creamy cream cheese spread

Creamy Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

A versatile and delicious creamy cream cheese spread, perfect for bagels, crackers, or as a dip for vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (225 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) honey or maple syrup (optional, for a hint of sweetness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) finely chopped fresh chives or dill (optional, for extra flavor)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Ensure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature to make blending easier.
  2. Combine the Ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream. Use a hand mixer or a whisk to blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add Flavors: Add the lemon juice, honey or maple syrup (if using), garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine all the flavors evenly.
  4. Optional Herbs: If you are using fresh chives or dill, fold them into the cream cheese mixture until evenly distributed.
  5. Adjust Consistency: If the spread is too thick, you can add a little more heavy cream, a teaspoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
  6. Chill and Serve: Transfer the creamy cream cheese spread to a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Enjoy: Serve the creamy cream cheese spread with bagels, crackers, fresh vegetables, or use it as a delicious sandwich spread.

Enjoy your homemade creamy cream cheese spread!

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