Cream Cheese Sweet Spreads & Dips


Use powdered ingredients to make homemade
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Flavored Sweet Spreads


The easiest way to tell the difference between a spread and a dip? If you dip a piece of fruit or a bagel chip in a spread, it might break. In a dip, it won’t. Dips are thinner and able to coat the fruit or chip. Spreads are….well, spreadable…and toastable…

Use your own carefully selected fruit powders and common ingredients to make the same flavors costing much more with the store brands. No artificial flavors or preservatives and much less sugar in our 5 cream cheese spreads plus variations to make even more with a taste so rich and creamy you will never miss that other brand.

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Fruity Cream Cheese Spread

Ingredients
2 tablespoons-1/4 cup strawberry powder (to your taste)
1-2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the strawberry powder, confectioners’ sugar, and hot water. Stir with a fork until smooth and well blended. Allow to cool.
  2. Add the strawberry/sugar mixture to the cream cheese and whip it until it is fluffy.
  3. Use immediately, or refrigerate until needed.

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Fruit Variations

Banana, Blueberry, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Raspberry, or other fruit: Use 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of fruit powder with 1-2 tablespoons sugar.

To add bits of fruit to your spread:

  1. Decrease fruit powder and water by half.
  2. Reconstitute 2 tablespoons of chosen fruit dices in 2 tablespoons warm water until rehydrated.
  3. Mix into spread after all other ingredients are added and stir in well with a fork.

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread

chocolateIngredients
2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the cacao or cocoa powder, confectioners’ sugar, and hot water. Stir with a fork until smooth and well blended.
  2. Add the cacao/sugar mixture to the cream cheese and whip it until it is fluffy.
  3. Use immediately, or refrigerate until needed.

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Dark Chocolate Variation:

Add 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder. You may add more sugar to taste if you wish.

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Honey Pecan Cream Cheese Spread

Ingredients
2 tablespoons pecans, finely chopped
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the pecans and honey. Stir with a fork until smooth and well blended.
  2. Add the pecan/honey mixture to the cream cheese and whip it until it is fluffy.
  3. Use immediately, or refrigerate until needed.

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Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread

Ingredients
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine cinnamon, brown sugar, and hot water. Stir with a fork until smooth and well blended.
  2. Add the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture to the cream cheese and whip it until it is fluffy.
  3. Use immediately, or refrigerate until needed.

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Pumpkin/Maple Cream Cheese Spread

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1/4 cup pumpkin powder
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground  allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup hot water
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the pumpkin powder and hot water. Stir with a fork until smooth and well blended.
  2. Add maple syrup and spices. Stir again until well blended.
  3. Add the pumpkin/maple sugar mixture to the cream cheese and whip it until it is fluffy.
  4. Use immediately, or refrigerate until needed.

NOTE: Or use 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in place of the spices listed.

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Fruit Dips

Fruit dipTo make any of these spreads into a wonderful dip for fruit or other dipping chips or breads, double the amounts of flavoring ingredients, then add 1/2 cup of milk product (cream, whole milk, 2% milk, coconut milk, almond milk, etc.) and whip until well combined and smooth.

Try using your own breads, biscotti, bagel chips or sweet breads to dip. To make great snacks out of your stale baked goods, our article, Zero Waste—Dehydrate Stale Baked Goods is a great way to learn how.

Variations to milk products:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff

Coming soon, recipes for Savory Spreads and Dips


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One thought on “Cream Cheese Sweet Spreads & Dips

  1. jamiemarie2003 says:

    O, that looks yummy! Thanks for sharing with us on the homesteader hop!

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