I have been making a version of this Sugar Free Cream Cheese Dip for years and we absolutely love it! It looks like the well known marshmallow cream fruit dip, but it was a lot healthier in my opinion even when it was full of sugar. My original dip was made by cooking egg yolks, orange juice and sugar into a custard before adding whipped cream for the most delicate creamy dip I have ever tasted. But sadly, I said good-bye to my strawberry dip when I kissed sugar good-bye for the Trim Healthy Mama diet a couple of years ago, or at least I thought I had…. Then a few months into this fantastic diet I discovered that I could recreate it, but make it better, because it is sugar free and guilt free now. Yay!
I am moving this popular recipe over from my old blogspot now that it’s berry season again and when I made it yesterday to see if it needed tweaking I decided that I might even love it more now using [eafl id=2173 name=”Gentle Sweet” text=”Gentle Sweet”], (affiliate) because that stuff makes most sweets better!
This is such an easy make ahead recipe and great to keep in a jar in the fridge or to take to a picnic or potluck in berry season. I also use this recipe to top my Sugar Free Carrot Cake Cookies so I hope you get to try it soon!
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- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt (0% or 2%)
- 2 tablespoons cream
- Optional spoonful or two of half and half or water to thin dip
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/ 16 teaspoon pure orange extract - Start with this amount but the strength will probably vary among brands (optional if you don't remember what the original dip tasted like but not optional if you want the same subtle citrus flavor)'
- 4 tablespoons Gentle Sweet or 2 tablespoons Pyure or Truvia type sweetener
- Or - try 1 tablespoon Super Sweet Blend (GS is my favorite though)
- fresh strawberry halves
- Mix ingredients together and blend together until smooth. If you want it thinner drizzle in extra 1/2 and 1/2 or water till you reach the desired consistency...I have not found that necessary as long as I mix it with my mini processor or immersion blender which will give you a thinner consistency. The additional half and half will give you extra servings and depending on how you serve this dip and which low carb fruit is used you might want to vary the consistency by thinning this dip with the extra liquid. I love it both ways..
- ½ cup sliced strawberries: 5 grams (net) carbohydrate plus
- 1 large (1 3/8 inch in diameter) strawberry: 1 gram (net) carbohydrate
- Serves 2-4
- Strawberries can get high in carbs if you eat them alone but by eating them with a dip or sauce such as this with protein you will normally be full and satisfied before you overeat them.