When I’m getting ready for a party, I don’t have time to make a lot of complicated recipes. Which is why this easy fluffy cream cheese fruit dip is one of my favorites! All you need is cream cheese, whipping cream and powdered sugar. It’s fluffy and creamy and tastes like heaven on earth!
Fruit platters and charcuterie boards are one of my favorite appetizers to serve at parties.
They’re easy to make, can be done ahead of time and everybody loves fruit.
But to make them a little more special, I like to make this fluffy cream cheese fruit dip.
This recipe is also easy to make and can be done ahead. So it fits right into my party planning philosophy.
It’s the perfect addition to your next party or get together. Let me show you how easy it is to make.
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Here’s your shopping list:
- Dairy: 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, 1 8-ounce container of heavy cream (or whipping cream).
- Sweetener: 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
- While I think the recipe tastes best with whipping cream, you can substitute 8 ounce of cool whip if you prefer.
- For a sweeter dip, use 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar.
How to make cream cheese fruit dip
This is a super simple recipe with only a couple of steps!
Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator a couple of hours in advance to let it warm to room temperature. This will make it much easier to beat so you won’t end up with any lumps.
Put it together
Beat the whipping cream with your mixer until it forms soft peaks. (When you lift the beaters out, it should hold its shape but the tips of any peaks will fall over.)
In another bowl, combine the cream cheese with 1 Tablespoon of powdered sugar.
This will make a dip that is not very sweet with a strong taste of cream cheese, but still light and fluffy because of the whipped cream.
I like it this way since fruit is sweet as well, and I don’t think it needs a lot of added sugar.
However, if you want to make it sweeter, you can use 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar. This makes it taste more like a cheesecake dip which is also delicious.
Since powdered sugar is super sweet, I wouldn’t put in much more than 2 Tablespoons since it will overpower the flavor of the cream cheese.
With a whisk, mix the whipped cream and cream cheese mixture just until combined.
Don’t mix it too much or the whipping cream will lose its fluffiness.
Store and serve
Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
As long as it is kept chilled, this dip can be made a day or two in advance.
Serve with strawberries, raspberries or
When I made this dip I only used 1 tbs of powdered sugar and it was tasty, but not very sweet with a strong taste of cream cheese, but still light and airy because of the whipped cream.
I liked it this way as the fruit was sweet as well and offered a nice balance.
For a sweeter dip use 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
When I made it with more sugar in the past, it was a sweeter dip with less of a cream cheese flavor but still delicious.
It goes particularly well with berries such as strawberries or raspberries.
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Fluffy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
- mixer and mixing bowl
- 1 8-oz package cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 8-oz container heavy cream
- 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
- With a mixer, beat 8 ounces (1 cup) of whipping cream until it forms soft peaks. Set aside.
- Add an 8-ounce package of room temperature cream cheese and 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar to another mixing bowl and beat with the mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Add in the whipped cream and mix until combined.
- Serve with your favorite fresh fruit.
- While not absolutely necessary, using room temperature cream cheese will make it a lot easier to get a smooth and creamy dip without any lumps.
- For a sweeter dip use 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.