Creamy Jello Fruit Dip is made with jello, cream cheese and milk – that’s it! You can use any flavor of jello that you want in this delicious fruit dip jello recipe!
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Creamy Jello Fruit Dip is amazing! At my house we LOVE fruit, and we eat a lot of it! If only I liked veggies as much! If I had the option between normal “dessert” (sweets) and a big bowl of fresh fruit, I would gladly take the bowl of fruit! My kids love fruit too, but even more, they love dipping fruit (or any food) – so this tasty and colorful fruit dip recipe is always a big hit.
This delicious Creamy Jello Fruit Dip comes together in just a few minutes and you can make it any flavor you want, in order to match the decor/season you are looking for! Any time you need an easy and yummy side to take to a party, this is your new go-to!
What type of fruit goes best with this fruit dip recipe?
Any kind of fruit will pair well with this delicious fruit dip, no matter what flavor of jello you use! I absolutely love pineapple, berries, grapes, melons and bananas with this fruit dip, but you can use any type of fruit you want. Sometimes different fruits will pair better with different flavors of jello.
I really love strawberry fruit dip and orange fruit dip with strawberries and bananas and I’ve made raspberry fruit dip that I absolutely love to eat with fresh peaches. There are a ton of different jello flavors to play around with so you can try them all and decide what you like best! If you are feeling extra adventurous, you can even mix multiple jello flavors!
What kind of cream cheese is used in creamy fruit dip?
All types of cream cheese work well in this fruit dip recipe! I have tried regular cream cheese, the reduced fat cream cheese and even fat free cream cheese and they all turn out wonderfully! The consistency will be slightly different, depending on what type of cream cheese you use.
How do you soften cream cheese?
Cream cheese is easy to soften – you can set it out at room temperature or soften it more quickly in the microwave.
-To soften at room temperature more quickly, just set the cream cheese on a plate and cut into smaller pieces. The cream cheese should reach room temperature in about 15-20 minutes with this method.
-To soften the cream cheese in the microwave, remove the foil packaging and set the cream cheese in a small bowl or on a plate. Microwave for about 10-15 seconds. If the cream cheese is still cold and hard, continue to microwave for about 5 seconds at a time until the cream cheese is soft throughout. Just make sure not to microwave it too long or it will start to melt!
Ingredients needed to make Creamy Jello Fruit Dip
One of my favorite things about this fruit dip recipe is that you only need 3 ingredients! Here’s what you will need to make this fruit dip recipe:
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 3 oz. pkg Jello, any flavor
- 1/4 cup milk
How to make this fruit dip recipe
To start, you will want to stir cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. You can use a spoon, small whisk or an electric mixer. If you are finding that there are a lot of lumps in the cream cheese after stirring, try to soften it a little bit more. You can do this in the microwave, just make sure to only microwave the cream cheese for a few seconds at a time because you don’t want it to get too hot or melt!
Once the cream cheese is ready, gradually add the Jello powder and milk and stir until well blended. Again, you can use a small whisk or an electric mixer to make the mixture even more smooth.
Once the fruit dip is ready, you can serve it immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with any kind of fruit you like!
CREAMY JELLO FRUIT DIP
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 3 oz. pkg Jello any flavor
- 1/4 cup milk
- Stir cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Gradually add the Jello powder and milk and stir until well blended. You can use a small whisk, or an electric mixer if you want to make the mixture even more smooth.
- You can serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with fruit.
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How do you store creamy fruit dip?
Creamy fruit dip needs to be stored in the refrigerator and it will stay good for 5-7 days. Generally cream cheese does not freeze very well, so this dip should not be placed in the freezer. This fruit dip recipe is so easy to make that you don’t really need to worry about making it very far in advance – it only takes a few minutes to put together and is ready to serve immediately if needed, although I prefer to serve it chilled.
Is fruit dip healthy?
Fruit dip does have some sugar in it, but you can reduce the fat content completely by using fat free cream cheese and skim milk. Although fresh fruit is healthier without the dip, my kids tend to eat more fruit when they have something to dip it into – anything that encourages you to eat more fruit is a good choice in my book!
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Melissa Griffiths says
Sign me up! And I love that it’s so colorful!
Do you know if sugar free jello can be used? Thanks 🙂
I’ve never tried it, but I would imagine it would work just fine!
April C Sutton says
Can you use this as like a icing on a cheesecake?
The consistency is not really like frosting and it is pretty sweet, so I’m not sure if it would taste the best on top of a cheesecake – might be too rich that way. A little drizzle might work though!
Heather P says
Can I use Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese and milk?
I’ve never tried that, but that sounds like a great idea!