Creamy Eggnog Dip – Easy Dessert Dip

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Hosting the most epic holiday party this year? Keep everyone happy with this creamy eggnog dip. Easy recipes are the key to stress-free entertaining!

Everyone loves eggnog, especially when combined with favorites like cream cheese and Cool Whip. You can mix this creamy dessert in just a few minutes and serve it with gingersnaps or cookies for a simple yet delicious treat.

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Are you an eggnog fan? Try my eggnog pie, eggnog French toast, or sous vide eggnog.

🎄Key Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Cream cheese – Softened to room temperature.
  • Eggnog
  • Rum extract
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Powdered sugar
  • Whipped topping – Like Cool Whip, thawed.
labeled ingredient photo eggnog dip
Eggnog dip ingredients

🥣How to Make Eggnog Dip

  1. Put the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggnog, rum extract, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the bowl. Beat until smooth and creamy.
mixing the cream cheese
Blend the cream cheese
adding the extract and spices
Add eggnog and spices
  1. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about 1/3 at a time. Beat after each addition.
  2. Use a spatula to fold the whipped topping into the mixing bowl.
  3. Refrigerate and chill for about 1 hour before serving.
adding powdered sugar
Add powdered sugar
folding in the whipped topping
Add whipped topping

🍪Serving Ideas

Serve this eggnog dessert dip with your favorite holiday cookies for dipping! Some classic choices are:

You can also serve the dip with fresh fruit like apples, strawberries, or raspberries. Combine this creamy dip with Peppermint Dip and Gingerbread Dip for a holiday season party!

💭How to Store

Store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for 3-4 days, tightly covered.

You can also freeze the eggnog cheesecake dip for about 2 months. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and stir it well before using.

gingerbread man in eggnog dip

⭐Tips and Variations

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • For a smooth and creamy dip, soften the cream cheese for about an hour at room temperature.
  • It works best to use an electric mixer to blend the cream cheese but then use a spatula to fold the whipped topping.
  • If you can’t find rum extract, you can substitute vanilla extract. Or use 2 teaspoons of rum in place of the extract.
  • Top the dip with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg before serving.


Can I make this cheesecake dip in advance?

Yes, you can make it up to 2-3 days before serving it. It is best when it chills for at least an hour before serving.

How long can you leave a dessert dip out?

For food safety, don’t leave this dip out of the refrigerator for more than 2 hours.

Can I make his with homemade eggnog?

Yes, as long as your homemade eggnog heats the eggs like sous vide eggnog or a recipe made with tempered eggs.

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Eggnog Dip Recipe

Published By Anne
Make eggnog dip for your holiday party! Eggnog combines with cream cheese and Cool Whip, perfect for dipping Christmas cookies.
Prep Time15 minutes
Chilling Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10
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  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ground
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped topping thawed (1 tub)


  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
    8 ounces cream cheese
  • Add eggnog, rum extract, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and beat until smooth.
    ½ cup eggnog, ½ teaspoon rum extract, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, about 1/3 at a time, beating after each addition until smooth.
    2 cups powdered sugar
  • Fold whipped topping into eggnog mixture until creamy.
    8 ounces whipped topping
  • Chill the dip in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving
  • Serve with your choice of dippers, such as gingerbread cookies or graham crackers.


  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • If you can’t find rum extract, you can substitute vanilla extract. Or use 2 teaspoons of rum in place of the extract.
  • Top the dip with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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