A Delicious Dessert Recipe


Do you want a receipt that is sure to please your adult friends and family members? Something off the beaten track? Well, this is it. Before I get into the recipe, let me tell you how I came by it. You should know it involves alcohol. Now you might smirk, but what’s odd about this is that I’m not much of a drinker at all, but you put alcohol alongside dessert, and it’s like, “you had me at hello”. So picture this, 2006 (yeah, it’s been a minute), and we have our kids in a new school. My eldest became good buddies with one of the kids in the class, which created the opportunity for us, the parents, to meet. The hubby and I really liked the parents of this new friend, then one day, out of the blue, they invite us over for dinner, and we accepted.

So we went over there, and they served us a lovely meal. Everyone had a great time getting to know each other even more. Then low and behold after dinner ended, they brought out some dessert (say pie or whatever it was at the bottom), topped with this deliciousness of a topping. It was a Kahlúa whipped topping that was so good I begged for the recipe, and they were generous to oblige.

So now you to reap the benefit of something that I’ve had at EVERY gathering at my home ever since. It is so good that, should you make it, please write me and let me know what you think. If you like coffee or coffee liquor flavors, you’re going to love this, and the good news is that this topping goes with almost EVERYTHING. My favorite is to place it on top of fresh fruits, but you can add it alongside cake, tarts, ice cream, or enjoy it alone; I’ve done that many times. Well, here we go.

Kahlúa Dip


1. 1/3 cup Kahlúa Liqueur
2. ¾ packed cup of brown sugar
3. 1 cup sour cream
4. 8oz Soften Cream cheese (medium temp, not super super soft)
5. 1 ½ cups Heavy Whipping Cream liquid (then whip) OR Cool Whip (best to use the heavy whipping Cream)
6. Some port wine 3 tablespoons (optional – add to taste – add a bit more whip cream to thicken)


1. Blend cream cheese till lumps are blended out (on high) set aside
2. Blend heavy whipping cream till thick, then set aside.
3. Blend Kahlua and brown sugar till sugar is mixed in well – about 5 minutes
4. Add sour cream and mix
5. Add port wine if you wish (a dash or to taste – not too much you don’t want to lose the thickness of whipped topping (I usually add port wine)
6. Add whip cream – fold in, and then mix until thoroughly combined
7. Store in the fridge until ready to serve (minimum 2-3 hours)


1. Dip for fresh fruits
2. Pour over fresh fruits
3. Put a dollop beside your favorite cake

I hope you enjoy this staple of our home and that you, too, will share it with friends and family. Just be prepared to tell the story of where you got it.

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Sharon Cumberbatch is the owner of McFarlane Marketing, a full-service boutique marketing agency specializing in web design, email marketing, branding, marketing strategy, and graphic design. The agency services small to medium-sized companies by helping them grow and establish their brands. Sharon runs several Christian women's groups, is a member of a few community groups, and enjoys cooking, entertaining, acting, and the great outdoors when not working. She is a badminton enthusiast and lives in Davenport with her awesome husband and two great kids.


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