Candy Cane Cheesecake Dip Recipe

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This candy cane cheesecake dip is an easy and delicious dessert dip for the holidays. Serve it at your Christmas party or enjoy it while watching Netflix.

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Candy Cane Dessert Dip

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I love a good dip, but I am a sucker for dessert dip and this peppermint dessert dip hits me in all the Christmas feels.

Christmas Dessert Dip Recipe with candy canes and graham crackers

Christmas Dessert Dip Ingredients

I love how easy this recipe is to throw together. It’s your typical dessert dip ingredients, plus some extracts and candy canes.

candy cane cheesecake dip ingredients

Dessert dips with Cool Whip are popular but if you don’t like it you could try whipped cream, but just keep in mind I didn’t test the recipe with it. You could also try So Delicious’s Coco Whip (a staple in our home).

peppermint dessert dip recipe

What to Dip

The possibilities are endless in what you can dip in this peppermint Christmas dip recipe. Here are some ideas:

Go the extra mile with the fruit and dip them in white chocolate and then dip them in the dessert dip – wholly yum!

How to Crush Candy Canes

how to crush candy canes

To minimize a mess, I tossed the candy canes in a Ziploc bag and smashed them against my countertop. You could also hit them with a mallet or even the back of a frying pan.

Candy Cane Cheesecake Dip Recipe

What I love the most about this recipe is how easy it is. Simply follow the instructions below and you’ll have this tasty dessert dip in less than 5 minutes.

Tip: make it an hour or two ahead of time, cover, and refrigerate to let the flavors meld together.

You can also see a tutorial of this dip on TikTok over at partyfoodfavorites.

If you’re looking for more holiday recipes check out 25 Christmas Charcuterie Boards Perfect for the Holidays or these super cute Holiday Hot Chocolate Stirrers.

Like dessert dips? Try this Pistachio Cheesecake Dip Recipe.

candy cane dessert dip recipe
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Candy Cane Cheesecake Dip Recipe

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This delicious candy cane cheesecake dip is a Christmas party recipe favorite. Serve it with graham crackers, fruit (strawberries are a favorite), or sugar cookies.
Prep Time:10 minutes


  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes plus extra for garnish
  • 1-2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs


  • In a large bowl mix together the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk using a hand mixer. Do this for two minutes. Add the extracts and continue beating for an additional two minutes.
    mix together cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk
  • Fold in the cool whip and crushed candy canes. Here's a video on how to fold.
    fold in cool whip and candy cane pieces
  • Transfer the dessert dip into a serving bowl and sprinkle with extra crushed candy canes and the graham cracker crumbs.
    candy cane dessert dip
  • Serve with fruit, graham crackers, or sugar cookies.


Add the peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon at a time. After a teaspoon taste and adjust it if you think you would like it less minty.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 127mg | Sugar: 33g
Course: Christmas
Cuisine: Snacks
Keyword: candy cane dessert, cheesecake dip, christmas dessert, christmas party recipes, dessert dip, dessert dips, peppermint dessert
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Party Food Favorites
Candy Cane Cheesecake Dip

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