Yogurt Cream Cheese Dip

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Yogurt Cream Cheese Dip | Real Food RN

Cream cheese dip has always been one of my favorite ways to enjoy the fruits of the season. It’s like dipping your strawberries into a thick sweet cream! I admit it, I have eaten it with a spoon before…it’s that good! I decided to try and mix it up a bit by making it with homemade yogurt cream cheese. Now, not only is the dip delicious, but it also packs a probiotic punch! Do not be intimidated about making your own cream cheese, it’s super easy! Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups yogurt (you can use one 32oz. container from the store, make sure it’s organic and grass-fed)
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup — like this
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Equipment: 

  • 1 flour sack towel — like this
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 clothespin
  • 1 rubber band

Directions:  To make the cream cheese:

  • Line the bowl with your flour sack towel and pour yogurt into center of towel

Yogurt Cream Cheese Dip | Real Food RN

  • Gather all four corners together and wrap a rubber band around them to hold them together
  • Wrap the towel through a handle on one of your kitchen cabinets and secure with a clothespin (see image below)

Yogurt Cream Cheese Dip | Real Food RN

  • Place bowl under yogurt and towel and allow the whey to drip into the bowl
  • Leave undisturbed for 12 hours, or longer (depending on how thick you like your cream cheese)
  • When it is ready, it will look just like this (see below)

Yogurt Cream Cheese Dip | Real Food RN

You will now have yogurt cream cheese and whey (to use in fermenting foods, I freeze it into ice cubes to use in single servings for fermentation)

Yogurt Cream Cheese Dip | Real Food RN

To make the dip:

  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, maple syrup and vanilla
  • Whisk together until well combined
  • Serve with fresh fruit
  • Store in a glass container in the fridge and it will last several days

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