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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip with Powdered Sugar

Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Easy Cream cheese fruit dip recipe is a sweet and creamy dip that's perfect for dipping your favorite fruits. This easy fruit dip recipe comes together in just 5 minutes and only calls for a few simple ingredients! It's silky and fluffy texture makes this sweet treat addicting! Serve with fresh fruit, such as strawberries, apple slices, pineapples, or grapes!

Enjoy this fluffy fruit dip on a fruit tray or a dessert board! Try this cake batter dip while you're at it! 

cream cheese fruit dip in a bowl surrounded by grapes, strawberries, and blackberries.
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The easy recipe for marshmallow fruit dip is so easy and incredibly delicious! It's the perfect accompaniment to fresh fruit on a fruit platter and is always one of the first things to go whenever I serve this at parties.

I love this recipe because it is the perfect combination of creamy and sweet and makes an easy snack feel like such a treat. Not to mention, every time I make it, my son can't help but dunk all of his animal crackers into it! (it's so cute)

This cream cheese dip calls for just a few main ingredients - you'll need cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, powdered sugar, a little lemon zest, and maraschino cherry juice (it's what gives the sweet dip it's pretty pink color). Oh, I almost forgot, you'll ned just a splash of vanilla extract too - for added flavor of course!

An added benefit is that this is super easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, making it a convenient option for parties or gatherings. Serve with your favorite fresh fruits or even graham crackers or vanilla wafers for the ultimate creamy fruit dip! Cream cheese fruit dip is a delicious and easy-to-make snack that is perfect for parties, potlucks, or just a simple snack at home.


  • Softened Cream Cheese - use full-fat cream cheese (regular cream cheese) for the best flavor and texture. 
  • Marshmallow fluff - not to be confused with marshmallow creme! Fluff has a bit more of a silky and creamy texture and a bit more flavor than the marshmallow cream. 
  • Powdered Sugar - this acts as both a sweetener and a thickener. 
  • Maraschino Cherry Juice - this is simply the juice that the maraschino cherries sit in from the jar. It adds a pretty pink color and added fruity flavor!
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Zest 


  • Vegan option - use vegan cream cheese and swap out marshmallow fluff with a vegan marshmallow fluff, my favorite is Smucker's marshmallow topping.
  • Dairy free option - replace cream cheese with non-dairy/vegan cream cheese. 
  • Don't have maraschino cherries? Use ¼ tsp of almond extract instead.


a fruit board with fruit dip in a bowl.
  • Use softened cream cheese: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients. This will ensure a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Mix well: Use an electric hand mixer or a whisk to beat the cream cheese and other ingredients together until they are well combined and smooth.
  • Add sugar gradually: Add the powdered sugar gradually, a little at a time, and mix well after each addition. This will prevent clumps from forming and ensure a smooth texture.
  • Chill before serving: To allow the flavors to meld together and the dip to thicken, chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. While you can serve this immediately, chilling before serving makes a difference in texture. 
  • Experiment with different flavors: You can add other flavors to your fruit dip, such as cinnamon, honey, or lemon juice, depending on your taste preferences.

How to soften cream cheese quickly 

There are a few different methods you can use to quickly soften cream cheese:

1. Microwave Method: Remove the cream cheese from its packaging and place it in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave it on high for 15-20 seconds at a time, until it reaches the desired softness. Be careful not to overheat the cream cheese, as it can become too soft or even melt.

2. Room Temperature Method: Remove the cream cheese from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. This will allow it to soften gradually without becoming too warm.

3. Warm Water Method: Remove the cream cheese from its packaging and place it in a sealed plastic bag. Fill a bowl with warm water and place the bag of cream cheese in the water for 10-15 minutes, until it softens.

4. Softened Butter Method: Cut the cream cheese into small pieces and place them in a mixing bowl. Add an equal amount of softened butter and mix them together with an electric mixer until they are well combined and creamy. This method is particularly useful if you are using the cream cheese in a recipe that calls for both cream cheese and butter.

These methods should help you quickly soften cream cheese and make it easier to work with.

How to make Fruit Dip with Cream Cheese

1. Place cream cheese and marshmallow fluff in a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to mix together for three minutes, until smooth and combined.

softened cream cheese and marshmallow fluff mixed together in a bowl with a hand mixer.

2. Add powdered sugar, maraschino cherry juice, and lemon zest and continue to mix together until all ingredients are combined. 

a hand dipping a pineapple slice into the cream cheese fruit dip.

3. Place in a serving bowl. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.


Chocolate fruit dip - add about 2 tbsps of cocoa powder to add a chocolatey spin on this fruit dip!

Caramel Fruit Dip - add 3-4 tbsps of caramel sauce to the cream cheese mixture for a caramel twist.

Jam it up - add strawberry or blueberry jam for added fruity flavor.

Add sprinkles - similar to my dunkaroo dip, turn this into a funfetti dip by adding a ½ cup of sprinkles!

What goes with fruit dip?

a fruit board with grapes and strawberries with a fruit dip in a bowl topped with edible flowers.

Fruit dip is typically served with fresh fruits to enhance their flavor and make them more enjoyable to eat. Some popular fruits to serve with fruit dip include strawberries, grapes, apples, bananas, pineapple, and melons.

In addition to fresh fruits, you could also serve fruit dip with other items such as:

  • Graham crackers or vanilla wafers
  • Pretzels or potato chips for a salty and sweet combination
  • Miniature marshmallows or marshmallow fluff
  • Pound cake or angel food cake cubes
  • Cookies such as shortbread or biscotti

The possibilities are endless, and you can experiment with different combinations to find your favorite pairing with fruit dip.

Storing and Making Ahead

Storage: Store this fluffy marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Make ahead: this delicious dip can be made up to 2 days in advance for the best flavor. Be sure to cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe

Cream cheese fruit dip is a sweet and creamy dip that comes together in just 5 minutes and only calls for a few simple ingredients!
Serving: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 198kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • hand mixer


  • 12 oz Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 7 oz Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsps Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest


  • Combine room temperature cream cheese and marshmallow fluff in a mixing bowl. Mix together with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and combined.
  • Add powdered sugar, maraschino cherry juice, vanilla extract, and lemon zest and continue to mix until fully combined.
  • Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.04mg
Course: Anytime, Appetizer
Cuisine: American

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  1. I had to make something quick for unexpected company. This was simple and easy. It was so good I had to make two because my kids kept eating it before the guest came. It was the best.

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