Creamy Ranch Dip

Creamy ranch dip is creamy and easy to make. This homemade ranch dip with mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar and dill, is perfect for all of your dipping. 

Maybe it is just my friends and family, but it seems like creamy ranch dip is the “it” dip. Whenever I go out to dinner with friends, chances are there will be some ranch at the table, and we’re not always eating salad. It turns out that ranch is great with french fries, chicken tenders, burgers, veggies, bread and even pizza. We don’t only eat ranch at restaurants either, it is also pretty popular at home.  But with so many varieties available at the grocery store, which one is the best? Let me make things easy for you, don’t buy any. Make it yourself. You probably have most of the ingredients at your fingertips each and every day.

Some people may suggest that it is really easy to just buy a bottle of ranch or one of those ranch packets. And it is but it is also really easy to make creamy ranch dip at home.  I started making it when I reached for a bottle of ranch for some fries I was making for dinner and I didn’t have any. I don’t know about you, but I need ranch with my fries. Knowing the gist of the ingredients in ranch, I scoured the fridge and pantry finding mayo, sour cream, dill, granulated garlic, vinegar and salt and pepper. A quick mix of all the ingredients,  and 30 minutes in the refridgerator to let the flavors mingle and voilà! I had ranch dip just in time for dinner.

I use creamy ranch dip for just about everything. We dip garlic fries in it, obviously. I also use serve it with veggie trays at parties and as a dip for chips. What are you favorite ways to use ranch dip?

Creamy ranch dip is creamy and easy to make. This homemade ranch dip with mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar and dill, is perfect for all of your dipping. 

Creamy Ranch Dip Recipe

Makes 1 cup Prep Time:


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dry dill weed or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper



Stir all ingredients together in a bowl. Chill for 30 minutes to let all the flavors mingle.



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    July 18, 2018 at 9:21 am

    do you put ranch in this recipe

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    Michael Garcia
    February 11, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Amazing! 😊 I have this in bulk this doesn’t last long in my house, super delicious and very easy to make! It’s definitely a crowd pleaser when I have family gatherings or just a simple dip to have with veggies

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      February 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Yes! Ranch is always a crowd pleaser!

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    March 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I make my own ranch too, but wanted to share for other dieter’s sakes that you can absolutely not tell the difference AT ALL making it with fat free sour cream and light mayo. Make yourself feel a little less guilty for dipping everything in it! :-)) Play with the spices too…cayenne, basil, onion powder, etc…mmmm! If it’s too thick, add a Tablespoon at a time of water or skim milk. Keeps great for a couple of weeks.

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    December 21, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Hey Rachel- While it doesn’t last long in our house either, I’m sure it would last at least a week or two. Hope this helps! :)

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    December 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    How long will the dressing keep in the fridge? (Not that it will last very long)

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    August 19, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I never knew it was so easy! I’m going to have to try this as soon as I finish the bottle that’s already in the fridge. Thanks!

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    Dale Creekmur
    August 8, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper… to taste? or is there a recommended measuring?

    Any way to slip the name of the recipe in the title of the email? Like to replace “Your daily dish from Life’s Ambrosia” with “Creamy Ranch Dip?” The “from” indicates it’s from “Life’s Ambrosia.” Just a thought – makes finding a favorite recipe easier. Actually, they’re all favorites! Thanks!

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      August 8, 2009 at 9:36 am

      Hey Dale, I’m glad you like the recipes! And thank you for the suggestion, we’ve made the change so that now email subject lines will include the name of the recipe. As far as the salt and pepper goes, for many recipes I like to say “to taste” because some people love lots of salt and others not so much. Since you can’t take it out once you add too much I like to let people decide for themselves how much to salt it. Hope this helps! :)

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    August 5, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Funny, I was just thinking the other day that I needed to figure out how to make this stuff myself. And I would never have guessed these as the ingredients… good stuff! Thanks! I will definitely be making this sooner than later :)

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    August 5, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Yum! I’m planning on making some homemade ranch this evening! My recipe is a little different than yours, but I might try yours next time.

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    August 5, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Very cool, I know sometimes our hands work independently of our brain! I am guilty of that! Thanks for the recipe. It’s nice to actually have REAL homemade ranch not the stuff from the envelope. Thanks Des.

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    August 5, 2009 at 5:18 am

    I love this simple recipe

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    August 4, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you for catching that Jenny! I accidentally repeated it, it’s fixed now.

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    Jenny MacKinnell
    August 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Is the 1 tsp. granulated garlic repeated by accident or is it granulated something else?

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    August 4, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I’ve tried many of the recipes, and they are wonderful.
    If you have the time visit my baking blog:

    Thanks again,

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    August 4, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Sounds yummy, and SO easy! Thanks!