cool and enjoy right away.
Print the Recipe
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You will be snacking in no time!
Strawberry Cream Cheese Recipe
Be sure to check out my tips and tricks in the post. Scroll up to read!
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 TBSP powdered sugar
Strawberry Cream Cheese Recipe
- Let cream cheese come to room temperature (about one hour)
- Wash and slice strawberries.
- In a food processor or medium bowl, mix strawberries with powdered sugar (or artificial sweetener), vanilla, and lemon juice until well combined.
- Stir strawberry mixture a little at a time to cream cheese and mix well until you reach your desired consistency.
- Enjoy as a dip or spread!
Spinach Tortilla Chips – Bonus Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Cut spinach tortillas into triangles or your favorite shape using a cookie cutter.
- Spray lightly with cooking oil and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes until crispy, flipping about halfway through.