November 1, 2023Review Post
Table of Contents
- See Also:
- 1. Million Dollar Dip
- 2. BLT Dip
- 3. Chip Dip
- 4. French Onion Dip
- 5. Dill Pickle Dip
- 6. Crack Dip
- 7. Cold Crab Dip
- Recipes: Dipping Sauces
- 8. Ranch Dressing Dipping Sauce
- 9. Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
- 10. Alabama White Sauce
- 11. Chicken Finger Dipping Sauce
- 12. Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce
- 13. Yum Yum Sauce
- 14. Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce
- Recipes: Tex-Mex (Mexican) Dips
- 15. 7 Layer Dip
- 16. Pineapple Salsa
- 17. Homemade Salsa
- 18. Guacamole
- 19. Cowboy Caviar
- 20. Fruit Salsa
- Recipes: Dessert Dips
- 21. Cookie Dough Dip
- 22. Christmas Sugar Cookie Dip
- 23. Oreo Dip
- 24. Cherry Cheesecake Dip
- 25. Funfetti Dip
- 26. Booty Dip Recipe
- Fall Dip Recipes
- 27. Pie Crust Chips with Cinnamon Dip
- 28. Pumpkin Dip
- 29. Caramel Apple Dip
- Sauces that Can Be Used as Dessert Dips
- 30. Salted Caramel Sauce
- 31. Toffee Sauce
- 32. Caramel Sauce
- Dip Recipes From Other Food Bloggers
- Key Lime Pie Dip
- Beer Dip
- Fry Sauce
- Three Ingredient Twix Dip
- Muffuletta Dip
- Easy Cherry Dip
- Blackberry Toasted Marshmallow Dip
- Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Dip
- Creamy Salsa Dip
- Cranberry Fruit Dip
- Mexican Corn Dip
- Caramel Cheesecake Dip
- How to Serve
- When to Serve
- Storing Cold Dips
- Frequently Asked Questions
- More Easy Recipes You'll Love
Do you love dips? We sure do, and we have a great roundup of 23 cold dip recipes for you to try out. Whether you crave crab dip, fry sauce, guacamole, or key lime pie dip, we have a little of everything for you. There are classics like a seven-layer dip and sweet dips like an easy cherry dip or a creamy caramel apple dip. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to dippin’!
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- We love this cheesy baked buffalo chicken dip
This irresistible dip is a surefire hit at any party. It’s creamy, cheesy, and packed with flavors that will have your guests coming back for seconds. The best part? It’s incredibly easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
2. BLT Dip
This BLT dip is a fun take on the classic sandwich. It’s a creamy dip filled with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. As a dip, BLT Dip is incredibly versatile. It pairs perfectly with a variety of dippables, from crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery to a variety of chips. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
3. Chip Dip
This creamy dip is perfect for dipping chips or veggies. It pairs perfectly with a variety of dippables, from crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery to a variety of chips. The creamy, cheesy flavor is a delightful contrast to the crispness of fresh veggies or the saltiness of chips. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
This French Onion Dip is a classic. It’s a creamy, savory dip that’s packed with the flavor of caramelized onions.
As a dip, French Onion Dip is incredibly versatile. It pairs perfectly with a variety of dippables, from crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery to a variety of chips. The savory, onion-infused flavor is a delightful contrast to the crispness of fresh veggies or the saltiness of chips.
It’s also a great accompaniment to a charcuterie board, adding a savory element that complements a variety of meats and cheeses. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
This dill pickle dip is a pickle lover’s dream. It’s a creamy, tangy dip that’s packed with the flavor of dill pickles.
As a dip, this Dill Pickle Dip is incredibly versatile. It pairs perfectly with a variety of dippables, from crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery to a variety of chips. The tangy, pickle-infused flavor is a delightful contrast to the crispness of fresh veggies or the saltiness of chips.
It’s also a great accompaniment to a charcuterie board, adding a tangy element that complements a variety of meats and cheeses. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
6. Crack Dip
This crack dip is addictively delicious. It’s a creamy, cheesy dip with bacon and ranch seasoning. The dip is made with sour cream, cream cheese, ranch, cheese, and loads of bacon.
As a dip, Ranch Crack Dip is incredibly versatile. It pairs perfectly with a variety of dippables, from crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery to a variety of chips.
The creamy, cheesy base is a delightful contrast to the crispness of fresh veggies, while the bacon and ranch seasoning add a savory depth that complements the mild flavors of potato or tortilla chips. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Seafood lovers will rejoice with this cold crab dip. It’s rich, creamy, and loaded with the fresh taste of crab. It’s the perfect dip to serve with crackers or sliced baguette, and it’s sure to impress your guests at your next gathering. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Recipes: Dipping Sauces
This homemade ranch dressing is a creamy, tangy, and herb-filled sauce that’s perfect for dipping, dressing salads, or drizzling over pizza.
When used as a dip, it’s a crowd-pleaser with a platter of fresh vegetables, chicken wings, or potato wedges. Its creamy and herbaceous flavor complements a variety of foods, making it a must-have at any gathering. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
This authentic Carolina mustard BBQ sauce is a tangy, spicy, and sweet sauce with a unique flavor that’s perfect for dipping. Made with the vinegar and mustard combination unique to Carolina BBQ sauces, it is much tangier and spicier than the classic sweeter sauce common in other regions.
As a dip, this sauce is a game-changer. It pairs wonderfully with grilled meats, especially chicken and pork. Its tangy and spicy flavor profile also makes it a great dipping sauce for fries or vegetable sticks. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
This tangy and creamy BBQ sauce is a famous Alabama specialty. Made with a vinegar and mayonnaise base along with a handful of other simple ingredients, Alabama White Sauce is packed with tangy and peppery flavor, making it a game-changer for chicken or pork.
As a dip, Alabama White Sauce is a fantastic pairing for grilled chicken strips, pork sliders, or even a basket of fries. Its unique tangy and creamy flavor profile adds a Southern touch to your appetizers. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
This chicken dipping sauce is a delightful blend of honey, mustard, and BBQ sauce that creates a sweet and tangy flavor perfect for dipping. It’s a versatile sauce that pairs well with chicken fingers, fries, or any appetizer that needs a flavorful boost.
As a dip, chicken finger dipping sauce is the perfect companion for a platter of crispy chicken fingers or tenders, vegetable sticks, or even as a unique twist for your chips. Its sweet and tangy flavor profile adds a burst of flavor to every bite. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
This easy, homemade sweet and sour sauce is the perfect addition to your next Asian-inspired meal. It’s ideal for use in stir-fries, on grilled chicken or pork, or as a dipping sauce.
When used as a dip, it brings a sweet and tangy twist to a platter of spring rolls, chicken nuggets, or even fried tofu. Its vibrant flavor enhances the taste of both meat and vegetarian appetizers. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
13. Yum Yum Sauce
This creamy and tangy sauce is a staple in Japanese hibachi restaurants. Made with mayonnaise, tomato paste, and a blend of spices, it’s perfect for dipping grilled meats and vegetables or drizzling over fried rice.
As a dip, Yum Yum Sauce pairs wonderfully with a variety of foods. Try it with shrimp, grilled chicken skewers, or even a simple vegetable platter. Its creamy, tangy flavor adds a delightful touch to any appetizer. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
This homemade version of the beloved Chick-Fil-A sauce is a mix of honey mustard, BBQ sauce, and a hint of lemon. It’s a sweet, tangy, and slightly smoky sauce that’s perfect for dipping chicken nuggets or drizzling over a chicken sandwich.
When used as a dip, it brings a delightful twist to a basket of fries, a plate of chicken nuggets, or even a selection of grilled vegetables. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Recipes: Tex-Mex (Mexican) Dips
15. 7 Layer Dip
7 Layer Dip is a classic party dip that is always a crowd-pleaser. It’s packed with layers of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, olives, tomatoes, and green onions. Serve it with tortilla chips for a hearty and delicious appetizer. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
16. Pineapple Salsa
Add a tropical twist to your party with our pineapple salsa. It’s a sweet and tangy mix of fresh pineapple, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. It’s a refreshing and unique dip that’s perfect for summer gatherings. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
17. Homemade Salsa
Our homemade salsa is a refreshing blend of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a hint of spice. It’s the perfect balance of fresh and tangy flavors, and it’s sure to be a hit at your next party. Serve it with tortilla chips for a classic appetizer that never goes out of style. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
A classic dip, guacamole needs no introduction. Made with ripe avocados, lime juice, and a blend of spices, our guacamole recipe is a must-try. It’s the perfect accompaniment to tortilla chips and makes a great addition to any party spread. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
19. Cowboy Caviar
This cowboy caviar is a hearty and healthy dip. It’s filled with black beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado, all tossed in a tangy lime dressing. It’s perfect for dipping chips or for serving as a salad. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
20. Fruit Salsa
This Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips recipe offers a delightful blend of diced fruits tossed in a tangy-sweet mixture. It’s served with homemade cinnamon-sugar-dusted chips. Served as an appetizer or snack, it’s a versatile and refreshing treat perfect for summer gatherings or special occasions. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Recipes: Dessert Dips
21. Cookie Dough Dip
The Cookie Dough Dip is a delightful twist on a classic sweet treat, served in a dip form. This creamy, homemade dip is a quick, no-bake dessert that boasts the perfect cookie dough flavor. It pairs well with graham crackers or fruit for dipping.
The recipe is flexible, allowing for mix-ins like mini peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, or toffee bits. It can be served immediately or stored in the refrigerator if made ahead, making it a versatile dessert for any occasion. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
This Christmas Sugar Cookie Dip is a festive treat. It’s a sweet and creamy dip that’s perfect for dipping cookies or fruit. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
23. Oreo Dip
This Oreo Dip is a sweet and creamy dip that’s packed with the flavor of Oreos. It’s perfect for dipping cookies or fruit. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
This Cherry Cheesecake Dip is a sweet and creamy dip that’s perfect for dipping cookies or fruit. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
25. Funfetti Dip
Funfetti Dip is a creamy, fluffy dessert that transforms the beloved funfetti cake into a delightful dip. This no-bake treat is made with just four simple ingredients: funfetti cake mix, cream cheese, Cool Whip whipped topping, and heavy cream.
The result is a colorful, festive dip that’s perfect for serving with animal crackers, graham crackers, or fresh fruit.
It’s a versatile recipe that can be easily customized with additional sprinkles or your favorite cake mix flavor. Whether you’re planning a birthday party or just craving a sweet treat, this Funfetti Dip recipe is sure to satisfy. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
26. Booty Dip Recipe
This Booty Dip is a sweet and creamy dip that’s perfect for dipping fruit or cookies. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Fall Dip Recipes
This Pie Crust Chips with Cinnamon Dip is a sweet and spicy dip that’s perfect for dipping pie crust chips. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
28. Pumpkin Dip
This Pumpkin Dip is a sweet and creamy dip that’s packed with the flavor of pumpkin and cream cheese. It’s perfect for dipping cookies or fruit. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Homemade caramel apple dip is an indulgent dessert dip made with simple ingredients that can be whipped up in a flash. It’s the best homemade sweet dip to serve with apple slices. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Sauces that Can Be Used as Dessert Dips
Salted Caramel Sauce is a luscious blend of sweet and salty flavors. Made with granulated sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, sweet cream butter, and sea salt, this sauce is rich, creamy, and incredibly indulgent.
While it’s traditionally used as a topping for desserts like ice cream or apple pie, it can also be served as a dip. Pair it with apple slices, pretzels, or even cookies for a sweet and salty snack that’s sure to impress. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
31. Toffee Sauce
Toffee Sauce is a rich, decadent topping that can elevate just about anything. Made with unsalted butter, light brown sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt, this sauce is a sweet delight with a deep amber color.
32. Caramel Sauce
This Caramel Sauce recipe is a simple yet decadent treat that can be whipped up with basic pantry ingredients. This creamy, amber-colored sauce is made with granulated sugar, corn syrup, water, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and unsalted butter.
It’s not just a topping – this caramel sauce can also be served as a dip. Pair it with apple slices, pretzels, or graham crackers for a sweet and indulgent snack that’s sure to impress your guests. From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Dip Recipes From Other Food Bloggers
Achieve the taste of Key Lime Pie without all the fuss. This sweet Key Lime Pie Dip is the answer for any occasion. No crust to make and only a handful of ingredients means this recipe is quick, easy, and inexpensive. You can serve the dip with broken-up graham crackers, fresh-cut fruit, pretzels, or shortbread cookies. Bring this treat to the next party you attend and everyone will be asking for the recipe.
Call the gang over for a fun night of watching the game and eating your favorite savory snacks. This Beer Dip is a real crowd-pleaser. Salty with a little bit of kick, it is perfect for tailgate parties, game nights, or just a fun night with friends. It’s made with a tasty mixture of softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, a splash of beer, and ranch seasonings. Oh, and it pairs well with beer!
It’s time to start planning menus and décor for all your upcoming game parties. Whether you like to host a big bash, go to someone else’s house, or just stay home with your cozy bunch, you can use this homemade fry sauce. It’s hard to improve on the delicious taste of fries and onion rings, but this recipe for fry sauce is a must-make dip that may just wow you. You can whip up your own batch in minutes.
This Three Ingredient Twix Dip may just be the star of your refreshment table. It is so unbelievably easy to make and can easily be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for later. Just throw it together before your party or BBQ, set it out and watch it disappear.
If you are new to the Muffuletta Dip phenomenon, you have to try this amazing recipe that is especially great served on an Italian dinner night. Creamy Muffuletta Dip is filled with tangy olives, minced garlic, and smokey roasted red peppers all in a delectable cream cheese base. Not only is this a fantastic dip, it can also be a delicious sandwich spread.
Cherry lovers rejoice. This Easy Cherry Dip can be prepped in 5 minutes or less, making it the perfect appetizer for serving up at gatherings like bridal showers and birthday parties. It’s filled with delicious flavors including tangy crushed pineapple, sweet cherry pie filling, rich sweetened condensed milk, and fluffy cool whip whipped topping. Serve with graham crackers for a tasty treat.
Create the perfect sweet and salty palate-pleasing experience by pairing this Blackberry Toasted Marshmallow Dip with Triscuit crackers. Fresh blackberries are mixed with cream cheese, and toasted marshmallow fluff then served with Triscuit crackers. It’s a unique and fun appetizer that guests are sure to love.
Searching for a quick and easy dip to go with fruit or crackers that almost everyone will love? Look no further than this Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Dip. It is so yummy both kids and adults will polish it off in the blink of an eye. Plus with only 3 ingredients, you can put it together in just a few moments.
It doesn’t get any easier than a two-ingredient dip recipe. Salsa and cream cheese are all you need to make this Creamy Salsa Dip. Just throw the ingredients together, scoop the dip into a serving bowl, and add some tortilla chips for an instant appetizer. Especially great for those days you want to want to bring something to a party but don’t have much time.
This Cranberry Fruit Dip has an amazing cheesecake-like flavor and is a definite crowd-pleaser at parties. Cream Cheese and Marshmallow cream are blended with cranberries for a fresh take on a delicious party favorite. Not only is this dip great on a large variety of fruits but also on salty pretzels or graham crackers, yum.
This Mexican Style Corn Dip makes for the perfect party snack and can be ready in just 15 minutes. Plus, it is a great way to use up leftover ingredients. Sweet yellow corn, green onions, mayonnaise, and plenty of shredded cheese get combined and served with crunchy tortilla chips. Makes for a perfect party snack when you kick it up a notch with some fresh jalapenos.
What’s better than cheesecake dip? Caramel Cheesecake Dip! Sweet and fluffy, this cheesecake dip is topped with a layer of caramel. If you’ve ever made cheesecake dip before, you know it’s super easy. There is only one really important thing to remember: room temperature. Simply mix it with an electric mixer and then layer the cream cheese dip in a bowl with some caramel sauce.
How to Serve
Serving cold dip can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the occasion, the type of dip, and your personal preference. Here are some tips on how to serve cold dip appetizers:
Choose the Right Dish: Cold dips are typically served in a shallow dish or bowl that allows for easy scooping. The size of the dish should be appropriate for the amount of dip to prevent it from looking sparse or overflowing.
Provide a Variety of Dippers: Offer a variety of dippers such as chips, crackers, bread slices, or fresh vegetables like carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cucumber. For sweet dips, you could provide cookies, pretzels, or fruit slices.
Garnish Your Dip: Make your dip visually appealing by garnishing it with fresh herbs, a sprinkle of spices, or a drizzle of olive oil. For example, you could top a guacamole dip with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, or sprinkle some extra shredded cheese on top of a cheese-based dip.
Keep it Cold: If you’re serving the dip at a party or gathering, make sure it stays cold, especially if it contains dairy or other perishable ingredients. You can do this by placing the dip bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice.
Serve Individual Portions: For a more formal event or to make sharing easier, consider serving the dip in individual cups or ramekins.
Label Your Dip: If you’re serving multiple dips, it can be helpful to label them so guests know what they’re eating. This is especially important if you have guests with dietary restrictions.
Pair with Complementary Foods: If you’re planning a menu, consider what foods pair well with your dip. For example, a spicy dip might pair well with a sweet beverage, while a rich, creamy dip might be nicely balanced by a crisp, acidic salad.
When to Serve
Cold crab dip is a versatile dish that can be served at a variety of occasions. Here are some suggestions:
- Appetizer for Dinner Parties: Cold crab dip makes a great starter for a dinner party. It’s a sophisticated choice that pairs well with a variety of main courses, especially seafood dishes.
- Potluck Dish: If you’re attending a potluck, cold crab dip is a great option. It’s easy to transport, can be made ahead of time, and is generally a crowd-pleaser.
- Game Day or Sports Event: Cold crab dip is a great choice for game day or a sports event. It’s easy to eat in front of the TV and pairs well with a variety of snacks and drinks.
- Summer Gatherings: Cold crab dip is perfect for summer gatherings like barbecues or picnics. It’s refreshing and light, making it a great choice for hot weather.
- Holiday Parties: Cold crab dip can also be a festive choice for holiday parties. It’s a bit more upscale than some other dips, making it a special treat for the holidays.
- Cocktail Parties: Cold crab dip pairs well with a variety of cocktails and can be a great addition to a cocktail party menu.
Remember, cold crab dip should be kept chilled until it’s time to serve, and any leftovers should be refrigerated promptly.
Storing Cold Dips
MAKE AHEAD: Can you make cold dips ahead of time? Yes, most cold dips can be made ahead of time. In fact, making them in advance often allows the flavors to meld together and become more pronounced. Just be sure to store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
IN THE FRIDGE: How long can you store a cold dip in the refrigerator? Most cold dips can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Be sure to cover them tightly to prevent them from drying out.
IN THE FREEZER: Some cold dips can be frozen, but not all. Dips made with mayonnaise or sour cream may separate when thawed. Dips made with cream cheese or other types of cheese usually freeze well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cold dips can be served with a variety of dippers, including chips, crackers, bread, and fresh vegetables. The best dippers will depend on the texture and flavor of the dip.
Yes, you can use low-fat or non-fat versions of ingredients like sour cream, cream cheese, or mayonnaise in your cold dip. However, keep in mind that this may affect the texture and flavor of the dip.
If your cold dip is too thick, you can thin it out by adding a small amount of liquid, such as milk, cream, or even water. Add the liquid a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.