Easy Gingerbread Dip

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Looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert dip for Christmas that you can whip up in minutes? This easy Gingerbread Dip is the answer! Rich in flavor with cream cheese, spices, and a hint of molasses, it’s a fantastic choice for gatherings or a cozy night in. Pair it with your favorite dippers, from graham crackers to fruit slices, for a versatile and delicious treat.

gingerbread dip in a bowl with graham crackers.

This Gingerbread Dip was a huge winner for me. I made it to photograph so I could share it with you, but then I found myself eating it as a little snack every night until it was gone. (Just a fair warning, the same thing may happen to you. Ha!)  This dip holds up really well in the refrigerator, so you can definitely make it in advance and pull it out when you need it. 

If you love gingerbread-inspired recipes, this is a must-try. The combination of spices, brown sugar, and molasses is absolute perfection. I especially love this dip served with the cinnamon graham crackers. They are a must! 

Looking for more gingerbread recipes? Check out this tasty collection of gingerbread-inspired recipes.

hand with gingersnap taking a scoop of gingerbread dip.

The holiday season can be chaotic so if you’re in need of a little treat to take with you or want to have something special on hand for when company arrives, let this Gingerbread Dip become your new go-to. It’s easy, delicious, and festive! What’s not to love?

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The combination of cream cheese, spices, and whipped cream creates a taste that’s rich yet balanced. Each bite is a delightful blend of sweet and spice, making it a crowd-pleaser every time. The flavor combo is perfect for the holiday season.
  • This recipe is a breeze! With just a few simple steps, you’ll whip up something that looks and tastes like it took hours, but in reality, it’s quick and straightforward. It’s perfect for those days when you want a little treat without the hassle.
  • Whether it’s a cozy family gathering, a fun potluck, or just a quiet night at home, this dip fits right in. Its versatility makes it a hit for any event or mood.

Love dip recipes as much as I do and want more? You’ve got it. Check out this collection of all my very best dip recipes. They range from savory to sweet. I’m certain you’ll find a few to love! 

fluffy gingerbread dip served in a bowl with graham crackers.

Ingredients

This dessert dip is so simple to make; plus, you only need a handful of ingredients to put it together. Here’s what you will need: 

  • Cream Cheese: The star of the show, cream cheese provides a rich, creamy base that’s both tangy and smooth, making it the perfect foundation for our dip. (You can use light cream cheese if you want to save some calories.)
  • Brown Sugar: This adds a deep, caramel-like sweetness, bringing a lovely warmth and depth to the overall flavor profile of the dip.
  • Powdered Sugar: It’s not just for sweetness; powdered sugar gives our dip a smoother texture, ensuring it is luxuriously spreadable and silky.
  • Molasses: A touch of molasses brings in a unique, robust flavor – think hints of smoky, bittersweet goodness that beautifully complement the spices.
  • Spices (Ground Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves): This quartet of spices is what makes gingerbread gingerbread! They infuse the dip with a cozy, spiced flavor that’s both comforting and tantalizing.
  • Freshly Whipped Cream or Cool Whip: This is the fluff factor! Whether you go homemade or store-bought, this ingredient lightens the dip, adding a cloud-like, airy texture. I highly recommend homemade. Check out my homemade whipped cream recipe. It’s easier than you think! 
  • Cinnamon Graham Crackers and/or Gingersnap Cookies: Perfect for dipping, these add a delightful crunch and extra flavor contrast, making each bite a perfect harmony of textures and tastes. The cinnamon graham crackers were my go-to for this dip. 
big bowl of gingerbread dip with graham crackers.

How To Make

Alrighty! It’s time to whip up this easy Gingerbread Dip. I’ll walk you through the process below. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Start by beating the cream cheese until it becomes smooth: about one minute. Then, add the sugars and molasses, beating at medium speed for another minute until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
gingerbread dip mix in a mixing bowl with a mixer.
  1. Next, mix in the ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg until they’re evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Follow this by gently folding in the whipped cream until it’s fully incorporated, which should take around 30 seconds.

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mixing whipped cream into gingerbread dip with a spatula.
  1. Once your dip is ready, transfer it to a serving bowl. Chill it in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve. 
  2. For storing, simply place the dip in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to five days. 

And that’s it! It couldn’t be easier! If you have a few minutes you can whip up this creamy and flavor-loaded dip recipe. 

hand with gingerbread cracker taking a scoop of gingerbread dip.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use low-fat cream cheese for this recipe?

Absolutely! Low-fat cream cheese works well if you’re looking for a lighter version. Just keep in mind it might slightly alter the texture and taste.

Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Yes, it’s a great make-ahead option! Prepare it a day or two in advance, and it’ll be ready to serve whenever you need it.

Can I freeze this dip?

Freezing is not recommended as it can affect the texture of the cream cheese and whipped cream, making it less creamy once thawed.

What are some other serving ideas besides graham crackers and gingersnaps?

Feel free to get creative! Apple slices, vanilla wafers, pretzels, or even shortbread cookies make great dippers.

More Gingerbread Recipes You Will Love

And there you have it! Enjoy making this dip, savor every bite, and get ready to make it a regular in your holiday recipe repertoire!

If you try this easy Gingerbread Dip, I’d love to hear how it went and how you like the recipe. (Did you continue to eat it every night by yourself like I did? Ha!) Please stop back and leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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hand with gingersnap taking a scoop of gingerbread dip.

Gingerbread Dip

Looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert dip for Christmas that you can whip up in minutes? This easy Gingerbread Dip is the answer! Rich in flavor with cream cheese, spices, and a hint of molasses, it’s a fantastic choice for gatherings or a cozy night in. Pair it with your favorite dippers, from graham crackers to fruit slices, for a versatile and delicious treat.
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, gingersnaps
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 305kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cinnamon graham crackers and/or gingersnap cookies for serving
  • Start by beating the cream cheese until it becomes smooth: about one minute. Then, add the sugars and molasses, beating at medium speed for another minute until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Next, mix in the ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg until they’re evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Follow this by gently folding in the whipped cream until it’s fully incorporated, which should take around 30 seconds.
  • Once your dip is ready, transfer it to a serving bowl. Chill it in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve.
  • For storing, simply place the dip in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to five days.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg

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