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Grinch Dip

Grinch Dip is a dessert dip that will have your heart growing three sizes with every bite. It is so easy to make, requires just 7 ingredients and can be made in minutes! It has a creamy texture and is the perfect pairing to Christmas cookies.

glass bowl of grinch dip with pretzels around it

If you love sweets around the holidays, you are going to love this dip.

This Grinch dip is so festive and easy to make.

It’ll be a huge hit at holiday parties and is even perfect for snacking on while you watch The Grinch with the family.

To try more tasty dessert dips, check out our Unicorn Dip and Encanto Dip. Also check out our Grinch Recipes and if you want a similar dip, try this Grinch Fluff!

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Grinch Dip Ingredients

You will need:

grinch dip ingredients on white table

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance can I make this dip?
You can make this dip 1-2 days in advance and place it into the refrigerator in an airtight container (you can also cover with plastic wrap). I would add the heart sprinkles on top last to avoid them melting with the moisture of the fridge. Remove the dip from the fridge about 10 minutes prior to serving.

I will say, this dip tends to be better overall if you make it within a few hours of serving.

Can I freeze this dip?
No, I wouldn’t freeze the dip as it may change the overall texture of the dip.

Can I use regular green food coloring?
You certainly can. However, regular food coloring is water based instead of oil based like the gel food coloring. I prefer gel food coloring because it’s easier to use, it takes less to make a more vibrant color and it won’t make your dip watery.

What items can I dip into this festive treat?
Vanilla wafers, animal crackers, fresh fruit, gingerbread cookies, shortbread cookies and any of your favorite Christmas cookies will be perfect in this.

large clear bowl of grinch dip on a table with pretzels

How to Make Grinch Dip

In a large mixing bowl, add the softened Cream Cheese, Milk, Cool Whip, and Vanilla Extract, and mix until blended, smooth and creamy. 

hand pouring milk into bowl with grinch dip ingredients

Add the Powdered Sugar and mix until blended. 

Add the Green Food Coloring Gel and Mix until the dip is all green. 

dip dyed green with food coloring

Spoon the Dip into a serving bowl, and place the Red Grinch Hearts on the top. 

Place the bowl on a Board, tray, or plate, and place Cookies, Oreos, or Pretzels for dipping, around the bowl. 

Serve and Enjoy!

woman's hand dipping cookie into grinch dip

How to Serve Grinch Dessert Dip

Place this festive dip into a serving bowl and place on a tray or large serving board. It is perfect for dipping cookies, crackers and pretzels into. I personally love the Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies, Oreos, Graham Crackers, and Twisted Pretzels. Mix it up and try it with all your favorite cookies and crackers.

Grinch Dip

4.23 from 9 votes
Brittanie
Grinch Dip is a dessert dip that will have your heart growing three sizes with every bite. It is so easy to make, requires just 7 ingredients and can be made in minutes! It has a creamy texture and is the perfect pairing to Christmas cookies.
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Cream Cheese – softened 8 oz
  • cup of Milk
  • 1 container Cool Whip 8 oz
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup of Powdered Sugar
  • Green Food Coloring Gel – About 10 drops
  • Red Candy Hearts
  • Cookies Oreo’s, or Pretzels

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the softened Cream Cheese, Milk, Cool Whip, and Vanilla Extract, and mix until blended, smooth and creamy. 
  • Add the Powdered Sugar and mix until blended. 
  • Add the Green Food Coloring Gel and Mix until the dip is all green. 
  • Spoon the Dip into a serving bowl, and place the Red Grinch Hearts on the top. 
  • Place the bowl on a Board, tray, or plate, and place Cookies, Oreos, or Pretzels for dipping, around the bowl. 
  • Serve and Enjoy!

NUTRITION

Serving: 1 | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 80mg | Sugar: 13g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Grinch Ideas
Cuisine American
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4.23 from 9 votes (9 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating




Bridget Olson

Monday 4th of December 2023

Can you make this ahead of time?

Brittanie Pyper

Monday 4th of December 2023

Yes :) in the instructions above I have info on how far in advance you can make it along with some helpful tips :)