This super easy cream cheese fruit dip is light, sweet and creamy and made with just 4 ingredients. Perfect for sharing, this fruit dip goes really well with a fruit platter or even dipping some pancakes or brownies into it. An easy dessert or snack option.
We love a fresh fruit platter, and this fruit dip recipe just takes it to the next level. A creamy and sweet dip made with cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and a little vanilla, it couldn't be easier.
Why you will love it
- Versatile - If you love a big pile of fresh fruit, then this is going to take that to the next level. It also goes really well with pancakes and cake.
- Minimal ingredients - You only need 4 ingredients to make this, and you might already have them in your kitchen.
- Quick and easy - This is cream cheese dip for fruit is as easy as mixing together in a bowl.
- Makes fruit more exciting - If you are struggling to get your kids to eat more fruit, then this makes it a little more exciting. It's a good way to get them to try new fruits too.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Cream cheese - This is what gives it the really creamy texture. It's kind of like a cheesecake dip. If you wanted to make this lighter, you could use low fat cream cheese.
- Yogurt - We mixed some Greek yogurt in with the cream cheese to lighten it up. You could use just cream cheese though if you prefer.
- Icing sugar - Also called powdered sugar, this is what gives the fruit dip its sweetness but won't make it grainy like other sugars would.
- Vanilla - This adds a nice warmth and also helps to intensify the sweet flavours.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make fruit dip - Step by step
One: Put the cream cheese, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract into a bowl.
Two: Sieve the icing sugar into the bowl.
Three: Mix well to form a smooth, creamy dip.
What to serve with Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Our favourite way to serve this fruit dip with cream cheese is with our fruit platter. A big wooden board piled high with your favourite fruit and a bowl of this to dip everything in. For that sweet and salty combination, we love dipping some mini salted pretzels into this.
If you want something a little more indulgent, then this goes SO well with pancakes for breakfast. Why not try our Mini Blueberry Pancakes? You could also dip some brownies in it if you are making a dessert platter.
If we are serving this fruit dip recipe to the kids for an easy snack, then we add some apple, pear and banana slices. They love it.
This is a very simple recipe, so there aren't too many ways that you can adapt it. But we have a couple of ways that you can mix it up.
If you want to make this really indulgent, then you can add some marshmallow fluff to it. It makes it extra sticky and sweet. You could also mix in some strawberry, raspberry or apricot jam.
To add a chocolate twist to this cream cheese fruit dip, you can either stir in some cocoa powder or even a little of our Chocolate Sauce. For a really light and fresh tasting dip, add a little lemon juice.
To give this an extra protein boost, stir in some peanut butter. It will have to be really runny though for it to mix well. A little pinch of cinnamon goes well with this.
Store: You can store leftover cream cheese fruit dip in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 2 days. If you have lots left in the mixing bowl, you could just cover that with cling film and put that in the fridge.
Freeze: We wouldn't recommend freezing this because it becomes really watery once defrosted.
Frequently Asked Questions
You definitely can! We always like to make a little extra to keep in the fridge for snacks. This can be made up to 2 days in advance.
You can make this vegan by swapping the cream cheese and yogurt for vegan versions. This may change the consistency though.
• Make sure to sieve your icing sugar before you add it to the cream cheese mix, so it gets out any lumps.
• If you only have granulated sugar, then you could blitz it in a blender to make it more of a powder consistency.
• If all you have is brown sugar, it could be used but it would make the cream cheese fruit dip grainy.
• Make sure your cream cheese is softened before using it, as this will give you a really creamy dip.
• If this has been stored in the fridge, then let it come to room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
- 200 g (1 cups) Cream cheese
- 50 g (0.5 cups) Icing sugar
- 150 g (0.75 cups) Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Put 200 g Cream cheese, 150 g Greek yogurt and 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract into a bowl.
- Sieve 50 g Icing sugar into the bowl.
- Mix well to form a smooth, creamy dip.
- Make sure to sieve your icing sugar before you add it to the cream cheese mix, so it gets out any lumps.
- If you only have granulated sugar, then you could blitz it in a blender to make it more of a powder consistency.
- If all you have is brown sugar, it could be used but it would make the cream cheese fruit dip grainy.
- Make sure your cream cheese is softened before using it, as this will give you a really creamy dip.
- If this has been stored in the fridge, then let it come to room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.