Chipotle Cream

Chipotle Cream Recipe

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From the McIlhenney website. This is an easy multi-purpose dip/sauce for tacos, tostadas, chips, etc. Try a dollop in a serving of black beans! If you cannot find queso fresco, cotija is more widely available. Cotija is a saltier cheese however. A good substitute would be equal parts (approximately) of cotija or feta and cottage cheese to reduce the saltiness. If you don't like the texture of cottage cheese, it can be pureed.


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Yield 2 1/2 cups
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


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1 c
crema mexicana or creme fraiche (easy to make at home!)
1 1/2 c
queso fresco, crumbled (you can sub cotija or feta but they are much saltier! read recipe intro.^^)
1 Tbsp
tabasco brand chipotle pepper sauce, to taste
2 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, finely minced


lime zest
fresh cilantro

How to Make Chipotle Cream


  • 1Stir together all ingredients in a non-reactive mixing bowl.
  • 2Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • 3Transfer to a non-reactive serving bowl. Garnish with lime zest and fresh cilantro.

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About Chipotle Cream

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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