Fruit Dip

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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!

Image of the ready-to-eat Fruit Dip with a variety of fruit around it on a platter.

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!

Image of all the ingredients that go in this recipe--lime, marshmallow fluff, coconut extract, and cream cheese.

Fruit Dip FAQs

1How 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.


Image of a strawberry being dipped into Fruit Dip.

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Fruit Dip

Only four ingredients go into this creamy, dreamy Fruit Dip! It's the perfect smooth, tangy, sweet accompaniment for fresh fruit!
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Fruit Dip

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

Ingredients

  • 1 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 juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract, optional (Note 1)

Instructions

  • SOFTEN 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 Notes

Note 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 Facts

Calories: 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

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