QVC’s David Venable Has a Cookies and Cream Recipe You’ll Want to Try

Are you looking for a new dip for gatherings or just something new for dessert? QVC’s David Venable has you covered. Although the most popular forms of cookies and cream is in a pie or ice cream, Venable has a delicious recipe for cookies and cream dip.

David Venable says his cookies and cream dip doesn’t last long

David Venable QVC | Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NYCWFF
David Venable on the set of QVC | Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NYCWFF

Venable says this dip is often a party favorite. In his YouTube video he said he can’t seem to keep this treat on the table for long. “Anytime I make this for a party, it’s the first thing they clean out at the appetizer table,” he said.

What you’ll need for David Venable’s cookies and cream dip recipe

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for Venable’s cookies and cream dip:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 ½ cups non-dairy whipped topping
  • 2 cups chocolate wafers

Venable recommends starting with room-temperature cream cheese so that it’s soft. The QVC host says you can use whatever type of vanilla you wish, but he recommends Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract. “I think it’s richer and nicer. If you’re going to spend a little extra money on some ingredients, splurge on your vanilla,” he suggests in his video.

If you use a KitchenAid stand mixer to mix your ingredients, Venable suggests using speed four. Don’t forget to turn the mixer off when you stop to add the sugar. “You don’t want the beater to be running when you do this, because you can wear the powdered sugar. That’s not always a good look,” he jokes. When you’re prepared to tun the mixer back on, set it to a slow speed, so the contents of the bowl don’t spill out. Once the mixture starts to come together, Venable says you can increase the speed.

Once you’re ready to add the wafers, don’t mix them into the cream cheese with your mixer. Instead, Venable says it’s best to fold the cookie pieces into the cream cheese with a spatula. Using your mixer will cause the cookies to break down too much and make the mixture turn a darker brown.

David Venable’s note about the chocolate wafers

For the chocolate wafers, make sure not to purchase the chocolate sandwich cookies. Venable says this will add too much cream. “Resist the temptation to buy those famous chocolate sandwich cookies because that’s going to add more cream to an already very creamy dip,” says Venable. “Buy the famous chocolate wafers that you’ll find in the supermarket and give those a nice crunch.” Venable says he usually puts the wafers inside a bag, and he pounds them with a rolling pin.

A great thing about this dip is that you can make it ahead of time. However, Venable says you’ll have to be very careful about putting the dip inside the refrigerator. “If you make this ahead, put a lock on the refrigerator, because everyone is going to come in with a spoon,” he jokes. Here’s a step-by-step video on how to make David Venable’s cookies and cream dip.

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