Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip

You’re going to love this gingerbread cheesecake dip recipe. It’s easy to make and is just a combination of sugar, cream cheese, whipped topping, and spices. If you love the rich, creamy texture of cheesecake and gingerbread is also close to your heart, you’re definitely going to fall in love with this simple cheesecake dip gingerbread recipe.

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Get ready to meet your new favorite sweet dip! This creamy concoction of whipped topping, cream cheese, various sugars, and spices comes together harmoniously, and this irresistible dip will disappear fast!

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Why You’ll Love It

Easy:  There’s nothing to do except combine all the ingredients for the gingerbread cheesecake dip, and then you can keep it chilled until you’re ready.
Flavorful: Gingerbread has a wonderful and distinctive flavor, and the spices in the dip give it so much beautiful taste. Count on this disappearing so quick you’ll have to whip up another bowlful!
Festive: A gingerbread cheesecake dip recipe is ideal for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday parties, or anytime you want to make something extra-special.

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Ingredients for Christmas Cheesecake Dip

This mouthwatering gingerbread cookie dip doesn’t require many different ingredients. The recipe calls for cream cheese and whipped topping as the main ingredients.

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And then you also need light or dark brown sugar, powdered sugar, molasses, and some crushed gingersnap cookies. The spices are ground cinnamon, ground ginger and ground nutmeg.

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For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Beat the ingredients until creamy:  Add cream cheese to a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to beat in the light brown sugar, powdered sugar, molasses, and trio of ground spices.
Add the whipped topping: Fold in the whipped cream topping and then cover and chill in the refrigerator.
The finishing touches: Sprinkle crumbled cookies on top (if liked) and serve.

Gingerbread cookie dip in a blue bowl with gingersnap cookies on a tray.

Substitutions and Variations

If you prefer to use sweetener in place of the light brown sugar that will work, or you might want to use Cool Whip, homemade whipped cream or freshly whipped cream instead. Any of these options will work in this dessert dip.

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Feel free to use your own add-ins, such as chopped candied ginger in the dip or a small pinch of dried cloves or allspice on top for added spice.

A gingerbread cookie dip on a tray with gingersnap cookies.

You can sprinkle crushed gingersnaps on top before serving or use crumbled graham crackers or another of your favorite cookies. Colored sprinkles would also look pretty on top or a drizzle of maple syrup or molasses.

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How to Serve this Christmas Sweet Dip

Serve chilled with dippers like gingersnap cookies, gingerbread men, chopped fruit, or anything else you like. Nilla wafers, pretzels and marshmallows can all be dipped in the gingerbread cheesecake dip. Serve this gingerbread dip recipe with coffee and a homemade gingerbread coffee creamer.

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This dip is also suitable to use as a dessert filling or frosting. Try it in gingerbread trifle or to frost a homemade ginger cake.

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How to Store the Dip for Gingerbread Cookies

Store:  If you make this dip ahead, you can keep it chilled for several days before serving as long as you cover it tightly or put it in an airtight container. Leftovers will keep for a couple of days (although I do recommend tossing leftovers if they’ve been sitting at room temperature for hours, because of the dairy content).
Freeze: Since this ginger dessert dip would thaw out and separate, it’s not a good idea to freeze it, so just make as much as you think you’re going to need.

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Creamy Gingerbread Dip FAQs

Can you make this less sweet?

You can adjust the ingredient quantities based on your preferences. Use less of the ground spices if you want a less spiced flavor, or adjust the amount of sugar to change the sweetness. If you’re using sweetener in place of the sugar, make sure you know the ratio to use – a few drops of liquid sweetener might be enough to sweeten the whole dip.

What’s the best cream cheese to use in gingerbread cheesecake dip?

Full fat cream cheese is going to give the richest flavor but if you must use reduced fat, that will still work. Just have the cream cheese softened before you start so you don’t end up with chunks of it in the gingerbread cheesecake dip.

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Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip Recipe

A bowl of gingerbread dip.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip

5 from 35 votes
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Dip
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
Gingerbread cheesecake dip is a quick & easy dip that's made in minutes! It is perfect for holiday parties and when you need a festive treat.
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Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces cream cheese block, softened
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 Cups whipped topping

Optional: Crushed Gingersnap Cookies

    Instructions

    • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer on low speed to beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, confectioners sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
    • Gently fold in the whipped topping and mix until well incorporated. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
    • Serve with favorite dippers such as gingerbread men, gingersnap cookies, fruit, or graham crackers.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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    The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

    This gingerbread cheesecake dip is creamy and smooth, with a holiday spice flavor. Although it’s too delicious to only make during the holidays, you’ll want to whip it up the first chance you get! Everyone will love this easy gingerbread cookie dip and it is sure to be one of the most popular dishes on your holiday platter.

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