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Fluffy and perfectly creamy, this Sweet Cream Cheese Dip features cream cheese whipped with rich brown sugar, warming cinnamon, apple pie spice, and vanilla extract. Endlessly customizable with various mix-ins, toppings, and dippers, like fresh fruit, cookies, crackers, baking chips, and more, this recipe is simply made with 7 ingredients in 15 minutes. This sweet treat is the ideal no-bake easy dessert recipe for potlucks, parties, holidays, and more!

“This cream cheese dessert dip is terrific! I’ve never thought of so many delicious ways to spruce it up. I really need to try them all ASAP!”

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Update: This recipe for dessert dip with cream cheese was originally published in September 2021. I made updates to the article below to include more information about making this dip at home. 

Hi, friends! If you love decadent cheesecake, but hate the hassle of preparing it, you are going to fall head over heels in love with this dreamy, no-fuss, no-bake, easy dessert dip! This recipe is totally swoon-worthy and perfect for every occasion!

About this dessert dip with cream cheese

This dip is ultra-creamy, impeccably fluffy, exquisitely rich and incredibly luscious in texture! And, it’s insanely delicious – sweet and slightly tangy with a hint of fragrant vanilla and warming cinnamon spice!

Plus, this recipe is totally customizable, allowing you to have fun with different flavors, mix-ins, toppings and garnishes! You can easily transform this no-bake dessert into a funfetti dip, caramel apple dip, pumpkin cheesecake dip and more!! Essentially, this recipe is a choose your own dessert dip adventure! Whether you serve it with graham crackers, fruit, pretzels or cookies, this dip will quickly become a crowd-pleasing family favorite!

And, did I mention this cheesecake dip recipe is insanely easy and fool proof to prepare? It’s totally fuss-free, with zero baking or cooking! This recipe requires just 7 pantry staples and less than 15 minutes to prepare!! Plus, you can prepare it in advance, making it the perfect convenient dip for every occasion- from snacking and after dinner desserts, to football parties, potlucks, holiday parties and social gatherings!

If you’re looking for more simply delicious no-bake dessert recipes, be sure to try this Tiramisu dessert next!

  • Incredible texture and flavor: This dip is ultra-creamy, super velvety, perfectly fluffy and bursting with inviting flavors! Basically, it tastes like the creamiest cheesecake filling of your dreams!
  • Pantry ingredients: You only need 7 simple pantry ingredients, plus whatever mix-ins and toppings you love!
  • Amazingly easy: This simple recipe is no fuss! There’s no cooking, no water bath, no baking and absolutely no hassle!
  • 15-minute recipe: This recipe takes 15 minutes total to prepare!
  • One bowl: All you need is one mixing bowl and a handheld mixer (or a stand mixer)!
  • Customizable: Think of this recipe as a template to build your own dessert dip! There are literally limitless flavor and topping combinations you can try!
  • Make ahead: You can easily make this dip ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until serving time!
  • Portable: This dip travels beautifully, making it the perfect dessert to take to parties, picnics, potlucks and more!
  • Perfect for every occasion: This recipe is perfect for every occasion – from last-minute entertaining to elegant holiday parties!
  • Crowd favorite: Trust and believe, this dip will disappear in a flash!
Close-up photo of a dessert cream cheese dip topped with white sprinkles and butterscotch chips.

What is a dessert cream cheese dip?

Sweet cream cheese dip, also known as a cheesecake dip, dessert dip, or cookie dip, is short-cut, no-bake version of cheesecake in fluffy, scoop-able form! You get all same delicious taste and texture of cheesecake with absolutely none of the fuss!

Cream cheese sweet dip is made with most of the same traditional ingredients found in cheesecake – cream cheese, sugar, extract, and flavorful seasonings, such as cinnamon – minus the egg(s). The resulting dip is sweet and rich in flavor with an extremely creamy and smooth texture!

Cookie dip with cream cheese can be classic and plain, or it can include delicious mix-ins, such as toffee chips, chocolate chips and sprinkles, as well as various toppings, such as caramel sauce, fresh strawberry sauce or chocolate ganache! You can serve sweet cream cheese dip as a traditional dip with pretzels, shortbread cookies, graham crackers and fresh fruits, or you can use it as a sweet spread for bagels, pancakes and more!

If blocks of cream cheese are on sale at the store, pick up an extra and put it to good use in these other cream cheese dip recipes: Jalapeno Dip with Cream CheeseFried Pickles and Ranch Dip, Salmon Cream Cheese Dip. Hot or Cold Crab Dip, and Bagel Dip and Spread.

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What’s in cream cheeses dessert dips?

Don’t let the humble ingredient list fool you, this scoop-able cream cheese dip for cookies and fruit is downright delicious! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cream Cheese: An 8-ounce block of room temperature cream cheese provides that classic and beloved rich flavor and creamy texture found in cheesecake!
  • Butter: A pat of butter adds a touch of velvety texture and a hint of decadence.
  • Brown Sugar: ½ cup of dark brown sugar also adds sweetness, along with a robust, caramel-like flavor. Substitute: You can swap in light brown sugar if you prefer.
  • Confectioner’s Sugar: ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar adds sweetness to the dip, plus it helps provide a super smooth texture.
  • Vanilla Extract: Pure vanilla extract adds a subtle hint of flavor while also enhancing the flavor of the other ingredients. Substitute: Try experimenting with different flavors, such as maple, caramel, almond, and cake batter.
  • Spices: A combination of cinnamon, kosher salt, and apple pie spice (optional) adds the perfect touch of cozy, inviting flavor! Substitute: Seasonings and spices are a great way to customize this dip recipe. Try using pumpkin pie spice, chia, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, etc.
  • Mix-ins: You can use whatever mix-ins you and your family love! Or you can skip the mix-ins if you prefer! (See below for a list of my favorite mix-ins to add to this cream cheese dip!)

Recipe variations

Think of this recipe for sweet cream cheese as a template to your dream dessert dip. Mix and match or substitute away to create the cookie dip of YOUR dreams! Below are a few delicious ideas to help inspire:

  • Cherry cheesecake dip: If you love the tart-sweet flavor combinations, mix in cherry pie filling and serve with graham crackers on the side.
  • Funfetti cream cheese dip: Got a birthday that needs a dip? Use strawberry or mixed berry cream cheese and a combination of almond and cake batter extracts. Rainbow sprinkles make the perfect mix-ins and animal crackers the perfect dipper.
  • Caramel apple dip: Celebrate fall by using cinnamon cream cheese along with apple pie spice and cinnamon sugar for your seasoning. Select toffee bits as your mix in and swirl a bit of caramel sauce into the cream cheese mixture. And serve with apple slices on the side.
  • Creamy chia spice dip: If you love the warming flavor of chia, swap some of the cream cheese for mascarpone. Be sure to use plenty of chia spice and instant espresso powder as your seasoning. For dippers, use shortbread cookies, chocolate cookies and fresh fruits, such as apples and bananas.
  • Pumpkin cheesecake dip: Use plain or pumpkin spice cream cheese, plus cinnamon and pumpkin pie seasoning. Then, try using caramel or chocolate baking chips as your mix-ins and gingersnap cookies as your dipper. Feeling extra? Garnish the top with salted caramel or chocolate sauce.
  • Candy Bar Dip: Add a bit of peanut butter when you beat the cream cheese and chop up your favorite candy (Reese’s cups, Snickers, Twix, and more!) for your mix-ins. Drizzle the dip with plenty of chocolate dip or ganache and/or caramel sauce before serving with Oreo cookies or chocolate wafers for dipping.
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How to make sweet dips with cream cheese

This easy cheesecake dip recipe is no-bake, no-fuss and totally foolproof to prepare! This dip comes together in a matter of mere minutes, making it perfect for everything from after-school snacks and weeknight desserts to last minute holiday entertaining and football parties!

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter: In a stand mixer or a large bowl with a handheld mixer on medium speed, beat together the cream cheese and the butter until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add sugars and dessert flavors: Add the brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, apple pie seasoning (if using) and the salt. Beat on low until just incorporated and then scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl. Increase the speed to medium and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Add some of your mix-ins: Add 1/3 cup of your favorite mix-ins to the bowl. Beat on low to combine or use a rubber spatula to fold/stir until the mix ins are evenly distributed.
  4. Optional but recommended – chill the dip: Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator. Let the dip chill for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
  5. Garnish your cream cheese dessert dip: Use the rubber spatula to transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Drizzle with caramel or chocolate sauce (if using) and sprinkle with remaining mix-ins.
  6. Serve sweet dip with cookies, fruits, and crackers: Serve immediately with your favorite dippers and enjoy!

Expert tips for the best results

  • Use soft cream cheese. For the smoothest, creamiest dessert dip, be sure to let your cream cheese soften completely to room temperature before making this recipe.
  • Chill it. For the most flavor, you’ll want to refrigerate the dip for at least 8 hours before serving it. I typically just make this sweet dessert dip a day in advance if I want to serve it at a party.
  • Experiment with flavors. While this is a flavorful cream cheese dip recipe, it’s wildly open to interpretation and experimentation! I’ve listed a ton of fun and delicious mix-in, topping, and dipper ideas below and I really recommend playing around with different flavors. Mix in cookie dough balls or try crumbling in your favorite cookies. Crush up Oreos and top with gummy bears for a play on dirt cups. The sky really is the limit.

Step by step photos of how to make this recipe 

(Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the page for the detailed measurements and the complete printable recipe card!)

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FAQs: frequently asked questions

You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers! If you have a question you don’t see listed below, please drop them in the comments section. I’m happy to help when I can! 

Can I use something other than cream cheese?

Plain cream cheese is the traditional ingredient in dessert dips. However, you can play around with different flavors of cream cheese, like cinnamon, honey pecan, blueberry, strawberry, or even pumpkin spice. But please note, if you are using flavored cream cheeses, you may want to consider reducing the amount of sugar in the recipe.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to lighten this cookie dip up, swap out the regular cream cheese for Greek cream cheese, which has four-times more protein and half of the fat!

And, if you’re looking for alternate cheeses all together, try mascarpone cheese, Neufchâtel cheese, or a thick, strained yogurt like Greek Yogurt.

Tip: No matter what cheese you select, be sure to soften it to room temperature before making this dessert dip recipe. This step ensures a smooth and creamy texture.

Do I have to use a mixer to make a cream cheese dip?

Not necessarily. A stand mixer or hand mixer will make easier work out of whipping the cream cheese with the other ingredients and ensures a smoother, fluffier consistency. However, you can use a wooden kitchen spoon and some elbow grease or try the food processor instead.

My dip seems to thick, how can I thin it out?

If you’re looking for a thinner consistency, simply add a little bit of heavy cream, half-and-half, or whole milk – one tablespoon at a time – until you reach the consistency you’re looking for.

Can I use something other than sugar to sweeten my dip?

I don’t see why not! This recipe as written calls for both brown sugar and confectioner’s sugar. While I have not experimented with sugar substitutes in this recipe and therefore can’t guarantee the success of these swaps, I will always encourage experimenting with recipes and playing around in the kitchen. Here are some alternatives you can try:

  • Maple Syrup: While still high in sugar, maple syrup is a natural source of sugar and will provide a robust, cozy, distinct sweet flavor to the cream cheese dip.
  • Raw Honey: Naturally sweet honey will lend a slight floral flavor to the dip.
  • Blackstrap Molasses: This byproduct of raw sugar can is bittersweet and quite intense in flavor. If you know what dark molasses tastes like, blackstrap is actually darker, thicker, and richer in flavor. So, if you’re wanting to add this sticky liquid, just be sure to use a very small amount in addition to another sweetener.

What toppings can I add?

Toppings are (arguably) the best part of cheesecake dips. Not only are they a great way to add your own personal flare, but they can also really transform your dip into to full-blown decadent dessert experience!

Bonus: If you are serving this dip at a party, try setting up a toppings bar so your guests can experiment with a combination of toppings. To set up a toppings bar, set small cups or individual bowls on the left of the dip and arrange the toppings in individual bowls on the right. And, don’t forget to set out dippers or spoons and plenty of napkins at the end of the table so your guests can grab them before devouring their dip.

11 topping ideas

  • Chocolate: Most people will say chocolate makes everything better, especially cream cheese dips. Try using your favorite variety of chocolate chips (dark, white, milk or semi-sweet) as your mix-in. And for toppings, try chocolate shavings, melted chocolate, or chocolate dipping sauce.
  • Caramel: Silky smooth caramel sauce makes a delicious topping, while caramel baking chips make a delicious mix-in.
  • Fresh Fruit: Use your favorite fresh, seasonal fruit to add colorful flare. Fruits like strawberries, raspberries and blackberries make beautiful toppings, while harder fruits, such as chopped apples, make a delicious mix-in.
  • Fruit compotes and sauces: Thick, fruity compotes and preserves make a delicious topping for cheesecake dip. Try using your favorite canned pie filling (cherry, blueberry, strawberry, etc.), fresh strawberry topping, blueberry butter sauce, or lemon curd.
  • Nut Butter: Your favorite flavor or variety of nut butter makes a fabulous addition and topping for this sweet dip.
  • Candy Bars: Roughly chop up your favorite candy or any leftover Halloween candy bars and use it as a fun topping and mix-in! My family loves Snickers, Butterfingers, Twix and Ferrero Rocher along with M&M’s and Reese’s Pieces!
  • Toffee Bits: Toffee bits or chopped Health bars are the perfect way to add a bit of crunchy texture, as well as sweet and nutty flavor to cheesecake!
  • Oreos: If you are a fan of cookies and cream, crush up Oreos for a fun dessert topping.
  • Whipped Cream: Fluffy whipped cream is a classic topping option.
  • Sprinkles: Colorful sprinkles are perfect if you’re looking for a full-on celebration.
  • Nuts: Nuts are a wonderful way to add a welcoming crunch and nutty flavor, especially if you toast or candy your nuts.

Can I make this dip in advance?

You can absolutely make cream cheese fruit dip in advance! In fact, I recommend making the dip ahead of time, so the flavors have a chance to develop, mix and meld!

For the best flavor, I recommend making this dip at least 8 hours, or up to overnight in advance. However, you can make it up to 3 days in advance without sacrificing the texture!

To make in advance, transfer the dip to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. If you are using any fresh fruits as a mix-in, wait to stir them in until the day you are planning on serving. Also, make sure you hold off on adding any toppings and garnishes until just before serving.

How long can this sit out?

This dip is made with dairy products, such as cream cheese; therefore, it should not remain at room temperature for more than 2 hours, maximum! If you are bringing this dip to an outdoor event, such as a picnic or football party, I recommend keeping it in a cooler until serving time. Upon serving, I recommend serving the dip from a shady or covered area to avoid any direct sunlight and harsh heat!

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Serving sweet cream cheese dip

You can serve dessert dip as a traditional dip with fruit, crackers, cookies, and wafers, or as a spread for bagels, waffles and toast! Below are some of my favorite dippers and dunkers to serve with this recipe!

The best dippers for dessert dips

  • Cookies: Shortbread or chessman cookies are a classic pairing option for sweet cream cheese dip; however, any crisp cookie you love, such as soft oatmeal cookie will work great.
  • Graham Crackers: Subtly sweet and nutty graham crackers are the perfect vessel if you are looking to really replicate that classic cheesecake flavor.
  • Pretzels: If you like a sweet and salty snacking situation, try using pretzels (snaps, minis, or chips) as a dipping vessel for this sweet cheesecake dip.
  • Fruit: This sweet dip with cream cheese is perfect as a fruit dip. Fresh fruit, such as apples, bananas, and strawberries, make a delicious, healthier option for dipping.
  • Animal Crackers: Crisp animal crackers are a fun pairing option.
  • Wafers: Chocolate, vanilla and crème filled wafers are a deliciously sweet dipper for cream cheese dip.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Chips: Sweet and crunchy cinnamon sugar pita chips hold up great to this thick and creamy dip.
  • Biscotti: Hard and crunchy biscotti offer a mild almond flavor that beautifully complements cheesecake dip.
  • Waffle Cone Chips: Thin and crispy waffle cone chips are another fun pairing option here. You can purchase cone chips at the store or make your own by breaking a bunch of waffle cones into large pieces.
  • Donuts: Fresh donuts are a unique and totally delicious dipper for this sweet cream cheese dip. I personally love using glazed donuts, Crullers, apple fritters and cinnamon sugar donut muffins; but, any flavor variety you love will be delicious.

Unique serving suggestions

While this creamy, scoop-able sweet cream cheese dessert does make a delicious dip, you can also transform it into a brand-new recipe! Below are some of my favorite, unique serving ideas for dessert dip:

  • Cheesecake Strawberries: Core out fresh strawberries and use the dip to make cheesecake stuffed strawberries.
  • Bagels: Start your morning right by giving your bagel a delicious schmear of sweet dip with cream cheese.
  • Cinnamon Bread: Jazz up toasted cinnamon bread or cinnamon raisin bread with a liber spread of dessert cream cheese.
  • Waffles/Pancakes: Smear a generous amount of dip on top of your warm waffles or pancakes before drizzling them with real maple syrup.
  • Stuffed French Toast: Use sweet cream cheese dip as a stuffing for French toast and more.
  • Cookie Sandwich: For a next level cookie, sandwich a bit of cream cheese dessert dip between two of your favorite cookies. I personally love using soft cinnamon cookies and this dip.
  • Waffle Cone or Cup: Fill waffle cones or cups with sweet dip for a fun twist on dessert.
  • No-Bake Cheesecake Cups: Fill the bottom of individual cups with graham cracker crumbs and top it with dessert dip. Then finish the cups off with your favorite fresh fruit, fruit compote, syrup, or fruit sauce.
  • Frosting: If you love cream cheese frosting, try using this sweet dip recipe as a topping for cookies, cupcakes and more.

Bonus: If you’re serving this at a party, this sweet dip pairs perfectly with cookie cocktails for the adults and hot chocolate cocoa or white hot cocoa for the younger ones.

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Storing leftovers

This creamy, decadent cookie dip is always a crowd-favorite and (more than likely) won’t have any leftovers. However, if you are so lucky, store this sweet cream cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Tip: For the best texture (and to remove any harsh chill), I recommend letting the dip sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before enjoying.

Can I freeze this sweet dip?

While you can technically freeze cookie dips, I do not recommend it! This sweet dessert dip is made with cream cheese which tends to separate upon thawing. It is best to enjoy this recipe within the time frame above.

Add this ultra-creamy, totally tantalizing no-cook cheesecake dip to your snacking, dessert-ing and entertaining line up!

Until next week, friends, cheers!


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Sweet Cream Cheese Dip for Cookies, Fruit, & More

Total Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Fluffy and perfectly creamy, this Sweet Cream Cheese Dessert Dip features cream cheese whipped with rich brown sugar, warming cinnamon, apple pie spice, and vanilla extract. Endlessly customizable with various mix-ins, toppings, and dippers, like fresh fruit, cookies, crackers, baking chips, and more, this sweet treat is simply made with 7 ingredients in 15 minutes.
Recipe can be scaled up or down by using the slider if you hover your mouse over the number of Servings.


  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • 1 Rubber Spatula


  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese – softened to room temperature
  • 2 TBS Unsalted Butter – softened to room temperature
  • ½ Cup Dark Brown Sugar – packed
  • ½ Cup Confectioner’s Sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Apple Pie Spice – optional (SEE NOTES)
  • 1/8 tsp EACH: Kosher Salt & Ground Cinnamon
  • 2/3 Cup Mix-Ins: Chopped Pecans, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Toffee Bits, Mini Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips, Mini M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, Chopped Candy Bars (SEE NOTES)
  • Optional Garnishes: Caramel Sauce or Chocolate Sauce; Sprinkles
  • Optional for Dipping: Apples, Pretzels, Shortbread Cookies, Graham Crackers, Animal Crackers & Nilla Wafers (SEE NOTES)


  • Beat Cream Cheese with Butter: In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand-held mixer on MEDIUM speed, beat together the cream cheese and the butter until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add Sugars and Dessert Flavors: Add the brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, apple pie seasoning (if using), and the salt to the bowl. Whip on low until the ingredients are JUST incorporated.
    Stop and use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl.
    Increase the speed to medium and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add 1/3 Cup Desired Mix-Ins: Add 1/3 cup of your favorite mix-ins to the bowl. Beat the ingredients on low until just combined or use a rubber spatula to fold and stir the ingredients until the mix ins are evenly distributed.
  • Optional, but Recommended – Chill Dip: Cover the bowl of cream cheese dip tightly with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator. Let the dip chill for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight.
  • Garnish: Use the rubber spatula to transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Taste and adjust the dip for flavor, but keep in mind you'll be adding toppings.
    Drizzle with caramel or chocolate sauce (if using) and sprinkle the remaining mix-ins all over the top of the dip.
  • Serve: Serve immediately with your favorite dippers, such as fruit, cookies, crackers, and wafers, and enjoy!


  1. Seasoning: You can omit the apple pie spice or substitute it with pumpkin pie spice, chia seasoning, or your favorite dessert seasonings, such as nutmeg and cardamom. 
  2. Mix-ins, Garnishes & Dippers: Please see the post for an extensive list of delicious ingredients you can use as mix-ins, garnishes and dippers!
  3. Cream Cheese Dip Variations: Please see the post for how to make variations of this dip, including funfetti dip, pumpkin cheesecake dip, candy bar dip and chia spice dip!
  4. Chilling + Make Ahead: For the best flavor, I recommend making this dip at least 8 hours, or up to overnight in advance. However, you can make it up to 3 days in advance without sacrificing the texture!
  5. Got questions? I’ve got answers! If you ever run into an issue, have a question, or need any clarification – please feel free to drop them in the comments section. I’m happy to help when I can! 
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and the nutrition facts are an estimate based upon 12 servings. Exact information will depend upon the brands of ingredients and precise measurements used. (Nutritional information does not include any mix-ins, garnishes or dippers!)


Calories: 1104kcal    Carbohydrates: 186g    Protein: 36g    Fat: 25g    Saturated Fat: 16g    Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g    Monounsaturated Fat: 6g    Trans Fat: 1g    Cholesterol: 87mg    Sodium: 1628mg    Potassium: 794mg    Fiber: 1g    Sugar: 178g    Vitamin A: 821IU    Vitamin C: 1mg    Calcium: 899mg    Iron: 1mg

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