Hot Cocoa Dip

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

This Hot Cocoa Dip uses only 4 ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make, which is why it is the perfect last minute dessert.

Hot Cocoa Dip

Hot Cocoa Dip is the best dessert to throw together in a hurry and it will be a hit at any family gathering or party. Serve alongside your favorite dippers from cookies to wafers to fresh fruit.

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What We Love About This Easy Hot Chocolate Dip Recipe

Hot chocolate has been a favorite for centuries, the modern version created by Sir Hans Sloane, but now it is an amazing dip for parties or family.

  • 10 Minute Dessert: Whip up this hot chocolate dip in a pinch as it is ready in 10 minutes.
  • 4-Ingredient Hot Chocolate Dip: All you need is a total of 4 ingredients for this cocoa dip recipe.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Cover with plastic and place in the fridge, snack on it will fruit or cookies for up to a week.
A scoop of the Hot Cocoa Dip on a cracker.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cool Whip: Cool whip is a crucial ingredient in this dip recipe for the texture, it is important to use either cool whip or a store brand whipped topping not whipped cream.
  • Cocoa Powder: You’ll want to use unsweetened cocoa powder rather than hot chocolate mix which is sweetened and typically mixed with milk powder. Using unsweetened cocoa powder will give a more potent chocolate flavor.
Cocoa mix, crackers marshmallow fluff. etc.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate Dip – If you are a fan of peppermint mocha, additionally add 1 tsp of peppermint extract and top with crushed candy canes.
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate – To make a Mexican hot chocolate dip add 1/4 tsp of chili powder and cinnamon for an added kick.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips – Top with mini chocolate chips in addition to mini marshmallows.

How to Make Cocoa Dip Recipe

These are the basic steps for making Hot Cocoa Dip. Please refer to the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Combining the ingredients to make the dessert.

STEP 1: ADD ALL INGREDIENTS

To a medium sized mixing bowl, add the marshmallow cream, Cool Whip, and cocoa powder.

STEP 2: MIX TOGETHER

Mix with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes, or until the dip reaches a light and fluffy consistency.

STEP 3: SERVE

Transfer to an adequately sized serving bowl garnish with mini marshmallows and serve along side with graham crackers and your favorite dippers.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS CREAMY HOT COCOA DIP RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make this hot chocolate dip 2-3 days ahead of time, follow the steps as usual and store in the fridge are you are to serve.

HOW TO STORE THIS EASY HOT COCOA DIP RECIPE

Store this cocoa dip recipe in a plastic wrapped covered bowl or an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS BAKE DESSERT DIP RECIPE

Freeze cocoa dip in a freezer safe sealed container for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw completely in the fridge 12-24 hours before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE DIP?

Making this recipe for hot chocolate dip couldn’t be easier, all you need is 3 ingredients total and a hand mixer.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE HOT COCOA MIX IN PLACE OF COCOA POWDER?

You can substitute hot chocolate mix in place of cocoa powder, however just know that the mix is already sweetened and mixed with milk powder, therefore it will not give as potent of a chocolate taste as using cocoa powder.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Double by making in a large mixing bowl. This recipe is perfect for this time of year. If you need a festive dessert for the holiday season, this is great to make,

WHAT IS THE BEST COMBINATION WOITH CHOCOLATE?

The best combination with hot chocolate has to be marshmallows and whip cream, which is this hot chocolate dip combines all 3 elements to make a fluffy and delicious dessert dip.

Close up on the top of the dip.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Favorite Things: This is a great recipe for a holiday party. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and serve in a larger bowl.
  • Low-Sugar: To make this recipe with lower in sugar or sugar free use zero sugar cool whip and sugar-free marshmallow fluff if you can find it.
  • Cream Cheese: Replace some of the fluff with cream cheese.

What to Serve with Hot Cocoa Dip

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Hot Cocoa Dip
5 from 1 vote

Hot Cocoa Dip

Yield: 16 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This Hot Cocoa Dip uses only 4 ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make, which is why it is the perfect last minute dessert.
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Ingredients

  • 7.5 ounces Marshmallow fluff, 1 jar
  • 8 ounces cool whip, 1 tub
  • ¼ cup Hershey’s cocoa, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp Mini marshmallows
  • Graham crackers, for serving

Instructions

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the Marshmallow fluff, Cool Whip, and cocoa powder.
  • Mix with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes, or until the dip reaches a light and fluffy consistency.
  • Transfer to an adequately sized serving bowl and serve along side with graham crackers, fresh fruit, and cookies.

Expert Tips

 
  • Favorite Things: This is a great recipe for a holiday party. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and serve in a larger bowl.
  • Low-Sugar: To make this recipe with lower in sugar or sugar free use zero sugar cool whip and sugar-free marshmallow fluff if you can find it.
  • Cream Cheese: Replace some of the fluff with cream cheese.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cool whip, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, marshmallow

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