Advent Day 11: Cream Cheese Clouds

During this busy season I find it helpful to have some foods stored up in the freezer for a quick dessert, appetizer, or complete meal. These little clouds play a big part in having a beautiful dessert on the table at a moment’s notice. The clouds can be pulled from the freezer while diner is being served and will be defrosted in time to join the coffee or tea service.

Cream Cheese Clouds
1- 8 ounce brick of cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup heavy cream
cherry pie filling

In a large mixing bowl using a hand held or stand mixer, mix together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Slowly add cream and whip until mixture is whipped to a light and fluffy cloud. Line cookie trays with waxed paper and spoon about 1/3 cup sized mounds of the cream mixture on trays and makes a well in each mound using the back of a spoon. Freeze up to 2 hours on trays then remove to an airtight container to store in the freezer. Makes 15 clouds.

To serve- Fill each cloud with cherry pie filling or filling of choice, even fresh fruit is delicious.

Note- You can get very creative with the flavors for this recipe. Lemon, coffee, chocolate, Grand Marnier…and with a variety of fruit, the mixing and matching can go on forever!

Come back tomorrow for Day 12.


  1. oneordinaryday
    Posted December 11, 2010 at 8:54 AM | Permalink

    What a beautiful little single serving dessert.

  2. tamilyn
    Posted December 11, 2010 at 2:56 PM | Permalink

    It looks like little piles of snow…which we are getting nailed with right now. Blizzards. Thank goodness I have eggs, sugar, butter and flour to keep me busy!

  3. grace
    Posted December 12, 2010 at 4:16 PM | Permalink

    easy peasy. tasty. and best of all, pretty! i like this one a lot, robin sue!

  4. Ingrid
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 9:31 PM | Permalink

    I'm really liking this one!

    Man, Robin Sue you're a blogging machine this month! 🙂

  5. Tracie
    Posted February 25, 2011 at 9:03 PM | Permalink

    Tried these. Loved them! I didn't have pie filling, so I filled them with chocolate pudding. Thanks so much for posting.

  6. southernsugar
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 11:10 PM | Permalink

    These look incredible and incredibly easy. I'm going to have to give them a try!

  7. Ashlee Thornton
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM | Permalink

    Do you use cold or room temp cream cheese?

    • Robin Sue
      Posted March 18, 2014 at 10:17 AM | Permalink

      room temp

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