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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This classic Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is easy to make and delicious alongside fruit, diced pound cake, or even pretzels! 

Plates of strawberries, cubed pound cake, and grapes on a marble countertop with a bowl of fruit dip

Say hello to your new favorite way to eat summer fruit. This Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy and oh-so fluffy goodness!

Serve it up with your favorite dipable fruit for an absolute treat everyone will love.

Trust me, even the cream cheese haters in my life were all about dipping ripe strawberries and little cubes of grilled poundcake into this creamy fruit dip!

Strawberries surrounding a bowl of fruit dip on a black plate. A whole strawberry sits on top of the dip.

MY FAVORITE EASY FRUIT DIP

You know the drill. I love dips of all kinds. If I can dip it or dunk it, I am a happy camper.

It doesn’t matter if it’s savory – like Homemade Ranch Dip, Spicy Guacamole, Buffalo Chicken Dip, or French Onion Dip – or sweet, like Cookie Dough Dip or this Cream Cheese Fruit Dip. I am ALL IN.

This Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is an easy classic. It’s quick to make, doesn’t use a lot of ingredients, and is always a hit at parties.

Honestly, it’s pretty great as a family game or movie night snack, too.

Ingredients for fruit dip in a glass mixing bowl set on a marble countertop

WHAT GOES IN FRUIT DIP?

Most of the ingredients for this sweet dip are things I tend to keep in my fridge or pantry on a regular basis, so it’s pretty simple to whip this up for last-minute gatherings.

To make this dip, you’ll need:

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 7-ounce container marshmallow creme
  • 1 heaping cup thawed Cool Whip
  • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
Spatula stirring together fruit dip in a glass mixing bowl set on a marble countertop

See? I told you the ingredients were simple! The cream cheese makes the dip nice and tangy, while the marshmallow creme and Cool Whip make it sweet and light. 

The maraschino cherry juice is totally optional, but I love the subtle pink color it adds.

Black plate holding whole strawberries and a bowl of fruit dip set on a blue plaid dish towel

HOW TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE FRUIT DIP

This dip is so easy, it only takes about 5 minutes to mix together!

Just use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese for about 3 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat for an additional minute.

Use a spatula to fold in the marshmallow creme, followed by the Cool Whip and maraschino cherry juice.

Cover the dip and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before serving.

Fruit dip on a serving platter surrounded by strawberries, set on a marble countertop

CAN THIS DIP BE MADE AHEAD?

Even though I love throwing this Cream Cheese Fruit Dip together for last-minute gatherings, it’s great if you’re planning ahead, too!

You can easily make this dip the day or night before you plan to serve it. Just keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.

Close up of fruit dip in a serving bowl surrounded by whole strawberries

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS DIP

The most obvious answer of what to serve with Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is right in the name – fruit! 

Any fruit will do, but I particularly like strawberries, grapes, pineapple, and even cherries.

But don’t limit yourself to just fruit! Try serving it with cubes of pound cake or Whipping Cream Cake. If you love the sweet-salty combo, you could even serve it with pretzels! 

This dessert is so fun and easy, I know it’ll become a new favorite at your family gatherings.

Platter of fruit dip and strawberries set on a counter next to platters of grapes and cubed pound cake
Strawberries surrounding a bowl of fruit dip on a black plate. A whole strawberry sits on top of the dip.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This classic Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is easy to make and delicious alongside fruit, diced pound cake, or even pretzels! 

Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 7-ounce container marshmallow creme
  • 1 heaping cup thawed Cool Whip
  • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla and beat for an additional minute. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the marshmallow creme. Then fold in the Cool Whip and maraschino cherry juice until everything is thoroughly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with fresh fruit.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10
Amount Per Serving Calories 197Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 23mgSodium 104mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 0gSugar 21gProtein 2g

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Karen LeBoutillier

Saturday 31st of July 2021

TOO involved! My sister Rochelle mixed equal parts cream cheese & marshmallow fluff- that’s all! Perfectly delicious!!

Jamie

Sunday 1st of August 2021

I wouldn't say TOO involved, just maybe different than the one your sister Rochelle makes. There are a ton of different ways to make.

Karen

Thursday 29th of July 2021

Ha! Hate the auto correct…..can you freeze this dip?

Jamie

Sunday 1st of August 2021

Hi Karen- I would not recommend freezing this dip. The texture will not be the same once it's defrosted. -Jamie

Adrienne

Thursday 29th of July 2021

I know a lot of people love Cool Whip, but I try to stay away from it because of the chemicals. Is it possible to make this using real whipped cream? If so, how much cream should I whip? Thanks!

Mabes

Saturday 7th of August 2021

@Adrienne, I make my own cool whip. I use a recipe without gelatin

Jamie

Sunday 1st of August 2021

I would recommend TruWhip - which has cleaner ingredients. Freshly whipped cream will not be stable enough to last very long in this recipe. -Jamie

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