Monday, February 1, 2016

Copycat IHOP Sweet Cream Cheese Crepe Filling

Did I ever tell you how I worked at IHOP for 4 years? Well I did. And I fell in love with crepes. My favorite were the Nutella crepes, but a close second were their Strawberry Banana Danish Crepes. They have a delicious, creamy, slightly sweet, cream cheese filling! Soo yummy!

After working their for a while you start to learn the ins and outs of various "secret" recipes. So of course, I set out to learn this one. One day at work I just asked a cook. It was as easy as that. The cook gladly shared the recipe with me and it is actually super simple and only 3 ingredients.

The only bummer I suppose is that the cooks generally make this sweet cream cheese filling in bulk and so he didn't have the correct measurements for me for just a few servings. But, at least I got the ingredients down which is the most important! I've played around with the quantities to get this recipe and I really feel like it is super close to the original.

There was another cook that worked there that would make me a different variation that wasn't on the menu. He would fill the crepes with BOTH nutella AND the sweet cream cheese filling! It was heaven. I definitely recommend trying it out if you have the chance because it is my fave. The cook was awesome too because he would really load it up with the filling, which isn't something they normally do.

Anyway, I made this on Sunday for breakfast because it was my husband & my anniversary. It's one of our favorites! My one year old loved it too =)

Because I follow the IIFYM diet, I wanted to be able to eat these without messing up my macro count for the day so I will list the original recipe & a slightly more macro friendly one. Use whichever you prefer =) Enjoy!


  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 3 tbs sour cream 
  • 3 tbs powdered sugar (add more to taste if you want it sweeter)


1. Beat softened Cream Cheese & Sour Cream until smooth and creamy.
2. Add 3 tbs powdered sugar (or more to taste).
3. Put 2 tbs mixture into each crepe & roll the crepe up.
4. Serve with strawberries, bananas, & whipped cream.

**For healthier version choose Fat Free Cream Cheese & use 3 TBS Greek Yogurt instead of Sour Cream. You can sub the powdered sugar for a sweetener of your choice (I don't like the taste of Stevia so I still use normal powdered sugar..)

Serving size: 2 TBS, makes 9 servings
Macros per serving: 9.6 g fat, 3.5 g carbs, 2 g protein/ 0 g fat, 6.4 g carbs, 4 g protein ("healthy" version macros) [in picture I didn't use fat free cream cheese. they only have it at Walmart, not my local grocery store so I worked with what I had. Macros using FF Cream Cheese are correct, food coloring was to make the crepe batter pink. Recipe for protein crepes here]

Let me know if you end up trying this and how it turns out! The pic below uses the slightly healthier ingredients, but truthfully the full fat way is at least ten times better! Like, if you're going to eat nutella & cream cheese filled crepes, you might as well go all out right? Do calories even matter? lol jk 

COPYCAT IHOP Sweet Cream Cheese Crepe Filling from someone who worked at IHOP. perfect for Valentines Breakfast! HEALTHY recipe version also included & is IIFYM/ MACRO DIET FRIENDLY


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  2. Love to make it but what is it that you put the mixture in the wrap

    1. They put the sweet cream inside crepes. They are a thin egg circle "pancake" that is very thin and light and very good. You can find the recipe online.

  3. Is this the same thing ihop "use" to put on top of their waffles with strawberries and bananas, or is that more a mascarpone cream.

    1. ohh im not sure. When I worked there we only put either butter and no fruit or just fruit and whipped cream & powdered sugar. But, even though I worked there for a while, that was 5 years ago so the menu has definitely changed since then. sorry!

  4. I thought the filling was like a yellow colored filling in there sweet cream cheese crepes??? Or am I thinking of something else? I need to figure this out cuz now u can't get these anymore where I live cuz I hope quit making the cream that goes inside and Bob Evans quit making them too! I'm so upset! Lol it sucks!

    1. so, they used to have a crepe that was called a cheese blintz and it was filled with a ricotta & cream cheese mixture. that might be was you're thinking of?

    2. I couldn't remember it was cheese blizten or something like that but that was the best.Now they don't offer sweet cream crepes.......