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 ;-)
8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
In a bowl, stir together the cream cheese and marshmallow creme until thoroughly combined.
Serve with your favorite fruit.