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Garlic And Chive Cream Cheese

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My Garlic and Chive Cream Cheese, made with fresh ingredients, brings a delicious savory note to your breakfast bagel!
Fresh, homemade garlic and chive cream cheese is spread on an everything bagel, served on a yellow plate next to a cup of coffee.

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Hi Bold Bakers!

WHAT YOU GET: My Garlic and Chive Cream Cheese recipe plays up a savory profile of an ordinary bagel spread with delicious onion and garlic flavors!

I’m a big fan of bagels and cream cheese, but it could get a little repetitive to use regular cream cheese every time. To elevate your bagel game to the next level, try whipping up my Garlic and Chive Cream Cheese recipe!

This spread is perfect for anyone who is really into savory flavors. The fresh crushed garlic and minced chives build into a slightly spicy and aromatic flavor. Mixed into a light and fluffy Whipped Cream Cheese, you’re in for some delicate texture with maxed-out flavor.

The best part is that this recipe takes just 3 ingredients, 3 tools, and 12 minutes to come together. Use this spread on top of your bagels or as a dip for snacks — super simple yet tasty!

Garlic and Chive Flavored Cream Cheese is spread on a garlic bagel, served on a yellow plate, along with a cup of espresso coffee.

What Does Garlic And Chive Cream Cheese Taste Like?

Cream cheese is often used as a filling or topping for sweet baked goods. Though cream cheese works hand-in-hand with desserts, it also works tremendously well in savory settings. Because cream cheese is a base with a mild flavor, it supports and elevates the flavors of added ingredients once combined.

In this case, adding fresh garlic and chives instantly boosts the taste, bringing out the slightly sweet notes in the cream cheese to balance the more savory aspects of the garlic and chives. It has an oniony taste, but it’s an enjoyable flavor and not too overpowering — great for garlic and onion fans.

Tools You Need To Make Garlic And Chive Flavored Cream Cheese:

How To Crush Garlic

Crushing garlic is an important skill every baker and chef should get familiar with. Place your knife flush against the garlic clove and carefully whack the knife against it. This should initially separate the skin from the clove. To crush it, place your knife over the garlic again and smash.

How To Mince Chives

Mincing refers to a fine chop using a food processor or a knife. This technique allows the maximum amount of flavor to come out of the vegetable, making it perfect for this recipe to bring out all those onion flavors.

I recommend cutting off about ¼ inch from the tips of your chives to make them even and begin slicing them as thin as possible. Use a sharp knife to avoid slippage while mincing. Alternatively, some people use kitchen sheers to snip chives. 

How To Store Garlic And Chive Cream Cheese

To store your flavored cream cheese, refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

A close-up photo of the flavored cream cheese on the bagel. You can see the green of the chives.

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making The Best Garlic And Chive Cream Cheese:

  • Replace the chives with any fresh green herbs that you wish. They will all taste good.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened, or it won’t whip up smoothly.
  • Full-fat cream cheese makes for the best-textured results.
  • You can double this recipe for a crowd.
  • Serve this with Homemade Bagels!

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Garlic And Chive Cream Cheese

5 from 1 vote
My Garlic and Chive Cream Cheese, made with fresh ingredients, brings a delicious savory note to your breakfast bagel!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 cup
Prep Time 10 mins
Blend Time 2 mins
My Garlic and Chive Cream Cheese, made with fresh ingredients, brings a delicious savory note to your breakfast bagel!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the desired amount of garlic and chives.
  • Add the whipped cream cheese and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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