The BEST homemade cream cheese fruit dip made with natural ingredients!

You can shop the ingredients from this recipe as part of a paid partnership with Target.

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Down here in the South, I’m still enjoying the last fresh flavors of summer before Autumn completely takes over with her pumpkin spice everything!

I snagged some late summer fruit from the Farmer’s Market and created the most amazing, fluffy cream cheese fruit dip. It reminds me of my grandmother’s no-bake strawberry cheesecake! So good!

Of course, this fluffy cream cheese fruit dip doesn’t have to be just for Spring and summer produce! It’s equally amazing with Fall favorites like fresh apple slices, pears, grapes, and even cinnamon-roasted pumpkin!

It also makes a great dip for dessert trays; think pound cake cubes, pretzels, graham crackers, marshmallows, etc.

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Only Four ingredients

One thing that I love about this cream cheese fruit dip is that it only takes four ingredients: heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and strawberries. How simple is that!

And to make this even easier, you can now instantly add all the ingredients to make this fruit dip directly to your Target cart! Yep, here’s how:


How to Use The Target Shop Button

1. Scroll down to the recipe card on any recipe that you want to shop and click the pink “Shop Ingredients” button below the ingredients list. 

2. Once you enter your zip code and select your Target store, the cream cheese fruit dip ingredients are automatically added to your cart! Check off any ingredients that you already have at home.

3. Click the pink “Check out at Target” button when you’re done. This takes you to your Target account, where you can choose delivery or order pickup.  Done!


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The BEST Homemade Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

What I love most about this cream cheese fruit dip, besides it being so easy to make, is that it tastes so incredibly fresh. Toss the artificial-tasting strawberry fruit dips that come in those premade fruit trays and make this recipe! Here’s more to love about it:

  • All-Natural: No artificial dyes, colors, or flavors.
  • Best Texture Ever: So fluffy and light! It clings perfectly to any fruit!
  • No marshmallow fluff/marshmallow creme
  • Easily customizable: Replace the strawberries with your favorite berry or soft fruit.
  • Delicious! A true crowd-pleasing recipe that you’ll want to keep in the stash!
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How To Make This Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • Heavy whipping cream, cold: Adds richness and gives the fruit dip a light, fluffy texture.
  • Powdered sugar, sifted: Add sweetness to the dish and provide stability.
  • Fresh Strawberries (make sure your strawberries taste delicious): Provides color and natural strawberry flavor to the dip.
  • Cream cheese, room temperature (it needs to be very soft): Adds tanginess, richness, and stability to the dip.

INSTRUCTIONS (full printable recipe at the bottom of post)

  1. In a large bowl, add heavy whipping cream and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
  2. Mix using a hand mixer until fluffy and can hold stiff peaks. Set aside.
  3. Place strawberries into a blender or food processor and blend.
  4. Blend in the cream cheese. (Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender.)
  5. Blend in the remaining powdered sugar until the mixture is well combined.
  6. Gently fold the strawberry-cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream mixture until completely combined and there are no streaks.
  7. Spoon into a serving dish and serve immediately for a whipped texture or refrigerate for 1-2 hours for a firmer texture.
  8. Use within 1-2 days. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Fruit Tray & Dipping Ideas

If you’re looking for the best fresh fruit for this cream cheese fruit dip recipe, here are some ideas!

  • strawberries
  • pineapples
  • grapes
  • canteloupe
  • peaches
  • watermelon
  • apples (drizzle with lemon juice to delay browning)
  • blueberries
  • bananas (drizzle with lemon juice to delay browning)
  • blackberries
  • raspberries
  • Non-Fruits: Pound cake cubes, pretzels, cookies, graham crackers, etc.
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Common Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Questions

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese? Yes, but note that if you use yogurt, the fruit dip will be much looser in texture since this recipe consists of blended fresh strawberries. The cream cheese provides stability to create the perfect whipped, yet creamy texture.

Is this considered a marshmallow fruit dip? No, this dip does not contain marshmallow cream. It is considered a cream cheese fruit dip.

Can I add chocolate to make it a chocolate fruit dip? I’ve never turned this particular recipe into a chocolate fruit dip. If you are looking for a chocolate dip (like fondue) try this recipe.

Can I leave out the strawberries? Yes, but the texture will be a bit thick. The strawberries add just the right amount of liquid to keep the cream cheese soft and whipped.

Can this fruit dip be made ahead of time? Yes! This fruit dip can be served immediately for a whipped texture, or made a few hours before and chilled for a firmer texture.

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Get the Recipe: Best Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe

5 from 3 ratings
Creamy & fluffy strawberry cream cheese fruit dip made with natural ingredients! A true crowd-pleasing recipe!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
chill time: 1 hour
Servings: 10

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar, sifted and divided
  • ¾ heaping cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 8 oz Cream cheese, room temperature, , (cut into pieces)

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add heavy whipping cream and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
  • Mix using a hand mixer until fluffy and can hold stiff peaks. Set aside.
  • Place strawberries into a blender or food processor and blend.
  • Blend in cream cheese. (Scrape down the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula if needed.)
  • Blend in remaining powdered sugar (1/2 cup)
  • Gently fold the strawberry-cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream mixture until completely combined and there are no streaks.
  • Place into a serving dish and serve immediately for a whipped texture, or refrigerate for 1-2 hours for a firmer texture.
  • Use within 1-2 days. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer, dip
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