Chocolate Fruit Dip | A light and creamy chocolate dip that pairs perfectly with strawberries, apples, or just about any fruit
My husband and I threw our annual Festivus party this past Saturday (if you don’t know what Festivus is, get thee to the internet and cue up some Seinfeld reruns). It was a great night (with the exception of the Badger football loss, of course), and I think it’s safe to say that everyone had an awesome time, especially when you consider the amount of libations that were flowing.
I spent the whole week before the party researching recipes and prepping food to make sure that there was plenty of options available for our guests. I made an overabundance of cookies (these red velvet white chocolate chip ones [which have quickly become one of my favorites], and another recipe soon to come), a cheese and sausage platter, veggies with ranch dip, and barbecue cocktail weenies, just to name a few things. While I obviously made an absolute crap-ton of food for this party (plus our friends Jon and Katie brought some to-die-for smoked pulled pork!), by far the thing I got the most compliments on was this chocolate fruit dip.
I realize that fruit dip doesn’t seem like anything to get too excited about. And usually it’s not. But this isn’t just a regular old fruit dip. This is CHOCOLATE fruit dip. And it is beyond delicious. Seriously, Peter must have told me about 10 different times how much he loved this stuff. He was hoping that I had saved some in reserve so he could eat it like pudding. It’s just that good.
Chocolate Fruit Dip
Servings: About 2 cups
- 1 cup (8 oz) heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whip heavy cream using a hand mixer on high speed until soft peaks form (to check for peaks, stop the mixer and pull the beaters straight up). Whip in 2 tablespoons of the powdered sugar, and continue to whip until semi-stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- In a separate medium-sized mixing bowl, or using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Beat in 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Beat in whipped cream mixture and remaining powdered sugar (about 1/2 cup).
- Chill until ready to serve. Serve with strawberries, raspberries, apple slices, bananas, or cubed pineapple.
Inspired by: Cooking Classy