Many pickle dip recipes call for a mixture of sour cream and mayonnaise. While that combination works for many taco dips and the like, I've found that cream cheese provides better consistency for the dip, especially when you need to add pickle juice to the mix. As we've said many times on this site, we're big fans of Rick's Picks NYC around this joint. Unfortunately when we made this batch, my local store had sold out of the Rick's garlic pickles I wanted. Fortunately Los Angeles is home to another pickle producer I really like, Kruergermann, who brought their pickle recipes over from Germany. Both their garlic pickles and their Hungarian spicy uborka pickles work great in this recipe. Don't have access to specialty pickles or don't live in an area with a large Eastern European population? Add a little more garlic and crushed pepper to the recipe.