Herb Cream Cheese Dip
Herb Cream Cheese Dip is a simple yet delicious dip that's perfect for any party or any occasion. Serve it with crackers and guests will devour it! This Herb Coeur a la Creme recipe is savory, tasty, and super easy. There are so many uses for outside of dipping, you will be amazed!
- 12 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons minced green onions scallions
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
- Grated zest on 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice do not substitute with bottled lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper red pepper flakes, optional
Use an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment to beat the cream cheese. Whisk until smooth.
Set the mixer to low speed and slowly add the heavy cream until well incorporated. Add the scallion, dill, chives, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper(s). Whisk until the mixture thickens and firms.
Line a 6-inch mesh strainer or sieve with two layers of cheesecloth. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the cloth, press slightly and smooth the top. Fold any excess cheesecloth over the top of the cream cheese mixture. Place the mesh strainer over a small bowl to catch liquid that will drain through the cheesecloth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days.
When ready to serve, invert the cream onto a serving plate and discard the drained liquid.
Serve with crackers or fresh vegetables.
Adapted from Ina Garten
*Note: Here are a few other suggestions for using Herb Coeur A La Crème: Add 1 teaspoon to scrambled eggs, spread over chicken or fish and bake, add to scalloped potatoes or as a topping for baked potatoes. In almost any recipe that calls for cheese and herbs, a little Herb Coeur A La Crème can be substituted or added.
Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 0.2mg