Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

If you are familiar with fruit dips, you will find this cream cheese fruit dip to be especially tasty. Instead of just cream cheese and marshmallow fluff, this dip has orange liqueur or juice, ground ginger, and a touch of grated orange peel to make it extra special.

Cream cheese fruit dip, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, and toothpicks.


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Why You Should Try This Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe

This fruit dip with cream cheese recipe is simply amazing. It’s so flavorful, especially when compared to an average yogurt dip, and everyone will want the recipe. Plus, it makes a great after-school snack for the kids. You can even enjoy it as a dessert.

If you have never tried a fruit dip before, this is the only fruit dip recipe you will ever need. The combination of sweet fruit and this creamy dip is irresistible – your taste buds will thank you!

Fruit Dip Cream Cheese – Ingredients You Will Need

This easy fruit dip recipe is a cinch to whip up on the fly. Here are the ingredients:

  • Light cream cheese
  • Marshmallow fluff or Marshmallow Creme
  • Orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
  • Orange peel 
  • Ground ginger

Check out this list of orange-flavored liqueurs.

Cream cheese fruit dip ingredients.

What Is Marshmallow Fluff?

Marshmallow fluff doesn’t actually contain marshmallows which are made with gelatin so they can hold their shape. Instead, fluff is a light-as-air, sweet, sticky spread with a texture similar to melted marshmallows.

You can buy it in a jar or easily make your own (which is beyond better!). Here’s a link to a homemade marshmallow fluff recipe.

If you can’t find marshmallow fluff, you can use marshmallow creme.

Three Ways to Soften Cream Cheese

  1. Set the cream cheese in its original packaging out on the counter for 30 minutes to an hour. 
  2. Fill a bowl with hot tap water and place the cream cheese, still wrapped in foil, in the bowl for 5-10 minutes. If the foil has been opened, place the cream cheese in a resealable plastic bag.
  3. Soften in the microwave. However, be careful because the cream cheese can melt and overcook. Use the “soften” setting if there is one. If not, cut the cream cheese into cubes and microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds. If not softened sufficiently, stir and then continue to microwave at 10-second increments.

How to Make Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese and Marshmallow Fluff

Making this fruit dip with cream cheese couldn’t be simpler. Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Place softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whip the cream cheese with a hand mixer.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the whipped cream cheese and blend until well combined. 
  4. Make ahead and refrigerate to allow the flavors to mingle.
Collage of making cream cheese fruit dip.

Fruit Dip Recipe Variations

The orange/ginger flavor of this cream cheese fruit dip is a wonderful combination. However, if you would like to try some different flavors, you can omit the orange and ginger ingredients and substitute these:

  • Cream Cheese Lemon Dip: 1 tablespoon lemon juice and the zest of 1 lemon.
  • Cream Cheese Chocolate Dip: 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips.
  • Cream Cheese Strawberry Dip: Instead of plain cream cheese, use strawberry cream cheese, and stir in 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam.
  • Cream Cheese Brickle Dip: 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/2 cup toffee bits.
  • Cream Cheese Cinnamon Spice Dip: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
  • Cream Cheese Coconut Dip: 1/3 cup toasted coconut and 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract.
Cream cheese fruit dip on a platter with fresh fruit and toothpicks.

Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese – FAQ

  • Can you make this ahead of time? Yes. This dip is best made ahead and chilled so that the flavors mingle.
  • What type of fruit goes well with cream cheese fruit dip? Any fruit suitable for dipping will work – strawberries, grapes, pineapple, cherries.
  • Why is my cream cheese fruit dip lumpy? Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature when you start to avoid lumps. If used straight from the refrigerator, there will be little lumps, no matter how long the cream cheese is beaten. However, if you end up with lumps, don’t despair! Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, then beat with a hand mixer to work out the lumps.

How to Store Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This fruit dip will be good for up to 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

Freezing is not recommended as the dip may become watery when thawed.

What to Serve With Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese

This fruit dip with cream cheese and marshmallow fluff is always a big hit at parties. It’s fun to put out a whole assortment of dippers when you’re having a party. This fruit dip is also pretty great for a family game or movie night snack.

This classic cream cheese fruit dip is easy to make and gives you a delicious dip for fruit. Make up a fresh fruit charcuterie board! Choose from a whole range of dippable fruit:

  • Apple slices
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwi
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Orange wedges
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

Or make up some fruit kabobs. These are especially great if you’re entertaining! Use wooden skewers and add a variety of fruits to each one.

Cream Cheese fruit dip is also wonderful with other things such as:

Overhead view of cream cheese fruit dip and fresh fruit on a platter.

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Cream cheese fruit dip, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, and toothpicks.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This creamy fruit dip makes fresh fruit taste simply amazing.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruit dip
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 140kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces light cream cheese
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff or creme
  • 1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine all the ingredients until well blended.
  • Refrigerate the dip before serving to allow the flavors to mingle.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    this is so wonderful! I used it for a luncheon and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. Its so flavorful compared to the plain yogurt dip I use most of the time.

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