Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is a decadent and dreamy dip that’s just begging to be made for all your summer soirees! Made with extra creamy cool whip, tangy cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, a touch of vanilla, and a dash of lime, this dip compliments a variety of fruits and snacks!
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
This is a classic appetizer fit for both spring and summer. Or any season really, it’s actually so good you’ll want to make it all year and maybe just eat it with a spoon! Family and friends absolutely love this Cream Cheese Fruit Dip and it’s ridiculously easy to make. It’s a little bit tangy, a little bit sweet, and a whole lot of fluffy. This dreamy dessert-style dip is light enough to serve as an appetizer but scrumptious enough to act as a full on dessert option. Use this dip with pound cake or angel food cake chunks, your favorite fruits, or even a salty snack like pretzels. Anything you try will be a hit and really, the fruit is just a vehicle to eat the real treat, this amazing dip! If you’re looking for more tasty summer dips try our Creamy Corn Dip and our Club Sandwich Dip too!
What Can I Serve With This Fruit Dip?
So much! Your favorite fruits, obviously. Try anything from strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, grapes, to kiwis, raspberries, and apple slices. This also works great with pretzels, vanilla wafers, or graham crackers. You could even use this dip as a base for fruit pizza. Bake up some sugar cookies, add a layer of Fruit Dip, top with fruit pieces and you’ve got a whole other use for this dish and a brand new dessert option to serve!
How To Make Fruit Dip
Use a hand or stand mixer to beat the cream cheese. Use softened cream cheese so it’s easier to mix and continue beating until smooth. Remember to let it sit on the counter for about 30-45 minutes prior to using. There’s nothing more annoying than reaching for an ingredient, only to realize you forgot to take it out of the fridge!
Add to the base. Pour in the condensed milk, vanilla extract, lime zest, and lime juice. Mix until fully incorporated.
Fold it in. Fold in the cool whip and combine.
Serve. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve or set out right away. Serve alongside your favorite fruits and snacks!
Storing Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
You can store your leftover Fruit Dip tightly wrapped and in the fridge for up to 4 days. This recipe is great to make ahead when prepping for a party or get together! I like to make this dip a day ahead of my events, that way it’s chilled and ready to go when I am. The only hard part is waiting to eat it… The temptation to sneak a few bites is so real!
Ingredients Notes for Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Cool Whip – While you can use regular Cool Whip, the extra creamy variety will make your fruit dip even smoother. Of course, you can always use a generic brand if preferred.
Cream Cheese – Full fat cream cheese will give you a richer flavor and thicker consistency. Remember to let it soften to room temperature.
Lime Juice/Zest – You could substitute lemon instead of lime for a similar tangy effect.
Vanilla – Opt for pure vanilla extract when you can instead of imitation. The flavor makes a huge difference!
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
- 8 Ounces Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
- 1 14 oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Zest From 1 Lime
- 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
- 1 Cup Cool Whip
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- Fruit of your choice strawberries, blueberries, grapes, etc
- Using a hand mixer combine cream cheese until smooth
- Add condensed milk, vanilla, lime zest and lime juice and mix until completely combined. Gently fold in Cool Whip.
- Ready to serve with your favorite fruits (ex: strawberries, blueberries, grapes, pineapple)