Easy Strawberry Recipe: Home Made Strawberry Cream Cheese

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My daughter is absolutely in love with the Philly Strawberry Cream Cheese. She wants me to buy it every week so she can make a strawberry cream cheese and strawberry jelly sandwich. Can you tell she has a thing for strawberries? Well, I decided to look at the ingredients on the strawberry cream cheese and compare them to the regular Philadelphia cream cheese. There a a ton more ingredients in the flavored cream cheese and one of those is the dreaded red food dye. I really detest artificial colors in my foods! I decided to try making strawberry cream cheese at home and skip the artificial stuff. How hard can it be, right? Just add strawberries to cream cheese with a touch of extra sweetness maybe? If I can get my daughter hooked on the homemade version I will happily leave the Red Dye #40 behind forever! If you are looking for an easy strawberry recipe this summer, this one is certainly one you should try!

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So, how did it turn out? Let me just say that the flavor of this strawberry cream cheese is so much fresher than the store bought stuff! I added a bit of sugar to mine along with a smidge of vanilla and it was heavenly. You can see the tiny little seeds in it and the bright pink color is amazing. I used my Cuisinart food processor and it literally took less than a minute to make this completely smooth. I seriously don’t know how people live without a food processor! So, if my strawberry cream cheese came out so vibrantly PINK with nothing but real strawberries and cream cheese….why does the store bought stuff have red dye in it?


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Strawberry Cream Cheese

Yield: 8 to 12

Home Made Strawberry Cream Cheese

homemade strawberry cream cheese

A vibrant and fresh tasting way to liven up your bagel!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 to 2 TBSP sugar, depending on taste


  1. Put all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process on HIGH until smooth. Adjust sweetness to desired level. You can leave bits of strawberries in the cream cheese if you prefer it a bit chunkier.


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13 thoughts on “Easy Strawberry Recipe: Home Made Strawberry Cream Cheese”

    • I was wondering if it was possible to actually make the cream cheese from scratch! I would love to give this a try so if you have a post you could share I would love it!

  1. Store bought foods have so many unnatural ingredients and preservatives. Good for you making your own strawberry cream cheese! Looks delish.

  2. I made this last night and ended up with a pretty soupy consistency. After letting it rest in the fridge overnight, it’s not much better. I’m thinking I added too many strawberries. :/

    • I think the ripeness of the berries probably plays a part, too. The riper they are the more juice they will have. Maybe start with fewer berries?

  3. Cheapness is the culprit. they cut down on the actual strawberries and try to make up for it with dye and refined sugar.

    • You are definitely right! I would happily pay more if they would ditch all the fake stuff! Keep meaning to look at Whole Foods to see if they offer one.

  4. I made this a 2nd time today. 1st was too watery. This time i used more cream cheese, dried the strawberries. Both times I used Swerve as subs for sugar. Serious – also used as a fresh fruit dip & sauce. Yum & healthy for low carb living.

  5. I replaced the sugar with agave for a natural sweetener. Turned out great. Kids loved it. I love healthy alternatives to pre-made store bought choices. Thanks for sharing Diane!


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