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You’ll never buy dip from the store again once you make this easy, homemade creamy ranch dip! Give this low carb ranch dip a try and you might be shocked to see how many veggies get eaten!

creamy ranch dip

Guys! Have I told you about my 4-year old’s super sneaky hiding skills?! He is the MASTER of hide and seek. If there was a hide and seek competition somewhere, I would enroll him. He’s scary good! There has actually been a few times where Etienne and I CANNOT FIND HIM! I start panicking a little, thinking maybe he left the house!? He is so small and squirrely, and shoves himself into the tiniest, most obscure places, staying dead quiet!

Yesterday we looked for him for about 15 minutes before he finally started giggling and made himself known! Sometimes during our hide and seek sessions I’ve had to bribe him to come out, usually with something sweet. Although Oscar is a huge fan of sweet treats, I will say he’s also a huge fan of raw veggies. It’s kind of awesome!

I give Oscar cucumber, peppers and carrots pretty much every day. He is that kid who chooses to eat the veggies first on his plate, before the grilled cheese or chicken nuggets. I’m not complaining!

He is also just starting to understand the glory of ranch dip. I am not a big fan of most store-bought dressings and dips, so I’ve been making my own the past few years. I am also not the biggest fan of mayo, and unfortunately most dip recipes do seem to contain mayo. It’s taken me a few different trials, but I’ve come up with the BEST ranch dip.

How do you make homemade ranch dip?

It’s the perfect combination of some herbs and spices that you probably have in your pantry, plus some fresh parsley (you can also use dried), lemon juice, sour cream, and Greek yogurt! No mayo! Yay!

It takes about 5 minutes to make this dip – my kind of dip! If you eat it as fast as we do, it will only last a few days…but theoretically, it will keep in the fridge for quite a while, especially if you’re using ingredients that don’t expire for a while!

Just whisk everything together and voila – done!

A few notes – if you read this week’s post about my winter blues smoothie you’ll already know that I’m a huge fan of full-fat dairy. I highly encourage you to try full-fat dairy for this recipe, too! It makes SUCH a thick, creamy dip. So good!!

Can this creamy ranch dip be used as a dressing?

If you’re wanting to turn this into a dressing for salads, all you need is a little buttermilk to thin things out a bit. The buttermilk adds the right amount of tang that we’ve all come to love from a ranch dressing! Just add about 1/4 cup of buttermilk to the batch and whisk it all in. If you want it even runnier, add a bit more!

Serve up some fresh veggies this weekend with a side of this easy dip – you might be surprised how many vegetables your family eats!

Stay warm!

PS – be sure to pin this dip for later!

creamy ranch dip

creamy ranch dip

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creamy ranch dip

Creamy Ranch Dip

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  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x


You’ll never buy dip from the store again once you make this easy, homemade, mayo-free version! Give it a try and you might just be shocked to see how many veggies get eaten with this dip around!


  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream*
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 1 tbsp dried)
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk, to thin (optional)*


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, heavy cream and lemon juice. Add the remaining ingredients, except the buttermilk (see notes). Serve immediately!

Leftovers will keep in the fridge, in an airtight container for 5-7 days


  1. I use 14% sour cream. You could definitely use 5%, but I wouldn’t use fat free. It will be way too watery!
  2. Leave the buttermilk out unless you plan on using the dip as a dressing.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: dressings
  • Method: whisk
  • Cuisine: american
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  1. This looks so creamy and delicious Katherine! Unfortunately, I can’t eat a lot of dairy, but my husband loves ranch dip. And this homemade dip would be so much better for him over the store-bought versions. I’ll definitely have to make this for him soon. Or at least show him the recipe so he can make it for himself! 😉 Happy weekend friend!

    1. Ooh I knew that, Leanne. I bet he’d love this homemade version! It’s easy enough he should definitely be able to make it himself 😉 Thanks friend!

  2. One of my nephews lived with us briefly when he was 4 years old. We woke up one morning to find that he was missing. There were 5 of us looking for him all over the house and calling his name. We finally found him hiding under the bed. He had wet it and hid because he thought he was going to get in trouble. I get how you must have felt. I love the dip! It looks creamy and delicious! 🙂

    1. Aww that is so sad that he thought he would get in trouble! I can totally picture that happening here. Little guys!! Thank you so much Thao! It’s really good!

  3. My kids will never be eating most of the veggies if it wasn’t for ranch dip:) Though it is so convenient to squeeze some from a bottle, I love that you attempted to make your own. So much better and honestly, I have no idea what goes into that bottle.

    1. Hah, well luckily there’s ranch dip to make veggies a little more appealing for them! It’s so easy to make your own, I hope you try it!

  4. It is really a perfect combination of veggies and perfect way to serve the vegetable to kids.

    It is a mixture of healthy and tasty food.

  5. That creamy ranch dip looks so good and dreamy! Such a great dip to have with your favourite chips, veggies or crackers. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!