Fruit Dip has always invoked fond nostalgic memories. It creates those warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart that make me think of happy times of yesteryear.
When I think about my mom’s Fruit Dip recipe, I think about spring. Spring is a time when everything feels fresh and new. The grass is turning green and flowers are in bloom. Days are longer, nights are shorter, and the windows are open every day. After a brief holiday hiatus, spring was also the time when we would start having regular family functions. Now, I don’t know about your childhood, but, growing up in Cincinnati meant family was everything and came first. One uncle lived two houses away, my grandparents lived two blocks away, and my other uncle lived four blocks away. Family was everything. Did I mention that everyone on the block knew everyone’s business so they were like family, too?
After being being told that I couldn’t have children, spring was when I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter. What better thing to add to a baby shower celebration …. FRUIT DIP!
After making our way through the holidays and winter, spring is when I stop focusing on heavier recipes. When I moved away from “heavier” baking and cooking to lighter, fruiter fair and more grilling and chilling.
What are your favorite spring flavors? I lean towards lemon, blueberry, strawberry, and vanilla. We also tend to grill more, focus on salads, and easy go-to meals. Chicken is always a hit as is fish and veggies. With the arrival of Easter and spring, I’m excited to share a family favorite from my childhood. I am in love with this beautiful, pillowy concoction of sweet goodness. It is part of the first Easter fruit tray that I vividly remember. Back then, we just called them fruit trays or veggie trays, now, everything has a fancy twist. I love charcuterie boards but, I also enjoy reminiscing to my childhood.
CLASSIC FRUIT DIP
Was fruit dip served at parties that you went to when you were growing up?
This recipe features three simple ingredients many of us keep in stock and a prep time of about five minutes. Without further ado, I am excited to share with you my mom’s Classic Fruit Dip recipe. Enjoy!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 7 oz Marshmallow Fluff/Crème
- 8 oz Cream Cheese (softened to room temperature)
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- In a medium size bowl, mix softened cream cheese, marshmallow fluff/crème and vanilla using a handheld mixer.
- Mix the cream cheese, marshmallow and vanilla together, on medium-high speed, until smooth.
Do you like THICKER Fruit Dip? Decrease the amount of vanilla extract
Do you like a SWEETER Fruit Dip? Increase the amount of Marshmallow Fluff/Crème
Do you prefer a MORE SAVORY Fruit Dip? Increase the amount of Cream Cheese
Celebrating a holiday or birthday? Add food coloring for a themed event!