Caramel Cheesecake Dip, an easy dessert dip recipe that tastes like salted caramel cheesecake! Also a great fall snack for kids for dipping fruit and graham crackers!
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If you love dessert dips, you’re going to love this Caramel Cheesecake Dip! Not a lot of ingredients, easy to make, and ready in like 10 minutes or less! I love easy dessert dip recipes like my previous Nutella Cheesecake Dip and Strawberry Pie Dip and this Caramel Cheesecake Dip is just as good! Hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.
School is starting next week. So bittersweet. Part of me is going to miss having the kids around and the other half of me will definitely NOT miss the fighting and bickering. Can you relate? As a fun activity (and to keep them occupied for a few minutes…) we decided to make this Caramel Cheesecake Dip as a special treat. It probably should be called Salted Caramel Cheesecake Dip but you could definitely leave the salt out.
Not a lot of ingredients in this Caramel Cheesecake Dip. To make it I used cream cheese, caramel ice cream topping, homemade whipped cream, vanilla, and salt. That’s it!
A few quick tips…
Be sure your cream cheese is softened to room temperature so your dip won’t be lumpy. You could use reduced fat cream cheese but the consistency of your dip may be a little different.
I used a thick pre-made caramel ice cream topping but you could also use a homemade caramel or Cajeta.
I made a homemade whipped cream by whipping 1 cup of heavy cream with a mixer but you could also use a defrosted whipped topping if you’d prefer but the dip will turn out a lot sweeter.
Not one for salt? Leave it out, no problem!
Instead of vanilla extract you could use any of your favorite extracts. Almond extract would be delicious, or even a small amount of your favorite liqueur! Yum!
Quick video to show you how quick this comes together…
The dip can also be made ahead and stored in a container in the refrigerator for a few days. Perfect for fall parties and holidays!
Spoon the dip in a cute serving bowl (not like the one I used here for these quick pics…) and you’re all set! We enjoyed this dessert dip with graham crackers and apples but it would be good with other types of fruit, vanilla wafers, or really just by itself like a pudding/mousse. It would also make a great frosting or filling for a cake like a chocolate cake! Some mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts would also be great on the dip! So many variation possibilities!
Hope you enjoy this easy Caramel Cheesecake Dip!
Caramel Cheesecake Dip Recipe
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups unsweetened whipped cream (see note)
- Apple slices/fruit,graham crackers, vanilla wafers
- In a large mixing bowl mix together cream cheese and 1/2 cup caramel until smooth with a large spoon or mixer. Mix in vanilla and salt until well combined. Gently fold in whipped cream.
- Spoon dip into serving bowl and drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon caramel on top.
- Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, and/or vanilla wafers.
SNAPPY TIPS: For the whipped cream, whip 1 cup of heavy cream in a large bowl until doubled in size and whipped cream.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of whipped cream you could substitute defrosted whipped topping but dip will be sweeter.
Other dessert dips you may enjoy: