Mermaid Party Food: Mermaid Dip

Mermaid Dip - Mermaid Party Food

Here’s an excellent mermaid party food idea that’s just as beautiful as it is tasty! Kids will love sinking cookies and fruit into this tasty dip.

Mermaid Party Food Idea: Mermaid Dip

In need of a festive mermaid party food to serve your little guests? We had a lot of fun putting this mermaid dip together. The sprinkles on top remind me of the jewels and treasures Ariel was always hunting in “The Little Mermaid”. You can get creative and use a variety of sprinkles in this recipe!

Be sure to check out our Mermaid Wands for a cute DIY party activity or party favor, too!

This party food is great for a birthday party that’s just for mermaids or decorated with an “Under the Sea” theme.

Mermaid DIY Craft Idea

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Serves: 8

Ingredients

Give in to the creamy, sugary goodness of these ingredients. The food coloring can be mixed to make new colors (e.g., the red and blue can be mixed to make purple).

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (7 oz) container marshmallow cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • food coloring in pink, green, red, and blue
  • various sprinkles 

Instructions

  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  • Mix in the marshmallow cream and vanilla.
  • Fold a large spoonful of the thawed whipped topping into the dip mixture. Then fold the remaining whipped topping into the dip until completely combined.
  • Divide the dip into bowls and add food coloring as desired.
Different Colors of Mermaid Dip
  • Carefully mix until the colors are incorporated. Do not over-stir as the dip will deflate.
Combining Dip Colors for Mermaid Party Food
  • Add dollops of the differently colored dip to a bowl.
Making Colorful Mermaid Party Food
  • Run a knife or bamboo skewer around in the dip to create swirls. Do not over-stir or the dip will become gray.
  • Top the dip with assorted sprinkles.
Mermaid Party Dip

Variations

Mermaid Tail Dip: Why mix the ingredients together when you can use a piping bag to create a tai on a serving platter. Once the “tail” is in place, decorate it with the sprinkles and pearls so that it looks like a fancy mermaid tail.

Ocean Blue Dip: Co-ordinate your colors by using blue food coloring to tint the mixture so it resembles ocean waves. Don’t stop at the coloring, though. Add some blue flavoring — blue raspberry or blueberry extract. Then fill the ocean with decorations, like fish-shaped sprinkles or blue sugar crystals.

Caribbean Dip: Add pineapple or coconut flavors for an island theme. Crushed pineapple or coconut flakes can be added to the cream cheese mixture, then powdered sugar and marshmallow cream. For decorations, use edible palm trees or seashells.

See Also
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve it with a few different cookies (such as vanilla wafers, butter cookies, shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, and/or gingersnaps) for dipping.
  • It goes well with strawberries, apples, and other fruit, too!

FAQs

Where did you get the ingredients?

For this recipe, we used the Candy Coated Chocolate Pearls and Dazzle Ice Cream Sprinkles. Both of these are available at Walmart. Amazon has cute Mermaid Sprinkles too!

How do I avoid over-stirring the dip?

Use softened cream cheese (i.e., at room temperature); it’s easier to blend and you won’t run the risk of over-stirring. Also, follow the instructions properly and mix the ingredients in stages. Don’t add them all together and then mix.

Can I replace the cream cheese?

Yes, you can replace the cream cheese. Mascarpone is an option. It has a similar texture but is slightly sweeter and not as tangy as the cream cheese. Greek yogurt could also be used. It will have that tanginess but provide a healthier profile.

How To Store Mermaid Party Food

You can store the dip in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. While you CAN freeze it, I don’t recommend doing so. Dips that contain cream cheese lose their texture and become watery and grainy when they thaw.

Mermaid Dip - Mermaid Party Food

Mermaid Party Food: Mermaid Dip

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Here's an excellent mermaid party food idea that's just as beautiful as it is tasty! Kids will love sinking cookies and fruit into this tasty and vibrant mermaid dip.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 32 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 7 oz container marshmallow cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 8 oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • food coloring in pink, green, red, and blue (mix blue and red to make purple)
  • various sprinkles 

Instructions
 

  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  • Mix in the marshmallow cream and vanilla.
  • Fold a large spoonful of the thawed whipped topping into the dip mixture. Then fold the remaining whipped topping into the dip until completely combined.
  • Divide the dip into bowls and add food coloring as desired. Carefully mix until the colors are incorporated. Do not over-stir as the dip will deflate.
  • Add dollops of the differently colored dip to a bowl. Then, run a knife or bamboo skewer around in the dip to create swirls. Again, do not over-stir or the dip will become gray.
  • Top the dip with assorted sprinkles.

Notes

Serve the dip with a few different cookies (such as vanilla wafers, butter cookies, shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, and/or gingersnaps) for dipping. It goes good with strawberries, apples and other fruits too!

Nutrition

Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 0.01gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.001gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2IUCalcium: 0.3mgIron: 0.01mg
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