Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

If you are looking for a light and fluffy fruit dip with cream cheese, this is the best one to try! My easy fruit dip is the perfect companion to any fresh fruit you enjoy.  Serve for brunch, breakfast or add a healthy snack to enjoy all day long!

Here we see the finished fruit dip recipe on a tray with delicious fresh fruits.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe

This is a truly simple fruit dip made with cream cheese and whipped cream. It’s a great way to encourage your family to eat more fruit or use it as a centerpiece for any party fruit tray.

We love to take a fruit tray for backyard BBQs, family gatherings, parties, and more. 

If you are trying to eat healthier this easy fruit dip is also a nice addition to any party or event. It’s always appreciated when a tray of fruit is offered.

Plus, this dip is super easy to mix up, and it takes no time to prepare fresh fruit.

When someone asks you to bring something, offer to bring a fruit tray!

Also, when there is fresh fruit in the house I notice that a lot more will get eaten if we have this delicious dip on hand to go with it! 

Cream cheese fruit dip goes great with any fresh fruit and can also be served with light cookies like vanilla wafers, lemon ricotta cookies or keto shortbread cookies, or how about trying keto cinnamon sugar pork rinds?

We like to serve ours up with whatever is in season, but berries, melon, pineapple, and apples are especially great for dipping! 

Another view shows the fruit platter with a dish full of the fruit dip with cream cheese in the center!

Here’s what you will need to make my easy fruit dip: 

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s very easy to make, it’s also very forgiving. You can use whatever kind of cream cheese you like or have on hand already.

Cream cheese – light versions will work well in this recipe.

Sweetener – use your preferred sugar or sugar substitute like Swerve confectioners sugar.

Sugar works fine by itself, so does a sugar free alternative like monk fruit or a blend of stevia and erythritol, which is my preferred sweetener.

Whipping cream – use heavy cream or whipping cream, which will double in volume when whipped.

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese (reduced fat is ok), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Here we see a fresh strawberry being dipped into the fruit dip before it's eaten.

Isn’t fruit dip usually pink? 

If you are looking for the pink coloring in your fruit dip it’s really easy, just add a splash of maraschino cherry juice

Do this before you add the sweetener though because it can make it very sweet! 

Another way to make this pink is to add a couple of tablespoons of strawberry puree like I did in this strawberry frosting recipe.

If you are like me and don’t mind if it’s white or pink just skip the cherry juice or strawberry puree! 

Horizontal image showing the finished easy fruit dip served up and ready to be eaten.

Does the cream cheese have to be at room temperature? 

The cream cheese should be room temperature to avoid clumps. If it is too cold it won’t break down and whip together with the other ingredients properly.

I’ll include some tips below for how to bring cream cheese up to room temperature fast if you didn’t set it out earlier, you can still have this easy fruit dip ready in just a few minutes. 

The first option is to remove it from all the packaging and cut it up into cubes. Spread them out on a plate and let them sit for 15-20 minutes until they’re very soft. 

Another option is to remove the cream cheese from the cardboard box but leave it in the foil packaging.

Put it in a bowl with warm water and let it sit for a few minutes. Make sure the water is just warm and not too hot! 

If you are really in a hurry you can use the microwave. Take the cream cheese out of all the packaging and microwave it for 10 seconds at a time, flipping it over between each session, do this for a total of 30-40 seconds. 

This photo shows the finished recipe on a plate with a serving of fruit ready to be enjoyed.

How to make fruit dip with cream cheese:

Making fruit dip with cream cheese could not be easier. This recipe is so simple, it is only two steps and you’re done! 

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, sweetener, and extracts.
  2. Attach the wire whip and on medium speed slowly add the whipping cream. Mix until desired consistency.

I usually whip ours until it’s nice and fluffy, you can mix it until it looks good to you. The main thing is to give the whipping cream time to fluff up at least a little bit. 

That’s it! I told you it was easy to make! This fruit dip can be ready in just a few minutes.

It usually takes longer to cut up all of the fruit than it does to make a whole batch of this cream cheese fruit dip. 

If you want to make this in advance you can, just give it a good stir before you serve it and be sure to use any leftovers within a few days. 

You may want to serve this along with these French toast fruit kabobs!

French Toast Kabobs with fruit on a pink platter

Dessert Dip Ideas

If you want to offer a couple of dessert dips be sure to check out my cherry chocolate chip and my cream cheese chocolate chip dip.

cream cheese fruit dip in a blue bowl surrounded with fresh fruit

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Creamy fruit dip made with cream cheese, whipping cream and extracts. Simple and delicious recipe for any party of gathering for a crowd
4.63 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, dessert, dip, fruit, low carb, potluck, sugar free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese reduced fat is ok, room temp
  • 1/2 cup sweetener Confectioner’s (Swerve)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, sweetener, and extracts.
  • Attach the wire whip and on medium speed slowly add the whipping cream. Mix until desired consistency.


I used Swerve Confectioner’s powdered sweetener for a low carb, sugar free dip.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 42mg | Sugar: 2g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Simple fruit dip made with cream cheese and whipping cream. Perfect for a cookout when you want to have a healthier appetizer or dessert on the menu.
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  1. 5 stars
    Just what I was looking for. I couldn’t remember this recipe I had seen similar somewhere. I was searching and kept finding recipes with marshmallow fluff. I don’t like all the artificial stuff in the fluff and didn’t want make all of that. I also didn’t want it overly sweet. This recipe made it so easy and didn’t have to worry about the fluff. I’m use to making my own cool whip so when this recipe called for doing it all together, I was in. I also used Swerve’s confection sugar to keep from being too sweet. It came together perfect and fluffy!

    1. Thank you for the comment and review! Once you adjust to using less sweetener you just can’t take the processed stuff as much. Glad you found a great fit for you and tried this recipe.

  2. Not only would I use this for dipping fruit but with my favorite veggies too! So creamy and cheesy and that’s how I like it!

  3. I love making stuff like this for our gatherings so will certainly be giving this a go – my kids would love it!