Fruit Dip

This fruit dip is not fancy. It’s not complicated. It doesn’t emit foodie vibes.

It’s easy. And comfortable. And feels like home.

Since I have somehow never posted about this ridiculously awesome dip, I feel like I should do some sort of penance. Feel free to offer suggestions in the comments. In the meantime, let’s talk about this fruit dip. Two ingredients. TWO. Time to whip up? Five minutes. Addiction factor? Plus-10. Basically, everyone needs this in their life. And if you choose to forgo the fruit and just eat it with a spoon? We can be BFF’s.

It’s funny how certain vivid memories stick with you throughout life. The story of this dip is one of them.

I was 15. It was August, a few weeks before the start of the school year. I was going to be a sophomore. As in, no longer a freshman, and the year of my driver’s license! My best friend’s parents hosted a pool party at their house for a bunch of kids and parents. There are two things that I remember from that party: this fruit dip and that by the end of the party I had hit it off with a senior (a SENIOR!) and was already anxiously awaiting his call for a date. The next day, the call came. Cue giddy teenage girl theatrics. Then my parents reminded me that I was still a full seven months away from turning 16, which was when I was allowed to do the whole one-on-one car dating thing. And they were not changing their mind or bending their rule. Cue stomping, pouting, lunatic teenage girl theatrics. Oh, teenage angst. Everything is so dramatic and life-or-death, isn’t it?

I might not have been able to have my date, but I had this dip. When I asked my friend’s mom for the recipe and she gave me two ingredients and said “mix them together”, I was in love. And addicted. Probably better to have fallen for the dip than the senior anyway ;-)

One year ago: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Two years ago: Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Fruit Dip

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
7-ounce jar marshmallow creme

Directions:

In a bowl, stir together the cream cheese and marshmallow creme until thoroughly combined.

Serve with your favorite fruit.

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66 Responses to “Fruit Dip”

  1. Ashley on June 2, 2011 at 1:02 am

    That dip looks great and I bet it tastes amazing! My Mom used to make a fruit dip using yogurt and cool whip, it tastes great!

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  2. Rachel on June 2, 2011 at 1:23 am

    This is a fabulous dip my college roommates made for my bridal showers 8 years ago. Then we made it again and again and again. We were college girls and this was dinner :) thanks for the pleasant reminder :)

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  3. Katrina on June 2, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Love this! Super easy and tasty. Yum!

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  4. MayDays on June 2, 2011 at 2:35 am

    I’ve been making this for years but always using different flavors of jello to flavor it with. Cherry, strawberry, raspberry, etc…I’ve actually never had this dip plain, the way you make it, because I’m always too busy choosing what flavor dip to make the next one! :)

    It doesn’t take much jello, though, just a teaspoon or so per batch of fruit dip. Less, if you use the sugar free jello.

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  5. Denise on June 2, 2011 at 2:56 am

    It is also fun to flavor with a tablespoon (or two!) of Grand Marnier or Amaretto. Yum.

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  6. Paula on June 2, 2011 at 3:33 am

    It`s a pitty that in Poland we don`t have marshmallow creme… :(

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    • Phyllis on September 2nd, 2013 at 10:28 am

      You can make your own mashmallow creme: Bag of “mallos” little butter,about 1-2 tablespoons, place in double boiler and melt the marshmallows..add teaspoon vanilla. whip until smooth and creamy.

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  7. nasheta on June 2, 2011 at 3:39 am

    is there a substitute for marshmallow creme? I am in south africa and we don’t get this product here either?

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    • MayDays on June 2nd, 2011 at 3:45 am

      I’ve heard that you can try melting 7 oz. marshmallows with 2 tsp. corn syrup, as a substitute for marshmallow creme.

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      • nasheta on June 2nd, 2011 at 3:50 am

        thanks I will try that

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  8. Valerie on June 2, 2011 at 5:32 am

    I am so glad i found you! You have a great blog, great recipes and your photos are marvelous! This fruit dip is amazing! I think that by now i won’t eat fruits the same way!

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  9. Helena on June 2, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Why O why did you put this idea in my head?! I already eat marshmallow fluff by the spoonful (not proud btw), and I love cream cheese. I wonder how long I can resist :D

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  10. Hezzi-D on June 2, 2011 at 6:19 am

    This is probobly the easiest fruit dip I’ve ever made yet it’s the best. Plus you can add food coloring and either crushed pineapple or crushed strawberries and make it flavored!

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  11. Brienne on June 2, 2011 at 6:35 am

    My mom always made this for us growing up!!!! I love this dip and had forgot about it. The store stuff that they sell in my produce department is horrible….thanks for reminding me about this easy yummy recipe.

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  12. Penny Wolf on June 2, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I had completely forgotten about this recipe. It can make any fruit better!

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  13. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 2, 2011 at 7:31 am

    fruit dip is one of those things that makes the fruit just another vessel for the dip…yum!

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  14. Katie on June 2, 2011 at 7:33 am

    I have made this dip for a party before, I mixed whole grapes and honey roasted peanuts right into it and served it as a side, it was a huge hit and soooo delicious!

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  15. Happy When Not Hungry on June 2, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Wow this looks delicious and perfect for a summer bbq!

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  16. sherri lynn on June 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I LOVE FRUIT DIP!!! Thank you so much for sharing this! I’ve never made my own; I usually buy it from the store. but I would much rather make it myself.

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  17. Jennifer on June 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I use strawberry cream cheese and it’s to die for.

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  18. Erin on June 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

    The fruit would just be the vehicle to get this dip into my mouth!

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  19. Martha on June 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    This IS delicious!! I also make another super easy two ingredient fruit dip – one tub of light Cool Whip (defrosted) and one container (6-8 oz) of yogurt. I love it with Dannon Light and Fit Rasperry. It’s always a hit!!

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  20. Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow on June 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

    That does sound delicious…

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  21. SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen on June 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

    we make this and LOVE it! Great as an appetizer for a party.

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  22. Sara on June 2, 2011 at 10:49 am

    My mom used to make this all the time when I was little! It’s the best fruit dip. My fave with strawberries.

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  23. Beth on June 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I add 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup for a chocolate version that is delish!

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  24. hobby baker on June 2, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Okay, gotta whip up some marshmallow creme right now. Have a party in two days and this will be there for sure!

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  25. DessertForTwo on June 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    My parents are visiting this weekend and this recipe is perfect–easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  26. Kelly @ JAX does design on June 2, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Mmmmm, sounds good! I wonder how it would work mixed in with fruit, like a dressing. Maybe with some mini marshmallows tossed in for good measure :-) Oh, and some coconut…. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

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  27. Paula on June 2, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    From all the raves, I am going to try this dip! Love how something so easy can be so delicious.
    Thanks for sharing your story, enjoyed it very much.

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  28. Sierra on June 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    this is my absolutely, all time-favorite fruit dip! i eat it by the spoonful sometimes…heh. there’s a reason it doesn’t get made much around here – i can eat the entire thing in one sitting.

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  29. de on June 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    ooo! I love fruit dips. I need to try this one! I was totally thinking you were having what I’ve been eating lately (when you said a couple of ingredients), mascarpone and honey. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Carol on June 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    This is a standby for me — a dash of orange juice not only gives it a little boost, but makes combining the other two ingredients a little easier.

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  31. Christine on June 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I have a similar fruit dip that I make with cream cheese and brown sugar. So simple but so good. My friends call it ‘fruit dip crack.’

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  32. Michelle on June 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I love all of the different variations you folks have shared! Can’t wait to try some of them, thank you!

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  33. Leanna @ Raptortoe on June 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    What an awesome dip. I’ve never had a reason to buy marshmallow fluff, but I might try it this time!

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  34. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on June 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    This has been one of my favorite dips since I was a kid… I still make it! I think I need to pick up some marshmallow fluff so I can make some this weekend :)

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  35. Baking Serendipity on June 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I love simple dips like this one! You are right…they do taste like home :)

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  36. Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen on June 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    This is my most favorite fruit dip, so simple and so delicious! Love your story of teen-aged angst. Weren’t our lives so hard back then? :)

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  37. Amanda@Choc-Chip-Cookie-Recipe.com on June 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    This is my FAVORITE fruit dip! I throw in a tsp or so of fresh orange zest. Very yummy….

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  38. Jessica D. on June 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I’m not a fan of marshmallow cream (I know, I’m a freak) but I make a similar fruit dip using 8 oz. cream cheese and 8 oz. of vanilla yogurt. I always have vanilla yogurt in my fridge, and its so yummy when paired together! I’ll have to try some of the other variations people have shared!

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  39. Erin on June 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I usually forgo the dip with fruit, because I like fruit enough – but you put marshmallow fluff in it, and I am all over it! Sounds perfect!

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  40. Sandra on June 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Seriously it’s this simple? Bless you my child.

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  41. Jen S. on June 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Here’s a similar fruit dip that a friend gave me.

    Fruit Dip

    7 oz. marshmallow creme
    8 oz. cool whip topping (extra creamy if you can find it)
    4 oz. cream cheese, softened
    1 tsp. maraschino cherry juice
    1 tsp. vanilla

    Combine all ingredients.

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  42. danielle on June 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    This dip makes me super happy. I have a serious citrus fruit allergy and people always sneak those sneakin pineapple bits/juice in their fruit dips and then I just have naked fruit :(

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  43. Fat Bottomed Friends on June 2, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I first had this dip when I was given a baby shower for my son who is in his 30’s now. When I asked for the recipe (’cause I just HAD to have it) I couldn’t believe it was as simple as the 2 ingredients listed. I was sure something was left out so my dip wouldn’t be quite as good… lol. Nope, just as good!!! I’m anxious to try some of the flavor options I’ve learned here!

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  44. Jennifer on June 3, 2011 at 9:21 am

    This is my favorite dip, too! I think I’ll make some for our upcoming weekend at the lake. Thanks for reminding me!

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  45. Terri A. on June 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I love this dip. I usually add a tablespoon or so of orange juice or vanilla or amaretto to it for a little flavor. Yum!

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  46. Kimberly on June 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Hello-
    This is a fruit dip from my growing up years too. Loved to see it again! Thanks for sharing! I found you through food buzz and have signed up for your site through RSS. Here is my blog: learntocookbadgergirl.com. Hope you will do the same!

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  47. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie on June 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Oh this dip IS addicting! My mom made this for get togethers growing up.

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  48. Terri on June 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Add some fresh squeeze juice from and orange and a little orange zest and it takes like a dreamsicle!!

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    • Terri on June 4th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      oops – tastes

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  49. Jessica on June 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Mine is a lot more complicated than yours…but worth it if you have the time…here it goes…. a box of vanilla pudding, a brick of cream cheese and tub of cool whip. I often have to thin it out with a bit of milk or oj….i really like it with strawberries.

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    • Jonathan on June 7th, 2011 at 4:30 am

      This seems to be very delicious. I would try it definitely.

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  50. Crissy on June 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    This is what I use when I make a fruit pizza (sugar cookie crust topped with this fruit dip and then sliced, fresh fruit arranged on top). Yummy!!

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  51. Cathy on June 8, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I made this dip for my sister’s baby shower last summer. It was a big hit. I used a small tub of strawberry cream cheese instead of plain. And I added plain yogurt to thin it a little and take away a bit of the sweetness. It was so yummy.

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  52. Lauren on June 9, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Michelle since we both live in Western PA I am sure you have been to a Eat n Park and I love thier fruit salad there I wonder if thier fruit dip is similar to your recipe. If it is I am definatly trying this recipe.

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  53. Kelsey on June 11, 2011 at 11:03 am

    sometimes simplicity is they key to the best recipes!

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  54. hobby baker on June 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I made this for a party with 7oz of my homemade fluff and it was fabulous! All the adults kept going back and saying it was dangerous and asking what was in it. Mine had a subtle caramel flavor because I make my fluff with Lyle’s golden syrup. Totally addicting, thanks for sharing such a great and simple recipe! (I recommend whipping the cream cheese first until smooth to ensure no lumps in the final dip if you didn’t take the time to bring it completely to room temp :D .)

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  55. Carolyn on July 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Had this at a party a few years ago….it is to DIE for!!!!

    The host called it “sexy dip”….hee hee.

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  56. Brittney on December 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Hi Michelle, I’ve been experimenting with crepe fillings and I was wondering if this fruit dip could qualify? Your opinion would be greatly appreciated !

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    • Michelle on December 10th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      Oooh that would be good! I love crepes and would put pretty much anything in them :)

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  57. Latanza on June 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Can this be prepared in advance, and can it be place in the fridge? How long will it last?

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    • Michelle on June 7th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Yes, you can make this in advance. It should be good for 1-2 days refrigerated.

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  58. Jennifer on July 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Best fruit dip that I tried my 8yr old daughter tried it for the first time and loves it thank you for sharing this

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  59. LaTanya on September 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Here’s another 2 ingredient fruit dip that everyone loves: cool whip and strawberry cream cheese. directions: mix together & serve! Yummy!!!!

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