What I love about Wisconsin Beer Dip
Beer dip is a tradition in Wisconsin. You will find it at almost all football gatherings, graduation parties or function requiring someone to bring a dish to pass.
It’s a combination of two types of cheese and beer, so you have all your basic Wisconsin food groups there. It has a really unique flavor, making it a great alternative to your regular chips and dip. You can even vary the flavor by using various types of beer, but you can use any you have on hand.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
This recipe was taught to me by my friend, Sarah, and for some reason it took me a really long time for me to remember how to make it. I had to keep having her remind me how to make.
I finally wrote it down and photographed it last year (so please excuse the not-so-great photo), but I somehow forgot all about it until I was scrounging through my photography archives the other day. So I just had to share, especially since there aren’t many more football gatherings left this year.
How to make Wisconsin beer dip
Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. It is much easier to mix if you allow the vegan cream cheese to soften to room temperature before mixing. Mix until well combined.
Spread mixture in a thin layer on a serving dish. Use a rubber spatula to help smooth the mixture to about a quarter of an inch thick.
Top with cheddar shreds and serve with pretzels. Some Wisconsinites will mix the cheddar shreds directly into the dip rather than topping it with cheese.
Looking for more great dips? These recipes are always a hit with crowds:
- Old Philadelphia Pecan Dip
- Homemade Ranch Dip Recipe
- Healthy buffalo chicken dip
- Fried pickle dip recipe
- 2 7-ounce packages vegan cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup beer
- 1 1-ounce packet ranch dip mix*
- 1 1/2 cups dairy free cheddar shreds
- Pretzels, for serving
- In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, beer and ranch seasoning until smooth.
- Spread mixture evenly over a plate or serving platter.
- Top with shredded cheese. Serve with pretzels.
*Generic store-brand ranch dip mix (not dressing mix) such as Kroger and Meijer are typically dairy free. Always double check labels before using.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 135
- Sugar: 0.6 g
- Sodium: 202.7 mg
- Fat: 10.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 5.8 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 4.1 g
- Cholesterol: 12.3 mg
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Published: January 2, 2014. Updated: November 28, 2023.
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