Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

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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 alongside the cream cheese! Those two fluffy ingredients make the most delicious combination.

cream cheese fruit dip on a platter of fruit, hand reaching in with a grape to dip.

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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! I always think I’m making too much Cream Cheese Fruit Dip, 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.

I love cream cheese and use it for a variety of sweet and savory appetizers and desserts. Check out my guide for how to soften cream cheese, and don’t miss these incredible, classic cream cheese mints.

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!

Why You’ll Love This Easy Fruit Dip

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

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!

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip with marshmallow fluff makes a delicious appetizer or side dish for showers, brunches, Easter, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, the Fourth of July and so much more. It also makes a great snack or special treat to pack in lunches!

  • Sweet, yet balanced.
  • It’s a fruit dip that adults and kids alike love!
  • Enhances the flavor of your favorite fruits!
  • It’s light, smooth and creamy, and easy to dip.
  • It has the best consistency – like a thick, creamy, tangy whipped cream.
  • Great for any season or occasion!
creamy cream cheese fruit dip with marshmallow fluff

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Ingredients

This easy fruit dip recipe is made with just a few ingredients!

  • Cream Cheese – Full fat, light or whipped – your choice! I’m often asked “Can I Use Reduced Fat Cream Cheese?” Of course! You can cut the saturated fat by substituting reduced fat cream cheese. In fact, it’s so flavorful, you won’t even notice the difference! Fat free cream cheese works as well. Learn how to soften cream cheese – that’s the ONE requirement for this fruit dip, it must be room temperature.
  • 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 completely different texture.
  • VanillaHomemade vanilla extract or store bought, whatever you have on hand!

Variations

This Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is absolutely amazing as is, but if you want to mix it up, you can add a couple of fun twists.

  • 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.

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!

marshmallow and cream cheese fruit dip in a bowl surrounded by fruit

How to Make Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

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

Tips

  • 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!
  • You can warm marshmallow fluff 30 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to work with.
  • Want to make more? Simply use the 1x2x3x tab in the printable recipe card and the ingredients are multiplied for you – no math required!

Yes, it’s just that simple! The trick to making it so smooth and creamy is to bring the cream cheese to room temperature first.

marshmallow fruit dip in a bowl with a platter of fruit
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.

What To Serve With Marshmallow Fruit Dip

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

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Bananas
  • Kiwi
  • Cantaloupe

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!

Smother it on a sugar cookie crust to make a fruit pizza. The options are endless.

A hand dipping into a bowl full of cream cheese fruit dip

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

How to Store Fruit Dip

  • 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 cannot freeze Cream Cheese Fruit Dip. Cream cheese becomes dry and crumbly frozen because the water separates. It loses that creamy texture we all love and becomes grainy.
cream cheese fruit dip marshmallow fruit dip in a bowl on a platter of fruit

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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip (Marshmallow Fruit Dip)

Author: Julie Blanner
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful fruit platter. It’s sweet, yet balanced and made with just 3 ingredients! It’s loved by adults and kids alike because it’s secretly a Marshmallow Fruit Dip! The two make the most delicious combination.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 87 kcal

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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories:87kcalCarbohydrates:11gFat:4gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:15mgSodium:45mgPotassium:19mgSugar:8gVitamin A:190IUCalcium:14mgIron:0.1mg
5 from 5 votes
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