Fruit Dip with Cool Whip

This fruit dip with cool whip recipe is fluffy, creamy and sweet, and pairs perfectly with any fresh fruit you have on hand.

Cream cheese fruit dip with Cool Whip


Whether you’re hosting a party, bringing a dish to a potluck, or just looking for a fun snack to enjoy with your loved ones, this fruit dip is fantastically simple, quick and easy to make.

A basic fruit dip with Cool Whip  is made by combining Cool Whip (a brand of whipped topping) with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.

The result is a light and airy dip that is perfect for dipping fresh fruit such as strawberries, grapes, apples, and more.

Ingredients for fruit dip with cool whip

  • Cool Whip (whipped topping)
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Assorted fresh fruit (such as strawberries, grapes, pineapple, and apples) for dipping

Optional ingredients:

  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Yogurt
  • Pudding mix
Easy fruit dip with Cool Whip


How to make fruit dip with cool whip

Fruit dip is almost too easy to make, and you can literally whip up copious amounts of it in minutes. Here’s how:

Soften the cream cheese: Begin by allowing the cream cheese to soften at room temperature for about 30 minutes to make it easier to mix with the other ingredients.

Whip the cream cheese: Using an electric mixer, beat the softened cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy, with no lumps.

Add the powdered sugar: Gradually add powdered sugar to the whipped cream cheese, continuing to mix until the sugar is fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth.

Mix in the vanilla extract: Add the vanilla extract to the mixture and mix until well combined.

Fold in the Cool Whip: Using a rubber spatula or spoon, gently fold in the Cool Whip until fully incorporated.

Be careful not to overmix, as this can cause the mixture to become too runny.

Chill the dip: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dip for at least an hour, or until it has firmed up and is ready to serve.

Serve with fresh fruit: When you’re ready to serve, slice or chop a variety of fresh fruit and arrange it on a platter or in bowls.

Serve the fruit dip with the fruit, either in a separate bowl or drizzled over the top.

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What to add to fruit dip with cool whip to make it better

While fruit dip with Cool Whip is delicious on its own, there are several ingredients you can add to make it even better. Here are a few ideas:

Lemon juice or zest: Adding a bit of fresh lemon juice or zest can give the dip a bright, citrusy flavor that pairs well with fresh fruit.

Cinnamon or nutmeg: Spices like cinnamon or nutmeg can add an exotic warmth and depth of flavor to the dip.

Honey: If you’re looking for a natural sweetener, adding a bit of honey can enhance the sweetness of the dip and give it a subtle floral flavor.

Chocolate chips or cocoa powder: For a chocolatey twist, you can add chocolate chips or cocoa powder to the dip for a rich, indulgent flavor.

Peanut butter or other nut butter: Adding a dollop of peanut butter or another nut butter can give the dip a nutty flavor that pairs well with fruit.

Caramel sauce: Drizzling caramel sauce over the top of the dip can add a sweet and buttery flavor that pairs well with apples or pears.

Vanilla fruit dip with Cool Whip


What to serve with fruit dip with cool whip

Fruit dip with Cool Whip is an indulgent dip that pairs well with plenty of fresh fruits. Here are a few ideas for fruits to serve with your dip:

  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Mango
  • Kiwi
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Melons (such as cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon)

You can also try serving the dip with:

  • graham crackers
  • vanilla wafers
  • pretzels
  • sliced pound cake
  • angel food cake
Fruit dip with Cool Whip and cream cheese


Occasions to serve fruit dip with cool whip

Not that you’d need a reason to make a quick bowl of Cool Whip fruit dip, but here are some ideas for occasions to serve it:

Parties and potlucks: Fruit dip with Cool Whip is a perfect addition to any party or potluck, especially if any guest opts to bring fresh fruit skewers or a charcuterie board.

It’ll make for a delightfully refreshing dessert after a heavy meal.

Brunches and breakfasts: Fruit dip with Cool Whip can be a great addition to a brunch or breakfast spread.

It pairs well with pastries, muffins, and other breakfast foods.

Picnics and barbecues: Whether you’re having a picnic in the park or hosting a barbecue in your backyard, fruit dip with Cool Whip has mass appeal.

Family gatherings: All things fruity and deliciously sweet and creamy are always a hit at holiday gatherings and casual family get-togethers.

After-school snacks: If you have kids, fruit dip with Cool Whip can be a great after-school snack option.

It’s relatively healthy and delicious, and can be a fun way to get them to eat more fresh fruit. Just go very easy on the sugar.

Best fruit dip with Cool Whip

How to store fruit dip with cool whip

To store fruit dip with Cool Whip, follow these steps:

Transfer the dip to an airtight container: After preparing the dip, transfer it to an airtight container with a lid.

Glass or plastic containers are both good options.

Refrigerate the dip: Place the container of fruit dip in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for at least an hour before serving.

You can store the dip in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Stir before serving: Before serving the dip, give it a good stir to ensure that all the ingredients are well combined.

If the dip has separated or become runny, you may need to add a bit more powdered sugar to thicken it up.

Keep the dip chilled: When serving the dip, be sure to keep it chilled by placing it on a bed of ice or in a chilled serving dish.

This will help to prevent the dip from becoming too warm or runny.

4-ingredient fruit dip with Cool Whip

Fruit dip with cool whip FAQs

Can I use fat-free or low-fat Cool Whip in this recipe?

Yes, you can. However, keep in mind that the texture and flavor may be slightly different from the original recipe.

Can I use a different type of sweetener in this recipe?

Honey or maple syrup are great substitutions in this sweet dip. Just be sure to adjust the amount of sweetener to your personal taste preferences.

Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Definitely! Make this dip ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it. However, be sure to give it a good stir before serving to ensure that all the ingredients are well combined.

Can I freeze this dip?

I don’t recommend freezing this dip, as it can cause the texture to become grainy or watery.

Can I use this dip with non-fruit snacks, such as crackers or pretzels?

While this dip is traditionally served with fresh fruit, you can certainly experiment with using it as a dip for other snacks, such as graham crackers or pretzels. Just be aware that the flavor may be different when paired with non-fruit snacks, but it’ll still be delicious!

Fruit Dip With Cool Whip Recipe

This fruit dip with cool whip recipe is fluffy, creamy and sweet, and pairs perfectly with any fresh fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 8 oz. container Cool Whip, thawed
  • Assorted fresh fruit for serving

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the bowl, and continue to mix until well combined and creamy.
  • Use a rubber spatula or spoon to gently fold in the thawed Cool Whip until fully incorporated. Be careful not to overmix, as this can cause the mixture to become too runny.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dip for at least an hour, or until it has firmed up and is ready to serve.
  • When you’re ready to serve, slice or chop a variety of fresh fruit and arrange it on a platter or in bowls.
  • Serve the fruit dip with the fruit, either in a separate bowl or drizzled over the top.

Next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, or need a no fuss party dessert, give this recipe a try and see for yourself how easy and delicious it can be!



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