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If you’re looking for a quick party platter to serve this weekend or for any occasion any time of year, this cream cheese fruit dip is your answer! It’s made with only 4 ingredients and served with any seasonal fruits of your choice. It’s the type of recipe that makes entertaining in a pinch feel easy and effortless!
Quick & healthy fruit dip
There are a lot of fruit dip recipes made with marshmallow fluff or powdered sugar which taste amazing. But if you’re looking for a lightened up version with less sugar, this is a great one to try! Traditionally, fruit dip is made with cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. In my lightened up version, I swap the powdered sugar for honey and add Greek yogurt to add a great source of protein. I call it my no-fuss fail-free fruit dip!
How to make cream cheese fruit dip
To start, make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature. Add the cream cheese to a bowl with the Greek yogurt, honey and vanilla extract, and use an electric mixer to start whipping until the mixture gets fluffy.
After a few minutes of whipping with a hand mixture, the mixture will become soft, fluffy and completely homogenized. Then you can transfer it to a serving bowl or a platter and surround it with the fruits of your choice.
Tips for making cream cheese fruit dip
- Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature. Just set it on the kitchen counter for 30 minutes to an hour and that should do the trick. This is an important step to ensure that there are no lumps in the fruit dip. If you’re running short on time, you can place the cream cheese in its foil in a hot water bath for 5-10 minutes.
- Use an electric mixer to combine the ingredients. It’s tempting to try to mix this by hand, but it will be really difficult to remove all the clumps. It’s best to use a hand mixer or stand mixer for a smooth and creamy texture, which will be perfect for dipping!
- Prevent fruit from browning by spritzing lemon juice over the fruit when it’s on the platter. You can also toss all the fruit in lemon juice before adding to the platter. The light lemon flavor is refreshing and helps the platter stay looking fresh longer!
- Make fruit dip variations with add-ins. Consider this cream cheese fruit dip a base recipe. Feel free to add cocoa powder to it it for a chocolate flavor, stir in some peppermint extract to serve during the holidays, or add lemon zest for a bright spring flavor.
I love how quick and easy this cream cheese fruit dip recipe is and how beautifully it comes together. The result is a decadent dip that comes out super creamy and perfectly sweet! It’s versatile to use any season, any time of year and with any fruits. And I’ve found that it makes for a fun way to jazz up fruit, whether you’re serving adults or kids.
For more similar desserts, check out:
- Summer Fruit Salad
- Watermelon Blueberry Salad
- Grilled Fruit Kabobs
- Watermelon Pizza
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip
- Peanut Butter Dip
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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
- 1 package cream cheese 8 ounces
- 1 tub Greek Yogurt 8 ounces
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Assorted fruits for serving
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, place cream cheese and beat on low speed until softened.
- Slowly add yogurt, honey and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined and smooth
- Taste for sweetness and adjust accordingly.
- Cover the dip and chill in the fridge for an hour before serving.
- Serve with your favorite fruits.
- Instead of greek yogurt, you can use regular yogurt or coconut yogurt, although the mixture will have a slightly more runny consistency.
- Instead of honey, you can use powdered sugar, maple syrup or packed light brown sugar.
- Feel free to substitute other extracts instead of vanilla, for example, almond extract or peppermint extract for a different flavor
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.
I found the plain Greek yoghurt taste took over a bit and I needed to add more honey and vanilla. Even in doing that, it tasted like it is still missing something. If I try it again, I’m going to use flavoured Greek yoghurt.
Thank you for the feedback! You can also use regular yogurt if you prefer that.
Amazing dip! I used vegan cream cheese and plain coconut yogurt along with local honey and pure vanilla extract. I did use a little extra honey and vanilla. It was great to share this gluten free and dairy free recipe with friends. Everyone commented on how good it tasted compared to the store bought pre made type . Thanks again, can’t wait to make it again.
Thank you! That sounds perfect. So glad everyone enjoyed it!
Delicious recipe! I used Greek yogurt, which made it super thick. I thinned it out with non fat milk until I got the consistency I liked. Also substituted the honey for a cup of Swerve confectioners sugar. Will definitely make again and again!
Thank you so much! That’s perfect. Yay!
I’m not sure what I did, but my dip is not smooth and has little lumps in it. Almost like little drops of cottage cheese. Can you help me?
You may just need to beat the cream cheese and other ingredients with the electric mixer for longer!
I experienced the same thing. My cream cheese was at room temperature too. I’m going to try to hand whip it more at room temperature before I use the electric mixer. It tastes really good. It’s just lumpy.
You could try cutting it into cubes, then mixing it. Usually, when lumps are present, it hasn’t fully come to room temp. Might be a little too cold in the middle still, even though the outside feels soft.
Not usually a fan of dips like this. Yet I loved this one because it tasted so light! Great posts.
So glad you liked it. Thank you!