Learn how to quickly make whipped cream cheese, for a light and airy topping for many of your favorite breakfasts and desserts.

This whipped cream cheese requires just two ingredients and two minutes of your time. It’s so easy to make, and silkier than traditional cream cheese.

We’ll show you how to make it, as well as an incredible array of variations to flavor it to perfection!

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Whipped cream cheese is one of those simple ideas that takes an ingredient we all know and love, and makes it even better. Something about adding that air into the cream cheese really takes it to the next level!

You can make it at home, no need to hit the grocery store. It is sure to become one of your favorite tricks for creating flavored cream cheese blends at home.

Or, leave it simple! Top your bagel with this whipped cream cheese, add a few sliced cucumbers and top with my Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. It’s the easiest, most delicious lunch or after school snack!

Learn how to make it with just two ingredients and two steps.

Thick bagel smothered in whipped cream cheese.

Whipped Cream Cheese

Whipped cream cheese is better than traditional cream cheese. I said what I said! Here’s why you’ll love it!

Why You’ll Love It

  • So Easy – This is barely a recipe at all, it’s so easy. Just two ingredients and you’re on your way to something delicious!
  • Make Ahead – Whipped cream cheese can be made ahead for simple entertaining!
  • Wholesome – Cream cheese is packed with protein, calcium and vitamin A.
A bagel with whipped cream cheese spread.

Ingredients and Substitutions

See printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  • Cream Cheese – Learn how to soften cream cheese here.
  • Milk – We used 2%, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Almond milk or oat milk will work, too. Just make sure it’s cold!
A package of whipped cream next to a tablespoon of milk.

Variations

A bagel with whipped cream cheese.

Tools to Use

How to Make

  1. Add cream cheese and milk to food processor, blender or mixer. Whipped cream cheese being prepared in a bowl.
  2. Blend until light and fluffy. Whipped cream cheese being prepared in a bowl.
A close up of white whipped cream cheese.

Tips

  • To double or triple this recipe for a crowd, simply use the 1X 2X 3X tab in the printable recipe card! It will multiply the ingredients for you, no math required!
  • We found that the whip attachment for our stand mixer was best for capturing air and blending.
  • Gradually increase the speed on your mixer. This ensures that you’ll pull in a lot of air.
Whipped cream cheese in a bowl on a marble table.

Serving Suggestions

  • Add your favorite seasoning blend and use it as a low carb dip – serve with carrot sticks, celery, and sliced peppers.
  • Spread onto sweet bread or bagels
  • Top crostini and add a layer of toppings for an appetizer or dessert
  • Blend it into mashed potatoes or twice baked potatoes
  • Add a little to your deviled eggs
A bagel with whipped cream cheese on a plate.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – for up to one week in an airtight container.
  • Freeze – You can freeze whipped cream cheese, but it won’t hold the same airy, light and soft texture! Read more in our guide to Can You Freeze Cream Cheese?
A whipped cream cheese bagel with a knife next to it.

More Cream Cheese

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5 from 3 votes

Whipped Cream Cheese

This whipped cream cheese requires just two ingredients and two minutes of your time. It's so easy to make, and silkier than traditional cream cheese.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk any type

Instructions 

  • Add room temperature cream cheese and milk to food processor, blender or mixer.
  • Beat (on high speed) until fully blended and light and fluffy.

Julie’s Tips

  • To double or triple this recipe for a crowd, simply use the 1X 2X 3X tab in the printable recipe card! It will multiply the ingredients for you, no math required!
  • We found that the whip attachment for our stand mixer was best for capturing air and blending. 
  • Gradually increase the speed on your mixer. This ensures that you’ll pull in a lot of air.
Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.03mg

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

Equipment

Food Processor or mixer, or blender

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