Cream cheese fruit dip is one of those dessert items that hardly anyone can say no to. It’s rich, creamy, decadent and oh, so good. When I think of fruit and dessert, my mind always immediately jumps to this sweet, rich and, most importantly, easy fruit dip. There’s nothing better than dipping fresh fruit into this dip that features just the right amount of tanginess to go with the sweetness. If you ask me, this marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip recipe is one of the best desserts you can serve anytime or anywhere.
I love this dip any time of year, but I think it really shines in the summer and fall when all sorts of fruits are in season. The marshmallow fluff, yogurt and cream cheese all work together perfectly to create a creamy, tangy and sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with almost any fruit you can think of. On a hot summer day, it’s such a refreshing way to cool off and enjoy a sweet treat at the same time. It’s a classic warm-weather dessert that everyone loves, making it a real winner for barbecues, backyard get-togethers and potlucks. Just set out fresh fruit in trays and a big bowl of this dip, and everyone will be in dessert heaven.
Delicious Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
I’ve been making this recipe for my family for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved the flavor of fresh fruits dipped in this creamy dip ever since I was a child, and once I was old enough to start cooking, it was one of the first things I learned how to make – partly because it’s so easy and partly because I could eat an entire bowl myself.
This super easy marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip recipe only has three ingredients, and the only work involved is stirring. Zero cooking is needed. Yay!
Honestly, there was a time when I used to make this recipe using only marshmallow fluff and cream cheese, but I enjoy the versatility that adding the yogurt offers. If you want to make a dip that’s even easier, or if you don’t have yogurt, just blend your fluff and cream cheese, and you’re all set.
Mix together cream, cheese, yogurt and marshmallow fluff, and you’ve got a dessert that will knock your socks off. It’s so easy and fast. You can make it whenever you like. There’s no need to save it for special occasions, although it will be a hit at those, as well.
Another huge plus for this dip is that it makes an excellent snack for the kiddos. There’s no better way to get kids to eat fruit—even fruit that they don’t usually like—than dipping it in this wonderfully creamy and light marshmallow fluff-filled dessert dip.
You’ll only need three ingredients to create this easy dip, and the best part is that you probably already have all of them on hand. Cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and yogurt in any flavor you choose are all that is required to make this. What’s even better is that the only cooking involved is just mixing the ingredients together. You can make this recipe from start to finish in just about 10 minutes. Cold dips definitely don’t get any easier than this.
How to Make It
The recipe is at the bottom of this post, but honestly, you barely even need it. All it takes is one package of cream cheese, one jar of marshmallow fluff, and one cup of your favorite flavor of yogurt. Put all of those ingredients in a bowl and blend with a handheld or stand mixer until creamy. Then, just refrigerate it for a minimum of one hour. That’s it, and that’s all. See? Easy.
Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Tips
This recipe is super simple, but I have some tips that can make it even better or even change up the feel and flavor entirely. That’s what makes this dip so great. It’s an excellent base for all kinds of fun experimentation.
Use Different Yogurt Flavors
The yogurt you choose can drastically change the flavor of your dip, and that’s a good thing. For a more traditional cream cheese fruit dip, simply use vanilla yogurt. It makes for a mellow hint of flavor that stays true to the original. For something a little bolder, choose a fruit-flavored yogurt. You can transform your dip into fruit-flavored varieties like strawberry, blueberry, cherry, peach, and more.
Be aware that if you choose a yogurt with fruit pieces in it, your final product won’t have that classic smoothness to it, and that’s totally okay. I love to make my marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip with yogurt that has fruit chunks in it. It changes up the texture and adds another layer of interest to the dip. My family and I love every chunky bite!
Use Different Cream Cheese Flavors
You can find a variety of cream cheese flavors at your local store. These days, cream cheese comes in various fruit options that you can add to your cream cheese fruit dip to give it a different flavor. You can also flavor your plain cream cheese to mix things up as well. Add some creamy peanut butter to create a peanut butter cream cheese dip. You could also add some cocoa powder to create a chocolate cream cheese dip. Getting creative is part of the fun!
Make it Early for Better Flavor
While the minimum chilling time for this fruit dip is an hour, the longer you chill it, the better. Unlike some other dessertsor dips, making this dip in advance is actually better. The longer it sits in the refrigerator, the longer all of the flavors have to combine and meld together, making it even richer and more decadent. However long you let your dip chill, remember to stir it thoroughly before serving to ensure the best possible texture.
How to Serve Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
This marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip recipe is best served along with a variety of fruits. After all, it pairs so well with so many types of fruit, there’s no reason to stop at just one. I highly recommend making a fruit tray using strawberries, pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe, honeydew and kiwi. Of course, those are my personal favorites. Feel free to add almost any fruit you can think of to your tray.
I love to serve the dip itself in a simple glass bowl. It shows off the pretty white color next to the fruit, which I think makes a lovely little scene on the table.
Other Fun Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Uses
Of course, we love to dip fruit into our dip, but if you have just a bit left at the end of the day, or you’re like me, and you would just eat it with a spoon if you weren’t afraid of being judged, try these other fun ways to enjoy this marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip recipe.
- Spoon it onto pancakes or waffles along with some fresh fruit
- Top French toast with it
- Pair it with cinnamon sticks
- Pair it with sweet potato fries (trust me)
- Mix it with granola
How to Store It
This dip can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator in an airtight container. For longer storage, freeze this dip for up to one month in a freezer-safe airtight container or a heavy-duty freezer bag.
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip FAQ
We’ve covered everything regarding this easy marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip, but before I go, I’ll recap the major points and answer some common questions the people have about this dip.
What kind of cream cheese should I use?
Any brand of cream cheese will do for this recipe.
Can I use marshmallow cream instead of fluff?
You can use cream instead of fluff. This recipe relies on fully blending the ingredients to create its smooth texture, and marshmallow cream or fluff will both work equally well.
I’m out of marshmallow fluff. What can I do?
If you don’t have marshmallow fluff or cream, but you do have marshmallows, there’s still a way to make this dip. Heat 16 large marshmallows and two teaspoons of corn syrup in a double boiler, stirring until the mixture is smooth.
How long should I chill my dip before serving?
Chill your cream cheese fruit dip for a minimum of one hour. That being said, the longer it chills, the better it will taste.
This stuff is great! What else can I do with it?
You can top pancakes, waffles, or French toast with it. You can also mix a little into a bowl of granola. For an unexpected treat, try pairing it with cinnamon sticks or sweet potato fries.
Why is my marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip lumpy?
If your fruit dip is lumpy, you didn’t let the cream cheese soften enough. To get a smooth texture, your cream cheese must be completely soft.
How long will this dip last?
You can store this dip in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about a week. You can freeze it in a freezer-safe, airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag for about a month.
You Need This Easy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe in Your Life
You need it, and you know it! It’s just about the easiest recipe on planet Earth, it’s sweet with a hint of tanginess, and everyone always loves it. What’s not to like? When you combine the cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and yogurt, you get something that is greater and far more delicious than the sum of its parts. You get a dessert that is a timeless hit that’s so simple, you can make it literally whenever you get the urge to have some.
From backyard barbecues to random Tuesdays, there’s no easier dessert or snack than this easy fruit dip. It’s also so versatile that you can make all kinds of delicious variations using different cream cheeses and yogurts. Create a traditional dip or go for a fruit-flavored variety. Get really crazy and make it in peanut butter or chocolate, and if you have any leftovers spoon it over your breakfast waffles, pancakes or french toast, or try dipping cinnamon sticks or sweet potato fries into it.
The point I’m making here is that this cream cheese fruit dip is the best dessert recipe that will ever happen to your mouth, so give those tastebuds some love and make a big bowl of this deliciously, creamy dip.
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe Everyone will Love
- blender or whisk
- 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1 jar (7oz) marshmallow fluff
- 1 cup yogurt, vanilla, strawberry or your favorite flavor
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- Combine cream cheese, marshmallow fluff and yogurt inside a mixing bowl.
- Using a handheld or stand mixer blend until smooth.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving, ideally a couple hours is ideal. In other words, making the dip ahead of time will give it even more flavor.
- Stir well before serving to achieve the best possible dip texture.
- Serve with all of your favorite fresh fruit and enjoy every bite!