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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip with Powdered Sugar

Serve up a bowl of this cream cheese fruit dip with powdered sugar and a platter of fresh fruit for an easy snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth. This easy fruit dip recipe is made with 4 simple ingredients, making it a cinch to whip up.

For more sweet dips, try our condensed milk fruit dip, Philadelphia cream cheese fruit dip, and gingersnap dip.

bowl of cream cheese fruit dip with powdered sugar on a fruit tray.

Fruit dip with cream cheese and powdered sugar

Powdered sugar fruit dip is completely and utterly addicting!

It’s light, fluffy, and perfect for dipping any fruit, making it a fun addition to a festive spread.

The dip is made with just 4 ingredients, and they’re pantry staples you likely always have in your kitchen.

Plus, it’s ready in 10 minutes. Does it get any better than this?

It’s one of those recipes you can whip up at a moment’s notice for a quick dessert or to entertain impromptu guests.

So grab a bowl and a whisk, and let’s get going!

powdered sugar fruit dip ingredients.
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Ingredients

As mentioned, you need just 4 ingredients to make this delicious powdered sugar fruit dip. Please see the recipe card below for exact measurements.

  • Cream cheese: I recommend brick-style full-fat cream cheese for the best taste and texture. However, fat-reduced or cream cheese from a tub will work, too.
  • Powdered sugar: Sift the powdered sugar to remove any lumps and guarantee a smooth consistency.
  • Heavy cream: Make sure your cream is very cold to whip up properly. I like to pop my mixing bowl and beaters in the fridge so they are also cold.
  • Vanilla: Use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.

By the way, you can use the same ingredients to make mini no-bake cheesecakes. They are great to serve with fruit dip if you’re hosting.

And if you crave a savory dip, try our chili cream cheese dip or garlic cheese spread.

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How to make cream cheese fruit dip with powdered sugar

My fruit dip with powdered sugar couldn’t be easier! You’ll be dipping into this delicious treat in 4 simple steps. Let’s walk through it:

step 1 combine cream cheese and powdered sugar.

1. Whip Cream Cheese

Place the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to whip on high for about 1 minute, until combined. Then, set aside.

step 2 whip heavy cream.

2. Beat heavy cream

Next, pour the cold heavy cream into another medium bowl. Using the hand mixer again, whip on high speed until stiff peaks begin to form, around for 4 to 6 minutes.

step 3 mix cream cheese and whipped cream.

3. Fold together

Transfer the whipped cream into the same bowl as the cream cheese mixture. Use a spatula to gently fold them together until combined. Be careful not to overmix, or the whipped cream will deflate and lose its airiness.

4. Serve

Serve immediately with your favorite fruit and other dippers. Enjoy!

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Tips

  • Room temperature ingredients: For a light and fluffy texture, you want to start out with room temperature ingredients. They will blend better without lumps.
  • Soften cream cheese: Remove the cream cheese from the fridge and let it sit on the countertop. It will soften within 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Adjust the sweetness: 3/4 cup powdered sugar is the sweetness my family enjoys. Of course, feel free to use 1/2 cup for a less sweet dip or increase the amount to 1 cup for a sweeter cream cheese dip.
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Variations

  • Try a different extract: Instead of vanilla, try another extract such as lemon, orange, or almond.
  • Make it berry: Blend up your favorite freeze-dried berry (such as strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry) and add about 1 tablespoon of the powder.
  • Chocolate version: Stir in about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to make chocolate cream cheese fruit dip.
  • Add sprinkles: Incorporate 1 tablespoon of colorful sprinkles for a cute funfetti twist.
hand dunking strawberry in bowl of fruit dip with powdered sugar.
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What to serve with fruit dip

I love to assemble a platter of sliced fruits and colorful berries, but you are welcome to go jazzy with your dippers. The options are endless!

We love to dip just about anything with this sweet fruit dip with cream cheese. Here are a few recommendations:

  • Berries like strawberries and blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Sliced apples
  • Sliced peaches
  • Pineapple Spears
  • Sliced pears
  • Watermelon wedges
  • Cantaloupe
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Cookies
  • Graham crackers
  • Ladyfingers
  • Nilla wafers
  • Pretzels
  • Animal Crackers

Or go all out and serve it alongside these chocolate-stuffed strawberries for an epic dessert!

Cream cheese powdered sugar dip also doubles as an excellent sweet breakfast spread for your morning toast, pancakes, crepes, waffles, and French toast.

On occasion, I even use it as icing or filling for cinnamon rolls, blueberry muffins, and lemon banana bread.

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Storage instructions

How to store fruit dip with cream cheese and powdered sugar

This cream cheese and powdered sugar fruit dip will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Be sure to store it in an airtight container so it doesn’t take on funky smells from the fridge.

When ready to eat, give it a quick stir and then serve with your favorite fresh fruit.

Can you freeze powdered sugar fruit dip?

No, I advise against freezing fruit dip with cream cheese. Cream cheese changes its texture after freezing and thawing, and the fruit dip won’t have the same fluffy texture.

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FAQ

What is fruit dip made of?

This easy fruit dip recipe is made from a combination of cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and a splash of vanilla extract.

What does fruit dip with cream cheese and powdered sugar taste like?

Cream cheese fruit dip with powdered sugar is a creamy whipped dessert and tastes sweet with the lovely flavors of tangy cream cheese and vanilla. It’s reminiscent of no-bake cheesecake – just without all the work.

How do you keep bananas from browning on a fruit platter?

Peel and slice the bananas into small, bite-sized coins, and serve them in a pile on the fruit tray.

To prevent them from browning, drizzle the slices in lemon juice or pineapple juice before putting them on the platter.

What makes cream cheese fruit dip with powdered sugar so good?

Quick + easy: All you do is mix the ingredients, and you’ll have this tasty fruit dip ready in minutes!

Crowd favorite: Kids and adults alike love this cream cheese fruit dip with powdered sugar. Since it pairs well with basically everything, everyone will find a dipper option.

Simple ingredients: You only need 4 ingredients to make this easy powdered sugar fruit dip recipe. That’s it!

Make-ahead dessert: You can prepare the fruit dip in the morning and serve it later that day. Or make it a day in advance and serve it whenever your guests arrive.

Why is my fruit dip lumpy?

You may not have let your cream cheese soften enough before mixing or didn’t mix everything enough.

Using an electric mixer and then mixing the dip with a rubber spatula makes it easier to achieve a smooth, lump-free consistency.

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More fruit desserts

If you love this cream cheese fruit dip with powdered sugar, you will also enjoy some other fruit dessert recipes.

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sweet fruit dip with cream cheese.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe with Powdered Sugar

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

Serve up a bowl of this cream cheese fruit dip with powdered sugar and a platter of fresh fruit for an easy snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth. This easy fruit dip recipe is made with 4 simple ingredients, making it a cinch to whip up.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz / 225 g full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup / g / oz honey
  • 1 cup / 240 ml / 8 fl oz cold heavy cream
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Whip cream cheese. Place the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to whip on high for about 1 minute, until combined. Then, set aside.
  2. Beat heavy cream. Next, pour the cold heavy cream into another medium bowl. Using the hand mixer again, whip on high speed until stiff peaks begin to form, around for 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Fold together. Transfer the whipped cream into the same bowl as the cream cheese mixture. Use a spatula to gently fold them together until combined. Be careful not to overmix, or the whipped cream will deflate and lose its airiness.
  4. Serve. Serve immediately with your favorite fruit and other dippers. Enjoy!

Notes

Tips

  • Room temperature ingredients: For a light and fluffy texture, you want to start out with room temperature ingredients. They will blend better without lumps.
  • Soften cream cheese: Remove the cream cheese from the fridge and let it sit on the countertop. It will soften within 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Adjust the sweetness: 3/4 cup powdered sugar is the sweetness my family enjoys. Of course, feel free to use 1/2 cup for a less sweet dip or increase the amount to 1 cup for a sweeter cream cheese dip.

Variations

  • Try a different extract: Instead of vanilla, try another extract such as lemon, orange, or almond.
  • Make it berry: Blend up your favorite freeze-dried berry (such as strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry) and add about 1 tablespoon of the powder.
  • Chocolate version: Stir in about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to make chocolate cream cheese fruit dip.
  • Add sprinkles: Incorporate 1 tablespoon of colorful sprinkles for a cute funfetti twist.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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