Easy Herb Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

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Recipes.net Team February 15, 2021

Our cream cheese dip will magically transform any dippable appetizer into something delectable and wonderful. It’s soft, thick yet creamy, and mildly sweet. Find out the simple ingredients that we used in this herb cream cheese recipe to make it more enjoyable. We also got you some great dishes to let you savor your cream cheese dip beyond Homemade Bagels!

Make Your Homemade Cream Cheese From Scratch

It’s actually pretty simple to come up with a block of cream cheese at home. All you need is heavy cream, milk, plain yogurt, and kosher salt. Simply heat these ingredients into a pan, then stir it all together. Upon stirring constantly, you’ll see little bubbles forming up the mixture. This is the time to add the acid or the vinegar. You can simmer it for the next 3 to 5 minutes and set it aside to cool down. Then, pour this mixture into a bowl with a cloth or a strainer. The whey, or the liquid remaining with the curdled milk, needs to be removed. Cover the mixture and store it in the fridge overnight. Check it out in the morning, and voila! There you have your own cream cheese.

If you don’t want to go through all that hassle, you can buy any pre-made cream cheese brand you prefer more for this recipe. Lastly, elevate the appearance, texture, and taste of your dip by adding olive oil, garlic cloves, and herbs. In this recipe, we used basil, chives, parsley, and rosemary—a truly delectable combination of herbs to create this wonderful herb cream cheese dip. 

5 Appetizing Dishes To Enjoy With Your Cream Cheese

You can always come up with different dishes to incorporate this fresh and mild-tasting dip with. To give you some idea, here are 5 appetizing dishes to enjoy this herb cream cheese dip with:

These herb cream cheese will level up our eating experience at home. It’s yummy, easy-to-make, and surely satisfies our cravings.


How To Make Easy Herb Cream Cheese

You’ll never get over this sweet, tangy, and soft herb cream cheese dip. It’s the perfect dip for all your cravings, may it be savory dishes, dessert, or snack.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp basil, minced
  • 1 tsp chives, minced
  • 1 tsp parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp rosemary, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Combine softened cream cheese with herbs and olive oil and mix thoroughly.
  2. Serve with crackers, pita chips, or bread for dipping

Commonly Asked Questions

How to store cream cheese?

Keep your cream cheese mixture in an airtight container in the fridge, or with a temperature no lower than 40 degrees F. Consume it within 10 days of re-opening it.

Can cream cheese be frozen?

We don’t recommend freezing opened cream cheese as it will ruin the texture drastically. But unopened blocks of cream cheese can be frozen for up to 2 months.


This easy herb cream cheese recipe is going to be your new go-to dip. It’s thick, soft, and creamy just like a cream cheese should be, even made flavorful with herbs and garlic. Enjoy this simple yet addicting cream cheese dip in your snack or meals.

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