This brownie batter dip is creamy and full of amazing chocolate flavor! And unlike other brownie dips, this one first cooks the brownie batter with milk to avoid the gritty texture of most brownie batters! It’s delicious and the perfect dessert dip for any occasion!
I’ve done a lot of savory dip recipes in the past that make great appetizers. Now I wanted to share this yummy brownie batter dip as my first of many dessert dips to come! Unless of course you count this strawberry fruit salsa as a dessert dip.
Unlike a lot of the brownie batter dips out there, this one actually cooks the brownie batter dip with a little milk before turning it into a dip. This helps avoid any of the grittiness you may get if you just use raw brownie batter.
It’s cooked first then whipped with a chocolate whipped cream and pretty much amazing. I had to throw away the rest of the dip when I was testing this recipe so I didn’t eat it all.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Five ingredients – this brownie batter only takes five ingredients, most of which you’ll likely already have at home if you’re anything like me!
- Creamy texture – there’s nothing gritty about this brownie batter dip, it’s smooth, creamy, and delicious.
- Great to make ahead – this recipe is really easy but does need to sit for a bit so the ingredients can all come together. That makes it perfect for making the day ahead or even the morning of an event.
- Brownie mix – make sure to use a regular fudge brownie mix that doesn’t have any added chocolate or chunks in it. And if you’re using one that has an added chocolate syrup or fudge, you can keep that for something else.
- Chocolate pudding mix – make sure the pudding mix is instant pudding, not pie filling or regular pudding mix.
- Heavy cream – if you don’t have heavy cream, you can also use an 8 oz tub of Cool Whip instead, but I highly recommend the cream for a fuller flavor.
- Milk – you want to use whole milk so that there is some fullness to the brownie mix.
Alright are you ready to see how to make this chocolately magic? It’s super simple, just takes a little bit of patience as you wait for things to set! And unlike with these brownie balls, you don’t have to actually cook the brownies, just heat the mix up a bit!
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the brownie mix and milk over medium heat and cook until smooth and thick, about 5 to 8 minutes.
There shouldn’t be any grittiness to the mixture, it should look like chocolate sauce.
Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool until it’s at room temperature for about 45 minutes.
If you’re in a hurry and want to speed up the process, you can transfer the brownie mixture to a fresh bowl and chill it in the refrigerator for 25 minutes. Just don’t forget the leave the batter in the fridge too long.
The mixture will thicken as it cools. Once it’s cooled, it should have a soft but thick ganache-like texture.
Just before you think the brownie mix will be ready to go, make your chocolate whipped cream.
In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip together the heavy cream, pudding mix, and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
Fold the brownie mixture into the whipped cream mixture until fully incorporated.
Serve immediately for a silky smooth and soft dip, topped with sprinkles if desired.
Or if you want a more mousse-like consistency, refrigerate until it reaches the consistency you’re looking for.
Choose a brownie mix that is just a standard fudge brownie mix. This works best with a regular mix.
Try it both ways. Serve part of the dip immediately and chill the other half for later so you can taste it both as a creamy dip and a more mousse-like dip.
Make this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until serving. The dip can be stored in the fridge for up to three days before you should toss it.
This brownie batter dip actually cooks the brownie batter before mixing it into the dip, so it’s totally safe to eat!
This goes good with pretty much anything that would go well with chocolate and/or brownies but some of our favorites are:
Strawberries (or any type of berry)
Cinnamon sugar pitas
Rice krispy treats
Graham crackers (or things like Teddy Grahams)
More Easy Chocolate Desserts
If you like this brownie batter dip, you’ll love these other chocolate desserts!
- Chocolate whoopie pies – soft and fluffy chocolate cookies with a vanilla frosting squished in the middle!
- Chocolate chip pudding cookies – these double chocolate cookies are a great way to use the leftover portion of that chocolate pudding mix!
- Hot chocolate cupcakes – the cutest and most delicious way to enjoy hot chocolate this winter!
- Oreo truffles – Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate. Does it get any better?
- Chocolate brownie cake – what you’d get if brownies and Texas sheet cake had a baby, so yummy!
Brownie Batter Dip
- 1 15-18oz brownie box mix (unprepared)
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup instant chocolate pudding mix (unprepared)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the brownie mix and milk over medium heat and cook until smooth and thick, about 5 to 8 minutes. There shouldn’t be any grittiness to the mixture, it should look like chocolate sauce.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature for about 45 minutes. You can also speed this up by transferring the brownie mixture to a fresh bowl and placing it in the refrigerator for 20 to 25 minutes. The brownie mixture should have a soft but thick ganache-like texture once cooled enough to mix in.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip together the heavy cream, pudding mix, and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
- Fold the brownie mixture into the whipped cream mixture until fully incorporated.
- Serve immediately for a silky smooth and soft dip or refrigerate for a thicker mousse-like consistency. Serve with fruit, cookies, pretzels, and more!
Tips & Notes:
- Heavy cream - if you don’t have heavy cream, you can also use an 8 oz tub of Cool Whip instead, but I highly recommend the cream for a fuller flavor.