Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 20, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful fruit platter. It’s sweet, yet balanced and made with just three ingredients! It’s loved by adults and kids alike because it’s secretly a Marshmallow Fruit Dip! Those two fluffy ingredients make the most delicious combination.

cream cheese fruit dip on a platter of fruit

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.

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!

Marshmallow fluff and cream cheese make the perfect combination! This Marshmallow Fruit Dip with cream cheese is sweet, yet balanced. It’s a fruit dip that adults and kids alike love! One bite and you’ll know why it accompanies all my fruit platters.

Cream cheese and marshmallow are the perfect combination and enhance the flavor of your favorite fruits! It’s light and fluffy, and easy to dip.

It has the best consistency – like a thick, creamy, tangy whipped cream, and you won’t be able to stop dipping.

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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! You can even use strawberry flavored cream cheese if you wish. I’m often asked “Can I Use Reduced Fat Cream Cheese?” Of course! You can cut the saturdated 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 – so easy!
  • 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!

It’s truly just that simple. 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 fruit dip in a bowl surrounded by fruit

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.

You can whip up this Marshmallow Fruit Dip with cream cheese 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!

creamy cream cheese fruit dip with marshmallow fluff

How to Make Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

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

QUICK TIP: 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!

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

marshmallow fruit dip in a bowl with a platter of fruit

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!

It’s so quick and easy to make and instantly elevates a basic fruit platter.

Marshmallow Fluff Fruit Dip

Marshmallow Fluff Fruit Dip is perfectly sweet – kids will never know the secret that makes it so creamy! Cream cheese adds a hint of flavor and the perfect texture. No powdered sugar is needed!

dipping into cream cheese fruit dip

How to Store Fruit Dip

  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container or in a bowl covered with saran wrap for up to 5 days refrigerated. It’s a great make ahead dip for entertaining!
  • 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.

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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip (Marshmallow Fruit Dip)

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

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
Keywords cream cheese fruit dip, fruit dip, fruit dip recipe, marshmallow fruit dip
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