For the uninitiated, strawberry fruit dip is a decadent, creamy concoction that pairs perfectly with various fruits.
This sweet treat took TikTok by storm and has since become a staple at summer parties and BBQs. It’s more than just a dip—it’s summer in a bowl!
What Makes This Strawberry Fruit Dip So Irresistible?
Just like a great fudge recipe, the appeal of this light dessert is its simplicity. It involves a blend of strawberry flavor, cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and other ingredients to create a blissful, unforgettable combination.
The vibrant, fruity flavor perfectly complements the richness of the cream cheese, while the Cool Whip adds sweetness and texture.
Where did this dip recipe come from?
We initially saw this take on a summer dip from creator alexararey. See her full recipe video below:
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- cream cheese softened
- jar of marshmallow cream
- strawberry flavored gelatin
- Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
- Fresh fruit, like juicy strawberries, sliced for serving
How to Make Strawberry Fruit Dip
- Add cream cheese and marshmallow creme to a medium-sized bowl and beat with a hand mixer.
- Fold in the gelatin and whipped topping with a spatula until combined and smooth.
Cover the mixing bowl (or put it in an airtight container) and refrigerate until ready to serve, or serve immediately with fresh fruit like apple slices and fresh berries or a dipper like vanilla wafer cookies or animal crackers.
Makes 6 cups.
Perfect Pairings for Fruit Dip
Strawberry fruit dip isn’t just for strawberries.
Consider serving it alongside a platter of various fruits such as grapes, apples, pineapple, and kiwi for a colorful and mouth-watering display at birthday parties or family gatherings.
My kids gobbled it up with Granny Smith apples. This could also be good with vanilla wafers or pretzel crisps for a salty-sweet combo.
Was the TikTok Recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Dip good?
My favorite fruit dip is cream cheese and marshmallow fluff. I thought adding the strawberry to this would make it fake, but I liked it. It wasn’t too overpowering.
At first, I also tasted the grit of the jello, but that went away very quickly.
Dessert dips are awesome and we love this one, but our very favorite party dip is this Cucumber Dip Recipe. If you need something savory, that one is a must!
Hosting Tips for Summer Parties with Strawberry Fruit Dip
Planning to host a summer party? The strawberry fruit dip can easily become the star of your spread. Here are a few hosting tips:
- Presentation is key. Serve your fruit dip in a fun, vibrant dish that matches your summer aesthetic. A clear glass bowl can showcase the beautiful pink hue of the dip, making it even more appealing.
- Keep It Cool: Summer parties mean warm weather, so remember to keep your dip cool. Place the serving bowl in a larger ice-filled bowl to ensure your dip stays fresh throughout the party.
- Add Variety: Offer a wide selection of dipping options. The more variety, the more fun your guests will have to explore different flavor combinations!
Common Questions about Strawberry Cheesecake Dip
Q: Can I use real, ripe strawberries to make fruit dip?
A: While this dip uses strawberry gelatin to create the hue and light strawberry flavor, diced fresh strawberries are a great creative addition to this dip. If adding strawberries, serve with a chip like homemade Churro chips to create a great base to hold all the dip.
Can I make the cream cheese fruit dip ahead of time?
A: Absolutely! Just remember that any cream cheese dip hardens back up in the fridge (as cream cheese does) and must be removed about 15 minutes before serving to make it easily dippable.
What other flavors can I use in this dip recipe?
A: While this recipe calls for strawberry gelatin, experiment with other fruit flavors like raspberries or blueberries for a fun twist.
Strawberry Fruit Dip (TikTok)
- mixing bowl
- Electric Hand Mixer
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 8 oz. Cool Whip defrosted
- 7 oz. marshmallow creme Jet-Puffed
- 3 oz. strawberry flavored gelatin Jell-O
- Sliced Apples
- Vanilla Wafers
- Pretzel Chips
- Place the softened cream cheese and marshmallow creme into a bowl, then use a hand mixer to blend them together.
- Gradually incorporate the strawberry gelatin and Cool Whip whipped topping, ensuring you fold them in until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
- Once prepared, you can either serve it immediately with fresh fruit or cover it and put it in the fridge until it's time to serve.
- Room Temperature Method: This is the most preferred and easiest method. Simply remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator and its foil packaging and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This should get it to a nice, soft consistency. However, this method requires a bit of pre-planning.
- Microwave Method: If you’re short on time, you can soften cream cheese in the microwave. Remove the cream cheese from its foil packaging and cut into smaller pieces. Place the cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for about 10-15 seconds. Check the consistency and if it’s not soft enough, continue to microwave in 5-second intervals. Be careful not to melt it.
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