Chocolate Dip for Fruit

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Chocolate Dip for Fruit is luscious, light, and creamy. It’s made with real whipped cream, cream cheese, and Nutella! Grab your favorite fruits to use as dippers.

We love dessert dips! Try this coconut fruit dip, chocolate fondue, or Oreo fluff next.

Overhead image of Chocolate Dip for Fruit with fresh blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and graham crackers.

I brought this dip to a small get-together and it was legitimately the first thing gone! When everyone was asking begging for the recipe, I knew it needed a spotlight here as well. You’ll love it–especially if you’re looking for a last minute Valentine’s day treat!

Below I’m breaking down the ingredients and process for making this dip.

Ingredients in Chocolate Dip for Fruit 

  • Cream cheese: Use full-fat and high-quality brands for best results. We love Philadelphia® brand (not sponsored).
  • Powdered sugar: Just a little for sweetness keeps the dip nice and light.
  • Salt: A tiny pinch helps to balance sweetness and intensify flavors.
  • Nutella®: Here’s the secret for a chocolate-y dip!
  • Heavy cream: The cream gets whipped which is what creates the lightness and creaminess of this dip.
  • Vanilla extract: Use just a little as a nice flavor enhancer.

And now that we’ve talked a little bit about ingredients, let’s talk process!

How to make this dip

The descriptions below correlate with the photo collage underneath the text.

  1. Start by softening the cream cheese. This is crucial to Chocolate Dip for Fruit. Softened cream cheese is easier to work with, blends and fluffs up better, and won’t have unpleasant lumps that occur when the cream cheese is too cold.
    • How to soften cream cheese: Remove the cardboard box and inner foil wrapper from the cream cheese. Place in a microwave safe bowl or on a plate and microwave for 15 seconds. Flip the block of cream cheese over and microwave for another 10-15 seconds or until softened. (Time will vary depending on your microwave; just remember that you want it softened, not melted.)
  2. With the softened cream cheese, you can now beat it in a large bowl with the powdered sugar and pinch of salt until completely smooth (and bump free). 
  3. Add in the Nutella.
  4. Beat the Nutella into the other ingredients until everything is well combined. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides frequently.
  5. Add in the whipped heavy cream (see how to make whipped cream here).
  6. Gently fold the whipped cream together with the other ingredients. This takes a bit of patience, but continue folding gently so you don’t deflate the cream.
  7. Add Chocolate Dip for Fruit to a bowl and garnish the bowl if desired. I like adding a few graham cracker crumbs and miniature chocolate chips.
  8. Dip the fruit in and enjoy!

Process shots-- images of the dip being made, mixing together the cream cheese, adding the Nutella and then the whipped cream.

What to dip in this chocolate dip

A better question, what can you NOT dip in this?! I’m of the opinion that everything tastes better with chocolate on it, so get creative here! Here are some of our favorites:

Gather a few toothpicks, the fruit and other dippers, and set it all out with this dip. Guests are going to go crazy for it! 

Tips for Chocolate Dip with Fruit 

  • Thoroughly dry the fruit: Any amount of liquid means the dip won’t stick to the fruit. Make sure you give plenty of time for the fruit to completely dry after washing it.
  • Let it sit: This dip gets more flavorful (and tastes best) after being chilled. I like to have it chilled for at least an hour before serving.
  • Use fullfat cream cheese to ensure a thick (not watery) dip.
  • Add small berries to a toothpick: This makes them easier to dip without getting the dip all over your hands.

Up close image of Chocolate Dip for Fruit with crumbled Graham cracker and mini chocolate chips on top.

How long does dip last?

This dip will last up  to  four days, covered tightly in the fridge. If it starts to separate, just give it a quick stir to incorporate all the ingredients again. These storage containers will do a great job of keeping your dip delightfully fresh.

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Chocolate Dip for Fruit

5 from 3 votes
Chocolate Dip for Fruit is luscious, light, and creamy. It's made with real whipped cream, cream cheese, and Nutella!
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Chocolate Dip for Fruit

5 from 3 votes
Chocolate Dip for Fruit is luscious, light, and creamy. It's made with real whipped cream, cream cheese, and Nutella!
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate dip for. fruit
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 247kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces; 226g) full fat cream cheese, softened (Note 1)
  • 1/4 cup (225g) powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup (211g) Nutella
  • 1 cup (235g) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/16 teaspoon fine sea salt (just a tiny pinch of salt)
  • Fruit, graham crackers, marshmallows, etc. for dipping.
  • Toothpicks for serving

Instructions

  • CREAM CHEESE: In a large mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat, with a hand mixer, until smooth and creamy. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides as needed. Once smooth, add in the Nutella and beat until combined.
  • WHIPPED CREAM: In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or a separate bowl with hand mixers), whip the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt until it forms stiff peaks.
  • FOLD: Gently fold the whipped cream into the Nutella mixture using a spatula. Fold until all ingredients are completely incorporated.
  • SERVE: Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and arrange fruit (or dippers of choice) around the dip. Skewer small berries on toothpicks. Serve toothpicks alongside the dip. Enjoy!
  • STORAGE: This dip will last up to four days, covered tightly in the fridge. If it starts to separate, just give it a quick stir to incorporate all the ingredients again.

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: To soften cream cheese, remove the cardboard box and inner foil wrapper. Place in a microwave safe bowl or on a plate and microwave for 15 seconds. Flip the block of cream cheese over and microwave for another 10-15 seconds or until softened. (Time will vary depending on your microwave; just remember you want it softened not melted.)

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 8servings | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.2g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 16.9g | Cholesterol: 27.7mg | Sodium: 48.3mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 18.8g

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m absolutely loving this dip!! I don’t think I’d even need anything to dip into it–just gimme a spoon, and I’m good!

  2. 5 stars
    This was a big hit fir our family gathering! Something a little fun to add to the fruit platter. It’s light but rich. I would say this recipe actually serves closer to 12-14 people because it goes a long way.

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