Dessert Mint Chip Dip made easy in minutes & so fun and festive! Perfect dessert dip for Christmas as it’s best served with a variety of cookies. Mint chip lovers go crazy for this dip!
Our family went crazy over this festive Mint Dip! Made with peppermint, cream cheese, dark chocolate, and green food coloring, you get a fun and festive dip packed with flavor in every bite. Serve this yummy mint chocolate chip cheesecake dip up for your holiday party with a side of cookies and watch how fast it disappears!
Creamy Dessert Dip
A dessert dip is a sweet and fun variation of the appetizer dips you normally see except instead of using warm melted cheeses or savory flavors we use rich sweet and creamy textures that would pair great with fruits or cookies. In our case, we’re making min chocolate chip dip which goes great as a nice after-dinner palate cleanser and goes well with anything from brownie brittle to graham crackers.
Mint dip ingredients
-Cream cheese: You need 1 8 ounce block of softened room temperature cream cheese to give us a creamy rich base for the dip.
-Sugar: Adding in ¼ cup of granulated sugar will help to sweeten the dip up nicely so it’s much more dessert-like.
-Whipped cream: Use 1 ½ cups of homemade whipped cream (one cup of heavy cream beaten into stiff peaks) or 4 ounces of cool whip topping. This will give us a fluffier end result.
-Peppermint extract: Use 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract so that the dip tastes refreshing in every bite.
-Andes mints: For fun color as well as more flavor you’ll want to add in ½ cup of crushed Andes mints.
-Chocolate chips: Use ½ cup of dark chocolate chips for the added chocolate goodness in every bite.
-Green food coloring: You’ll need about ⅛ of a teaspoon of green food coloring but you can add more or less depending on how green you want the dip to be.
-Foods to serve with it: Anything goes, but our favorites are Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, animal crackers, pretzels, Brownie Brittle, and Milanos. You can also use any of your favorite cookies for dipping.
How to make mint chocolate chip cheesecake dip
If you are making your own whipped cream, beat one cup of heavy cream into stiff peaks in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until well combined.
Add in the peppermint extract and food coloring, mix until the color is uniformly distributed.
Fold in the whipped cream with a rubber spatula. Try not to deflate the whipped cream.
Once incorporated, add in the Andes Mints and chocolate chips, mixing until evenly distributed throughout the dip.
Place the bowl of dip into the fridge for 15 minutes, this will make the dip harden up a bit so that it is easier to scoop.
Serve with cookies, brownie bites & graham crackers! Enjoy!
MINT CHIP DIP
- 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- ½ cup crushed Andes Mints
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/8 teaspoon green gel food coloring depending on how green you want
Suggested Foods to Serve With Dip
- Vanilla Wafers
- Brownie Brittle
- animal crackers
- graham crackers
- Pirouline cookies
- Add heavy cream to a mixing bowl and beat on high until peaks form. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, cream the cream cheese and granulated sugar together. Mix until all combined.
- Add peppermint extract and food coloring. Mix until you have desired uniform color.
- Add the whipped cream and fold in with a spatula.
- Once the whipped cream has been all incorporated, add the Andes mints and chocolate chips. Mix until they are uniform throughout the dip.
- Place in the fridge for 15 minutes (this helps to harden the dip and is easier to scoop).
- Serve it with vanilla wafers, pretzels, Pirouline cookies, etc. Enjoy!
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How long is mint chip dip good for?
This dip can be held in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you use homemade whipped cream you may need to mix the dip again before serving to help redistribute any separated parts. Note that you can not leave the dip out on the serving table for more than 2 hours at a time for food safety reasons so if needed, divide the dip in half and rotate throughout a lengthy party.
Can I freeze peppermint dessert dip?
I do not recommend freezing this dip because it is made up of several dairy products that will not hold up well to the frozen temperatures. For that reason, I recommend only making this dip recipe when you’re ready to serve it within 48 hours. Enjoy!
How can I use leftover mint chocolate chip dip?
You can use the leftover dip as a creamy flavorful topping for baked goods like brownies, cookies, and leftover cake. It’s great in a pre-made chocolate cookie pie shell! You can also eat it out of the bowl with a spoon, as I have been tempted to do many times.
HOW DO YOU MAKE STABILIZED WHIPPED CREAM?
If you want to make whipped cream ahead of time, you can, but you have to stabilize it. To make stabilized whipped cream, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Beat the whipping cream just until soft peaks form.
Add in the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip on high until mixture is smooth.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to use, up to 3 days.
A little tip for making whipped cream faster: use a metal bowl and place the bowl in the freezer for about 30 minutes before you make the whipped cream. This will significantly decrease the amount of time that you will need to beat the whipped cream – the process will go much faster!
Check out these other great dessert dip recipes
- CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER DIP
- HOT CHOCOLATE DIP
- CINNAMON CARAMEL APPLE DIP
- PEANUT BUTTER APPLE DIP
- PUMPKIN PIE DIP
- CREAM CHEESE FRUIT DIP
- CREAMY JELLO FRUIT DIP
- SALTED CARAMEL APPLE DIP
- SNICKERDOODLE FRUIT DIP
- PEACHES AND CREAM FRUIT DIP
- ORANGE CREAMSICLE FRUIT DIP
This mint chip dip is a fabulous addition to any holiday party. Serve it up at a Christmas party with friends or keep it at home to yourself and you’ll enjoy it, either way, just don’t forget the cookies!