This chive and onion cream cheese is perfectly spreadable and can be double-whipped to make it ultra-light and fluffy. It’s perfect spread on a toasted bagel. My favorite is my version of a Tasty Turkey Bagel! It also makes a creamy and flavorful spread for sandwiches, crackers, and appetizers.
I prefer a savory breakfast, and this stuff spread on a freshly toasted bagel is one of my favorites! It’s also amazing to use as the base for loaded veggie sandwiches. Yum!
It only needs 5 simple ingredients and a few minutes to make. It remains perfectly spreadable even after refrigeration. It’s perfect spread on a toasted bagel. It also makes a creamy and flavorful spread for sandwiches, crackers, and appetizers.
Regular, full-fat cream cheese makes a rich and creamy spread. You can use reduced fat, but it won’t be as creamy.
Heavy cream helps make the whipped cream cheese light and spreadable. If you don’t have heavy cream, use milk, half & half, sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt.
Dried minced onions for concentrated onion flavor that doesn’t get soggy.
Use fresh chives if you have them. They’re easy to grow in a garden or in pots! Use freeze dried chives if you can’t find fresh ones.
A pinch of salt makes those flavors pop!
Make a vegan and dairy-free chive and onion spread: Use a vegan cream cheese substitute and your favorite unsweetened plant-based milk.
How to make chive and onion cream cheese
Now, add the chives and mix until they are incorporated. You can stop here if you’d like. This is a wonderful chive and onion cream cheese. Go ahead and refrigerate it until you’re ready to eat. It gets better as it sits!
If you want to make double-whipped chive and onion cream cheese, cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Now, remove the chilled spread from the fridge and use your hand mixer to whip it again. Don’t let it soften!
That’s it. Double-whipped cream cheese is airy, fluffy, and light.
Store in a sealed container for up to a week in the fridge. A pint jar or a pint deli container works great.
How to serve Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
- Make a Tasty Turkey Bagel
- Spread it on veggie sandwiches.
- Spread it on crackers or a toasted bagel.
More delicious spreads
- Blueberry Cream Cheese
- Pimento Cheese Spread
- Whipped Strawberry Butter
- Easy Homemade Hummus
- Scallion Cream Cheese