vegan pumpkin dip on a party platter

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Dip (Date-Sweetened)

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free


This Vegan Pumpkin Dip is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the flavors of the fall season. Serve this sweet, dairy-free dip with fruit, veggies, or pretzels at your next party.


  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted*
  • 6 ounces dairy-free plain cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Let them sit for 10 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, place the cream cheese, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a food processor. 
  3. Drain the water from the dates, discarding the water. Place the dates in the food processor.
  4. Process the ingredients on high, about 45 seconds, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You might need to stop the food processor and use a spatula to wipe down the sides.
  5. You can serve the dip immediately, or transfer it to a bowl and chill it in the refrigerator.



*You can substitute 1/3 cup maple syrup for the dates, if you prefer.

The dip can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Serve the tip with sliced apples, strawberries, baby carrots, or pretzels.