Creamy Cheesecake Dip

Cheesecake doesn’t have to be in cake form. This sweet creamy cheesecake dip is perfect for any holiday party!

A sweet and delicious creamy cheesecake dip that is perfect for any holiday party. Serve with fresh fruit or graham crackers.

Hi all! I’m making this delicious dessert for a little event called Healthy Holidays by the lovely blogger Carly of Createlive. A few of us got together and created a few lighted up holiday dishes. Come check us out!

A sweet and delicious creamy cheesecake dip that is perfect for any holiday party. Serve with fresh fruit or graham crackers.

When I think of Thanksgiving I don’t think of turkey, or yams or even fresh baked bread. I think of dessert! Growing up there were a million different desserts. Every pie you could think of, cookies, brownies, jello molds (don’t judge, I grew up in the mid-west) and of course, cheesecake. The cheesecakes I always grew up with soft and creamy and never heavy and dense like you see in New York.  This was probably because they were Jello No-Bake but I still loved them!

A sweet and delicious creamy cheesecake dip that is perfect for any holiday party. Serve with fresh fruit or graham crackers.

The cheesecakes of my past where a definite inspiration for this dip.  If you are hosting dinner you need a quick dessert and this will totally fit the bill! You can put this dessert together in under 20 minutes and can even be made the night before. Over the summer I made cheesecake stuffed strawberries that I thought were the most simple cheesecake dish ever.  I was wrong. This is even easier!

A sweet and delicious creamy cheesecake dip that is perfect for any holiday party. Serve with fresh fruit or graham crackers.


Creamy Cheesecake Dip

A sweet and delicious creamy cheesecake dip that is perfect for any holiday party. Serve with fresh fruit or graham crackers.

Yield: 1 cup dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 8 ounces neufchatel cheese (low fat cream cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla paste (vanilla extract can be substituted)

Source: Nutmeg Nanny


Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

Cut up fruit and graham crackers can be used to dip.


34 Responses to “Creamy Cheesecake Dip”

  1. #
    Erica — November 18, 2011 at 4:14 am

    What a fun dessert switch up! I bet this would be awesome with fruit

  2. #
    Blond Duck — November 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I’m making this for my mom and sister!

  3. #
    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — November 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I’m not going to lie, I love the jello no-bakes too. This looks delicious! I could probably eat the whole bowl with a spoon…would it sill be healthy? 😉

  4. #
    vianney — November 18, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I love cheesecake in any form, but a healthy version..even better!! yummy pics!!

  5. #
    Mal @ The Chic Geek — November 18, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I love cheesecake so much, this dip is such a great idea

  6. #
    Diana @ a girl, a dog & an oven — November 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Yum! I made something similar to this before, with peanut butter in the cream cheese mixture. This looks delicious, and much less guilty than actual cheesecake. :-)

  7. #
    BigFatBaker — November 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    MMM this sounds so good. We never had more than a pumpkin and pecan pie when I was growing up, but all that is changing now 😉 I definitely want to make this for an app this year, I know my familly would love it!

  8. #
    Carly — November 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Brandy! This looks delicious :) Just showed all the girls I work with and we’re passing around the recipe!
    -Carly @ Createlive

  9. #
    Cassie — November 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    This sounds wonderful. Perfect for family gatherings for the holidays, I’ll be sharing this one!

  10. #
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — November 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I may have to throw a bit of this in a graham crack crust and top it with a little lemon curd. Would that still be healthy? It looks great!

  11. #
    Erin — November 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    This looks great! The kids would love it. It’s also easy enough that they could help make it. :)

  12. #
    Cakelaw — November 18, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious – I am a huge fan of cheesecake in any form.

  13. #
    Paige — November 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I love neufchâtel cheese! This looks so yummy :) I want some now, haha

  14. #
    Joanne — November 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I would totally forego all of thanksgiving in exchange for a meal’s worth of dessert. This cheesecake dip sounds fabulous! And with fruit dipped in…totally virtuous also.

  15. #
    Reeni — November 18, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    We always had a ton of different desserts too! But never a cheesecake dip! So heavenly!

  16. #
    hungryandfrozen — November 19, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Sounds amazing, especially with the hint of caramelly brown sugar. Would be really nice after a huge meal where you don’t want a big dessert but you still feel like a little something…

  17. #
    Veronica Miller — November 19, 2011 at 5:26 am

    OK, “healthy” wasn’t a word I expected to see in this post after reading the title! It was a pleasant surprise. :) I remember your cheesecake strawberries and STILL really want to make them. They were brill, as is this dip! I love it. So, do tell, where did you grow up and what brought you to NY?

  18. #
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — November 19, 2011 at 8:22 am

    It sounds and looks delicious – a perfect addition to a little dessert or even appetizer bar.

  19. #
    Glamorous Glutton — November 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    What a delicious fresh looking dessert, strawberry cheesecake is a big hit with the Glam Teens. GG

  20. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 19, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Yum!! I cannot wait to make this… And then gobble it up. :)

  21. #
    Faith — November 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I’m a newly converted cheesecake dip-lover! Over the summer I made a blueberry cheesecake dip which I couldn’t get enough of…I love the idea of serving it with strawberries too!

  22. #
    Heavenly Housewife — November 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    What a fun idea, this would be so awesome at a girly gathering 😀
    *kisses* HH

  23. #
    5 Star Foodie — November 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    A fun, delicious dessert dip, love the idea!

  24. #
    Katerina — November 21, 2011 at 4:48 am

    What a great idea! Beautiful dessert!

  25. #
    Blond Duck — November 21, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Have a magical Monday!

  26. #
    Chiara @ The Wandering Cook — November 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

    What a great snack, I love this idea!

  27. #
    shannon — November 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    perfect for fruit!! yum :)

  28. #
    Mimi — November 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Perfect! I love doing traditional dessert in new ways,

  29. #
    grace — November 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    it’s nice that you set those dippers out, but all i’d need is my finger. i wouldn’t double dip, i promise… :)

  30. #
    Curt — November 28, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    What an awesome recipe. I would have to be careful not to eat the whole bowl up. Man, I’ll bet that’s so good!

  31. #
    dee — December 23, 2011 at 2:24 am

    This looks delicious! I am going to try this for a social!


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