• 8oz ⅓ less fat cream cheese (Neufchatel cheese), softened
  • 1c sour cream
  • ½-3/4 (4-serving/3.4oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • dash almond extract (1/4 tsp)
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • a little milk, if desired, for thinning


  1. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, sour cream, ½ package pudding mix, sugar, and almond extract. Taste and add additional pudding mix if desired. Fold in poppy seeds. If mixture seems too thick, drizzle in a little milk to thin out to desired consistency.
  2. Serve with fresh fruit (berries, bananas, kiwi, and apple slices are all great). Additionally, you could also dip in graham crackers or anything else that sounds tasty.