Mish Mash Dip


Yesterday was all about the 1956 teen movie Rock! Rock! Rock! and today I will be talking about the dip I made to go with it. It is called Mish Mash dip. I found it while doing research for California Dip in a 1950s newspaper article. The name is what drew me to it as “Mish Mash” sounded like a mid century dance craze so when I was planning a snack for this rock and roll teenage movie I know it would be perfect. I did not make a cocktail this time to lean into the whole teenage thing. I instead had Coca Cola in glass bottles.


Mish Mash Dip

  • Servings: 6 to 8
  • Difficulty: super easy
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A party dip adapted from a 1950s newspaper.


  • 8 oz of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling cider (can also use regular cider)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon milk
  • Chips, crackers or vegetables for dipping


  1. Mix all the ingredients together except salt and milk ( a stand mixer or hand mixer works exceptionally well for this).
  2. Add enough milk to get the correct consistency where if you dip a chip it wont break it. For me this was one tablespoon
  3. Serve with dippers of your choice and get ready to rock around the clock!


  • The original recipe used beer and tarragon vinegar instead of the sparkling cider and apple cider vinegar that I used if apples nor cider is your thing.
  • Shredding the cheddar yourself instead of using a bag of preshredded cheese will result in a better outcome in this instance.
  • You can also chill this dip to get the flavors to meld more. Take the dip out twenty minutes before serving to soften a bit. You may also need to mix in a little more milk to loosen it as well.


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