Luxuriously creamy Peppermint Fruit Dip is full of flavor and has a delightful crunch! Elevate your fruit plate with this festive Christmas appetizer or serve it with pound cakecheesecake brownies, and pretzels!

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Why You’ll Love It

  • 3 Ingredients
  • 5 Minutes to Make
  • Always a Crowd Pleasing Dessert, Appetizer or Topping

I rang in the new Millennium with Peppermint Dip. It was a fun, festive and delicious appetizer that I immediately recreated it (with my own little twist). Through the years, I have served this unexpected crowd pleaser at events I catered and parties I hosted.

The original was made with Cool Whip and crushed peppermint…but who can resist peppermint in delightfully sweet, all natural whipped cream? Certainly not me!

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In addition to serving with my my fruits, cookies, cakes and pretzels, it’s the perfect topping, too! Ready to dip into it? Here’s everything you need!

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  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Candy Canes
A sweet dip made with powdered sugar and candy canes.
A KitchenAid mixer and measuring spoons are essential tools for preparing delicious sweet dips, such as peppermint dip or fruit dip. Along with other kitchen utensils, these items help create mouthwater

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Tips and Substitutions

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Peppermint Dip Serving Suggestions

  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Apples tossed in citrus to prevent browning
  • Banana tossed in citrus to prevent browning
  • Pineapple
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
A white bowl with whipped cream and a sweet dip.

Peppermint Whipped Cream Serving Suggestions

This delicious dip makes an amazing dessert topping, too!

To Store

  • Room Temperature – This peppermint dip should not be left out at room temperature for more than two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerator – Transfer to an airtight container and seal. Refrigerate up to four hours (for best volume), stir and serve. It will lose volume the longer it’s stored, but it can be stored in the refrigerator safely for 2-3 days.
  • Freezer – Transfer to an airtight container, seal and freeze up to three months. Allow to thaw on countertop, stir and serve.

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Peppermint Dip

A luxuriously creamy peppermint dip that is full of flavor and packs a delightful peppermint crunch! Serve as a candy cane dip with your favorite fruits, cookies, crackers or as a topping on hot chocolate, brownies, cakes and more!
Prep: 6 minutes
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Total: 6 minutes
Servings: 10
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Ingredients  

  • ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream (120 grams)
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar (120 grams)
  • ½ cup Candy Canes crushed (2.9 ounces, 84 grams)

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat heavy cream on low. Gradually increase speed until stiff peaks form.
    Sweet whipped cream in a bowl with a whisk.
  • Reduce speed to low and gradually add powdered sugar. Add crushed peppermint until just combined.
    Sweet fruit dip with peppermint sprinkles in a bowl.
  • Serve with fresh fruits, cakes, brownies, cookies, crackers and pretzels or on top of your favorite desserts and drinks.
    A plate with strawberries and a sweet dip.

Julie’s Tips

Substitutions

  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar it sweetens the dip while giving it luxurious texture. If you don’t have powdered sugar, pulse white granulated sugar in a food processor until light and fluffy.
  • Cool Whip – Substitute heavy cream and powdered sugar by blending crushed peppermint into Cool Whip or your favorite whipped topping.

Tips

  • For best results, use cold cream and chilled mixing bowl.
  • Do not over-whip.
  • You can purchase crushed peppermint sticks, but be sure it’s not crushed butter peppermint (it appears the same, but has a different chalky texture). 

Peppermint Whipped Cream Topping Serving Suggestions

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Spiked Hot Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Brownies
  • Cakes

Candy Cane Dip Serving Suggestions

  • Fruits
  • Cakes
  • Brownies
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 25mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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How to Make

  1. In a stand mixer, beat heavy cream. Gradually increase speed until stiff peaks form. Sweet whipped cream in a bowl with a whisk.
  2. Reduce speed, and gradually add powdered sugar until combined. On low speed, add crushed peppermint until just incorporated. Sweet fruit dip with peppermint sprinkles in a bowl.
  3. Serve with any of your favorite fruits or dippers or on top of your favorite desserts and drinks.

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