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Cool Whip Fruit Dip

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Cool Whip Fruit Dip is a heavenly mix of cream cheese, marshmallow creme, and cool whip that is the perfect addition to any fruit tray and a huge hit at any gathering.

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I love this cool whip fruit dip with cream cheese. It is sweet, creamy, fluffy, and perfect for any small pieces of fruit.

It is a 4 ingredient fruit dip, which means you probably already have everything you need to make it right now.

This easy fruit dip recipe only takes 10 minutes to put together, and then it can sit in your fridge to chill until you need it the next day.

It is one of those perfect dessert dips that everyone loves and goes perfectly with every kind of fruit. I have never had any leftovers when I serve this dish!

Whether you need a new recipe for fruit dip or are just looking for an easy dip recipe, this is a great option anytime you need it!

All ingredients for cool whip fruit dip are laid out on counter with fruit

What is Fruit Dip?

Fruit dip is a creamy, flavorful dip designed to complement the natural flavors of fresh fruits. It enhances the best fruits by giving them a creamy perfect dip.

What Ingredients are in Cool Whip Fruit Dip:

  • Cream Cheese: Adds richness and a tangy flavor.
  • Marshmallow Creme: marshmallow fluff adds sweetness and light texture.
  • Cool Whip: Provides a light and airy consistency.
  • Vanilla Extract: Infuses a warm and aromatic undertone.

Pro Tip: Ensure cream cheese and cool whip are at room temperature before mixing for a smoother blending process.

Cream cheese whipped until fluffy with marshmallow fluff added

How to Make Cool Whip Fruit Dip:

  1. Whip cream cheese with a hand mixer in a medium bowl until smooth.
  2. Blend in marshmallow creme.
  3. Fold in cool whip and vanilla extract.
  4. Chill until ready to serve.

Pro Tip: If you do not have an electric mixer, you can use a large capacity food processor to get the creamy texture. Or a really great whisk and a lot of arm muscle works too.

Cool whip and vanilla added to cream cheese mixture

What Fruit to Dip in Cool Whip Fruit Dip:

Dip all your favorite fruits in this fruit dip with cool whip. I like to make a fruit platter with a variety of fruits like fresh strawberries, pineapple, apple slices, grapes, and melon. 

You can also dip graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or biscoff cookies. The possibilities are endless!

Experiment with different fruit and cracker combinations to discover your favorite pairing.

gently folding cool whip and vanilla into cream cheese mixture

Is Fruit Dip Gluten-Free?

Yes, cream cheese fruit dip is naturally gluten-free. That makes this a safe and delicious option for those with dietary restrictions.

Can I Make Fluffy Fruit Dip Ahead of Time?

Yes you can make cool whip fruit dip ahead of time! Make this dip for fruit the night before you want to serve it so you can have a delicious, ready to serve sweet treat when your guests arrive.

fruit dip unchilled to show how creamy it is.

Can I add different flavors to this Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe?

Yes you can add different flavors to cool whip fruit dip! The easiest way to do that is to change what extracts you mix into the dip.

For a fun flavor twist, try using coconut or almond extract in the cream cheese fruit dip recipe. You can also try a fruit extract like strawberry or raspberry. 

The recipe uses homemade vanilla extract which is a classic flavor that everyone loves, but it is fun to mix other flavors.

How to Store Cool Whip Fruit Dip:

Store this easy fruit dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for about a week, ready to use as after school snacks or a breakfast sweet dip.

hand holding a strawberry and dipping it into the fruit dip

Can You Freeze Cool Whip Fruit Dip?

You can freeze anything, including this dip for fruit. The question is always will it thaw to the same consistency you put it in the freezer? 

I have never had enough leftover simple fruit dip to be able to try freezing it. But, knowing the ingredients are all successfully frozen and thawed, and fluffy cream pies and cheesecakes are safely frozen and thawed, I would guess this is a safe dish to freeze and thaw.

If you do freeze Fruit Dip with Cool Whip, pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. It might need a quick stir to fluff it back up, but this should still be a delicious fruit dip after freezing.

zoomed in image of fruit dip with a strawberry

Is Marshmallow Creme Fruit Dip Healthy?

Creamy fruit dip with Cream Cheese is not healthy. It is a delicious dip, and when mixed with a variety of fresh fruits, it is a light dessert. 

But the dip for fruit with cool whip is straight sugar and cream. Which is delicious. Be sure to control your portions to keep this part of a healthy lifestyle.

When do you serve Fruit Dip with Marshmallow Creme?

Serve fruit dip with Cool Whip at family gatherings where you need appetizers, great snacks, or easy dessert. This is great served at a bridal shower or baby shower, on a hot summer day, or made as an easy recipe for after school snacks.

mini bowl of fruit dip with grapes and strawberries in it

Fruit Side Dishes You’ll Love…

This cool whip fruit dip recipe is a great choice for large gatherings and simple weekday snacks. Grab 4 simple ingredients and your favorite fresh fruit to make the best fruit dip you have ever eaten!

Yield: 8 Servings

Cool Whip Fruit Dip

fruit dip in a bowl surrounded on a platter with fruit.

Cool Whip Fruit Dip is a quick, easy, and gluten-free fruit dip. This tasty dip tastes great with all fruit and can be made ahead of time!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Instructions

  1. Whip cream cheese until fluffy.
  2. Add marshmallow creme and blend again.
  3. Fold in cool whip and vanilla.
  4. Chill until ready to serve.

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Kathleen

Saturday 13th of January 2024

I had forgotten about this recipe; love it; thanks for the great reminder of how very good it is! Making again for the game this weekend!

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