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Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip

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Peppermint mocha cheesecake dip is the easiest way to make cheesecake desserts, and the peppermint mocha flavor makes this the perfect holiday dip recipe.

This is my favorite time of year: it’s time for Peppermint Mocha all the things! First up: Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip. #heaven

Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip - this easy dip recipe is perfect for Christmas parties! I ate mine with a spoon, it was so good!

Last week Jordan went on a field trip with her class. The got to ride on a Hawaiian Cheiftain Tall Ship, to experience what the traders and explorers might have experienced back in the 1800s. Jordan was less than excited, especially because it was pouring when I dropped her off at school. Luckily, it stopped raining in time for their sail and all had a great time.

Jordan’s favorite part was after the sail, when they got to go to Old Sacramento and visit the candy store. Each child got to pick one candy. Jordan delighted in telling me all about the taffy she chose…and then she told me that the shop has a policy: if you eat a chocolate covered cockroach the store gives you a second piece of candy.

My daughter, the one who hates everything I make for dinner, the one who refuses to eat pasta, ate a chocolate covered cockroach so she could have a second piece of taffy.

I told her she can never again complain about dinner. Ever.

After the eating of the cockroach, she came home and requested hot chocolate with a candy cane. Because, y’all, it’s candy cane season!! It’s time for all things peppermint and peppermint mocha!

Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip Recipe using International Delight Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer

If I could eat peppermint (and post it) from now until December 25 without stopping, I would. It’s my absolute favorite flavor of Christmas. Peppermint Mocha is one of my little pleasures in life this time of year, which is why I really love buying the International Delight Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer. Then I can make them at home!

Also, having that creamer on hand means I can make a peppermint version of my favorite cheesecake dip! I first made cheesecake dip with International Delight last spring and y’all went NUTS. I followed it up with a caramel version just a few months ago and y’all loved it just as much.

If there is one thing I’ve learned from this it’s that folks love their cheesecake in dip form. And who wouldn’t?? It’s like eating cheesecake but you don’t have to make it or slice it or do anything but stir it and eat it.

So now, peppermint mocha cheesecake dip is the perfect holiday dessert recipe.

I especially love making cheesecake dip with creamer because the creamer adds flavor and sweetness without additional sugar. This time the cheesecake has notes of peppermint mocha in two places: the cheesecake and in the ganache.

That’s right, not only did I make peppermint mocha cheesecake dip with the creamer, I made ganache too!! (That’s my favorite way to make ganache, BTW: with creamer.) Then I swirled them together and sat down with a spoon for my afternoon snack.

I’m kind of not kidding.

Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip - this easy dip recipe is perfect for Christmas parties! It's so fast to make and the perfect peppermint recipe to feed a crowd.

Also, because this peppermint mocha cheesecake dip recipe is made with the creamer, there is no actual coffee in it.

Which means my daughter can enjoy her favorite thing in the world – mint – right along with me. If she can fight for spoon space, that is. 😉


Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip
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Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
This Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip is the best way to eat cheesecake this season. Perfect for a party, it's got creamy cheesecake mixed with ganache, and it all tastes like peppermint mocha!


  • 1/2 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer — divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese — softened (regular or low-fat okay, do not use fat free)
  • 1 cup Cool Whip — regular, light, or sugar-free


  1. Place chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of creamer in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup. Heat on high power for 30 seconds. Whisk until smooth, reheating if needed for 15 seconds. Chill until cream cheese mixture is ready.
  2. Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth, about 30 seconds. Mix in 2 tablespoons of the creamer and beat until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip carefully.
  3. Place half the cream cheese mixture in a serving bowl. Top with half the chocolate, then repeat. Swirl the top with a knife. Top with crushed candy canes, if desired. Serve with small cookies. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 /4 cup) — Calories: 223, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 91mg, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g, Protein: 1g

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  1. This dip sounds fantatsic! I’m all about peppermint flavors come Christmas, so I will have to try this out in a few weeks!

  2. She ate whaaaaat?! Oh good lord. That is some cray cray behavior. No piece of candy is worth a cockroach! You’d think the child never got fed. Still, it’s pretty funny.
    This looks fantastic. I’m always into your cheesecake dips!

  3. This looks tasty! My family would love this.

  4. It’s amazing how motivating candy can be! And they say bugs are the protein of the future… 😉

  5. OMG,your daughter ate a chocolate covered whaaaat now?? GAH! Can’t believe she did that!! Lol. I love using the International Delight creamers in unconventional ways, like baking. This dip though sounds so delightful. This is definitely a perfect party food!

  6. I can totally eat this as my dinner, right? 😉

  7. My son would do exactly as your daughter did. An extra piece of candy would be payment enough for him to choke down a bug. Make some spoon space for me, please. Just scoot over a little bit.  

  8. This dip sounds so good, perfect for the holidays, pinned!

  9. Omg, she did not! That is so funny. Well, hey…bugs have protein, right? Ew. Also, tell me which candy store this was, exactly, so I can avoid it! Lol. LOVE the dip! #peppermintallthethings 

  10. Peppermint mocha is pretty special 🙂 This looka amazing!

    You can basically hold that one over your daughter’s head for the rest of her life, lol!!!!

  11. What a delicious treat to have around for the holidays!  And it’s so pretty!

  12. I know you are a MAJOR peppermint fan and I love that you broke it out now! Good job! 🙂 This dip…too easy, too awesome, would eat it all myself!

    What is it with kids eating chocolate covered bugs? Over the summer mine went to a day camp and they ate chocolate covered bugs there! Like 2 or 3. And then she had a stomach ate that night…and I said you ATE BUGS. She’s like no mom, that has nothing to do with it. Alrighty then. lol

  13. Mark my words, someday when Jordan is away at college, she will be telling all her friends that she can’t wait to get home to visit so she can enjoy all her mom’s home-cooked meals that she misses.  Then she will break out some baked goods that you sent her in a care package, and all the friends will be clamoring for samples!

  14. Wow! I can’t believe that she didn’t tell us about that bug part of her trip. Guess what we’re having for dinner this Saturday night when she is here? Pickled bugs and onions…but tell her I’ll leave the onions off of her portion since I know she’s not an onion fan!! lol

    btw, totally agree with Laurie’s comment about when she’s in college.


  15. Forget the spoon. Gimme a straw! 😀 That’s hilarious that your daughter are a choc covered cockroach. 😮 Anything for more candy right??

  16. Peppermint mocha is my favorite! This looks wonderfully addictive!

  17. This dip is calling out to me! The peppermint and mocha is a wonderful combo!

  18. Dorothy, love love love the peppermint mocha cheesecake dip! and Jordan cracks me up! Can’t believe she ate a chocolate covered cockroach . .  what kids will do to get candy! 😛 I love it! 

  19. I seriously want to shove my face in this dip!!!!!

  20. I’m with you on peppermint-ing all the things until Christmas!!!!  I love this fun dip…hand over the bowl and spoon!!!  And your daughter is cray-cray!  No chocolate covered bug is worth extra candy!  Ever!  Just hand over the quarter for another taffy. LOL!

  21. Oh my gosh Dorothy, this is such a great way to use that creamer!  I could sit and eat this whole thing!

  22. That looks so delicious!!!

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