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Sweet N Tart Key Lime Cheesecake Dip

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Key lime cheesecake dip has fluffy whipped cream cheese infused with tangy key lime juice to make the ultimate dipping dessert.

Okay, gals and guys, be gentle. Today marks my first official recipe posting with almost no assistance.

Usually, Kim and I split up the work, so one person doesn’t get overwhelmed. However, Kim is a hard-working wife, and she deserves a break from time to time.

So, I took the liberty of doing almost everything for today’s cheesecake dip.

The finished key lime cheesecake dip served in a white bowl.

I prepared the cheesecake dip, staged the photo shoot, and even took the pictures. Kim still did the editing on the pictures, but that was it.

The rest was all me. Now that you know why something is “off.” Oh, if you like this dessert dip, then try our smores dip recipe!

Powdered sugar, cream cheese, and key lime juice in a mixing bowl.

This dip is perfect for parties or a fun family dessert. There are only a few ingredients and preparing it is a simple process.

It uses fluffy whipped cream cheese, vanilla, powdered or confectioner’s sugar, sour cream, and key lime juice.

The graham crackers are for dipping and sprinkling over the top of the dessert. I wouldn’t recommend mixing the ground up crackers into the dish as they might become mushy.

The flavors are a mixture of sweet and tart and texture is creamy. You can pull the cream cheese out in advance, but it’s not necessary, it mixes just fine straight from the fridge.

How about we get started?

The dip has been blended and topped with graham cracker crumbs.

How to Make Key Lime Cheesecake Dip:

Start by grinding up the graham crackers in a food processor for the garnish, if you decide to use them.

Next, in a stand mixer or using a large mixing bowl and hand mixer, combine the cream cheese, powdered or confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, sour cream, and key lime juice.

Mix the cheesecake dip on low to start for approximately 1 minute. Do I really have a reason for this? Well, I found that by adding the extra minute on low, it seems to make the dip creamier.

After the minute has passed, turn the mixer up to medium and continue blending the dessert for another minute. It should be fluffy looking and smooth.

It won’t look like whipped cream, but the texture should at least look light and airy.

Key lime cheesecake dip, in a bowl, topped with graham cracker crumbs.

Remove it from the mixing bowl and transfer it to a dish. Once we had garnished the cheesecake dip with ground crackers, we used the remaining graham crackers for dipping, but you can be creative and use whatever you like.

The dessert will easily serve 6 people and can be stored in your fridge for up to 3 days in a sealed container. As always, I wish you a long, healthy life, love everlasting, and a tummy full of delicious food.

**Pictures updated on 4/27/2019**

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Key lime cheesecake dip, in a bowl, topped with graham cracker crumbs.

Sweet N Tart Key Lime Cheesecake Dip

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Our sweet n tart key lime cheesecake dip has fluffy whipped cream cheese infused with tangy key lime juice to make the ultimate dipping dessert.

Ingredients

  • 16 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened (optional)
  • 1 Ounce Graham Crackers, ground for garnish
  • 1 2/3 Cups Powdered Sugar, or Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice
  • 1 Dash Green Food Coloring, optional

Instructions

  1. Grind the graham crackers using a food processor.
  2. In a stand mixer or using a mixing bowl and hand mixer, combine cream cheese, powdered or confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, sour cream, and key lime juice.
  3. Mix ingredients on lowest setting for 1 minute.
  4. Increase mixing speed to medium and continue blending dip for an additional minute or until mixture is fluffy and creamy.
  5. Fold in green food coloring if you choose to add it to the dessert.
  6. Transfer dip from mixing bowl to serving bowl.
  7. Sprinkle the dip with ground graham crackers and serve with remaining graham crackers for dipping. 

Notes

Calorie count is for the dip and does not include the additional graham crackers for dipping. Dish easily serves 6 people and can be stored in your fridge for up to 3 days in a sealed container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 284mgCarbohydrates: 40gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g

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Andrea

Friday 7th of April 2017

Oh, my! This looks so mouthwatering! I'm craving this real bad btw! I'm going to give this recipe a try next week, just in time for my Holy Week Holiday. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try it!

John

Saturday 8th of April 2017

Thank you, Andrea! I guess we made it at the right time, I hope you enjoy it :)

andrea

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

I grew up just north of the Keys and I am an absolute nut for Key Lime anything. This sounds incredible pinning for sure. Thanks for sharing it

John

Thursday 6th of April 2017

Thank you, Andrea! It must have been really cooling growing up there. The Keys are amazing! Kim and I love the drive from Miami to Key West. I especially love 7-mile bridge, it's such a cool feat of engineering. I am thrilled you like this recipe and thank you again for commenting!

Cori

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

I think that dessert dips are the best thing ever! This sounds so yummy- I can't wait to try it.

John

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

Thank you, Cori! Before this dip, Kim and I weren't too crazy about the idea of eating a sweet dip. However, this dip proved us and wrong and I couldn't be happier :) I hope you enjoy it!