Here it is, folks! Your new favorite strawberry shortcake recipe! Creamy Strawberry Shortcake Dip is just like it sounds - luscious and refreshing, not to mention fast and easy to make. We love this dip for Spring and Summer gatherings.
8oz.cream cheesesoftened (may use low-fat variety, if desired)
Chopped fresh mintfor garnish, optional
Cookies for dipping, such as shortbread cookies or vanilla wafers
Make the Strawberry Topping
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the diced strawberries with the vanilla, lemon zest, orange zest and half the sugar; set aside.
In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and yogurt with the remaining half of the sugar, beating well until smooth and creamy. Spread prepared cream cheese mixture into a small serving bowl, making a shallow indention across the top for the strawberry topping to rest in.
Drain juices well from prepared strawberry mixture, then gently spread strawberry topping over the cream cheese mixture; garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Serve the dip with the cookies on the side for dipping.