This is an easy three ingredient, five minute mascarpone dip recipe that can be whipped up in no time. Rich and creamy with decadent ingredients, this mascarpone dip is going to be a recipe family and friends beg you to share!

It’s the perfect fruit dip for cakes and crepes, or simply serve with a fruit platter as an appetizer.

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This effortless dip is always a hit whenever I serve it and it’s so simple to make. I like to serve a sweet appetizer, especially during the summer, and you can customize your fruit platter with whatever is in season. Grapes, melon, oranges, pineapples, berries and apples all work well.

Even displaying this appetizer is effortless. I donated my chip and dip platters a couple years ago to free space. Now I use any beautiful plate or platter paired with a standard glass or bowl.

It’s the easiest way to serve up a beautiful appetizer, with little effort! Think of all the other tasty treats you could make with all your extra time! Like, one of my refreshing cocktails for example!

Even better, it takes just five minutes to make, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your family celebrations.

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Why You’ll Love this Mascarpone Dip

  • It travels well
  • Displays beautifully without effort
  • Minimal ingredients
  • So simple to throw together

I love mascarpone and I’ve used it in this incredible mascarpone cream recipe, as well as homemade Mascarpone Ice Cream!

A white plate full of strawberries and a bowl of mascarpone fruit dip in the center.

Mascarpone Fruit Dip Ingredients

  • Heavy Cream – Heavy cream has a high fat content and makes this dip creamy and rich. When you beat it, it traps air to make this dip light and fluffy.
  • Mascarpone Cheese – An Italian cream cheese that has a slight sourness to it. It helps make the dip super creamy.
  • Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar. This fine sugar combines well with the other ingredients so your dip is silky smooth.

Variations

  • Make a mascarpone cream version, lighter and fluffier than this one.
  • Add a splash of vanilla extract for even more delicious fragrance and flavor. You can even make your own homemade vanilla!
  • Top with shaved chocolate, nuts, or a drizzle of salted caramel sauce.
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How to Make Mascarpone Cream Dip

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Blend in mascarpone cream.
  3. Blend in powdered sugar to taste.
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Tips

  • This is a super simple recipe but there’s one important thing to keep in mind. If you over-whip the cream it will curdle and fall apart. Make sure to keep an eye on the cream, and check it often to see if peaks are forming. Soft peaks will be when you pull the beater out and it stands up but falls back just a little.
  • It’s quickest and easiest to make this fruit dip in a stand mixer, but you can do it by hand, it will just take a little longer!
  • Make sure that all of the ingredients are well combined and the dip is silky smooth.

Make Ahead

This dip is a perfect make ahead appetizer. Once you’ve made it, transfer it to an airtight container or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and it will keep in the fridge for up to a week.

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Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is difference between cream cheese and mascarpone?

Cream cheese is firmer, more acidic and more bold. Mascarpone has more of a velvety texture and is richer, with 75% butterfat compared to cream cheese’s 55%.

What can I substitute for mascarpone cheese?

Substitute with cream cheese in a pinch, or even creme fraiche for a delicious alternate option!

Is mascarpone actually cheese?

Yes! It’s a cream-based Italian cheese that you’re going to love when you make this incredible fruit dip!

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Serving Suggestions

Serve this mascarpone dip with these pretty fruit skewers for an extra special party idea!

  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • 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. Smother it on a sugar cookie crust to make an incredible fruit pizza

A strawberry resting on a bowl of mascarpone dip.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – For up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – This mascarpone dip can be made up to 48 hours in advance, and stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freeze – While this dip can be frozen, it can become grainy and separate upon defrosting, so I don’t recommend it.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Nut Free

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Mascarpone Cream Fruit Dip

Easy 3 ingredient, 5-minute mascarpone cream recipe can be whipped up in no time. It’s the perfect fruit dip for cakes, crepes & more!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients  

  • 1 cup heavy cream (8 ounces)
  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese (4 ounces)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (confectioners sugar), 4 ounces

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  • Blend in mascarpone cream.
  • Blend in powdered sugar to taste.

Tips

  1. This is a super simple recipe but, there’s one important thing to keep in mind. If you over whip the cream it will curdle and fall apart. This will cause you to have to start all over. So make sure to keep an eye on the cream, and check it often to see if peaks are forming. Soft peaks will be when you pull the beater out and it stands up but falls back just a little.
  2. It’s quickest and easiest to make this fruit dip in a stand mixer, but you can do it by hand, it will just take a little longer!
  3. Make sure that all of the ingredients are well combined and the dip is silky smooth.
  4. This recipe is easily doubled.
Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 846IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

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

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  1. I needed a non-bake recipe for using blackberries. I was going to make a fool, but I didn’t have enough cream which led me to your recipe. The mascarpone stretched the recipe. I will wait until the last moment to add the cooled fruit. Hope it doesn’t separate. Otherwise, it whipped up beautifully!