Last Minute Dessert: Cheesecake & Graham Cracker Dip with Fresh Strawberries

This is a great last-minute whip up for those in a pinch.  Just stop by the grocery store and swing by the produce department, dairy aisle, and cracker aisle and you have your simple ingredients for this quick recipe. It’s also a great way to indulge without all the fat and calories of a regular cheesecake.


1-8 ounce reduced fat cream cheese

1-half pint whipping cream or 1 Lite Cool Whip*

1/2 cup sugar or Splenda

1/4 tsp. almond extract

1/2 cup of crushed graham crackers

Fresh strawberries


Whip cream until firm.  Whip in Splenda or sugar and almond extract. In another bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add whipping cream mixture until smooth and combined.  Place in small serving bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with fresh strawberries and graham cracker crumbs.

Note: You can use Lite Cool Whip if you like rather than whipping cream. It may yield more. Nutrition facts are based on whipping cream. Fat would be less with Lite Cool Whip.

Yield: 1 3/4 cup. Serving size: 1 Tbsp.

Nutrition Facts (Approximate without crackers):49 kcal, 4.5 gms fat, 37 mg sodium


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2 Comments on “Last Minute Dessert: Cheesecake & Graham Cracker Dip with Fresh Strawberries”

  1. Laura
    May 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    I made this today for our Memorial Day Cook-Out and it was a HUGE hit & so easy! Thanks!

    • Supermarketnutrition411
      June 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

      So glad you liked it, Laura! It’s one of my faves!

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