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The Best Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

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Cream Cheese, powdered sugar, a splash of vanilla and lemon juice come together to make the most amazing Cream Cheese Fruit Dip.

This sweet and creamy dip will be the highlight of your fruit platter. It is the one dip that is always finished first! 

cream cheese fruit dip

Easy 4 Ingredient Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Who knew that something this delicious could be made with just four easy ingredients. It’s my go-to recipe when I’m wanting the kids to eat more fruit and I use this dip as bait. (Trust me, it works every time!) 

This is a simple dessert dip for parties, picnics, or just a delicious snacking weekend at home. Keep the ingredients on hand so that you can whip it up when the craving hits.

Why You Need to Make This Dip

  • Minimal prep and effort on your part – It’s so simple to make! 
  • No bake – no need to turn on the oven! 
  • Delicious – Pairs perfectly with fresh fruit
  • Easy to save for later – Stores easily in the fridge so that you can enjoy it again and again. 
bowl of fruit dip with a sliced apple being dipped into it

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Ingredients + Notes

(Ingredients at a glance, you will find the full recipe with ingredient amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

  • Cream Cheese | Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature for the easiest blending. Room temperature cream cheese will result in the creamiest lump-free dip. You can use full or low-fat cream cheese, but I do not recommend the fat-free.
  • Powdered Sugar | This adds the little kick of sweetness that takes the recipe over the top. 
  • Vanilla Extract | I always recommend that you use real vanilla extract, not imitation vanilla. There’s a difference in the flavor. 
  • Lemon Juice | Lemon juice acts as a flavor enhancer to help bring out the flavor in the dip, it also helps cut the heaviness of the cream cheese and adds a clean fresh taste to the dip. You can use fresh or bottled for this recipe, but I always recommend fresh if you have it

How to Make Fruit Dip Step By Step Recipe Instructions

  1. Beat together the softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl until it’s smooth and creamy. 
  2. Add in powdered sugar and mix well. 
  3. Pour in the vanilla extra and mix.
  4. Finally, add in the lemon juice and mix well. 
how to make cream cheese fruit dip

Serving Suggestions:

Cream Cheese fruit dip is amazing with a lot of different foods. Some of my suggestions are:

  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Graham Crackers
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Pretzels
  • Animal Crackers
bowl of fruit dip made with cream cheese


Can this fruit Dip recipe be doubled?

Yes, In fact, if making for a party, I do recommend doubling the recipe. You can even triple the recipe and serve it out in portions, too. 

Can I Make This Dip Ahead Of Time?

Of course, this is a perfect dip to put together the day before. It will taste even better as the flavors will have had time to meld together. I do recommend pulling it from the fridge about 20 minutes before serving to allow the dip to soften and become more dip-able.

Why Is My Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Lumpy?

If you don’t let the fruit dip soften all the way or come to room temperature, there’s a high probability that it’s going to have lumps. 

Can I leave out the Lemon Juice?

You can if you want but it really does add a great flavor. You can also use lime juice if you don’t have lemon juice on hand. 

How long will the dip last in the fridge?

This cream cheese fruit dip will last 4 to 5 days in an air-tight container. I do not recommend freezing the leftovers as cream cheese isn’t good to freeze and unthaw in recipes. (This is a small batch so it definitely won’t be much leftover for long, lol.)

dipping a strawberry into fruit dip

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Tried this Dessert Dip?

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best cream cheese fruit dip recipe

The Best Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 45 reviews
  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: desserts


This dessert dip recipe is perfect for dipping fresh fruit, crackers, cookies, and more!


Units Scale
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Beat together the softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl until it’s smooth and creamy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and mix well.
  3. Pour in the vanilla extra and mix.
  4. Finally, add in the lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Serving Size: 1/16th of recipe
  • Calories: 66
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Protein: 1

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  1. Made it for my 5 year old grandsons birthday party. It was an absolute hit with the kids. Thank you

  2. Tina Endicott says:

    I’m sure this is the exact recipe I’ve been l👀king for! I remembered this dip from when I was a kid, but I hadn’t found the exact one until now. (Everyone wants to use marshmallow fluff, but it just didn’t quite have the same flavor I remembered) I tried this one & finally found the right one! Thank You

  3. Best fruit dip ever!!

  4. I made this the other day for an event I was having and it was so good and only took about five minutes to make by hand. I halved the recipe becuase I only needed some, but I had all the ingredients at the house already. It was a great addition to the fruit tray.

  5. It was really yummy and super easy to make. I need to double batch next time, lol!

  6. Just whipped this up and it was a hit!!! I added a splash of vanilla coffee creamer just to thin it out and it worked perfectly!!

  7. Delicious. This is such a great fruit dip. Thank you for sharing

  8. It was a big hit at our church picnic!

  9. Great recipe! Super delicious

  10. I needed a fruit dip that I could make in a jiffy with just a few ingredients while on vacation. This dip came together quickly & it’s so yummy. The grandkids loved it! Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Very easy to make and not too sweet.

  12. Tried it with a 1/2 cup of sugar and it came out great. everyone loved it. made grapes ,blueberries, and strawberry even better.

  13. I sprinkle apple pie seasoning over and have fruit with it. SO good

  14. My husband loves this dip

  15. Such an easy recipe turned out great definitely will make again

  16. I love this recipe with strawberry’s and gram crackers,

  17. love this fruit dip recipe. took it to my grand daughter’s birthday party ,everyone commented on how good it was.

  18. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. This sounds like a winner as do all of the recipes you have sent out! I love that you also help solve problems (like lumps) BEFORE they become a problem!
    A zillion hearts for you!