This classic Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is easy to make and delicious alongside fruit, diced pound cake, or even pretzels!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday 20th of May 2023
I didn't have cherry juice so I added fresh orange rind. Oh my goodness it was soooooo good!
Sunday 21st of May 2023
I'm so glad to hear that, Julie! Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy baking! Jamie
Saturday 13th of May 2023
No. Marshmallow cream and cool whip? Those aren’t real food. Just no
Monday 15th of May 2023
Hi GiGi – You can eat both marshmallow cream and Cool Whip, which means they are real food! If they aren't ingredients you like to use, there are plenty of other recipes you might like instead, but many people enjoy those ingredients as part of an occasional special treat and there is no need to shame someone for that choice. Have a great day! Jamie
Soon to be Auntie!
Wednesday 3rd of May 2023
Any advice as to how long this will hold up in the refrigerator? Could I make it 2 days before my event? 3? Does it freeze well? So excited to serve this at a baby shower!
Wednesday 3rd of May 2023
Hi there - I'd say you could probably make it 2 days ahead of time and it would be fine. It would probably freeze fine, although you might need to mix it with a hand mixer after thawing to get the texture to come back together. Good luck and congrats, future auntie! Jamie
Monday 24th of April 2023
Holy moly!! I made this for a baby shower this weekend (minus the maraschino juice). It was incredibly easy and was a hit!!! The words specifically used were ‘the fruit dip is to die for’… thank you for sharing this recipe!!!!
Thursday 27th of April 2023
I love hearing that! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your feedback. Happy baking! Jamie
Sunday 18th of September 2022
Delicious!!! Just what I was craving. Trying to find what else I can eat this with lol grapes and watermelon for now. Thanks!
Monday 19th of September 2022
So glad you loved it! Apple, pineapple, cookies, pretzels, graham crackers...a spoon...they're all great options! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feedback. Happy baking! Jamie