Jalapeño cream cheese really brings the heat! Learn how to make this whipped, creamy and spicy blended cream cheese. It’s sure to satisfy any craving!

This jalapeno cream cheese is so flexible too. You can serve it warm or cold, use it as a dip or spread, and it makes an excellent addition to wraps and sandwiches.

Easy to make in just about five minutes, it’s going to be a great addition to all your favorite recipes for entertaining.

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Jalapeño cream cheese is the perfect balance of savory decadence. You’ll love spreading this cream cheese onto everything from crackers to bagels!

I love creating our own cream cheese blends. I start with whipped cream cheese and then throw in some ingredients to make the best spreads!

Try our scallion cream cheese or cinnamon cream cheese, for example. It’s so easy to customize cream cheese to your family’s tastes, and it keeps so well, too.

A white bowl with a jalapeno and a green pepper, alongside a dollop of cream cheese.

Jalapeño Cream Cheese

With the perfect level of heat, it’s delicious on everything it touches.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Easy – This whipped cream cheese comes together with just two ingredients in a couple minutes!
  • Flexible – Use as a dip, spread, or topping for any of your favorite savory foods.
  • Low Carb – It’s low carb, but also packed with calcium, vitamin A, and protein! That makes jalapeno cream cheese a good fit for keto lifestyle plans.
A bagel on a plate with a cup of Jalapeño Cream Cheese.

Ingredients and Substitutions

See printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  • Cream Cheese – Full fat cream cheese is most delicious, but you can use your favorite type. Learn how to soften cream cheese here!
  • Jalapeño – One fresh jalapeño, seeds removed.
A green pepper next to a package of jalapenos filled with Jalapeno Cream Cheese.

Variations

  • Sub cream cheese with ricotta instead – try whipped ricotta.
  • Sub with other types of peppers. Fresno peppers or serrano peppers are great options, but watch your heat level!
  • Add a little seasoning – garlic powder or onion powder would both be great, but start with just 1/4 teaspoon and adjust.
  • Add sea salt and fresh ground pepper if you’d like!
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How To

  1. Step 1 – In a mixer, blender or food processor, whip cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Step 2 – Remove stems and seeds of jalapeño pepper. Learn how to cut a jalapeño here. Jalapeno and cream cheese inside a food processor
  3. Step 3 – Add jalapeños to food processor, and whip for another minute until complete.
A white plate holds a delicious bagel topped with jalapeno cream cheese.

Tips

  • Mix By Hand – No access to a mixer or food processor? That’s okay! Start with a tub of whipped cream cheese, because it’s softer and easier to mix by hand.
  • Careful with Jalapeño – The seeds of these peppers can burn your hands, and the oil can remain for a long time, so wearing gloves is always a good idea when cutting them.
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Serving Suggestions

  • Serve it as a dip – It’s great with carrot sticks and sliced peppers.
  • Try it as a topping in a Burger bar
  • Make jalapeño poppers
  • Add it to stuffed mushrooms
  • Serve with crostini and any favorite toppings for an appetizer!
A jalapeño cream cheese bagel on a plate.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – You can leave this jalapeño cream cheese sitting out while serving for up to two hours.
  • Refrigerate – Store this blended cream cheese in an airtight container up to a week.
  • Freezer – This cream cheese can be frozen for up to three months, but it won’t be as creamy when it defrosts. Read more in Can you Freeze Cream Cheese to learn all about freezing this popular ingredient!
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A white bowl with whipped cream and a jalapeno pepper topped with jalapeño cream cheese.
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Jalapeño Cream Cheese

Jalapeño cream cheese really brings the heat! Learn how to make this whipped, creamy and spicy blended cream cheese. It's sure to satisfy any craving!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 jalepeño Sliced, seeds removed

Instructions 

  • In a food processor or blender, whip cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add jalapenos, and whip for another minute until complete.

Julie’s Tips

  • Mix By Hand – No access to a mixer or food processor? That’s okay! Start with a tub of whipped cream cheese, because it’s softer and easier to mix by hand.
  • Careful with JalapeñoThe seeds of these peppers can burn your hands, and the oil can remain for a long time, so wearing gloves is always a good idea when cutting them.
Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0.05g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.04mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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