Are you looking to make a fun Valentine's treat for your kids? You HAVE to check out this easy homemade whipped cream recipe! If your kids love candy (which, of course, they do, duh), they'll love this Cherry Fun Dip flavored whipped cream!
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If you love Fun Dip Candy You'll Love this Flavored Whipped Cream
Yes, you read that right. Homemade Whipped Cream flavored with Fun Dip. This is a super-easy way to treat the kids for Valentine's Day. I like to think that my kid's don't eat a lot of junk food. But I would be kidding myself. I really am trying to work on that this year.
But there are a few days out of the year when an extra special treat just makes sense. And Valentine's Day is one of those days.
If you didn't see my Stout Brownie post the other day I became obsessed with all the things you can do with homemade whipped cream. So I decided to see if I could flavor it with candy. Well, let me be perfectly honest.
Fun Dip Candy wasn't used in my first attempt. I originally tried cherry jello, and since I am a novice in the kitchen, I had no idea that the gelatin would make the heavy cream get crunk.
That is really just the best way to describe it. It's totally what it turns in to when you add jello to heavy whipping cream. I mean it started out fine, and then BAM! Crunk.
What is Fun Dip?
Fun Dip candy is delicious and a childhood favorite of mine. I remember getting these at the baseball park when we would watch my neighbor play Little League.
Fun Dip is a sweet, flavored powder that comes in an easy to use paper pouch. It also comes with a yummy candy stick. You simply lick the stick and put it in the powder, kind of like a spoon. You eat all the powder candy and then eat the sugary stick. So good!
Fun Dip Valentine's are a super popular thing among my kid's age group. So I know that around that holiday, I will have a bunch of Fun Dip hanging around the house. This also happens around Halloween. This is a great thing to do with leftover Halloween candy.
And I'm definitely going to come up with some other Fun Dip ideas.
How to Make Flavored Homemade Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 TBSP powdered sugar
- 4 oz. cherry Fun Dip powder
Also, if you think this needs to be sweeter, just add in more powdered sugar. It's a personal preference. You can also use a different flavor. Fun Dip comes in a few varieties but I prefer the cherry.
I used fun-sized packages of Fun Dip because that is all I could find (because I made this before Valentine's Day when my kids would bring home a bazillion little packages).
I'm not sure if the regular, individually sold packages are bigger than this so just know that you will need about 4 total ounces of the powder.
Where to Buy Fun Dip
You can find multi-packs of Fun Dip at Target and just about any other major store or on Amazon. I didn't think I would have trouble finding Fun Dip, but it isn't easy to just buy one or two bags of it.
Note to my local OC peeps: the Irvine Spectrum has a candy store in the Target wing that does sell them by the piece.
I picked up a package of Valentine's sized Fun Dips and picked out all the cherry ones (blue would just be super grody… Not really – pink is just cuter). Making the Cherry Fun Dip Whipped Cream is really easy.
- To a stand mixer, add cold whipping cream, powdered sugar and Fun Dip powder to the bowl of a mixer.
- Beat until soft peaks form.
- Don't overbeat!!!!
It should take about 3 minutes. Watch for soft peaks then stop.
You can also use a hand-mixer. But I so rarely get out my stand mixer that sometimes I crave using it. I feel super accomplished in my cooking skills when I use it. Even though making homemade whipped cream requires no skill.
That is all it takes. So easy.
And since you have all those leftover Lik-a-sticks you might as well put it to good use. You can use them like a spoon and get after this Fun Dip Whipped Cream. How awesome will your kids think you are when you surprise them with this on Valentine's Day morning in their chocolate milk. Oh, you don't serve this type of trash to your kids that early? Then by all means, save this for afternoon snack.
There really is very little chance that your kids wouldn't like this. I'd like to pretend that this photo was taken very early in the morning due to both kids still being in their pajamas…Ok, so who is going to try this? Also great for ice cream sundaes, brownies, pies, birthday parties, baby showers and bat mitzvahs.
If you've never made homemade whipped cream before, do it. Adding the Fun Dip flavors the whipped cream and makes it even more delicious!
More Candy Posts:
- Homemade Cinnamon Candy
- Cherry Candy Popcorn
- DIY Candy Necklace Idea
- Check out these yummy Candy Stuffed Brownie Bites from The Little Kitchen!
- And, you guys! Candied Bacon from The Salty Side Dish!
Printable Fun Dip Flavored Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- 4 oz Cherry Fun Dip
- Add cold whipping cream, powdered sugar and Fun Dip powder to the bowl of a mixer.
- Beat until soft peaks form.
- Don't over beat!!!!
I used fun-sized packages of Fun Dip because that is all I could find. I'm not sure if the regular, individually sold packages are bigger than this so just know that you will need about 4 total ounces of the powder.
Serving Size12 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 45
If you're a fan of homemade whipped cream you are going to love this easy Fun Dip candy version! It's super simple and will make your kids smile!