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Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert Dip

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert Dip is the perfect make-ahead sweet treat to jazz up cookies, crackers, and fruits.

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert Dip

Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits so anytime I can incorporate them into a dessert is a win-win.

This Strawberry Whipped Cream recipe came about due to part of the method we use when making our homemade ice cream. So I pulled from it for this recipe in terms of the whipped cream.

This recipe is essentially a strawberry cheesecake dip. I am a sucker for a cheesecake, whether in the form of a cake or dip.

My husband isn't a cream cheese fan, but loves this dip!

This is the perfect dip to serve at a baby shower or even a bridal shower. It makes such a pretty, soft, and romantic shade of pink. The pink makes it perfect for Valentine's Day!

How to Serve It

  • as a dessert on its own like I have done here
  • as part of a charcuterie board
  • you could even serve a dollop on top of a piece of pound cake or brownie

Dipping ideas

  • graham crackers
  • fresh strawberries
  • vanilla wafers
  • variety of fresh fruit like apple slices
  • animal crackers
  • pretzels

Ingredients

  • block of cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • heavy cream
  • strawberry jam

Let your block of cream cheese get to room temperature. It will blend easier.

This is such an easy recipe with a few simple ingredients. I typically make it the day to be served, but you could prepare the day before.

The Instructions

It will be much easier to use an electric mixer. I use a stand mixer, but you could also use a hand mixer.

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In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar.

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Then add in the vanilla extract and strawberry jam until well-blended.

Set this mixture aside.

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Using the whisk attachment with your electric mixer, whisk the whipping cream until stiff peaks form.

Fold the whipping cream into the cream cheese mixture.

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Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and serve with desired fruits, crackers, and cookies.

You will want to store the sweet dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I only keep it for 3 days.

I have not tried the recipe with cool whip in lieu of the whipping cream. I just prefer to not use cool whip. I'm sure it would work as a quicker step.

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This strawberry cream cheese dip is definitely a hit with my family.

It's the perfect way to add a simple dessert, especially if doing a charcuterie or meal board.

Be sure to print the recipe below and pin it to your Pinterest boards for your next party!

Up next is Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. I don't know about you, but how fun would it be to serve her S'mores Dip with my dip for a dessert bar?

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert Dip

Yield: Approximately 2 Cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This yummy make-ahead dessert dip is perfect for dipping crackers, cookies, fruits, and pretzels.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. With an electric mixer, blend the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and the strawberry jam. Mix until combined.
  3. Set aside the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Using the whisk attachment (if you have one), whisk the whipping cream at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold the whipping cream into the cream cheese mixture to combine.

Notes

Serve with the following items:

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pretzels, vanilla wafers, graham crackers, animal crackers, strawberries, and apple slices

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24 Comments

  1. I totally agree! Serving your fantastic strawberry dip with Ms. Marty’s Smore’s dip at a party would be awesome. And I’m seriously doing it. We are having our home group over for Valentine’s and they will love your dip! Thanks for sharing it with us and joining in this month. Love it! pinned

  2. Christy, I love how easy this strawberry cream cheese dip recipe is! Isn’t it funny how the simplest recipes taste the best? Gonna have to make this soon!

    Hope you guys are keeping warm out your way!
    Happy Valentine’s hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  3. Christy,
    I love a delicious dessert that is also easy. What a great idea for a gathering where everyone is free to just help themselves! Thanks for sharing.
    Niky

  4. HI Christy, I came back around because I didn’t think my comment went through. Looks beautiful! Pinned! laura in Colorado good luck today!

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