Dessert, Dips, Winter

Easy Hot Cocoa Dip Recipe With Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot cocoa dip has all the flavors of a mug of hot chocolate, but it’s cold and dippable! Serve it with graham crackers or fruit for a treat.

What’s better than curling up with a delicious mug of hot chocolate on a chilly day? Eating hot chocolate with cookies any day! This delicious hot cocoa dip gives you the taste of hot chocolate but in dip form. The fluffy consistency makes it great for dipping. Serve it as a fun treat at holiday parties, all year round!

Hot cocoa dip topped with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce in a white bowl on a wood serving board.

Chocolate dessert dips are the perfect sweet treat for a party or movie night. Serve it with graham crackers or fruit. And add your favorite hot chocolate toppings! This dip is sure to please any crowd!

What is Hot Cocoa Dip?

Hot Cocoa Dip is a dessert dip. It is made with Cool Whip, marshmallow fluff, and hot chocolate mix. It is light, chocolatey, and delicious. Serve it with graham crackers, cookies, or fruit. This dip is a fantastic dessert.

Ingredients Needed for this Chocolate Dessert Dip

  • Cool Whip – This light and fluffy whipped cream is the perfect base for this chocolate dip.
  • Marshmallow Fluff – Marshmallow creme adds the signature marshmallow flavor of hot cocoa to this dessert dip.
  • Hot Chocolate Mix – Your favorite hot cocoa mix gives this dip its delicious chocolate flavor. Adding a mix is easier than melting chocolate or adding cocoa powder. Hot chocolate packets are best for this recipe.

How to Make Hot Cocoa Dip

This is an easy hot chocolate dip recipe. The three simple ingredients make a delicious dessert dip. It tastes just like frozen hot chocolate!

Step One – First, add Cool Whip or whipped topping to a large bowl. 

Step Two – Then, add the marshmallow fluff to the bowl. The fluff is very sticky and a little tricky to scoop out. Use a silicone spatula to combine the two ingredients. You could also use a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Step Three – Next, add 1/4 cup of hot chocolate mix. Stir the dip until the hot chocolate mix is well combined. Eliminate any dry pockets of the mix because those don’t taste very good! Once the dip is fully mixed, transfer it to a serving dish.

Step Four – Top with chocolate syrup, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, or any toppings you like. Specialize the dip to your liking with other toppings.

Hot cocoa dip topped with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce in a white bowl on a wood serving board.

Other Fun Toppings to Try

Top this delicious hot chocolate dip with different toppings to create fun variations.

  • Chocolate shavings
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Colorful mini M&M candies
  • Caramel sauce
  • Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
  • Crushed candy bars

Double It Up!

If you’re preparing this dessert dip for a large group, double the recipe! Use 8 ounces of Cool Whip. That’s an entire container, so it’s easy to measure. Use 8 ounces of marshmallow fluff. And 1/2 cup of hot chocolate mix. A half cup of the mix is typically an entire packet. This hot chocolate dessert is so easy to prepare for a group.

What to Serve with Hot Cocoa Dip

Hot cocoa dip pairs well with a variety of cookies, like graham crackers, animal crackers, or vanilla wafers. It also goes well with fresh fruit, like strawberries, apples, and bananas. Another fun option is pretzel chips! The flat chips are great for scooping. And the flavor is a great blend of salty and sweet.

How to Store This Dip

Store hot chocolate dip in the refrigerator for up to three days in an airtight container. You could also store it in a serving bowl covered in plastic wrap for about 24 hours. 

If you make a big batch of this dip, consider storing a portion in the freezer! It will keep for about a month. Then, you have additional opportunities to serve this sweet dip without any extra work. But remember, do not thaw and refreeze for food safety!

Hot cocoa dip topped with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce in a white bowl on a wood serving board with graham crackers.

Can I Make Hot Chocolate Dip Ahead of Time?

Absolutely! Because this dip is so easy to store and is served cold, it is the perfect dish to make in advance. Make it a few hours or a day or two beforehand! Wait until just before serving to add toppings. This keeps toppings from going stale, sinking into the dip, and just generally looking their best.

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Hot Cocoa Dip

Hot cocoa dip has all the flavors of a mug of hot chocolate, but it's cold and dippable! Serve it with graham crackers or fruit for a treat.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dips
Servings 5 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz Cool Whip
  • 4 oz marshmallow fluff
  • 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix

Instructions
 

  • Add 4 ounces of Cool Whip to a mixing bowl.
  • Add 4 ounces of marshmallow fluff.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of hot chocolate mix.
  • Combine the mix with the marshmallow fluff and Cool Whip. Don't leave any dry mix.
  • Once the dip is fully mixed, transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • Top with chocolate syrup, marshmallows, chocolate chips, or any other toppings.
Keyword chocolate, dessert dip

One Comment

  1. I love hot cocoa and this dip looks beyond delicious!

    Make Life Marvelous

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