Home > Desserts > Fruit Dip Fruit Dip March 11, 2019 | No Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Only four ingredients go into this creamy, dreamy Fruit Dip! It’s the perfect smooth, tangy, sweet accompaniment for fresh fruit! We love this dip when entertaining or when we’re looking for a fun and slightly healthier (because fruit) treat. Some of our other favorite dessert dips include this chocolate fruit dip or this chocolate fondue! With only four ingredients and a few minutes to whip this dip together, you can’t go wrong! So, what exactly is it made of? Fruit Dip Ingredients Cream cheese: Use full-fat and high-quality brands for the best results. We love Philadelphia® brand (not sponsored). Marshmallow fluff: Again, the best quality brand delivers the best results. We love Kraft® jet-puffed (not sponsored). Lime juice: Just a tiny bit to help with the dip’s smoothness and give a nice touch of flavor. Coconut extract: Again, just a tiny bit for a touch of flavor. This ingredient is optional! Alternatively, you can use orange extract instead. And now that we’ve talked a little bit about ingredients let’s talk process. Spoiler alert: it’s easy! How to Make Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Start by softening the cream cheese: This is crucial to your fruit dip! Softened cream cheese is easier to work with, blends better, and will avoid 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 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.) With the softened cream cheese, you can now beat it in a large bowl until completely smooth (and bump-free). Add in the marshmallow fluff. Beat the fluff and cream cheese together until fully incorporated. Add the flavorings: Some lime juice and coconut extract take it from great to perfect! QUICK TIP Marshmallow fluff is sticky and gooey–that’s why we love it! But getting it out of the jar is a challenge. Run your spoon under hot water, dry, and scoop out the fluff. It will come out much easier this way! Grab a few toothpicks, the fruit, and set them out with this Fruit Dip. Guests are going to go crazy for it! What to dip in Fruit Dip Fresh fruit, of course! Our favorites: green and/or red grapes, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple chunks, kiwi, and bananas. Other treats: cubed pound cake (store-bought or homemade), cubed Rice Krispie Treats (just leave off the white chocolate and sprinkles), brownie bites, large marshmallows, pretzels, graham crackers. Tips for this dip Thoroughly dry the fruit: Any liquid amount means the fruit dip won’t stick to the fruit. Make sure you allow plenty of time for the fruit to completely dry after washing it. Let it sit: This fruit is at its flavorful after being chilled. I like to have it chilled for at least an hour before serving. Play around with the flavors: Not sure about lime and coconut? Try freshly squeezed clementine or orange juice with vanilla extract, fresh lemon juice with lemon extract, or try fresh lime juice with orange extract. Use full-fat products to ensure a thick (not watery) dip. Variation ideas Over the years, I’ve tried so many different variations of Fruit Dip, and this cream cheese fruit dip recipe is the one I always come back to. It’s our favorite! That said, below are some other ideas. And if you have a fun twist, I’d love to hear about it in the comment section! Yogurt Fruit Dip: Fold in yogurt and thawed whipped topping instead of the fluff and cream cheese. Strawberry Fruit Dip: Use strawberry cream cheese instead of plain cream cheese. (This isn’t my personal favorite, but if you love strawberry cream cheese, chances are you’ll love this twist!) Make it colored: Add a few drops of food coloring to match the different events or holidays where you might be serving this. Healthy Fruit Dip: This version uses maple syrup and Greek yogurt. Fruit Dip with cream cheese and whipped topping: Make as directed below and then fold in one 8-ounce container of regular whipped topping (thawed). Chocolate Fruit Dip: Check out this recipe! Fruit Dip for apples: This dip works great for apples; simply leave out the coconut extract and lime juice and replace those with vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Fruit Dip FAQs1How long does Fruit Dip last?This dip will last up to 7 days, covered tightly in the fridge. If it starts to separate, just give it a quick stir to re-incorporate all the ingredients. 2Can I make Fruit Dip in advance?Yes! Prepare this dip whenever you have an extra minute and store it in the fridge for up to a week. If you are making it ahead of time, don’t add the lime juice until before serving. 3Can I freeze Fruit Dip?Yes! You can freeze this dip in a freezer-safe container for up to 1 month and thaw it overnight in the fridge. Whisk together to re-incorporate all the ingredients. While this does freeze well, I don’t think it’s as good as when it’s first made fresh. More delicious desserts Rice Krispie Treats (or Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treats) Scotcheroos Lemon Bars Vanilla Cheesecake Bars Snickerdoodle Cookies FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Fruit Dip 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe Only four ingredients go into this creamy, dreamy Fruit Dip! It's the perfect smooth, tangy, sweet accompaniment for fresh fruit! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Fruit Dip 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Only four ingredients go into this creamy, dreamy Fruit Dip! It's the perfect smooth, tangy, sweet accompaniment for fresh fruit! Course Dessert, Side Dish, Snack Cuisine American Keyword fruit dip Prep Time 10 minutes Chilling Time 1 hour Total Time 10 minutes Servings 8 servings (with fruit) Calories 107kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1 package (8 ounces) full-fat cream cheese (good quality such as Philadelphia)1 container (7 ounces) marshmallow fluff (good quality such as Kraft)2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice1/8 teaspoon coconut extract, optional (Note 1) InstructionsSOFTEN CREAM CHEESE: Remove the cardboard box and inner foil wrapper from the block of cream cheese. Place in a microwave-safe bowl or 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.Place softened cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth and no lumps remain. Use a HOT spoon (run a spoon under hot water, dry it off) to pull out the marshmallow fluff. Add fluff to the bowl along with the lime juice and coconut extract. Beat until smooth and creamy.Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. (I like to give it about 60 minutes.) Serve with your favorite fruit or other snacks to dip in. (See blog post for suggestions.) For fruit, make sure it is 100% dry before serving it with the dip-- otherwise, the dip slides right off! Recipe NotesNote 1: Feel free to increase the amount of coconut extract to personal preference. The flavors intensify as they sit. You can also use a different extract such as orange or lemon. Nutrition FactsCalories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.