Paleo Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
This kid-approved Paleo pineapple cream cheese spread is a fun Summer treat for those looking to add a fresh dairy-free twist to your favorite snack!
I am always looking for ways for my kids to enjoy their favorite fruits and vegetables, that is fun and exciting! One thing I learned over the years of being a mom is that kids LOVE to dip. Am I right?! They can’t eat chicken nuggets without ketchup, and you can’t have French toast strips without the syrup! Hell, as a parent I even like to dip with them! Click here to learn more about healthy eating habits.
This fun fruit spread is perfect for the whole family to enjoy together and makes for the perfect Summer treat. Spread this sweet pineapple spread over homemade graham crackers, banana and cucumber slices, or dip your favorite vegetables in (our favorite is celery).
I kid you not, this pineapple spread tastes better the next day, especially after the pineapple juices have time to marinate into the cream cheese. If you are planning on making this for a party or event, to save time, I suggest making the night before for a more intense pineapple flavor throughout!
Before you get started, you can use either fresh or canned pineapple. For canned pineapple, make sure there are not any hidden additives such as sugars.
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your pineapple spread turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Paleo Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
This recipe makes 1 cup; serving size 2 tablespoons.
1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine cream cheese, chopped pineapple, and optional pineapple juice (added sweetness).
Tip: Pineapple out of season? Opt to swap out fresh pineapple for equal parts canned pineapple. (chunks or crushed work best).
2. Using a hand mixer, blend on medium-high for 30 to 60 seconds or until thoroughly combined. Serve chilled.
How to Store Paleo Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
Pineapple spread can be stored in an airtight glass container up to 5 days in the refrigerator for optimal freshness.
Essential Equipment for Making Paleo Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
Hand Mixer – A hand mixer is used to combine all ingredients in one bowl for less mess! Hand mixers are amazing because they get the job done but don’t take up too much space for storage!
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Ways to Enjoy Your Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
– Dip your homemade Paleo graham crackers (my kid’s favorite treat)
– Use banana slices, celery sticks, or cucumbers slices as a vessel for eating
– Spread on Paleo bread or grain-free crackers
– Replace your syrup with a tablespoon of this pineapple spread to a slice of Paleo French toast
Basic Staples for Making Paleo Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
Cream Cheese – Make a homemade dairy-free cream cheese; the perfect solution for those avoiding dairy and on the Paleo diet.
Pineapple – For this recipe, I used fresh pineapple because its in season and cost less than organic canned pineapple. If it is hard to source pineapples in your area or are out of season, opt to switch to an organic canned pineapple (without added sugar), chunks, or crushed.
Paleo Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
- Hand Mixer
- 1/2 cup homemade dairy-free cream cheese
- 1/2 cup pineapple, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed juice of a pineapple
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.