This Watermelon Cheesecake Dip is one of those unique cheesecake recipes you may not have seen before! A fun and easy summer dessert!
Cheesecake dip recipes are super easy and delicious, but what if you could make one that makes it feel like spring or summer? That is the perfect time to break out my Watermelon Cheesecake Dip!
This cheesecake dip doesn’t actually taste like watermelon, but you can add watermelon flavoring if you choose. That said, it is delicious as a cheesecake dip and it looks much more fun!
The best thing about cheesecake dips is that they are low stress and cheesecake lovers still get their fix. There is no springform pan or water bath to deal with and they can easily be served on a warm summer day.
You’ll want to make this dessert fairly close to the time you plan to serve it, but it can be made the night before. Store it in the fridge in the bowl you plan to serve it in and cover it with plastic wrap. Right before you plan to serve the dish, add the “seeds” and serve.
Do not leave this dip out at room temperature for more than a couple of hours. If you know that you’ll be outside, set it in a larger bowl full of ice or cold water. Replace any excess water with new cubes every few hours to keep it cool and fresh.
This is the perfect easy dessert recipe for your next family gathering, the fourth of July, Labor Day, a barbecue, or a potluck!
How To Make This Watermelon Dip Recipe:
8 oz block cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
Red food coloring
Green food coloring
Chocolate chips or brown mini M&M’s
In a large mixing bowl, beat your cream cheese and butter together until they are creamy. Make sure that they are both softened before attempting to do so or it will be a lot tougher to get them to combine.
Note – If you’d prefer to use a food processor on low speed or a hand mixer with a whisk attachment, you can do that as well. Large electric mixers shouldn’t be necessary.
Once combined, mix your vanilla extract into your cream cheese mixture.
Next, mix in your powdered sugar and brown sugar until everything is smooth.
Scoop out 3/4 cup of your mixture and place it in a separate bowl. Add a few drops of red food coloring and stir until it is a dark pink color. Add more food coloring until you’re happy with the result.
Turning back to your large bowl of currently white cheesecake mixture, place a couple of drops of green food coloring in and stir until it is a nice green color. Add more food coloring until you are happy with the result.
Scoop your green cheesecake dip into a small serving bowl, making an indent in the center using the back of a spoon.
Scoop your red cheesecake Dip into the center of the green dip. You can use a large piping bag for this step, but you shouldn’t need to.
Sprinkle the top with a small handful of mini chocolate chips or brown mini M&M’s and serve.
Can I Use Greek Yogurt Instead Of Cream Cheese?
Yes! If you want to use Greek yogurt in this fun sweet treat, you can. The result will give you a looser dip, but it will still have the great taste you’re looking for.
Can I Add Watermelon Juice To This Tasty Dip?
Yes! If you want to add some watermelon juice or watermelon syrup to this easy recipe to turn it into even more of a fruit dip, you can. This will add some watermelon flavor, but it will make the texture looser than it would be without.
What Should I Serve With This Delicious Dip?
This pairs nicely with graham crackers, pretzels, fresh strawberries, or other fresh fruit. You can also serve it with juicy watermelon sticks! Enjoy!
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- Butterscotch Snickers Apple Pie
- No-Bake Lemon Meringue Pies
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.