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Candy Cane Cheesecake Dip

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Candy cane cheesecake dip is a simple, creamy, fluffy dessert that is ready to enjoy in minutes as it combines cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract, vanilla, cool whip, and crushed candy canes to create the perfect quick dessert to serve at holiday parties or while snuggled up watching a holiday movie! 

Candy Cane Cheesecake Dip 

Every time I share a new dip with you guys I swear it becomes one of our most popular recipes! You all have been huge fans of our Mermaid Dip, our Strawberry Cheesecake Dip, and more recently you fell in love with our caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip this fall. So with Christmas literally just around the corner, I thought I would share another family favorite with you, this candy cane cheesecake dip recipe. 

candy cane cheesecake dip

You will love how simple it is to make as well as the creaminess in every bite! I literally can dip just about anything in this pepperminty dip. I would be lying if I said that it is not addicting! Once you try this, you might just find yourself making it every single week throughout the holidays, I know we do. 

candy cane cheesecake dip

For more delicious recipes that use candy canes this holiday season, you will want to try our delicious dark chocolate peppermint hot cocoa bombs and our Peppermint Mocha Donuts. 

How to Make Candy Cane Cheesecake Dip

  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until well blended and volume slightly increases (4 minutes). You can use a stand mixer, but I used a hand mixer.
  • Add the extracts and mix together for another 10-20 seconds. 
  • Gently fold in the Cool Whip and candy cane pieces, turning the bowl while you do so. 
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, top with additional candy cane pieces, and serve. 
candy cane cheesecake dip

Serve with: graham crackers, Nila wafers, fruit, ladyfingers, sugar cookies

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you want to make it look festive you can add a few drops of red food coloring to give it an overall red color with the candy cane pieces. 
  • If you want to ensure your candy cane pieces are not chewy you may want to add them right before serving. 
  • You can use any kind of candy canes as long as they have a peppermint flavor.
candy cane cheesecake dip

Storage

You will want to store your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Can I make this candy cane cheesecake dip ahead of time?

Yes, you can make it ahead, in fact, I highly recommend it. You will want to let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two ahead of time so that the flavors meld together. 

candy cane cheesecake dip

What can I serve with this?

The sky’s the limit when it comes to things to serve with candy cane cheesecake dip. Try dipping graham crackers, chocolate graham crackers, Oreos, Nila Wafers, fruit, ladyfinger, or sugar cookies.

candy cane cheesecake dip

Candy Cane Cheesecake Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Candy cane cheesecake dip is a simple, creamy, fluffy dessert that is ready to enjoy in minutes as it combines cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract, vanilla, cool whip, and crushed candy canes to create the perfect quick dessert to serve at holiday parties or while snuggled up watching a holiday movie!

Ingredients

  • 8oz cream cheese (250ml/1 cup/1 block)
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Cool Whip (250ml/8oz)
  • ½ cup crushed candy canes (4 large candy canes), plus extra for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until well blended and volume slightly increases (4 minutes). You can use a stand mixer, but I used a hand mixer.
  2. Add the extracts and mix together for another 10-20 seconds. 
  3. Gently fold in the Cool Whip and candy cane pieces, turning the bowl while you do so. 
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl, top with additional candy cane pieces, and serve.

Notes

Makes 4 Cups

Serve with: graham crackers, Nila wafers, fruit, ladyfingers, sugar cookies

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 39gProtein: 6g

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