Garlicky Cream Cheese Dip

4.00 avg. rating (80% score) - 4 votes

Garlicky Cream Cheese Dip

Our tester served this recipe for Garlicky Cream Cheese Dip at a small gathering and received rave reviews. If you’re watching fat intake, try substituting a reduced-fat cream cheese in place of the regular cream cheese and skim milk in place of the half-and-half, and serve with raw vegetables rather than crackers.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings (1 cup)


  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives


In a food processor or by hand with a fork, beat the garlic, cream cheese, and half-and-half until smooth. Fold in 1 tablespoon of the chives, mixing gently. Spoon into a bowl or crock and garnish with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon chives. Chill for 2 hours before serving with an assortment of crackers and sliced fresh vegetables.

  • Anonymous

    On way to make this one even better: Add: one bunch green onions (chopped), one jar Dried Beef (chopped). Can’t get any better than this!

  • Very easy to prepare and more economical to make then purchasing the small prepared tubs of it at your supermarket, especially since I grow my own chives and always have fresh garlic on hand. It definately is “garlicky”, hopefully you don’t prepare for a first date:) I was out of milk and used evaporated milk instead; works just as well. I think the next time I prepare this, I might only use 2 cloves of garlic and perhaps a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of black pepper in its place.


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