This easy Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip is the perfect no bake treat to share at all those holiday parties that you will be attending this month. It is full of hot chocolate flavor, is easy to make, and is perfect to dip just about anything in.
*I am partnering with the American Dairy Association as one of 12 bloggers sharing recipes as part of the Cooking Together to Give Gallons program for those in need.
With the cold weather here to stay for a while, we have been drinking lots of rich and creamy hot chocolate and lattes to stay warm. Ok, maybe not to stay warm, but when it’s chilly outside a hot steamy cup just feels right.
Lately I have been mixing up a few cups of hot chocolate for the kids and a cup of Salted Caramel Mocha Latte for me as we sit and enjoy our Christmas tree in front of us. I just love this time of year. There is something about sitting on the couch with all the lights off and the glowing Christmas tree. It definitely makes me feel warm and cozy and so thankful for everything we have.
Thankfully I have had a very fortunate life and never had to worry about lacking anything in life. But there are so many people throughout the country that are worrying about where their next meal or glass of milk is going to come from. I was very surprised to learn that milk is the most requested, but least available product at most food banks across our country.
This holiday I am partnering with the American Dairy Association Mideast with a holiday recipe exchange and a way to help donate milk. If you are able to donate, you can visit the Great American Milk Drive for more details. For every gallon donated, Feeding America will match it gallon for gallon through December 31st. How awesome is that?
It gets even better. If you are in a position where you cannot give, head over to the American Dairy Association Facebook page. For every “like”, comment, and share on the photos in this album from December 2 through December 12, ADA Mideast will donate a $1 to the Feeding America Milk Drive. The country’s farmers and milk companies will match this donation, doubling the milk gallon donation. This is such an easy way to be part of a great cause.
Another easy way to participate is to attend the #GiveGallons Twitter Party on December 3, 9-10 pm. I will be there as @BruCrewLife with ADA Mideast and my blog friends chatting about holiday recipes and traditions. There are some awesome prizes up for grabs too.
Just for attending and using the #givegallons hashtag, another $1 will be donated to the Milk Drive. Follow @ADAMideast and @OHDairyFarmers on twitter to join in the fun. That’s 2 easy ways for you to be a part of this amazing program. I hope to chat with you there!
Last year I had the opportunity to visit a few dairy farms in Ohio. This city girl was able to milk a cow for the first time, feed an adorable baby calf, and see the milk and cheese process first hand. It is amazing to see how the food we eat gets to our tables.
My biggest impression from that trip was how much these farmers love their animals. They want the best for the cows, so they can provide us with healthy, nutritious milk.
I love to “sneak” extra dairy into the snacks that I feed my children. They thought this chocolate dip was just cheesecake and chocolate. Little did they know that I added Greek yogurt and a hot chocolate mix made with real milk to amp up their dairy consumption.
This easy hot chocolate cheesecake dip comes together in minutes. Make sure to get your cream cheese out ahead of time, so it has time to soften. Then throw it all into a bowl, and let the mixer do the work. Less than 10 minutes stands between you and this goodness. My daughter had a few friends spend the night, and they used mini cookies, graham crackers, chocolate covered pretzels, and animal crackers to scoop up the dip.
I went with the spoon option. What? You know that’s how you want to eat it too 🙂
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Check out these delicious holiday recipes from my blog friends:
Climbing Grier Mountain – Monte Crisco Lasagna
Garnish with Lemon – Slow Cooker Reuben Dip
Shugary Sweets – Eggnog Latte
In Katrina’s Kitchen – Gingerbread Steamer
Lemons for Lulu – Hot Bruschetta Dip
Dessert for Two – Skinny Chocolate Peppermint Mousse
Eat2Gather – Cheese Platter 101
Love Grows Wild – Sausage Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Food Faith Fitness – Coconut Pistachio Crepe Cake
The Lemon Bowl – Chicken and Mushroom Casserole with Crispy Panko Topping
The Law Student’s Wife – Cheesy Mushroom Puff Pastry Bites
More hot chocolate recipes to indulge in:
*I was compensated by ADA Mideast to create a holiday dairy recipe and participate in the #GiveGallons campaign. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.