This light and fluffy Whipped Cranberry and Walnut Cream Cheese Recipe is slightly sweet and full of walnuts and cranberries. It tastes absolutely amazing and can be made in 5 minutes flat! Perfect for lazy morning coffee and bagels.
The Holiday season is my favorite time of the year, I especially love these last couple of weeks leading up to Christmas. It always amazes me how certain scents can bring back such a rush of memories. The strong spicy smell of cinnamon and fresh-cut pine or cedar always brings back childhood memories of Christmas and I feel a rush of anticipation for all of the excitement to come!
My little guys won’t be little for too much longer and it’s important to me to share this excitement and keep up with our family traditions- and maybe make a few new traditions as well. One of our favorite traditions revolves around decorating the tree.
I always start a big slow cooker full of Spiced Apple Cider in the morning and as we begin to decorate the tree, the warming cider fills the house with a delicious cinnamon apple aroma. The kids love to spread out all the ornaments and help decide which goes where. I hope they will remember these fun family moments.
Whipped Cranberry and Walnut Cream Cheese Recipe
A new favorite breakfast addition is this DIY Whipped Cranberry and Walnut Cream Cheese Recipe. I like to make a huge batch in my mixer and we’ll have it for several mornings. If you’re a fan of cream cheese, I’m sure you’ll love this easy recipe too. (It also makes a great hostess gift!)
How to Make Whipped Cream Cheese at Home
If you have never tried making your own whipped cream cheese, you have to give this recipe a try. It’s so easy! All you do is whip softened cream cheese with a bit of half n half (and sugar if you are making a sweet cream cheese like this Whipped Cranberry and Walnut Cream Cheese Recipe.) Then gently fold in your mixins.
There are so many different Whipped Cream Cheese recipe you could create. (Everything Bagel anyone?) Personally I am partial to the whipped cream cheese recipes that are on the sweet side. Like this pumpkin whipped cream cheese version.
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This Whipped Cranberry and Walnut Cream Cheese tastes absolutely amazing and you can make it in 5 minutes flat! No more whipped cream cheese from a tub!
- 1 8 oz block of Cream Cheese, room temp
- 2 tsp sugar
- 3 tbs half n half (maybe more)
- Handful (to your taste) of chopped walnuts
- Handful (to your taste) of dried cranberries
- Whip cream cheese, sugar and half n half together until light and fluffy. (Add additional half n half a splash at a time if needed to lighten the mixture.)
- Add cranberries and walnuts and blend until mixed through.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.