Anytime there is a gathering on Noel’s maternal side of the family, this dip is guaranteed to be there. I was first introduced to the dip by Noel’s aunt, the same one who changed my mind about hotdogs. When you go to her house and sit in her kitchen you immediately feel at home. Food appears on your plate and you get caught up in sincere, heartfelt conversation. As the evening wears on the dip slowly disappears and no one gives any thought to how many blocks of cream cheese we’ve all collectively eaten or how bad our breath must smell. This is a soul food kind of dip.
I’d recommend tiptoeing into this recipe. Start with just a bit of garlic and blue cheese and taste it along the way until it meets your satisfaction. Just try to exercise restraint and leave some dip for everyone else. It’s also a creative way to add blue to your fourth of July celebration. Pair it with some raspberry lemonade and you’ve got all your red, white, and blue needs covered.
Blue Cheese Garlic Dip
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2-4 TBSP blue cheese crumbles
- 1-2 tsp garlic powder
- 1-2 TBSP milk
- Mix together the cream cheese and lowest amounts of blue cheese and garlic powder. I generally do this in a bowl with a fork since I’m just making a single batch, but larger batches can easily be mixed in a stand mixer.
- Add just enough milk to soften the mixture. Grab a potato chip and give it a taste. If you desire a stronger flavor add a little more blue cheese and garlic powder. Add more milk to soften as needed. Taste again. Repeat until your taste buds are happy.
Even more potent and pungent with fresh minced garlic. Mmmmm I want some right now on a toasted onion bagel!