Carrie’s Kitchen: Turn dips into dessert with these tasty recipes

Last week, I began writing about slushies, a summer staple, and this week, I had my mind stuck on dessert dips.

Are you keen on dessert dips? I don’t mean just that sweet cream cheese dip that incorporates a fruit platter, the chocolate dipping sauce that would include a fruit platter, or even the caramel sauce that people may place out with a fruit platter. I don’t have anything about fruit; I want to look more innovative.

First, I have this s’more’s dip, wherein you make a simple, wealthy ganache with semi-candy (or bittersweet) chocolate chips and warm heavy cream. Cover it with mini marshmallows and broil it in the oven to get that nice toasty top. You can serve it with graham cracker quarters for a traditional s’ mores, a pretzel chip for a touch of candy and salty aggregate, or a shortbread cookie for something one of a kind. A pal brought this dip to a fall cookout, which turned into one of those matters we adults could not forestall consuming.

Next, I’m a sucker for an excellent key lime pie, so I am excited to make this key lime pie cheesecake dip. This is awesome when you don’t want to make a whole cheesecake. However, it would help if you had a smaller portion of that taste profile to keep you from ordering a 1,000-calorie dessert at a restaurant. Eat it with fruit, if you want, or move for the graham crackers again, maybe even a chocolate graham cracker? And if nobody’s searching … a spoon.

Next, I’m not the biggest fan of nuts in desserts; however, I realize others are, so I desired to proportion this butter pecan cookie dough dip recipe. This has a wealthy buttery flavor with a touch of maple and toasted pecans and is a super topper to real butter cookies.

And ultimately, I’ve been keen on banana cream pie by no means, but I would be much more likely to take a flavor of banana cream pie dip. This is another amazing, easy dip, where you make the pudding, make sweetened cream cheese with sweetened condensed milk, and combine two mixtures, after which layer the thickened pudding with sliced bananas and whipped topping and a crumbly combination on the pinnacle of something you’re going to serve it with — preferably vanilla wafers for that nostalgic, clean-canvas backdrop.

Each of these dips makes a small serving for a crowd, so you could use it for a night meal or double it in case of a massive cookout. I can’t wait until the Fourth of July to serve these up. Better begin stocking up on graham crackers and butter cookies now!

Easy S’mores Dip

4 ounces semi-candy chocolate chips

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 cups mini marshmallows

Graham crackers, cookies, or pretzels for dipping

Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat heavy cream in 30-2nd increments until hot. Pour heavy cream over chocolate chips and permit to soften for two to 3 minutes. Stir till the chocolate is melted.

Pour chocolate right into a metallic 9-inch pie pan. Top with mini marshmallows.

Place within the oven and switch on the broiler. Broil for three to 4 minutes or until marshmallows are toasted to your liking; remove from the oven and experience with graham crackers, cookies, or pretzels for dipping.
Key lime pie cheesecake dip

eight ounces of cream cheese softened at room temperature

1/2 cup sugar (or extra or much less to taste)

three tablespoons lime juice (from 2 small limes or three key limes)

Zest of 2 small limes

One pinch of vanilla bean powder (or ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract)

One pinch of salt (non-compulsory)

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Graham crackers, cookies, and fruit for dipping

Cream together the cream cheese, sugar, lime juice, lime zest, vanilla bean powder, and salt using a stand-up mixer for approximately 2 minutes. Taste and see if it needs more sugar or extra lime juice, and regulate as needed.

Add the whipping cream and mix on medium speed until the cream is fully integrated with the cream cheese aggregate. Transfer to a serving bowl and chill for half an hour or until serving. Serve with graham crackers, cookies, or clean fruit for dipping.

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