Recipe courtesy of Amy Stevenson for Food Network Kitchen

Chocolate Dip with Strawberries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings (about 3 cups)
Whether it’s a date night or you’re celebrating with the whole family, this creamy dip is the perfect end to a Valentine’s Day meal. Dark cocoa powder gives it a deep rich color, but if you don’t have any on hand, substitute regular unsweetened cocoa powder; the finished dip will just be a little lighter in color. We’re serving ours with strawberries, but feel free to use other fruit or even plain crisp cookies for dippers.



  1. Whip the cream in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until foamy. Add the vanilla and 1/4 cup of the confectioner’s sugar and continue to whisk until soft peaks form. Remove to a bowl.
  2. In the stand mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium speed with the paddle attachment until lightened, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the cocoa powder and remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Beat on low to combine, then increase to medium high and beat, stopping and scraping the bowl down once or twice, until very light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the whipped cream and beat on low just until smooth and combined.
  3. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Put the toasted coconut flakes, mini chocolate chips, chopped toasted nuts and sprinkles in separate small bowls and serve with the dip and strawberries. Dip the strawberries into the dip, then the topping(s) of your choice.