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Retro Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

The Best Cream Cheese Dip Recipe – Our extra tasty version of classic cream cheese and marshmallow fluff fruit dip you love is a snap to make with 5 simple ingredients!

Top down view platter of grapes, strawberries, sliced pears and apples with a bowl of fruit dip.

Why We Love This Classic Recipe

If you’re over 40, you have most certainly had this sweet marshmallow cream cheese dip at some point in your life… Maybe at a church potluck or a neighborhood holiday party.

If you haven’t yet tried it, we are so very excited to introduce you to this decadent dip today!

This simple “vintage” no-bake dip recipe is made with just 2 ingredients – softened cream cheese and marshmallow creme. However, we add a few extra goodies to give the dip flavorful flair!

Just whip everything together in one bowl, and in less than 5 minutes it’s ready to serve with dip-able fruits such as apple slices, orange segments, pears, grapes, berries, and more!

Close view cream cheese marshmallow fruit dip in a bowl, with a single strawberry in the dip.

Ingredients Needed

The base of the recipe is only 2 ingredients, but you can add so much flavor with just a couple of extra key ingredients! We love to include a bit of lemon zest and vanilla extract to give an even brighter zing for spring and summer parties.

Here is everything you need to make our favorite cream cheese marshmallow fluff dip recipe:

  • Cream cheese – softened
  • Marshmallow fluff – we love the classic Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
  • Lemon zest and vanilla extract – optional, but highly recommended (see more delicious add-ins suggestions below!)
  • Salt – a pinch to balance the sweet flavors
Boxed Philadelphia cream cheese and a jar of Jet-Puffed Marshmallow creme.

How to Make Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

The best cream cheese and marshmallow fluffy dip is easy to make in 5 minutes with only one bowl and 3 simple steps!

Jar of Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme opened with a blue spatula digging in.
  1. First, place the cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
Bowl of cream cheese and marshmallow fluff, blended with a blue spatula scraping down the side.
  1. Add in the marshmallow fluff, fresh lemon zest, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat again until well combined.
Electric beater in a bowl whipping the ingredients.
  1. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with 4-6 cups of your favorite fruits.

Get the Complete (Printable) Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe Below. Enjoy!

Top down close view of bowl with cream cheese fruit dip on a platter with fresh fruits.

Suggestions for What to Serve with Fruit Dip

Cream cheese marshmallow fluff dip is delicious to serve with your favorite fresh and hearty fruits. Ideally, you want goodies that are easy to grab with as little mess as possible. A few classics fruits that we love are:

  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Apple slices
  • Pear slices
  • Orange segments
  • Pineapple slices

But that’s not all! Serve this sweet, fluffy, and creamy dip with other dippers like pretzels, graham crackers, and cookies.

Pro Tip: If cutting apples or pears ahead of an event, make sure to squeeze lemon juice over the slices and toss them so they don’t brown.

Platter of fresh fruits with bowl of marshmallow and cream cheese dip, single strawberry.

Frequently Asked Questions

What other flavors can you add to marshmallow and cream cheese fruit dip?

There are SO many different flavors you can incorporate in this delightful dip!

  • A pinch of cinnamon or apple pie spice is great for the fall and winter holidays.
  • Mix in a 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips for a chocolatey treat.
  • Swap the lemon zest and vanilla extract for orange zest and orange or pineapple juice for a bright, tropical flavor.

Can you freeze cream cheese fruit dip?

While you technically can freeze the dip for up to a month or so, I don’t recommend that you actually do it. Freezing will change the texture and make the dip a little grainy.

How long does fruit dip last in the fridge?

Cream cheese dip will keep well for up to a week in the refrigerator. Cover the dish with plastic wrap or transfer it to a container with a lid before storing it in the fridge.

Give it a stir before serving cold.

Hand dipping a strawberry into a bowl of retro cream cheese marshmallow fluff fruit dip.

Looking for More Classic Dip Recipes? Be Sure to Also Try:

Retro Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Our extra tasty version of that classic cream cheese marshmallow fluff fruit dip you love is a snap to make with 5 simple ingredients!
Servings: 16 servings (2 cups)

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Add in the marshmallow fluff, fresh lemon zest, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat again until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with 4-6 cups of your favorite fruits.

Notes

Pro Tip: If cutting apples or pears ahead of an event, make sure to squeeze lemon juice over the slices and toss them so they don’t brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 67kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 51mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 78IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Dip, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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