Lemon Chiffon Dip

Lemon Chiffon Dip – A wonderful lemon dip made with fresh whipped cream and lemon pudding.  Grab some fresh fruit and dig in!

Can I just say how happy I am that it is spring? Well, the weather is still really quite winter-y still up here which is sad but I can hope for it to be warm in a few months! I’ve been celebrating through spring recipes like this lemon dip which is SO delicious! It was perfect to dip fresh fruit into and tasted like spring! It was super easy to make which was great and I absolutely loved to color too, especially the contrast between the strawberries when I dipped them in.  It is essentially lemon whipped cream since I took my recipe for homemade whipped cream with lemon pudding mix in it to give it lemon flavors.  I’m think about trying this with some other pudding flavors like banana or french vanilla, it could work out really well and be seriously so easy!

It’s been so busy here, loads of exams and assignments which is quite frustrating since it seems they all end up being due at the same time… But at least I have this dip to eat my feelings away with.  I made a video to go along with this recipe, I’ve been trying to do that for every new recipe I put out to help clarify instructions and because they are pretty fun to do! Each one has been getting better and better, I think, as I learn how to use my video editor better.

Lemon Chiffon Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package of lemon pudding
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Lemon zest (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix using a hand-mixer until the dip is light and fluffy, like whipped cream.
  2. Top with lemon zest and serve!

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Fluffy Gingerbread Dip

Fluffy Gingerbread Dip – Homemade whipped cream combined with cinnamon, ginger, and other delicious flavors.  Perfect to dip your favorite cookies in!

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I am so ready for gingerbread season.  I put away my very few fall decorations and tossed out my goards the past week of so but moved in my Christmas decorations.  Not that I have many Christmas decorations, just a plethora of hedgehog related holiday decor.  It still makes me feel like the holidays are here though! Plus, we had the first major snowfall today and everything is covered in a light dusting of white which is just so lovely to look out my window and see.  I wandered around for an hour taking pictures of snowy trees and such this afternoon because I was so excited.

But back to the dip, it is so good! I made it for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! My contributions to the meal included apple cider cranberry sauce and this dip and I was so happy with how both ended up turning out!

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Fluffy Gingerbread Dip

Ingredients

Dip:

  • 8-ounce package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups of homemade whipped cream (cool whip would work too)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Homemade Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. In a chilled metal mixing bowl, combine ingredients for homemade whipped cream. (Skip this step and the next if you opt to use cool whip)
  2. Use hand mixer on high and mix until it is light and fluffy.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients other than whipped cream and mix using hand mixer until combined.
  4. Add in the whipped cream and mix until combine.
  5. Store in fridge until you are ready to serve with your favorite cookie or graham crackers!

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Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip – Creamy peanut butter dip that is perfect to dip fresh apples in!

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One of Humphrey’s favorite snacks (my hedgehog) is apple.  I always have so many around for both of us so I’ve had to get creative with different ways to use them.  Dipping apples in peanut butter is such a tasty snack but I finally decided to jazz it up and try making a dip for my apples that was pretty healthy and still had that delicious peanut butter flavor and ended up with this.  I raided my fridge and ended up with the perfect combination of flavors! I’ve made this every Tuesday and Thursday for lunch for a few months now and it is so good!

With how busy the past few days of been, this snack has been perfect! With the semester finishing up, all my classes are throwing exams and final projects at me almost daily.  I ended up with 3 exams and 3 projects all in one week.  Yikes! But thankfully, Thanksgiving break starts this coming week so I finally get a few days off to hang out with some friends and family, eat some food, and maybe even read some books! To start off break, I have to drive 10 hours across Michigan to get home for a week which is fun because I get to visit some of my favorite restaurants along the way like a pastry shop in Ishpeming which I’ve had fantastic scones and apple fritters at! Everything there is so fresh and yummy.  I think that the best part of traveling is definitely the food!

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Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine ingredients.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and enjoy!

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