This chive and onion cream cheese spread is both creamy and full of fresh chives. Takes only a few minutes and ingredients to put together a spread that is perfect for your morning bagel.
Do you love a good cream cheese spread? Did you know they are so easy to make at home and uses fresh ingredients?
With just a brick of cream cheese, some fresh chives, salt, and onion powder you can have the perfect mix full of natural flavor.
This is also a great way to use up chives that are growing in your home garden.
Are you a sourdough baker? This cream cheese would be the perfect spread on a batch of homemade sourdough bagels.
Why you will love this
- Easy to make
- Uses real chives
- Full of fresh flavor
- Real ingredients
- Easy to spread
- Perfect for bagels or a slice of bread
Chives: This recipe calls for fresh chives. And if they come from the garden, even better! Diced-up green onions can also be used in a pinch.
Milk: The small amount of milk is just enough to make this cream cheese easily spreadable. Even after it's chilled, it's still really easy to spread. The milk can be substituted for sour cream, greek yogurt, or heavy cream.
Onion Powder: I choose to use a small amount of onion powder in this recipe instead of real onion. Since the chives already have a strong onion flavor I just felt diced onions weren't necessary. Onion powder works great!
Regular Cream Cheese: This recipe calls for the full-fat version. While low fat can be substituted, it will change the consistency, but still taste great.
How to Make
Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature. About 30 minutes.
Place the cream cheese in a medium bowl and mix with a hand mixer until it is soft. Add in the milk and continue whipping until it is light and airy.
Add in the diced chives, onion powder and salt. Continue mixing until fully incorporated.
If time allows, chill for 2 hours before using. The longer this sits in the fridge, the better it is going to get!
This cream cheese spread will last about one week or in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container. A mason or weck jar works perfectly.
Can it be frozen? No. This cream cheese spread will not freeze well. It is best used up within a week.
Ways to Serve
Frequently Asked Questions
Cream cheese spreads are the same as cream cheese but often have some kind of add-ins like herbs, garlic and other flavors. It also has a softer consistency so it can easily be spread.
While it can be frozen safely, it is not a great idea. Dairy can separate or the consistency can change once frozen. It is best used within a week.
Other Cream Cheese Recipes:
Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
- 8 ounce Package of Cream Cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Whole Milk
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt - add more as needed
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Chives - Diced
- Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature.
- Place the cream cheese in a medium bowl and mix with a hand mixer until it is soft. Add in the milk and continue whipping until it is light and airy.
- Add in the diced chives, onion powder and salt. Continue mixing until fully incorporated.
- If time allows, chill for 2 hours before using. The longer this sits in the fridge, the better it is going to get!
- Serve on a bagel or baked potato.