Best Fruits For Dipping

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The best fruits for dipping heavily depends on your taste. Earlier I wrote a blog post about the health benefits of apples and citrus fruits, along with the benefits of raw vegetables. Most serious bloggers know that healthy eating can have a major impact on lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and obesity. You can eat healthy fats or avoid unhealthy fats altogether with the right diet. Eating a lot of sugar leads to type II diabetes. So how do you know what fruits to dip?

The Best Fruit Dip Ever

The Best Fruit Dip Ever is made from 3 everyday ingredients. Pair this easy fruit dip recipe with your favorite fresh fruit and dig in!

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Our easy fruit dip recipe has stood the test of time with you, too. It’s been a reader favorite for years and years on account of its whippy, fluffy texture, marshmallow-cheesecake-meets-orange-creamsicle flavor, plus the fact that you only need 3 ingredients to make it.

A gorgeous, crowd pleasing dessert that takes minutes to prepare? Here for it!

What is Fruit Dip Made Of?

  • Marshmallow fluff – Also known as Marshmallow Creme. I use the “Marshmallow Fluff” brand of marshmallow creme, which I find at World Market, as it’s gluten free.
  • Softened cream cheese – I typically 1/3 less fat cream cheese in this recipe, though full fat is great too.
  • Orange juice concentrate – The frozen kind that comes in a can (speaking of the 80s!) Use the remaining concentrate to make a pitcher of orange juice.

Can I Make this Dairy Free?

Yes ma’am! Simply swap regular cream cheese for the same amount of vegan cream cheese. We like Kite Hill or Violife vegan cream cheeses. If you can taste a little “funk” at the end, add a teaspoon vanilla extract.

In regards to making this recipe completely vegan, marshmallow creme/fluff typically contains eggs so it’s difficult to make this recipe vegan unless you’re able to source or make a homemade, egg-free marshmallow fluff.

Our Favorite Dunkers

I can’t think of a type of fruit or berry that wouldn’t be delicious dolloped with this yummy cream cheese fruit dip, though we’ve always served it with the following:

  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Apple slices
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Sliced bananas
  • Mango slices
  • Cantaloupe
  • Graham crackers
  • Nilla wafers

How to Make this Recipe

Start by scooping marshmallow fluff into a large, microwave-safe bowl then heat for 15 seconds to soften it up a bit. Next add thawed orange juice concentrate plus softened cream cheese.

Use a whisk or electric mixer to whip the dip until it’s very smooth without any lumps. Cover the bowl then place it into the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. 

When it’s time to serve, scoop the dip into a festive bowl then surround it on a platter by your favorite fruits, berries, and dippers. So beautiful!

Why is my Fruit Dip Lumpy?

From time to time you may have little lumps of cream cheese in your whipped fruit dip, which doesn’t affect the flavor of course, but a smooth and creamy dip is part of the presentation.

Hare are my two best tips and pointers for avoiding or troubleshooting lumpy fruit dip:

  1. Let the cream cheese fully soften. It’s important that your cream cheese is very VERY soft before attempting to mix it with the other ingredients. I leave my cream cheese out for several hours ahead of making the fruit dip.
  2. Troubleshooting lumpy dip. If, despite your best efforts, you still see a few lumps, let the dip sit on the counter for 20 minutes then blast through it again with a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.

How Long does Fruit Dip Last in the Fridge? 

Prepared fruit dip will keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days, so it’s perfect for making ahead of a party or potluck. This recipe is also great to make on the weekends to dollop into school lunch boxes as a fun treat for the kiddos during the week. My Mom always served it to my brothers and me as after school snacks.

10 Best Fruit Dip Recipes for Parties

Move over, guacamole, because these fruit dips are the new party favorites!

They’re sweet, creamy, and way easier to make than some elaborate dessert.

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Chocolate Dip with Fresh Fruits and Crackers

These sweet dip recipes are ideal for feeding a crowd. They’re also guaranteed to be a hit with the kids too.

And I know the title says fruit dips, but these pair just as well with pretzels, brownie cubes, and cookies.

So if you’re craving chocolate, Nutella, or marshmallows, you’re in luck.

I’ve got a little bit of everything here, and they’re all insanely indulgent.

Enjoy!

Easy Fruit Dips We Adore

1. Fluffy Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This five-minute, two-ingredient dip is the ultimate in convenience.

All you have to do is mix the two ingredients with a hand mixer and spoon them into a cute bowl.

Afterward, stick it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Once it cools down, it’s ready to eat.

It’s light, sweet, and ridiculously fluffy. Plus, it tastes good on everything from berries to apples.

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2. Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

If you have a little more time, this fruit dip is excellent, too.

It still combines cream cheese and marshmallow creme. However, this recipe has a few more ingredients, making it extra tasty. 

Vanilla adds sweetness and the Cool Whip lightens it up a little. Meanwhile, the maraschino cherry juice gives it a lovely pink tint and cherry flavor.

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Even with the extra ingredients, it shouldn’t take more than five minutes to make. (I like mine super smooth, so it takes me closer to 10.)

Either way, it’s a quick, convenient recipe when you need something in a hurry.

3. Cool Whip Fruit Dip

Cool Whip fruit dip is a slightly thicker, somewhat richer version of Cool Whip. When you dip your fruit into it, it’s almost like dipping it into pure Cool Whip. 

The difference in texture is only barely noticeable. The taste, though, is much sweeter and more decadent.

It’s delightfully fluffy, like dipping things into a cloud. And with only four ingredients, it’s another simple one to make.

4. Yogurt Fruit Dip

Looking for something healthier and more natural? Try this three-ingredient yogurt fruit dip instead.

You’ll make it with vanilla-flavored yogurt, honey, and pumpkin pie spice. So, it’s rich, warm, and perfect for autumn.

Plus, the pumpkin pie spice gives it a lovely swirled appearance that’s ideal for parties and more formal occasions.

It’s super tasty with fruit, but you can also use Teddy Grahams, Graham Crackers, pretzels, bagels, and more. 

If you want to be really indulgent, you could even use churros for dipping!

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5. Lemon Fruit Dip

In the mood for something light and bright. That’s where this two-ingredient lemon fruit dip comes in. 

You’ll make it with heavy whipping cream and lemon curd, so it’s tart, rich, creamy, and perfect for spring and summer brunches.

It pairs exceptionally well with berries because they already have some tartness. You can try it with other fruits, as well, or buttery pound cake.

6. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Dip

Does anyone know who first started dipping things in melted chocolate? I don’t, but I am so thankful for them, whoever they are. 

This three-ingredient chocolate dip is mouth-wateringly delectable.

It tastes beautiful on practically anything. However, where it really shines is with strawberries. 

Best of all, you can have it ready in less than 10 minutes. And that is ready-ready. Not ‘ready-to-chill-in-the-fridge’ ready. 

So, if you typically wait till the last possible second to whip something up, keep chocolate chips, evaporated milk, and coconut oil on hand. 

With those three things, you’ve always got a seven-minute dish ready to go.

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7. Easy Nutella Dip

Of course, this sweet and nutty Nutella dip isn’t bad, either.

You’ll make it with Greek yogurt and Nutella, and it’s fantastic. It’s a decadent, silky smooth, tangy hazelnut treat you’ll want to eat with a spoon.

Yes, I said ‘tangy hazelnut.’ I know that sounds odd, but it’s the perfect description for this dip.

The Greek yogurt lends an almost cheesecake-like flavor to the dish. But the Nutella is definitely nutty under all that chocolate and sugar!

Any cheesecake lover will appreciate this yummy dip. 

8. Strawberry Fluff Fruit Dip

Who needs strawberries when you can have strawberry fruit dip instead?!

Or, even better, how about dipping your strawberries into strawberry fruit dip? Yes! That one definitely sounds like a winner.

This simple, two-ingredient dip is fluffy and cloud-like with a lovely pink color and lightly sweet, brightly tangy strawberry flavor.

You can make it in two minutes flat, with no required chill time. 

It’s still a good idea to plan ahead before making it, though. You’ll need time for the cream cheese to soften; otherwise, the consistency isn’t exactly right.

9. Sweetened Condensed Milk Fruit Dip {Without Cream Cheese or Marshmallow Fluff}

This creamy dip is lightly sweet with a hint of zesty lemon flavor.

Of course, that’s only if you add the optional lemon juice. Without it, it’s still a bit tangy, thanks to the yogurt but is mostly creamy.

You can pull it together with as few as two ingredients – sweetened condensed milk and Greek yogurt.

Add vanilla and lemon juice if you want to give it more flavor. Either way, it tastes fantastic on whatever you dip into it.

Sweet, tangy, or tropical, every fruit pairs well with this simple dip.

10. Honey-Vanilla Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This luscious, silky smooth dip uses four ingredients and has the best taste. You’ll lightly sweeten it with honey and vanilla, a superb combo! 

It’s not too sweet and not too rich. Therefore, it won’t leave you feeling weighed down and heavy after eating it.

It’s also low in both calories and carbs. (Only four total carbs per serving!)

So if you need a fruit dip for everyone to enjoy, this one is a great option.

REALLY GOOD EASY FRUIT DIP

If you’re looking for a creamy, flavorful fruit dip that’s quick to make, look no further. You only need four ingredients and five minutes to whip up this easy fruit dip recipe.

This dip goes perfectly with all your favorite fruits. Not only that, but it adds a pretty pop of pink to your table too.

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EASY FRUIT DIP

With the outdoor entertaining season upon us, I thought we could use a yummy and easy fruit dip recipe.

For as long as I can remember, this is the fruit dip that my mom has made. For me, it’s a requirement for summer barbecues at home. (Oh, and if you need a vegetable dip, this Really Good Veggie Dip is a winner! It’s my go-to recipe!)

Although I’m probably partial to this dip for sentimental reasons, I also recommend it because it is one of the best fruit dip recipes out there.

WHAT IS THE BEST DIP FOR FRUIT?

This one right here! What I love is that it’s so simple to make. Better still, you likely already have most of the ingredients in your pantry or refrigerator, or they’re just an online order away. All you need is cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, yogurt, and a splash of maraschino cherry juice!

The cream cheese gives it tang, the marshmallow makes it fluffy, and the yogurt keeps it smooth.

I also like the pale pink color, which you might guess is from the maraschino cherry juice. If you don’t have any on hand or don’t want to use it, no worries! You can substitute a splash of grenadine, a bit of strawberry jelly, or even a little red food coloring.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FRUIT DIP

Before we get to the fruit dip recipe, here are some questions people often ask about it. If you don’t see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.

HOW LONG IS HOMEMADE FRUIT DIP GOOD FOR?

If you store this in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it will stay fresh for up to seven days.

WHAT FRUIT IS GOOD FOR DIPPING?

Any type of fruit that you like to eat will taste delicious in this homemade fruit dip! My favorite types of fruit to dip are grapes, strawberries, and blackberries. It also goes well with apples, pineapples, and peaches.

IS MARSHMALLOW FLUFF THE SAME AS MARSHMALLOW CREAM?

Marshmallow fluff and marshmallow cream are so similar that it is hard to tell them apart. You can use them interchangeably in this fruit dip. The biggest difference between them is the way they are mixed or whipped. Marshmallow fluff has a slightly lighter and fluffier consistency than marshmallow cream.

INGREDIENTS:

There are only a handful of simple ingredients in this classic homemade fruit dip. Here’s what you need to have when you make it.

  • Marshmallow Fluff: This is what gives the dip its sweet flavor and fluffy texture.
  • Cream Cheese: Use full-fat cream cheese for the richest flavor, and make sure you soften it before you mix it.
  • Vanilla Yogurt: Either regular or Greek yogurt will be perfect in this dip.
  • Maraschino Cherry Juice: A splash of juice will sweeten the dip and give it a pretty pink color.

HOW TO MAKE FRUIT DIP:

It’s easy! Simply place all of the ingredients in a bowl and blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Serve with fresh fruit.

I served this dip many times when I ran my bed and breakfast. It was a special treat I could pair with a plate of fruit in the morning. You might not be surprised to hear that it was always a crowd-pleaser!

THAT’S A WRAP ON HOMEMADE FRUIT DIP!

I told you this was easy. I think you’ll enjoy it, too. If you’re looking for a tasty fruit dip that’s a breeze to make, give this recipe a try, and let me know what you think!

Whether you’re serving it at a picnic, family barbeque, or a night in with friends, this easy fruit dip recipe is sure to be a hit! (If not, you can blame my mom! Haha!)

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