Creamy Cheesecake Dip

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

Creamy Cheesecake Dip by Nutmeg Nanny

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!

Creamy Cheesecake Dip by Nutmeg Nanny

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 Smile

Creamy Cheesecake Dip by Nutmeg Nanny

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!

Creamy Cheesecake Dip by Nutmeg Nanny



Creamy Cheesecake Dip


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.

Remember to check out the rest of the delicious recipes at Createlive!

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!

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    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? 😉

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    vianney — November 18, 2011 at 11:24 am

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

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

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

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    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. :-)

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    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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