No-Bake Cheesecake Dip
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream and 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar with an electric mixer using a whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Set aside.
- Combine cream cheese, vanilla extract and 2 cups of powdered sugar in a separate bowl and beat well with an electric mixer until well combined and fluffy.
- Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until well combined.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Obligatory Fictional Backstory
It’s nearly Valentine’s day, and I was getting ready to make my world famous Fudge Brownie Pie when I made an unpleasant discovery – Morris, my nefarious cat who is currently plotting world domination, had used my oven in an attempt to summon a demon.
In the process, he broke the heating element.
After scolding Morris and calling the service repair man, I realized that there would not be enough time to make the pie as I originally planned. Dinner plans would have to change as well, but thankfully I had a recipe from “Cooking! With the 43-Year-Old Man Child!” that created a gourmet meal using only a toaster oven and a microwave. Thanks Colin!
That left dessert. Well, baking was out of the question, so that meant a no-bake cheesecake was my best option. I’m not a fan of the box mixes – I find they taste artificial and leave a strong aftertaste. So, I decided to come up with my own!
As time was running out, and since I was waiting on the oven repair man to show I could not run to the store to get a pre-made graham cracker crust (I normally make them myself, but, no oven), I decided to make it into a dip rather than a standard no-bake cheesecake. It would also be very good in a graham cracker crust, if you have one handy.
I topped it off with sour cherries in syrup (slightly less sweet than pie filling) and served it to my sweetie. He swooned with joy! Or else Morris poisoned his food again, I’m not entirely sure which.
Anyone want a cat?
This is actually a recipe from my husband’s family, only they call it Cherry Torte and put it in a shortbread crust and top it with cherry pie filling. It’s delicious. Like I can eat the whole pan myself in one sitting delicious. I was hoping that by turning it into a dip, I would eat less at a time…but alas that has not been the case as I find myself sitting down with a spoon instead of a graham cracker. I mean, I’m dipping the spoon, so that counts as a dip still, right? Right??
Don’t make the same mistake that I did when mixing the powdered sugar with the cream cheese. I forgot to soften the cream cheese first, and put all of the powdered sugar on top of it, so when I turned on my Kitchen Aid mixer it kind of blew up in a big “POOF!” white cloud of sugar alllll over my kitchen.
If you look closely, you can see it on the backsplash tiles.
My poor Kitchen Aid mixer. It’s been through a lot over the 12 years I’ve had it but this is the first time that I’ve messed it up so badly that I needed to give it a “bath” (aka hose it off with the sink sprayer). At least it’s cold out so I don’t have to worry about ants but I have the feeling they’ll still find any little particles I missed come spring.
So, pro tip, soften your cream cheese first, and maybe stir in the powdered sugar a little bit by hand before you turn on the mixer.