RecipeEggnog Cheesecake Dip

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 70
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 4 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 4 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 65 mg

This recipe is festive and fun! It’s a rich, creamy and inviting dessert; a great way to satisfy a craving for New York-style cheesecake AND holiday eggnog without excessive calories, sugar, and saturated fat.  Plus, it’s a great vehicle for antioxidant-rich and fiber-filled fruit. I like to serve it with sliced apples, pears, bananas, and whole strawberries. (And when they’re in season, chunks of cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and sliced peaches). Oh, and I always add some graham cracker squares on the serving platter with fruit, too. Whip it up for your next holiday party… it takes just 5 minutes max. It’s also easy to scale up if you’re serving a larger crowd.

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 1 heaping cup
  • • 4-ounce package of light (1/3rd less fat) cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • • ¾ cup light sour cream
  • • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • • ½  teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • • Pinch ground cloves
  • • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • Optional garnish: crushed graham cracker squares
  • • Fresh Fruit for dipping: sliced apples, pears, bananas, and whole strawberries (and intact graham cracker squares!)

*It’s important your cream cheese is completely softened, or you’ll wind up with small clumps throughout your dip. I leave mine on the counter for at least an hour, and then microwave it for 15 to 20 seconds to ensure it’s completely softened before mixing with the other ingredients.


Add all the dip ingredients (cream cheese through vanilla extract) to a medium bowl and mix by hand until smooth and creamy. Note: If you wind up with small cream cheese lumps, use an immersion blender to smooth them out. Alternatively, you can transfer your dip to a food processor and pulse until you reach a silky-smooth texture. Cover and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

To serve, transfer mixture to a small dipping bowl and sprinkle crushed graham cracker over the top. Enjoy with fresh fruit and graham crackers for dipping!

Nutrition provided per 2 Tablespoons. 

Watch me make it here:

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