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Cool Whip Fruit Dip

Looking for a creamy and delicious fruit dip that’s quick to make? Look no further than this fluffy Cool Whip fruit dip! You only need 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip up the easy recipe. This dip goes perfectly with all your favorite fruits and adds a pretty pop of color to your fruit platter.

For more fruit desserts, try this creamy condensed milk fruit saladfruit pizza, and strawberry banana cheesecake salad.

bowl of cool whip fruit dip on a colorful fruit platter.

Easy fruit dip with Cool Whip

This rich and satisfying Cool Whip fruit dip is one of the easiest, quickest snacks you’ll ever make.

With just 2 ingredients and less than 5 minutes prep, it’s an absolute breeze to whip up.

I make it a few times every month because my family just can’t get enough!

My favorite fruits to serve with it are strawberries, peaches, and cherries, but just about any fruit will do.

I mean, it’s Cool Whip and cream cheese – what sweet fruit wouldn’t you eat with that?

Serve it chilled on a colorful fruit tray for a perfectly refreshing treat!

For another sweet dip with Cool Whip, try this pistachio cheesecake dip.

And if you need a veggie dip, this cottage cheese dip and chili cream cheese dip are my go-tos!

cool whip fruit dip ingredients.
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Ingredients

You’ll need only 2 ingredients to make this recipe, cream cheese and Cool Whip. Please see the recipe card below for exact measurements.

  • Whipped cream cheese: This recipe calls for whipped cream cheese from a tub, not the brick style. While you can use plain (or even fat-reduced), I often use strawberry cream cheese spread or blueberry cream cheese to make the dip more flavorful.
  • Cool Whip makes the fruit dip incredibly light, fluffy, and sweet. It creates a fluffier texture than marshmallow fluff, and that’s why we love it so much. Be sure to defrost your Cool Whip in the fridge before use. I usually do it overnight, but it should be ready after 4 to 5 hours.
I have brick-style cream cheese. Can I still make the fruit dip?

Yes! The texture will be slightly different, but it will still work. First, let the cream cheese soften at room temperature for 30 minutes and 1 hour. Then beat with a hand mixer until creamy + fluffy, and continue with the recipe.

Optional ingredients

  • Vanilla: I don’t always add this, but 1 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract emphasizes the other flavors.
  • Sweetener: I find Cool Whip provides enough sweetness. Still, feel free to add a little powdered sugar or maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter taste.
  • Beetroot powder: If you use strawberry cream cheese and want to accentuate the pink color, add a pinch of beet powder or red food coloring.
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How to make Cool Whip fruit dip

This easy fruit dip recipe with Cool Whip is always a hit with the family and at parties. Here’s how to make it:

step 1 add strawberry cream cheese and cool whip.

1. Add ingredients

Place the cream cheese and Cool Whip into a large mixing bowl.

step 2 mix cool whip fruit dip.

2. Mix until creamy

Using a whisk or a hand mixer, mix until the ingredients are well combined and you no longer see streaks of Cool Whip. Scarpe down the sides of the bowl as needed.

step 3 serve fruit dip.

3. Serve

Transfer the dip into a serving bowl. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to eat. Hand the dip with a selection of fruit slices and fresh berries. Enjoy!

For more party favorites, try our California chicken salad, mini cheesecakes, and cherry yum yum.

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Tips

  • Let the cream cheese sit at room temperature for a while before mixing so it blends better with the Cool Whip. Or pop it very briefly into the microwave (in a microwave-safe bowl) just until it’s not as thick, but don’t melt it!
  • Be careful not to over-mix or you’ll lose all the air and fluff in the Cool Whip and it will be runny.
  • Serve the dip cold on a hot day so it’s nice and refreshing. Don’t let the fruit dip get too warm, or it will start to melt. If needed, serve it over crushed ice.
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Variations

Now that you have the basic Cool Whip fruit dip recipe down, let’s explore some yummy variations!

You want to use plain cream cheese for most of these variations since you’re adding other flavors.

  • Different flavor extracts: Try adding lemon, almond, coconut, or mint extract to switch up the flavor profile.
  • Chocolate: For a more decadent option, stir a handful of chocolate chips or 1 to 2 tablespoons cocoa powder into the Cool Whip fruit dip.
  • Caramel: Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of caramel sauce on top of the dip for extra indulgence.
  • Maraschino cherry juice: A splash of juice will sweeten the dip and create a pretty pink color.
  • Orange: Stir in 2 tablespoons of orange juice concentrate for a bright, citrus flavor.
  • Honey cinnamon: Mix in 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • Pumpkin spice: Beat in 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin along with 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice. Alternatively, use 1 tsp cinnamon + 1/4 tsp ginger + 1/4 tsp nutmeg + a pinch of clove.
hand dipping a cherry into fruit dip with cream cheese and cool whip.
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Serving suggestions

Cool Whip fruit dip works great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or just as a quick fruit snack.

It’s always a crowd-pleaser and a great treat to make for parties, potlucks, and gatherings.

Any fruit you enjoy eating will taste delicious with this Cool Whip cream cheese fruit dip!

My favorite types of fruit to dip are strawberries, cherries, blueberries, and peaches.

It also goes well with apples, pears, pineapple, mango, blackberries, and many more.

You can serve it with other dippers such as cookies, cake cubes, graham crackers, shortbread, nilla wafers, or mini pretzels.

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Storage instructions

How to store Cool Whip fruit dip

Keep the fruit dip in an airtight container in the fridge, and it will last for up to 5 days.

Can I make Cool Whip fruit dip ahead of time?

Yes! I actually recommend making the Cool Whip dip at least an hour before serving so the flavors can meld together.

You can also prepare the dip up to 1 day in advance and store in the fridge.

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FAQ

Can I double or triple the recipe for a larger crowd?

Of course! You can easily double or triple this Cool Whip dip recipe to accommodate larger groups.

Can I use marshmallow fluff or marshmallow cream instead of Cool Whip?

Yes, it’s possible to substitute Cool Whip with the same amount of marshmallow fluff/cream. The dip will taste slightly sweeter, but still have a gorgeous, fluffy texture.

How do you make a fruit platter?

A fruit platter is a necessity whether you’re hosting friends or having dinner as a family. Here’s how to arrange a gorgeous fruit tray:

First, you need a large serving platter or tray. A rimmed baking sheet works great as well.

Next, place a small bowl of fruit dip in the center of the tray (or off to one side).
Then, arrange the larger fruits in groups on the tray.

Fill the remaining spots with smaller fruit and berries.

You can place your fruit randomly or pattern it in a rainbow. I also like to add a few mint sprigs for a pretty presentation.

Why is Cool Whip fruit dip so good?

Quick + easy: Cream cheese Cool Whip dip is incredibly simple to make, requiring only 5 minutes prep and 2 basic ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

Amazing taste + texture: Strawberry Cool Whip dip features a deliciously creamy texture and sweet, tangy flavor. The combination of cream cheese and Cool Whip creates a smooth and velvety dip that goes perfectly with fresh fruit.

Versatile: Fruit dip with cream cheese and Cool Whip is also incredibly versatile. You can customize the recipe by incorporating additional ingredients like almond extract or chocolate chips to give it a unique twist.

Crowd-pleaser: Strawberry Cool Whip fruit dip is a total crowd-pleaser that everyone will love. This easy fruit dip will surely be a huge hit whether you serve it as an appetizer, dessert, or snack.

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Cool Whip Fruit Dip Recipe

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Looking for a creamy and delicious fruit dip that’s quick to make? Look no further than this fluffy Cool Whip fruit dip! You only need 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip up the easy recipe. This dip goes perfectly with all your favorite fruits and adds a pretty pop of color to your fruit platter.

Ingredients

  • 1 tub (8 oz / 225 g) whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tub (8 oz / 225 g) Cool Whip, thawed

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients. Place the cream cheese and Cool Whip into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until creamy. Using a whisk or a hand mixer, mix until the ingredients are well combined and you no longer see streaks of Cool Whip. Scarpe down the sides of the bowl as needed.
    Tip: For the best flavor, chill the fruit in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together.
  3. Serve. Transfer the dip into a serving bowl. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to eat. Hand the dip with a selection of fruit slices and fresh berries. Enjoy!
  4. Store. Keep the fruit dip in an airtight container in the fridge, and it will last for up to 5 days.

Notes

Tips

  • Let the cream cheese sit at room temperature for a while before mixing so it blends better with the Cool Whip. Or pop it very briefly into the microwave (in a microwave-safe bowl) just until it’s not as thick, but don’t melt it!
  • Be careful not to over-mix or you’ll lose all the air and fluff in the Cool Whip and it will be runny.
  • Serve the dip cold on a hot day so it’s nice and refreshing. Don’t let the fruit dip get too warm, or it will start to melt. If needed, serve it over crushed ice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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