This vanilla bean whipped cream cheese is perfect on a bagel, english muffin, or your morning toast! And it’s so easy to make! 

Overhead view of vanilla bean whipped cream cheese surrounded by mini bagels.

What do you like to eat for breakfast? Cereal? Eggs? Bacon? Bagels?

Every once in a while I really get the craving for a bagel and cream cheese. Especially a toasted blueberry bagel. Although cinnamon raisin is a close second. I really love everything bagels but…they wouldn’t be good with this cream cheese. And my son is allergic to sesame seeds, so they’re a no-go.

Usually I opt for eggs and vegetables for breakfast, but like I said…every once in a while that bagel craving hits, and I want some perfectly fluffy, spreadable cream cheese on that bagel.

Who wouldn’t want that in their life??

This whipped cream cheese is the answer. 

Vnilla bean spreadable cream cheese on a mini bagel and in a white bowl with a knife.

About this Whipped Cream Cheese

This is a delicious choice for spreading on your toast or bagel. It is subtly sweetened by honey and flavored with vanilla bean and freshly ground nutmeg. It is so tasty. It would be great for a holiday brunch.

The little vanilla bean flecks make this so classy. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas, Monday, Tuesday…you get the point.

Overhead view of vanilla bean whipped cream cheese surrounded by mini bagels.

How to make this cream cheese your own:

Easy peasy! Add a little more honey to make it sweeter, or try adding some cinnamon or a little orange zest. All delicious choices!

Try this cream cheese on:

Overhead view of vanilla bean whipped cream cheese surrounded by mini bagels.

 

 

Image of vanilla bean whipped cream cheese surrounded by mini bagels

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Cheese

Yield: 8 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This vanilla bean whipped cream cheese is perfect on a bagel, english muffin, or your morning toast! And it's so easy to make! 

Ingredients

  • one 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened (low fat will work, don’t use fat-free)
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk, or heavy cream
  • seeds of 1 vanilla bean, scraped out
  • 1 tablespoon honey, more to taste
  • dash to 1/4 tsp of freshly ground nutmeg (optional)

Instructions

  1. Whip all ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth and slightly fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Spread on toasted bagels, pancakes, or whatever else you like!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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Verdict: Delicious! A good twist of plain ol’ cream cheese.
Husband’s take: He hasn’t tired it. He’s not a huge cream cheese fan. Crazy.
Changes I would make: Nada.
Difficulty: So easy!

 

Note: This post & photos were updated October, 2019. For fun, here’s one of the old photos! 

Close up view of cream cheese flecked with vanilla beans, with a knife pushed into it, on a wooden background.