Cherry Cheesecake Dip is a super simple dessert to throw together, and everyone will love it!
Easy Fluffy Cherry Cheesecake Dip
If you are following along with my story at all here on Or Whatever You Do, you’ll have read a bit about what’s been going on with our family the last several months.
Basically, due to some unfortunate circumstances, my two nephews were in the position of needing a home this year. They are just little guys – not even 1 and 2 when they got here to us. Fortunately they had never lacked for love in their little lives, but their biological parents were no longer able to care for them and they needed a place to call home.
After a very long process of being approved through the social services system, they flew halfway across the country with my Mom and my aunt to make it here and into our family and all of our hearts.
It hasn’t been easy. I was pretty nervous about the social services approval process, but every single case worker I’ve dealt with has been not only really nice, but also really supportive and helpful.
I was also really nervous about getting and bonding with two babies that I hadn’t carried and birthed and raised from their first days. It’s something I’d never done before. There was also the logistics of going from 5 kids to 7.
I used to joke that really? What was the difference? It was already pure chaos around here. There aren’t different levels of chaos – so it’ll be fine.
Oh – denial. You are totally not just a river! Turns out there are different levels of chaos, but like always – you adapt.
You find what works, what doesn’t, and little ways to make it through the day with minimum destruction and tears.
But don’t let me fool you – three babies? It’s a lot of work. Three babies + four elementary aged boys + 2 full-time working parents = call me in a few years and I’ll maybe have come up for air by then.
Need some quick and easy dinner ideas to calm your chaos? Here are some great ones!
It’s a LOOOOOOT. But I’m so glad we’re able to do it.
It’s been such a blessing watching these little guys adapt to our family and watch the bonds grow between the new siblings.
Amelia now essentially has a twin (they are only 4 months apart!) – and it’s been awesome watching them go from, “Cannot be left together outside of the reach of an adult – ever” to best buddies. Holding hands, and like two little peas in a pod. Partners in crime, even.
If you have the room in your homes and your life, trust that the Lord will make room in your heart. There are so many kids in the foster care system that are in desperate need of a stable, loving home. If adopting isn’t what you’re called to, there’s the option of being that loving place in-between too. Foster parents are so necessary in the process too.
You can also become an available respite care option for foster parents. Having a break now and then is so essential to being able to be a good parent. I would give my right arm for someone to offer to come and take the kids off of our hands for a few hours so we can get away for a bit…together…when we aren’t working.
We do desserts for a crowd now since we’re always feeding a crowd here. This recipe is the perfect fit. It makes a lot – so would also be perfect to bring to a holiday dinner or a pot luck.
It’s also really really amazingly easy.
Need more easy dessert dip ideas? Check these out from my favorite bloggers!
3-Ingredient S’mores Dip from Yummy Healthy Easy
Junior Mint Dessert Dip from House of Yumm
PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE BATTER DIP from Crazy for Crust
Cookie Dough S’mores Dip from Beyond Frosting
Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Dip from Julie’s Eats and Treats
STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD DIP from Crazy for Crust
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cup whole milk
- 3.4 oz instant cheesecake pudding mix
- 1 large can cherry pie filling
- Beat the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Stir in the marshmallows, and set aside.
- Whip the cream cheese together with the brown sugar until its fully combined. Make sure your cream cheese is totally room temperature or you'll end up with chunks of cream cheese is the final product.
- Slowly add the milk and continue mixing until its fully incorporated with the cream cheese and brown sugar. Make sure to scrape your mixer or the mixing bowl.
- Add in the pudding mix, and keep mixing until its thickened. About 5 minutes.
- Gently stir in the pudding mix with the whipped cream/marshmallow mixture until fully combined.
- Refrigerate the mixture for at least 4 hours. Top with pie filling right before serving. Serve with Honey Maid Graham Crackers.