Strawberry Cheesecake Dip

Indulge in this delightful Strawberry Cheesecake Dip, a perfect fusion of creamy cheesecake and fresh strawberries. Quick to prepare, it’s an ideal treat for gatherings, parties, or a sweet snack.


Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cheesecake Dip:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup mashed strawberries (about 3/4 cup whole)
  • ¾ cup diced strawberries
  • Graham crackers for dipping


Prepare the Whipped Cream:

  1. Place the heavy cream and ⅓ cup powdered sugar in a chilled mixing bowl.
  2. Mix on high for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and beat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until soft peaks form. This yields about 2 cups of whipped cream. Set aside.

Make the Cheesecake Dip:

  1. In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. Blend in the ½ cup mashed strawberries, making sure to exclude any excess juice from the mashing process.
  3. Gently fold in the whipped cream and the ¾ cup diced strawberries.


Serve the dip with graham crackers for a delightful and easy-to-eat dessert.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Servings: 8

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  • Chilled Presentation: For the best flavor and texture, serve the Strawberry Cheesecake Dip chilled. You can prepare it in advance and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Garnish: Add a few fresh strawberry slices or a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs on top for an extra touch of presentation.
  • Dippers: While graham crackers are a classic choice, you can also serve the dip with sliced apples, pretzels, or vanilla wafers for variety.

Storage Tips:

  • Refrigeration: Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 3 days.
  • Avoid Freezing: Freezing is not recommended as it can alter the creamy texture of the dip when thawed.
  • Revive the Dip: If the dip becomes too firm after refrigeration, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes and give it a gentle stir before serving.

Enjoy your Strawberry Cheesecake Dip fresh and delicious with these handy serving and storage tips!


Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Add Chocolate: Mix in ¼ cup of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips with the cream cheese mixture for a rich, chocolatey twist.
  • Topping: Drizzle melted chocolate over the finished dip for an extra decadent touch.

Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Citrus Zing: Add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest to the cream cheese mixture to give the dip a bright, citrusy flavor.
  • Garnish: Top with a few thin lemon slices or additional lemon zest.

Berry Medley Cheesecake Dip:

  • Mixed Berries: Substitute half of the strawberries with a mix of raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries for a colorful and flavorful variation.
  • Berry Sauce: Swirl in a tablespoon of berry sauce or jam for extra sweetness and visual appeal.

Nutty Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Add Nuts: Fold in ¼ cup of finely chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, to add a delightful crunch.
  • Nut Butter: Drizzle a bit of almond or peanut butter over the top for a nutty accent.

Coconut Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Coconut Flavor: Mix in ¼ cup of shredded coconut with the cream cheese mixture for a tropical twist.
  • Garnish: Sprinkle some toasted coconut flakes on top for added texture and flavor.

Caramel Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Caramel Swirl: Swirl in 2-3 tablespoons of caramel sauce into the cheesecake mixture for a rich and indulgent flavor.
  • Topping: Drizzle additional caramel sauce on top and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt for a sweet and salty contrast.

Mint Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Mint Flavor: Add ½ teaspoon of mint extract to the cream cheese mixture for a refreshing twist.
  • Garnish: Top with a few fresh mint leaves or a sprinkle of finely chopped mint.

Honey Almond Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Honey Addition: Blend 2 tablespoons of honey into the cream cheese mixture for natural sweetness.
  • Almond Crunch: Fold in ¼ cup of sliced almonds for added texture and flavor.

Pumpkin Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Pumpkin Spice: Add ½ cup of pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the cream cheese mixture for a seasonal variation.
  • Garnish: Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Banana Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Banana Flavor: Mix in 1 mashed ripe banana along with the mashed strawberries for a fruity combination.
  • Topping: Garnish with banana slices or a sprinkle of banana chips.

Peanut Butter Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Peanut Butter Twist: Blend in ¼ cup of creamy peanut butter with the cream cheese mixture for a nutty flavor.
  • Garnish: Top with a drizzle of melted peanut butter and a few chopped peanuts.

Cookies and Cream Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Oreo Addition: Fold in 1 cup of crushed Oreo cookies into the cheesecake mixture for a cookies and cream experience.
  • Topping: Garnish with additional crushed Oreos or whole mini Oreos.

Cinnamon Roll Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Cinnamon Flavor: Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg to the cream cheese mixture for a warm, spiced flavor.
  • Garnish: Top with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

Nutella Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Nutella Swirl: Swirl in ¼ cup of Nutella into the cream cheese mixture for a chocolaty, hazelnut flavor.
  • Garnish: Drizzle additional Nutella on top and sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts.

Mango Strawberry Cheesecake Dip:

  • Mango Twist: Substitute ½ cup of mashed strawberries with ½ cup of mashed mango for a tropical variation.
  • Garnish: Top with diced mango pieces and a sprinkle of coconut flakes.

These variations allow you to customize the Strawberry Cheesecake Dip to suit different tastes and occasions. Enjoy experimenting with these delicious options!


1. Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the Strawberry Cheesecake Dip ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Stir gently before serving.

2. Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries. Thaw them completely and drain any excess liquid before mashing and dicing to avoid making the dip too watery.

3. What can I serve with this dip besides graham crackers?

You can serve this dip with various dippers such as sliced apples, pretzels, vanilla wafers, shortbread cookies, or even celery sticks for a slightly savory contrast.

4. Can I use store-bought whipped cream?

Yes, you can substitute homemade whipped cream with store-bought whipped cream or whipped topping. However, homemade whipped cream tends to have a fresher taste and better texture.

5. How do I ensure the dip isn’t too sweet?

Adjust the sweetness by adding powdered sugar gradually and tasting the mixture as you go. You can also add a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness.

6. Can I make this dip dairy-free?

Yes, you can make a dairy-free version by using dairy-free cream cheese and a non-dairy whipped topping. Ensure all ingredients are compatible with your dietary needs.

7. What if my dip is too thick?

If the dip is too thick, you can thin it out by adding a tablespoon of milk or cream at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

8. How do I prevent the strawberries from making the dip too watery?

Drain any excess juice from the mashed strawberries before mixing them into the cream cheese. Use fresh, ripe strawberries to minimize extra liquid.

9. Can I add other flavors to the dip?

Absolutely! You can add a variety of flavors such as a splash of almond extract, a pinch of cinnamon, or a bit of lemon zest to enhance the dip’s taste.

10. How should I store leftovers?

Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will remain fresh for up to 3 days. Stir gently before serving to restore the creamy texture.

These FAQs should help you enjoy and customize your Strawberry Cheesecake Dip to perfection!

Enjoy this Strawberry Cheesecake Dip as a quick and delicious treat perfect for any occasion. With its creamy texture and fresh strawberry flavor, it pairs wonderfully with graham crackers, making it a hit at parties and gatherings. Quick to prepare and delightful to eat, it’s sure to become a favorite!