Every cheesecake lover will love this easy no bake dessert dip recipe! We've taken the calories way down to make a guilt-free creamy dip that's a huge hit for holiday gatherings and more.
This cherry cheesecake dip recipe tastes like traditional cheesecake (without the graham cracker crust) and is the easiest dip to make. Only four simple ingredients are needed. Five minutes to blend it and some chilling time is all this delicious recipe needs. It's a fun twist to satisfy a cheesecake craving.
It's a different way to enjoy delicious cheesecake flavor with your favorite fruit. The best part if you only need a blender to whip up this family favorite tangy dip. It's perfect for winter holiday entertaining, a Valentine's day dessert board, after school snack, baby showers, at any social events where you'd serve delicious desserts.
What makes this skinny?
This cheesecake dip has all the flavors of cheesecake with some excellent calorie-saving tips to get there.
- No cream cheese! Instead we combine low fat cottage cheese (blended smooth) and sugar free cheesecake pudding mix.
- No sugar added cherry pie filling. We didn't want to skip this classic ingredient but also didn't want the calories of regular pie filling. This ingredient was the perfect solution.
- 6 grams of protein. Protein takes longer to digest and helps keep you full. Every serving of this easy dessert recipe has 6 grams of protein!
In researching cheesecake dip, both homemade and store-bought, the calories range from 140-200 calories per ¼ cup serving. Our sweet dip is 44 calories per ¼ cup serving.
Recipe Ingredients Notes
For the complete ingredient list and amounts, refer to the printable recipe card at the end of the post.
Low fat cottage cheese. Using low fat (1% or 2%) cottage cheese gives this some cheesecake-like tang and lots of protein. The cottage cheese is blended to a smooth consistency before adding the other ingredients.
Sugar Free Cheesecake Pudding mix. You'll need two 1-ounce boxes of sugar free Cheesecake Pudding mix. Do not make the pudding; the dry mix is added to the other ingredients. This gives the cheesecake flavor but without loads of calories.
Low fat milk. We used 1% low fat milk to make this cheesecake dip. NOTE: the pudding mix will not set with non-dairy milk per the Jell-O website.
No sugar added Cherry Pie Filling. This is a classic topping on cheesecake and our version is no different. Except we used sugar free cherry pie filling. We used Comstock but there are multiple brand options and any work.
How to make it
STEP 1. Blend the cottage cheese
The first step is to blend the cottage cheese into a smooth consistency (photo 1) in your blender. Depending on the size of your blender pitcher and strength of your blender this may need to be done in batches then combined at the end.
If in doubt start with half the container, remove the blended cottage cheese and blend the second half. Leave the first half out until the other ingredients are blended.
STEP 2. Blend the remaining ingredients
Add the sugar free cheesecake pudding mix (photo 2) and the milk (photo 3) to the blender pitcher with the smooth cottage cheese. Gently stir in; then close the lid and blend to fully combine.
NOTE: if the cottage cheese was blended in batches, return any blended cottage cheese back into the blender. Blend to combine all the ingredients.
STEP 3. Chill
Transfer the cheesecake mixture into a serving dish (cover with plastic wrap) or sealed container with lid (photo 4). Allow to chill for 1 hour.
STEP 4. Add cherry pie filling
Spoon ½ cup of the no sugar added cherry pie filling on top of the cheesecake dip. Place back in the refrigerator to chill 15 additional minutes. Serve chilled.
What to Dip
Your can use your favorite dippers for this easy cheesecake dip. Here are some suggestions:
- Fresh Strawberries
- Fresh apple slice
- Sliced pears
- Banana slices (in moderation)
- Fruit skewers with a combination of fruits
Low calorie cookies (vanilla wafers are great)
Squares of angel food cake (is dipping cake provide individual servings rather than dipping in a larger serving bowl)
How to Store
Store the dip in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.