Cream cheese fruit dip is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful fruit platter. It’s sweet, yet balanced and made with just three simple ingredients!

It’s loved by adults and kids alike because it’s secretly a marshmallow fruit dip too! These fluffy and fabulous ingredients make the most delicious combination.

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Last weekend I made one of our favorite “family” recipes. Chances are you’ve had it, too. It’s a classic!

In fact, I always think I’m making too much of this fruit dip as I whip up a batch. But whether I’m taking it to a summer barbecue or hosting a shower, the bowl is always empty at the end.

It’s the perfect compliment to a beautiful fruit platter or these adorable fruit skewers.

When I was a kid, we used a lot of cool whip for fruit. I promise, this is so much better than cool whip could ever dream to be!

You can whip up this dip in just a couple minutes. It’s so simple, yet so good. I enjoy mine with a splash of vanilla! This dip is always a hit!

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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Marshmallow fluff and cream cheese make the perfect combination! I promise, you won’t be able to stop dipping.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Make Ahead – This fruit dip is even better on the second day, after the flavors marinate. It also makes a great snack or special treat to pack in lunches!
  • Feeds a Crowd – Cream cheese fruit dip with marshmallow fluff makes a delicious appetizer or side dish for Baby Shower Recipes, brunches, Easter, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, the Fourth of July and so much more.
  • Wholesome – I love serving fruit platters whenever we are entertaining, because it fits within a variety of lifestyle plans and is so allergy friendly. This dip is low fat, vegetarian, nut free and gluten free!
A white ceramic tray full of cut fruit and a small white bowl of cream cheese marshmallow fruit dip.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese – Full fat, light or whipped – your choice! Learn how to soften cream cheese – that’s the ONE requirement for this fruit dip, it must be room temperature for a creamy finish.
  • Marshmallow Fluff – The ingredient that makes this fruit dip stand above the rest! Also called marshmallow creme (or marshmallow cream, spelling varies depending on your location), it tastes like marshmallows with a smooth, spreadable texture.
  • Vanilla ExtractHomemade vanilla extract or store bought, whatever you have on hand!

Variations

  • Citrus – For a hint of citrus flavor, just add a splash of orange juice. It makes this Marshmallow Fruit Dip taste refreshing for summer!
  • Strawberry – For a little strawberry flavor, substitute strawberry cream cheese. It will still blend beautifully with a variety of fruits for dipping.
  • Cherry – Add maraschino cherry juice for a touch of cherry flavor and color!
  • Peanut Butter – Add a scoop of peanut butter to turn this into a delicious peanut butter fruit dip.
A white ceramic tray full of cut fruit and a small white bowl of cream cheese marshmallow fruit dip.

How to Make Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

  1. Combine Ingredients – Simply combine softened cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and vanilla until smooth.

Tips

  • I’m not a fan of food coloring in most situations, so adding a little strawberry, orange or cherry flavor also gives you a touch of color variation too!
  • You can beat the cream cheese first to create an even airier, creamier consistency if you’d like. It takes this fluffy cream cheese dip to a whole new level!
  • Want to make more? Simply use the yield tab in the printable recipe card and the ingredients are multiplied for you – no math required!
  • You can warm marshmallow fluff 30 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to work with.
A fruit tray shaped into an owl, featuring cream cheese fruit dip as the owl's eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my fruit dip lumpy?

It’s likely that your cream cheese was simply too cold when you mixed it together! Try these tips for how to soften cream cheese for better luck next time.

Is cream cheese and fruit a healthy snack?

Combine cream cheese with whole foods for a snack that you can feel good about! Serve this fruit dip with fresh fruits for a balanced snack.

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Serving Suggestions

Serve it with your favorite fruit and enjoy! Here’s a few suggestions if you’re looking for ideas.

Think beyond the classic fresh fruit options, too. It’s also amazing on cookies, wafers and graham crackers. You can even enjoy it on a spoon solo. I’ll never judge!

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Bananas
  • Kiwi
  • Cantaloupe
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cream cheese fruit dip surrounded by fresh fruit.

Leftover Idea

If you have leftover fruit dip, smother it on desserts like brownies, or use a sugar cookie crust to make a fruit pizza.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – This fruit dip can be left out on the counter for up to two hours while serving, prior to refrigeration.
  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container or in a bowl covered with saran wrap for up to five days refrigerated. It’s a great make ahead dip for entertaining!
  • Freezer – Unfortunately you should freeze Cream Cheese Fruit Dip. Cream cheese can separate as the water and solids freeze, so the dip loses that creamy texture we all love and becomes a touch grainy.

Curious about freezing your cream cheese recipes? Read more in Can you Freeze Cream Cheese to learn all about what works and what doesn’t!

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5 from 21 votes

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip with Marshmallow Fluff

Cream cheese fruit dip is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful fruit platter. It's sweet, yet balanced and made with just three simple ingredients!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 16
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Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Beat cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and vanilla until smooth.
  • Serve with your favorite fruits.

Tips

Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese – Full fat, light or whipped – your choice! You can even use strawberry flavored cream cheese if you wish. 
  • VanillaHomemade vanilla extract or store bought, whatever you have on hand! You can substitute with lemon or orange extract.

Variations

  • Citrus – For a hint of citrus flavor, just add a splash of orange juice. It makes this Marshmallow Fruit Dip taste refreshing for summer!
  • Strawberry – For a little strawberry flavor, substitute strawberry cream cheese. It will still blend beautifully with a variety of fruits for dipping.
  • Cherry – Add maraschino cherry juice for a touch of cherry flavor and color!

To Store

Refrigerate covered up to 5 days.

Tips

You can warm marshmallow fluff 30 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to work with.
Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. 5 stars
    What a great idea! All of the sweetness coming from the marshmallow fluff, and still getting that super creamy texture! It’s so good!