Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip


I’ve been learning to embrace the deliciousness of easy recipes in recent months. In the past, I thought the sign of a good recipe creator was how imaginative their recipes were. That is until I noticed what magazine recipes I was actually trialing in my own home. Some were relatively creative, but all were pretty darn simple. None involved reinventing the wheel or unique flavor pairings. They were just easy twists on old favorites, like this dairy-free cheesecake dip.

Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip Recipe - a 10 minute treat! (vegan, gluten-free and top allergen-free)

As a result, you might have noticed how my recipes have begun devolving back to earlier days of recipe creating. My Wild Blueberry Bliss Smoothie, No Bake Power Cookies, Cookies ‘n Ice Cream Bon Bons, and Herb Drop Biscuits are recipes that I whipped up to add easy deliciousness to your EVERYDAY life.

This dairy-free cheesecake dip recipe is just as quick and foolproof. Like the Bon Bons I mentioned, it’s a little indulgent and uses a couple tasty “cheats”. But don’t worry, but both are quite easy to find.

Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip Recipe - a 10 minute treat! (vegan, gluten-free and top allergen-free)

How to Serve Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip

Fresh strawberries and Enjoy Life Crunchy Vanilla Honey Graham Minis are my favorite for dipping in this cheesecake dip. The latter compliment it so well, but strictly vegan treatsters can dunk the Crunchy Sugar Crisp Minis instead.

This dairy-free cheesecake dip also packs really well! For lunch boxes, I spoon it into mini jars. Then, I grind or smash Crunchy Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies (or Sugar Crisps for honey-free) and sprinkle them over top of the dip. It’s like an upside down allergy-friendly cheesecake! If you’re concerned about it getting warm, then freeze the jars overnight. Pop a frozen one into a lunchbox and it will defrost by lunch.

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Special Diet Notes: Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.

Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip
  • 4 ounces dairy-free cream cheese alternative (I use half a tub of Daiya Plain)
  • ¼ cup coconut cream (see note below)
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
For Serving
  1. Place all the cream cheese alternative, coconut cream, powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt in a mixing bowl. We like the full amount of vanilla and a scant ⅓ cup of the powdered sugar, but use the lower amounts if you prefer less sweet.
  2. Blend the ingredients with a hand mixer or whisk until smooth and creamy.
  3. Place the cheesecake dip in a bowl and serve with cookies and strawberries for dipping. You can also serve with crushed cookies for rolling or top the cheesecake dip with the crushed cookies.
  4. Leftover dip can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. I also freeze individual portions for an any time treat.
Coconut Cream: You can buy coconut cream or chill full-fat coconut milk and use the solid coconut cream that forms. I chill So Delicious Original Culinary Coconut Milk - it turns almost completely into cream!
Dairy-Free Cheesecake Dip Recipe - a 10 minute treat! (vegan, gluten-free and top allergen-free)

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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    • That particular cream cheese alternative is a real winner in desserts like this. It isn’t so great on its own (in our opinions here!) or in savories, but everyone (dairy-free or not!) loves it when we use it in desserts. It’s a little “cheat” that’s fun to use sometimes 🙂

  3. My husband owns a restaurant and on the menu they have a cheesecake in a jar!! I love that this is a healthy alternative, this looks so delicious!!

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