Get your peppermint fix with this ultra-creamy mint cheesecake chocolate chip dip that’s laced with mini chocolate chips and served with mint Oreo cookies for dipping.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Dip! Get your peppermint fix with this ultra-creamy mint cheesecake chocolate chip dip that's laced with mini chocolate chips and served with mint Oreo cookies for dipping. | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

I’ve had the strangest craving for mint chocolate desserts lately, so I decided to take matters into my own hands by crafting a mint chocolate chip dip.

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking:

Why on earth would craving mint chocolate desserts be strange? They’re delicious! There’s nothing strange about delicious!

And you know what, I totally agree with you; Peppermint is delicious. It’s just that I tend to get all stereotypical and associate minty freshness with crisp air and snow, and yet here I am, in the middle of 100-degree weather, fighting a craving for a winter classic.

Well, I tried to fight it, anyway.

The fact that this did indeed exist in my house is proof that I failed wonderfully.

Mint cheesecake dip swirled with chocolate chips

Regular readers of this little food blog know I’m a fan of easy desserts, and this mint chocolate chip dip is no exception. It follows a similar formula to the Churro Cheesecake Dip (in that both dips are a type of no bake cheesecake dip) but what I love most about this one are the Oreos.

I’ve been experimenting more with all the different flavors of Oreo, and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by the Mint Oreos.

I always thought they’d be a little “much” on their own, and even worried that they’d be overwhelming with this dip, but the combination turned out to be the perfect amount of peppermint infusion.

Even I, a clearly crazy individual who usually limits their exposure to delicious peppermint to only a few months out of the year, could totally see this being a go-to dip choice when you have guests to entertain.

Mint chocolate chip with mint Oreos for dipping

So if you’re a fan of mint chocolate cheesecake, trust me on this:

This dip is the perfect way to get your fix without all the fuss! With its creamy texture and festive Mint Oreos, this sweet dip for parties is sure to be a hit!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!)
  • If you like minty treats, be sure to check out Peppermint Crunch Ice Cream!

More fun dessert dips

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.

Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 1 - Add peppermint extract. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 1 - Add vanilla extract. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 1 - Add heavy whipping cream. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 1 - Add powdered sugar. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 1 - Whip ingredients together. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 1 - Whip until stiff peaks form.

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

Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 2 - Add cream cheese. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 2 - Whip until 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.

Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 3 - Add peppermint cream to a bowl. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 3 - Add whipped cream cheese to bowl. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 3 - Mix ingredients together. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 3 - Add green food coloring. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 3 - Mix in food coloring. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 3 - Mix until creamy and desired green color is reached.

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

Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 4 - Add mini chocolate chips. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 4 - Use a spatula to gently fold in chips. Mint Chocolate Chip Dip Step 4 - Mix until smooth.

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

Chocolate chip dip with mint cheesecake

Recipe Details

Mint Chocolate Chip Dip! Get your peppermint fix with this ultra-creamy mint cheesecake chocolate chip dip that's laced with mini chocolate chips and served with mint Oreo cookies for dipping. | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.1 from 10 votes

Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip

15 mins prep
450 kcal
Yields: 8 servings
Get your peppermint fix with this ultra-creamy mint chocolate chip dip that's laced with mini chocolate chips and served with mint Oreo cookies for dipping.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), add in peppermint extract, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and heavy whipping cream 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

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!