The Best Easy Fruit Dip

This easy fruit dip recipe is the perfect way to jazz up a platter of fruit! It has just 4 ingredients and it’s delicious with a variety of fruit.

hand dipping a strawberry into fruit dip in a white bowl, surrounded by cut fruit.

I love a big platter of fresh fruit, and this is best Easy Fruit Dip for dipping into berries, pineapple, apples, grapes, and more.

It’s light and fluffy (perfect for dipping!) and only has FOUR ingredients.

The dip, along with a big platter of fresh fruit, is a great addition to a cookout or potluck, or even just a delicious snack for yourself.

And I can confirm that kids and adults of all ages absolutely love it.

fruit platter with a bowl of fruit dip in the middle.

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The secret ingredients

This dip only has four ingredients, but there are TWO that make this dip the best fruit dip ever:

  • Orange zest perfectly complements the fruit and gives the dip a light citrus flavor
  • Nutmeg gives the dip a slightly nutty, warm, aromatic flavor. It’s one of those ingredients that you can tell there’s something special in there, but you’re not quite sure what it is. It’s lovely in this dip!
ingredients for fruit dip on a white table.

The other ingredients are:

  • Full fat cream cheese (you could also use low-fat cream cheese)
  • Marshmallow creme makes the dip super light and fluffy!

How to make this easy fruit dip

Start by softening the cream cheese. You can do this by leaving it at room temperature for 1–2 hours. Here are some tips for softening cream cheese in a hurry if you forget to get it out!

Make sure that the cream cheese is fully softened, otherwise the dip will be lumpy.

While you wait, zest the orange. I like using a microplane for this. The smallest holes on a box grater work, too.

When the cream cheese is soft, place it in a large bowl with the marshmallow cream, orange zest, and nutmeg.

fruit dip ingredients in a glass bowl.

Beat on high with a hand mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.

fruit dip in a glass bowl with a hand mixer.

Transfer the fruit dip to a serving bowl, and surround it with fresh fruit.

I used a mixture of sliced apples, raspberries, strawberries, mango, grapes, clementines, blueberries, and pineapple. My favorite fruit to dip was the strawberries!

hand dipping a strawberry into fruit dip, sitting on a platter of fresh fruit.

Place toothpicks on the side for easy serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use low-fat cream cheese for this recipe?

Yes! You can easily substitute 8 oz of low-fat cream cheese for the full-fat cream cheese.

Can I leave out the orange zest?

If you don’t have an orange for zesting, add the zest of one lemon instead.

Can I leave out the nutmeg?

If you don’t have nutmeg, just leave it out.

Can I make this recipe dairy-free?

To make a dairy-free fruit dip, use a non-dairy cream cheese in place of the regular cream cheese. Follow the recipe as directed otherwise.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

The ingredients for this dip don’t contain gluten, so it’s already gluten-free. But as always, check the labels of any store-bought ingredients just to be sure.

Can I make fruit dip ahead of time?

This fruit dip recipe can be made several days in advance. Keep it covered tightly in the refrigerator. About two hours before you plan to serve it, remove it from the refrigerator to soften.

colorful fruit platter with a bowl of cream cheese fruit dip.

The best fruits for dipping

This easy Fruit Dip isn’t overly sweet, so choose fruit that is on the sweeter side (usually fruit that is in-season is the sweetest). Here are a few ideas:

  • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries in the summer
  • Ripe pineapple
  • A sweet apple such as fuji, gala, or honeycrisp
  • Grapes
  • Mango (this is sweetest in the spring)
  • Clementines are nice and sweet in the winter

For serving, I like placing a raspberry or a strawberry sliced with the slices fanned out) on top of the fruit dip for a little bit of color.

Don’t forget to put some toothpicks nearby for people to dip their fruit!

Have you tried this recipe? Please leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating and/or comment below!

📖 Recipe

hand dipping a strawberry into a white bowl of fruit dip, surrounded by fruit.

The Best Easy Fruit Dip

Published by Kate
You just need 4 ingredients to create this light and fluffy fruit dip!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 116 kcal


  • 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 dash of nutmeg
  • Fresh fruit: strawberries, grapes, blueberries, bananas, pineapple, raspberries, clementines, apples, mango, etc.


  • Place the marshmallow cream, softened cream cheese, orange zest, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Beat on medium with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy, about 1–2 minutes.
  • Transfer the dip to a serving dish and surround it with fresh fruit for dipping. Include toothpicks to pick up the fruit, if desired.


You can use either full-fat or low-fat cream cheese for this recipe. It should be fully softened (leave it out at room temperature for at least 2 hours). 
The dip isn’t overly sweet, so use fruit that is on the sweeter side for this recipe, such as in-season berries, a sweet apple, ripe mango, etc. 


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 61mgPotassium: 26mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 254IUCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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