This sweet cream cheese dip is perfect with your favorite fruits. With just five simple ingredients, it’s quick and easy to make and so light and creamy that you’ll want to eat it with a spoon. Our recipe is ready in about ten minutes and keeps for days in the refrigerator. It’s the easiest way to make your fruit platter more fun and get kids to eat more fruit.

Fruit skewer with strawberries, blueberries, and cake cubes placed in a bowl of fruit dip, adorned with red, white, and blue star-shaped sprinkles. More skewers visible in the background.

We love to entertain, and these days, our party crowd is a good bit younger — we have six grandchildren! So, I’m always looking for new ways to get them to eat something other than chicken nuggets and french fries. This sweet cream cheese dip is perfect, and they devour it along with lots of fruit!

Why you’ll love this recipe:

EASINESS – This recipe comes together in about ten minutes. It takes longer to let the cream cheese soften than it does to make the dip. And you can make it a couple of days in advance.  

TASTE – We went with whipping cream instead of marshmallow fluff, and I really like the creamy consistency of the blend of cream cheese and heavy cream. It’s delicious!

SERVING SUGGESTIONS – You’ll love this sweet cream cheese dip with our fruit kabobs or with any fruit tray. And think outside fruit — take a frozen pound cake (thawed!) and cut it in half. Layer some of this dip between the halves. Or make a sandwich with cookies, like these 4th of July Cookies or these Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies. There are so many possibilities!

I hope you’ll try this sweet cream cheese dip. I think you’ll love it, and your family will request it over and over!

Lucy

A plate with fruit and marshmallow skewers, a bowl of sweet cream cheese dip, and scattered star-shaped sprinkles. American flag-themed napkins are nearby. Skewers have strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows.

What you’ll need for cream cheese dip

  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Sweet cream cheese dip is quick and easy and a great dessert with fruit or cookies.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
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Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and beat on medium speed with an electric hand mixer until the cream cheese is smooth and there are no lumps.
  • Gradually add in the heavy whipping cream, and continue beating on medium speed until well mixed. Add in more whipping cream if you’d like a thinner dip. Cover and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 84kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 37mg, Potassium: 22mg, Fiber: 0.003g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.02mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 84
Keyword: cream cheese dip, fruit dip, sweet cream cheese dip
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What you’ll need for sweet cream cheese dip

Step 1. Whip the cream cheese. In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and beat on medium speed with an electric hand mixer until smooth and free of lumps.

A glass bowl contains cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Surrounding the bowl are sliced strawberries in another bowl, a small pitcher of cream, and a red kitchen mixer on the side.

Step 2. Add whipping cream. Gradually add the heavy whipping cream and continue beating on medium speed until well mixed. If you’d like a thinner dip, add more whipping cream. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

A bowl of sweet cream cheese dip topped with red and blue star-shaped sprinkles, surrounded by fruit skewers with strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows.

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Hi, I’m Lucy! I’m a home cook, writer, food and wine fanatic, and recipe developer. I’ve created and tested hundreds of recipes so that I can bring you the best tried and true favorites.

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