Why is it that – when it comes to fruity cream cheese flavors – berries get all of the fun? I’ve seen blueberry & strawberry cream cheese… but never a tropical-inspired variety.
That all changes now with this delightfully different mango coconut cream cheese.
Slightly sweet, pale yellow-hued, and reminiscent of leisurely tropical breakfasts, this cream cheese is definitely worth trying if you like fruity spreads on your bagels; and because the rich cream cheese is balanced out by juicy fresh fruit, you don’t have to worry about the fat content.
Mango Coconut Cream Cheese
|Name:||Mango Coconut Cream Cheese|
|Prep Time:||20 minutes|
|Cooking Time:||0 minutes (No cooking required)|
|Total Time:||2-3 hours (Chilling time)|
|Yield:||About 2 cups of dessert|
- 1/2 cup whipped or neufchatel (1/3-less-fat) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 of a large very ripe red blush mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (plus more for garnish, if desired)
- 1/2 – 1 tsp agave nectar or honey (depending on sweetness of mango; start with 1/2 tsp and add more if desired)
Combine room-temperature cream cheese and chopped mango in a mini food processor (or blender) fitted with the steel blade. Process until very smooth and fully combined. Add in the coconut flakes and agave or honey. Process until combined (there will be some tiny pieces of coconut that don’t become fully pulverized).
Estimated Nutrition per Serving
- Calories: ~300 calories per serving
- Protein: ~4 grams
- Carbohydrates: ~20-25 grams
- Fat: ~15-20 grams
- Fiber: ~1-2 grams
- Sugar: ~18-22 grams
- Cholesterol: ~45-60 mg
- Sodium: ~90-110 mg
The nutrition values are approximate and may vary depending on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. It’s always a good idea to calculate exact nutrition values based on the specific products you use if you have dietary restrictions or specific nutritional requirements. Enjoy your Mango Coconut Cream Cheese in moderation as part of a balanced diet.