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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Cream Cheese Fruit dip with brown sugar is a delicious, easy-to-make dip that pairs perfectly with any fruit. This sweet and creamy dip is perfect for parties, picnics, or afternoon snacks.

Close-up image of Cream Cheese Fruit Dip served in a bowl with bananas and strawberries arranged around the bowl.


Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe

Presenting a fantastic twist on classic creamy fruit dip – a fusion of cream cheese and plain yogurt that creates a tasty blend of flavors, combining simplicity with pure deliciousness! It’s a sweet yet light treat of creamy goodness as this dip easily complements a variety of fruits. In fact, it’s safe to say that this could be the ultimate Fruit Dip, boasting just four simple ingredients. The outcome is a velvety, smooth, perfectly sweet Cream Cheese Fruit Dip that always becomes a favorite.

This versatile dip falls somewhere between a spread and a dip, obtaining its desired thickness with a touch of milk. It’s light and indulgent, with a hint of sugar enhancing its flavor. Ideal for perking up a brunch following a night out or enjoying after a day at the beach, this dip can turn you into the center of attention at any gathering – trust me on that!

Why You’ll Love This Fruit Dip

  • Creamy: The blend of cream cheese and plain yogurt results in a creamy texture that feels indulgent.
  • Versatile Pairing: This dip complements various fruits, making it a versatile and crowd-pleasing option for any occasion.
  • Simple Ingredients: With just four simple ingredients, it’s easy to whip up this dip quickly, saving you effort without sacrificing flavor.
  • Balanced Sweetness: The addition of light brown sugar and pure vanilla extract strikes the perfect balance of sweetness, enhancing the natural flavors of the fruits you dip into it.
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip served in a bowl with bananas and strawberries arranged around the bowl.

Ingredients For Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Each ingredient plays a crucial role in crafting the luscious and flavorful Cream Cheese Fruit Dip, creating a delectable treat that pairs exceptionally well with your favorite fruits.

  • Cream Cheese, softened: Provides the rich and creamy base for the dip, adding a tangy and velvety texture.
  • Plain yogurt: Enhances the creaminess and adds a slightly tart flavor to the dip.
  • Light brown sugar: Adds sweetness to the dip, balancing the tanginess of the yogurt and cream cheese.
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Assorted fruits for dipping
Holding up a strawberry that's been dipped in Fruit Dip.

How To Make Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

It’s a quick and easy to make fruit dip with only minutes of hands-on time. For the full recipe, scroll down the page to the recipe card.

  • Place the cream cheese in a mixer’s bowl and beat on low speed until creamy and smooth.
  • Slowly add the yogurt and continue to beat until well combined. You can use plain yogurt or fruit yogurt, your choice.
  • Add brown sugar and vanilla; beat until combined and smooth.
  • Taste for sweetness and adjust accordingly.
  • Cover the dip and place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  • Remove from fridge, stir, and serve with fruit for dipping.
A strawberry set on top of a bowl filled with Cream Cheese Fruit Dip.

Tips for Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

  • Softening Cream Cheese: Make sure that the cream cheese is properly softened before mixing. This will make it easier to blend and result in a smoother dip. You can leave it at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Yogurt Consistency: Use non-fat plain yogurt for a lighter version of the dip. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can strain the yogurt using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth before adding it to the recipe.
  • Adjusting Sweetness: Taste the dip after adding the brown sugar and adjust the sweetness according to your preference.
  • Chill for Flavor: Allow the dip to chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving. This time allows the flavors to meld and develop, resulting in a more flavorful and enjoyable dip.
  • Fruit Selection: Choose a variety of fresh fruits for dipping. Opt for a mix of colors, textures, and flavors to create a visually appealing and tasty spread. Berries, apple slices, grapes, and bananas are great options.
  • Variations: Feel free to get creative by adding a touch of lemon zest for a zesty twist or a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra warmth.


  • Refrigerator: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Give the dip a stir before serving again, as the ingredients might separate slightly upon chilling.
  • Enjoy Promptly: While the dip can be stored, it’s best enjoyed fresh when the flavors and textures are at their prime.
Dipping a strawberry in cream cheese fruit dip.

More Fruit Recipes

If you love this recipe, you should also try my Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries and/or my Cheesecake Bark with Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl. We also have our wonderful Peanut Butter Banana Dip, Churro Cream Cheese Fruit Dip, and a Boozy Chocolate Dipping Sauce! ⭐️


Cream Cheese Fruit Dip - Delicious, lightened-up creamy fruit dip made with cream cheese and plain yogurt. Simple, yet SO GOOD! Get the recipe on

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Katerina | Diethood
Delicious, lightened-up creamy fruit dip made with cream cheese and plain yogurt.
4.58 from 7 votes
Servings : 12 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 package (8 ounces) 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tub (8 ounces) non fat plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • fruit for dipping


  • Place the softened cream cheese in your mixer's bowl and beat on low speed until creamy and smooth.
  • Slowly add the yogurt and continue to beat until incorporated.
  • Add brown sugar and vanilla; beat until combined and smooth.
  • Taste for sweetness and adjust accordingly.
  • Cover the dip and place in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Remove from fridge, stir it well, and serve with fruit for dipping.


  • Cream Cheese: For a lightened-up version, I use Neufchatel Cheese or Low Fat Cream Cheese, but feel free to use regular, full-fat cream cheese. Also, if the cream cheese is not softened prior to mixing it with your mixer, it will turn out grainy and lumpy. It’s important to set the cream cheese on the counter for about 30 minutes to an hour before you start working with it. 
  • Yogurt: To keep it as light as possible, I use non-fat plain yogurt, but I have also tried this with fruit yogurt, and it’s even better. 
  • Brown Sugar: Use the suggested amount, taste it, and see if you want to add more.
  • If you need to thin it out, add a tablespoon of milk at a time, stir until combined, and add more if needed.


Calories: 66 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 10 mg | Sodium: 104 mg | Potassium: 100 mg | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 105 IU | Vitamin C: 0.2 mg | Calcium: 69 mg | Iron: 0.1 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy fruit dip, fruit dip recipe, yogurt fruit dip
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23 comments on “Cream Cheese Fruit Dip”

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    Jackie Nadolski

    What do you consider as a serving? You state it serves 12. What’s the measurements?

    I made this as a KETO recipe and it was delicious!!

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    Stella Clarke

    It was so good!!! Easy to make, and so tasty, I’m gonna recommend this to all of my friends!

  3. Awesome dip! I am I made this today, and I am planning to make it for a 4th of July party. I am making a platter of 4th of July- colored fruits, like apples, strawberries, and blueberries, and this dip is going to be a great addition in a cute 4th of July bowl! I love how light this dip is, I’ve tried to make other fruit dips in preparation for my party, but most other fruit dips are too dense and unpleasant to eat. Do you know how long this dip can sit in the refrigerator? For instance, could I make the dip at around 9:00 a.m, leave it to sit in the fridge, and serve it at about 5:00-6:00 p.m?

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      Katerina Petrovska

      You can definitely leave it in the fridge for that long, even over night, but just mix it up when you take it out.

  4. This Cream Cheese Fruit Dip looks and sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing I ran across this, plus many many more amazing recipes that you have on your Blog.

  5. What a shame so many people still fall for the low-fat nonsense. Sugar and carbs are WAY worse for your waistline. I will make this with full fat ingredients and probably a low cal sweetener, stevia or monkfruit so all the artificial sweetener nazis don’t get in a twist.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! Yes, absolutely! Personally, I like it better with the brown sugar – adds more flavor, I think! – but it would definitely be nice and sweet with powdered sugar, too. 🙂

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    Art from My Table

    I can’t seem to get enough of fruit dips when I make them! Theyre perfect for weekend guests and for snacking.

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Ive actually never made a sweet dip before for some reason – so thanks for this idea! I definitely have to make the recipe.

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    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

    This looks SO good! I could definitely eat my fruit every day if I had this on hand. Beautiful photography, too 😀

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    I thought I was the only one that devoured fruit and if I had this dip, I would eat a million more too! Is by the spoonful okay?!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    Wow! Beautiful photos! I am working with a specific maple syrup brand right now, and I want to try mixing one of their flavours into your recipe! Looks so good!

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    Nicole - Coking for Keeps

    Hahaha I hear ya!! I’ve made a rule with myself the older I get, three drinks max! Anything after that leaves me in bed for the better part of the next day….

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      I’m not alone!! LOL!!! This is insane…all I want to do is sleep! haha 😀 Thank you, Nicole!

        1. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          Yes, I always freeze it, and then just let it sit on the counter to thaw. You might have to whisk it just a bit after it’s thawed, but other than that, it should be fine. Glad you all liked it! 😊

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