This sweet and creamy mint cheesecake dip is laced with mini chocolate chips and served with mint Oreo cookies for dipping. Plus, it’s ready in 15 minutes!

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Bowl filled with mint chocolate chip dip and surrounded by mint Oreo cookies.

About Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

Peppermint is of those ultra-refreshing flavors, and when paired with sweetened cream cheese and chocolate chips, it becomes the best refreshingly satisfying dessert.

And that, my friends, is what this mint chocolate chip dip is: a big bowl of mint cheesecake filling and lots of chocolate chips.

Plus, this dip is the perfect way to get your mint and chocolate fix without all the fuss! It only takes 15 minutes to make and serve.

How long can you leave out a dessert dip?

Whenever you serve a dip for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.

For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature, which is how this dip will be served.

As the party goes on, you can move your dip back to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.

Close up view of mint cheesecake dip topped with chocolate chips.

Tricks for perfectly whipping cream

Since I posted this recipe, readers have commented that they’ve had trouble getting the heavy whipping cream to whip properly.

For this recipe to work, the whipped cream should be thick. The recipe states that the cream should form stiff peaks, and that is just what it sounds like: when you remove the mixer blades, the cream should keep its shape and look like peaked mountains.

To help ensure this happens, try these tips:

  • Use high-quality turning cream that’s extremely fresh (just purchased, just opened).
  • Chill the heavy turning cream in the {refrigerator|fridge|deep freeze} 15 minutes before use. Use the cream {the moment|when} it’s removed from the fridge.
  • If you’re using any metal, porcelain, or glass attachments for mixing up this dip (bowl, whisk, etc) try freezing them beforehand.

What to serve with dessert dip?

I like to double up on the mint experience by serving this dip with mint Oreo cookies, but there are plenty of other options that go well with mint.

Below are some of my best suggestions. Feel free to try one (or as many) as you like!

Can you make this dip in advance?

Certainly! However, I would recommend not mixing in the chocolate chips until ready to serve. This will keep any of the chocolate from “bleeding” into the rest of the dip, potentially changing the color and impacting the separation of flavors.

Once prepared, this dip can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before serving. When ready to serve, let the dip soften on the counter for one or two hours, mix in the chocolate chips, then serve.

Can you freeze mint cheesecake dip?

Yes, you totally can! The consistency may change a little once thawed, but not so much that you can’t still enjoy the dip. The flavor will not change.

Once prepared, store in a sealed container or freezer bag in the freezer for up to one month.

Dipping a mint Oreo into mint cheesecake dip with chocolate chips.

Notes & tips for this mint chocolate chip dip

  • For this recipe, I highly recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This isn’t a recipe you can make by hand with a whisk.
  • Depending on how well your cream whips, this recipe could make just enough for a big serving bowl or maybe enough for two serving bowls. If you have extra, the dip can be stored in the fridge in a sealed container (up to 2 -3 days) and used for any sort of sweet topping (or just more dip!)

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How to make mint cheesecake dip

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + large bowl), pour in peppermint extract, vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream, and powdered sugar. Set mixer speed to high and whip the cream until stiff peaks form, usually about 5-7 minutes. If you’re having trouble getting the cream to thicken, check the section above about tips for whipping cream.

Step 2 – Remove the whipped cream from the mixer, then add the cream cheese. Whip until smooth and creamy.

Step 3 – Gently mix the whipped peppermint cream and the cream cheese together with a spatula. If you’d like the dip to be green, add some green food coloring, a few drops at a time, and mix until the desired color is reached.

Step 4 – Add mini chocolate chips, then gently mix with the spatula.

Step 5 – Serve the dip immediately with cookies for dipping and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Bowl filled with mint chocolate chip dip and surrounded by mint Oreo cookies.
4.19 from 11 votes

Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

15 mins prep
450 kcal
Yields: 8 servings
This sweet and creamy mint cheesecake dip is laced with mini chocolate chips and served with mint Oreo cookies for dipping. Plus, it's ready in 15 minutes!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), add in heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract and beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove peppermint cream from the bowl (don’t need to be neat – it’s okay if there’s still cream in the bowl or on the beaters) and add in cream cheese. Whip on medium-high until fluffy, about another 3-5 minutes.
  • Add peppermint cream back to the bowl and mix with a spatula until smooth. Add a few drops of green food coloring and stir; if needed, add more green food coloring until desired color is reached.
  • Pour in mini chocolate chips into the bowl with the peppermint cream and gently fold them together until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  • Serve mint chocolate chip cheesecake dip immediately with mint Oreo cookies for dipping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.3mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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11 comments

    • Chris

    Can an electric hand mixer be used instead of a stand up mixer? I really want to make this for a get together this weekend.

    • Christine Dryden

    I don’t have a stand up mixer, can I use an electric hand mixer?

    • Marianna Garrett

    I always put foods that can become dangerous in two or three different bowls. Refrigerate, then rotate table to refrigerator during event. At a picnic, rotate in and out of cooler.

    • Sarah Call
    • 5 stars

    I LOVED your Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip recipe so I browsed for more! I totally feel your peppermint craving!
    BUT I have a question: If I don’t have heavy whipping cream, could I just add a 1/2 cup of Butter in it’s place? Or use regular whipped cream? What would you suggest? I feel like the cream cheese makes it thick enough to dip anyways, so I figured the butter would work?

    • Susan @ Culinary Envy

    Oh Man! Saw this on Pinterest and couldn’t resist! This is definitely going on my birthday bash list! Pinned!

    • Megan

    Did you color the dip with green food coloring?

      • Chrisy

      Hey Megan! Yes, a few drops of green food coloring are used, but looks like I forgot to notate in that in the ingredients. Adding it now! Thanks for letting me know 😀

    • Jessi
    • 5 stars

    WOW, that looks sooooo delicious!!!! Have to try making it very soon. It looks so rich and creamy.

      • Chrisy

      Thanks, Jessi!

    • Katherine
    • 5 stars

    My mom loves mint chocolate chip. Thinking she would enjoy this dip! 😉

      • Chrisy

      I think she would! 😀 If you make it, I’d love to hear what she thinks!