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5 from 2 votes

Gingerbread Cream Cheese Dip

The warm flavors of gingerbread in a fast and easy cream cheese dessert dip
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Holiday, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings (1 cup)
Calories: 165kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar) (or brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature for easy mixing. For fast heating, remove the cream cheese from the package and cut into large chunks. Microwave in a medium bowl for 15 seconds.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. If you want the dip thinner, continue adding milk 1/2 Tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Microwave again if needed as sometimes cold milk makes the cream cheese chunky again.
  • Add the molasses, cinnamon, ground ginger, and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Season to taste with additional spices or sugar as desired.
  • Chill if desired until ready to serve with your favorite dippers like gingerbread, cookies, or apples.

Notes

If your dip is too thick, add a little milk.  Chilling makes the dip thicker and as it warms, it will thin out again.
If you do not have molasses you could go without, but it rounds out all the flavors to really make that gingerbread flavor shine.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg