Growing up, we always just called it “Taco Dip” due to the taco seasoning flavors that are in it. (weren’t we creative?) And that’s the name that stuck.
Originally we made it using a packet of ready-made seasoning. But those packets no longer make it in my cart. I mean- if you really want the MSG, etc. version– go the packet route. But, I prefer something a little cleaner, not to mention cheaper. This do-your-own seasoning version tastes just as good as the original, using spices I always keep in my cabinets. (It’s also similar to my DIY taco meat seasoning)
The dip is nice and thick, cool, creamy, easy, and always a party-pleaser. Serve with Tortilla chips or veggies.
This makes enough dip for a big party.
- 16 oz. sour cream
- 16 oz. cream cheese
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. sugar
Allow the cream cheese to sit out for a few minutes to soften it up a bit. Add to a mixing bowl and whip it until smooth. Add in the sour cream and seasonings. Mix until everything is combined evenly. (You might have some little chunks of cream cheese throughout- I think that’s the best part!)
Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving, to allow the flavors to really meld together and to let the mixture thicken up and chill all the way through.
Serve with tortilla chips or veggies!