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Hot Chocolate Dipis a delicious and easy-to-make treat that is great for any party. It features all the flavors of your favorite hot chocolate in a smooth and creamy dessert dip. Serve it with cookies or fruit, and watch everyone dig in.

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When it's cold outside, there's nothing quite as comforting as a cup of hot chocolate. Imagine that same chocolate flavor turned into a dip that goes well with marshmallows, fruit, cookies, and pretzels.

We always keep hot chocolate packets on hand during winter, but one year I used them to make a fun hot chocolate dessert. A few we made:frozen hot chocolate,peppermint chocolate granola bars, andhot chocolate fudge.

But my personal favorite was this hot chocolate dip. This recipe was very popular that year and got great reviews from millions of readers, and it still does every year. Fans everywhere love the taste of hot chocolate combined with cream cheese,whipped cream, and marshmallow fluff. Plus, there is something special about a dessert dip!

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  • Why You Will Love Hot Chocolate Dip with Cream Cheese
  • Ingredients You'll Need
  • How To Make Hot Chocolate Dip
  • Storage Recommendations
  • What to Serve With Hot Cocoa Dip
  • Tips and Tricks
  • FAQs
  • More Sweet Dessert Dips
  • Recipe

Why You Will Love Hot Chocolate Dip with Cream Cheese

The chocolate cocoa dip is creamy and tastes like our favoritehot chocolate cheesecake. Serving and eating is easier, so the dip will disappear quicker. Get ready to take your favorite snacks to the next level.

This spoon-worthy sweet treat is perfect for parties or satisfying sweet cravings during the holiday season.

  • Easy to make.The best part about this hot cocoa dip is that it is ready in just a few minutes.
  • It's fun to dip all the things.It tastes fantastic on just about any fresh fruit or cookie you can think of. Set up a yummy dip bar with everything you like, and then have fun.
  • Great snack for parties. The hot chocolate dip is a great addition to your next party. It's perfect for winter gatherings, movie nights, or just treating yourself.

Ingredients You'll Need

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This easy hot chocolate dip recipe comes together in minutes with just a few ingredients. It's sweet, creamy, and delicious with cookies, sweet crackers, or fruit.

  • Cream Cheese- Make sure to set it out beforehand because softened cream cheese is easier to beat.
  • Greek Yogurt- Adds a slight tang to the no-bake dessert dip.
  • Marshmallow Creme- Sweetens the dip and adds a smooth, fluffy texture. Find it in the baking aisle of most grocery stores near the marshmallows.
  • Instant Hot Chocolate Mix- The powdered mix gives it the chocolate flavor. I used a Swiss Miss dark chocolate mix for a richer flavor, but any brand will work.
  • Cool Whip- This will make it creamy and fluffy. Remember to thaw it ahead of time. You can also make it from scratch if you prefer that instead.
  • Mini Marshmallows and Peppermint Bits- Extra toppings make it fun and delicious.

BruCrew Tip:Use the leftover hot cocoa mix to makehot chocolate bombsorchocolate cheesecake parfaits.

How To Make Hot Chocolate Dip

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This hot chocolate cheesecake dip is incredibly easy to make. You can have it mixed and ready to devour in just 5 minutes. And it's even easier to eat. Trust me, this easy holiday dessert will disappear before you know it!

  1. Beat the cream cheese, yogurt, and marshmallow fluff in a large mixing bowl until light and creamy.
  2. Add the dry powdered hot cocoa mix and mix again until dissolved and creamy.
  3. Fold in a little bit of the whipped topping very gently.
  4. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. Before digging in, add a swirl of Cool Whip, marshmallow bits, and peppermint candies.

Storage Recommendations

If there is any leftover dip, cover it with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container. Place it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. It's delicious straight from the fridge or at room temperature.

What to Serve With Hot Cocoa Dip

There are so many possibilities for dippers to dunk in this creamy chocolate dip recipe. Here are a few of our favorites.

  • Cookies-chocolate chipper cookies, chocolate graham crackers, Oreos, animal crackers, vanilla wafers
  • Pretzels- waffles, sticks, thins, chocolate covered pretzels,peppermint bark pretzels
  • Marshmallows- large,holiday shapes, peppermint, or marshmallow snowman
  • Fruit- strawberries, raspberries, bananas, oranges
  • Dessert Charcuterie Board- Arrange small dip bowls on a large tray, then surround them with your favorite dippers.
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Tips and Tricks

  • Soften the cream cheese.It's easier to beat and mix in the other ingredients, so set it out beforehand.
  • Mix slowly.Avoid mixing at high speed to prevent a mess with hot cocoa powder.
  • Add peppermint extract.To give it a Christmas flair for holiday parties, add ½ teaspoon peppermint extract.
  • Add a fun garnish.Sprinkle the top of the light and fluffy dip with crushed candy canes, mini M&M candies, mini chocolate chips, or chocolate curls.
  • Serve it in a fun serving bowl.Use a brightly colored holiday bowl or place it in a large coffee mug so it stands out on the dessert table.
  • Make a dessert charcuterie board.Spoon the dip into 2-3 small bowls, then place them on a large tray. Arrange fruit, crackers, cookies, marshmallows, and pretzels around the bowls.


Can this sweet dip be made ahead of time?

Yes. This is a great dessert that can be made ahead of time. Keep the finished chocolate dip in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Add any garnishes right before serving.

How long does this last?

The creamy chocolate dip will last 3-4 days if refrigerated properly. Stir it well before serving.

Can this dessert dip be frozen?

I don't recommend freezing this dip as the texture changes when it thaws. It's best to make it a day or two ahead of time so it looks and tastes the best.

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More Sweet Dessert Dips

  • Coconut Fruit Dip
  • Mudslide CheesecakeDip
  • Peppermint Dip
  • Cherry Dip
  • Chocolate Dip

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Hot Chocolate Dip

Yield: 2 cups dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy Hot Chocolate Dip is the perfect no bake treat to share at holiday parties. It is full of hot chocolate flavor, is easy to make, and is delicious with cookies and fruit.


  • 1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup marshmallow cream
  • 1 cup powdered hot chocolate mix (I used Swiss Miss Dark Sensation)


  1. Beat the cream cheese, yogurt, and marshmallow cream until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the powdered hot chocolate mix and beat again until light and fluffy.
  3. Gently fold in ¾ cup Cool Whip until completely mixed in.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Top with remaining Cool Whip, mini marshmallows, and crushed candy canes. Serve with cookies, pretzels, or fruit.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 190Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.

*This post was first published in December 2014. It was updated and then republished in December 2023.

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Jocelyn is the owner and creator of Inside BruCrew Life where she loves to share semi-homemade recipes with flair that anyone can recreate in their own kitchen. Jocelyn is married and has three kids. She loves to workout, enjoys trips to Disney, and relaxing at the beach.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Lora Cotton

    OMG!!! This sounds absolutely decadent!!! Onky for a family that doesn't care for peppermint, I'm going to use the Hershey flavored candy canes for garnish!!!!


  2. Victoria

    My family always has a "challenge ingredient" for a cook-off for Christmas dinner. This year the ingredient is hot chocolate. I just made this recipe and am looking forward to winning the prize 😉

    Yum! Thanks for posting it!


  3. Mary Willson

    I can't stand yogurt. Anything else to use in the cho. cheescake dip?


    • Jocelyn

      You could also use sour cream if you want to substitute that instead of the yogurt!


  4. Traci

    Can this be made the night before? Does it stay good in the refrigerator?


    • Jocelyn

      Yes, you can make this the night before. Just keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator. I hope you enjoy it!


    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Yes, actually you could substitute cocoa powder, BUT you will need to add sugar as well. I'm not quite sure how much since I didn't make it that way.


  5. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    What a fantastic holiday treat! My family would go crazy for this.


  6. Chels+R.

    Love the flavor of this! Hot chocolate is one of my faves!


    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Thanks Chels! 🙂


  7. Dorothy+@+Crazy+for+Crust

    I'd like to take a swim in that dip! 🙂


  8. Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody)

    I love this idea! I'm a hot chocolate lover and cheesecake...so yeah pretty perfect!


  9. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    I know this must be good! I've got a similar one going up tomorrow! I love the idea of the #givegallons campaign, what a fabulous way to give back!


    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Great minds, girl! 😉 And thank you!


  10. Rachel - A Southern Fairytale

    oh my word! hot chocolate PLUS cheesecake in a dip!!? Sign me up, girl! That looks incredible!


  11. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    How about instead of dipping things into it, I just eat it with a spoon? 😉 Is that allowed? Because I need this dip in my life ASAP!


    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Yes!! Actually, I highly encourage eating this with a spoon! 😉


  12. Nancy

    What a great cause! And this totally looks like something I could not resist!! Yummy!


  13. Carla

    Two of my favorite things in one dip!! Pass me a giant spoon please 😀


    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Haha, absolutely!! 😉


  14. Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

    I loved seeing recaps of that trip! Especially as an Ohio-born gal, it was fun to revisit some of my old stomping grounds in photos from some of my favorite bloggers. And I am always so happy to hear about animals being treated well. That really matters to me. This is a great cause to support!


  15. Kristen

    This is phenomenal... and I love what the dairy association is doing to give back. That is awesome!


    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Thanks Kristen! 🙂


  16. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    I would really have trouble sharing this 🙂 Gimme!!


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