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Fruit Dip

This easy Fruit Dip recipe is a simple combination of strawberry cream cheese and marshmallow fluff with a hint of of sour cream, vanilla extract, honey, and lemon zest. It’s simply the BEST, and so refreshing!

Overhead view of a platter of Fruit with Fruit Dip in a bowl on the side.

Fruit Dip

I am so excited for you to try my super refreshing Fruit Dip recipe. You will be so proud to serve this to family and friends! Here’s why:

Most fruit dip recipes combine two ingredients: Cream Cheese and Marshmallow Creme. And while that is easy, it tastes sooo much better with a few simple additions:

Instead of plain cream cheese, I use strawberry cream cheese. (yum!) I do use marshmallow fluff because it’s sweet, fluffy, and delicious. But the game changers are a touch of sour cream, vanilla extract, honey, and lemon zest. -It’s incredible. 

Don’t miss my Pro Tips below!

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How to Make It

Note: This is an overview. See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, honey, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and food coloring until well-combined.

Fold in the fluff.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to serving, or up to 2 days. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!

A bowl of Fruit Dip on a platter with a colorful fruit arrangement.

Pro Tips

  • Cream Cheese: I use a small container of Philadelphia Cream Cheese for this recipe. It’s nice and soft and combines well in this recipe.
  • If you can’t find strawberry cream cheese: You can use 1/2 packet of strawberry Jell-O for added flavor!
  • Lemon Zest: This is game changing in this recipe. If you can’t use lemon zest, the next best option is 1 tsp. lemon extract. Otherwise, up to 1 tablespoon of lemon juice may be used, but it will add more liquid to the dip.
  • Feel free to add finely diced strawberries or raspberries to the dip as well! 
  • Fresh Mint makes a nice garnish on the side. 
  • To make a rainbow platter with fruit, I suggest using Strawberries/Raspberries, Tangerines, Pineapple, Kiwi, Blueberries, and Red Grapes. 

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.

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Fruit Dip in a white bowl on a platter with colorful fruit and a garnish of mint and raspberries.

Fruit Dip

5 from 2 ratings
This easy Fruit Dip recipe combines delicious strawberry cream cheese and marshmallow fluff with some simple game-changing additions that take this dish to the next level!

Ingredients

  • 7.5 oz. softened strawberry cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 4-5 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 7.5 oz. marshmallow fluff

Instructions

  • Note: If using a small tub of strawberry cream cheese spread, it will likely be soft enough as-is for this recipe. If using a block of cream cheese, it will need to sit out at room temperature for up to 1 hour to fully soften in order to combine smoothly with the other ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, honey, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and food coloring until well-combined.
  • Fold in the fluff. The more it is stirred, the fewer air pockets you’ll have which makes it less fluffy. It’s okay to fully combine it, and it’s also okay to leave fluffy little swirls of white throughout the dip. Mine as pictured here, is fully combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to serving, or up to 2 days. Transfer it to a serving bowl and serve with fruit, pretzels, and/or cookies!
  • This Dip Bowl on Ice keeps it nice and chilled for serving!

Notes

Pro Tips
  • Cream Cheese: I use a small container of Philadelphia Cream Cheese for this recipe. It's nice and soft and combines well in this recipe.
  • If you can't find strawberry cream cheese: You can use 1/2 packet of strawberry Jell-O for added flavor!
  • Lemon Zest: This is game changing in this recipe. If you can't use lemon zest, the next best option is 1 tsp. lemon extract. Otherwise, up to 1 tablespoon of lemon juice may be used, but it will add more liquid to the dip.
  • Feel free to add finely diced strawberries or raspberries to the dip as well! 
  • Fresh Mint makes a nice garnish on the side. 
  • To make a rainbow platter with fruit, I suggest using Strawberries/Raspberries, Tangerines, Pineapple, Kiwi, Blueberries, and Red Grapes. 

Storage
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.

Nutritional information is an estimate and is per serving. There are 10 servings in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 70mg, Potassium: 44mg, Fiber: 0.04g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 357IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 0.04mg
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4 comments on “Fruit Dip”

  1. I made this for the 4th as a pre-dinner snack for a bigger crowd. Everyone loved it!!! Not too sweet at all & compliments the fruit well. We did strawberries, grapes and cantaloupe. It comes together fast!

  2. What a perfect, refreshing dip for the summer! It’s absolutely delicious. Not too sweet. Just right … like all of your recipes! Thank you for another winner!

    • I’m SOOO happy to hear that Sharon! I wanted this dip to be different than the others so I REALLY appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, thank you so much!! -Stephanie 🙂

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