Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is sprinkled with cinnamon for a creamy sweet treat! Dunk your favorite fruit or soft pretzel bites in this dreamy, spiced cream cheese dip.
There’s basically no dip I don’t love, especially dessert dips. This Cinnamon Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is perfectly sweetened with powdered sugar and brown sugar and seasoned with warm, delicious cinnamon. It’s the perfect dessert dip for strawberries, apples, pineapple, pears, grapes, melons, and even soft pretzels! Made with just 6 pantry staples, it can be whipped up in just 5 minutes half an hour before an impromptu party.
I can’t even begin to tell you what a HUGE hit this dip is with my family! They completely flip when they know I’m going to make it again!
What is Fruit Dip Made of?
Every dessert fruit dip is a little different. Mostly, they’re made with a base of softened cream cheese and sweetened with things like powdered sugar, marshmallow creme (aka Fluff), honey, maple syrup, or brown sugar.
I like to add a little cinnamon to mine for an extra kick of flavor. I’ve even seen some people add melted marshmallows or chocolate chips for an extra sugar rush.
There’s no wrong way to make a fruit dip, honestly. And truthfully, this one is SO MUCH better than the pre-made dips you can find in the grocery store fruit platters.
This is a basic shopping list for the best fruit dip recipe, but the full list of ingredients is in the recipe card below so be sure to keep scrolling down to check it out! And I do mean, basic here! These are all staple ingredients most of you have in your house right now.
- cream cheese
- confectioners’ sugar
- pure vanilla extract
- light brown sugar
- ground cinnamon
How to Make Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Here are the incredibly easy steps for how to make this sweet and creamy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Fruit Dip.
STEP 1: First, whisk together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, milk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. You want this to be super creamy and smooth so make sure the cream cheese is really soft.
STEP 2: Then, put the dip in your serving bowl and chill covered for at least 30 minutes. Add a little extra cinnamon on top before serving and you’re good to go!
Can You Eat Pretzels with Cream Cheese Dip?
Why, yes you can! Cheese dip is one of the most popular around for soft pretzels. As someone who also loves cheese, I get it. But sometimes, I want a sweeter pretzel, and melted cheese sauce just won’t do.
I LOVE using this cream cheese dip as a pretzel dip recipe! The combination of warm, soft, salty pretzel bites and this creamy cinnamon dip is an absolute dream.
While I’ve never actually tried the sweet dip you can find at the mall pretzel stands, I’ve been told this one is very similar. And in my humble opinion, homemade is always better!
If you want something a little spicier with your soft pretzels, try my Roasted Jalapeño Cheese Pretzel Dip!
What to Serve with Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
You’ll want to start with some sturdy dippers for this fruit dip; apples, pears, strawberries, pineapple, and grapes are all great options. Add a few graham crackers too! Store-bought are fine but homemade graham crackers are truly amazing.
If you’re making a dessert charcuterie board, you need a few sweet dips in the mix. This fruit dip recipe is one of the best simple options, but don’t stop there!
Cinnamon Toffee Cream Cheese Dip is a more textured dip for graham crackers, cookies, and fruit. It’s sprinkled with homemade toffee bits and is perfect with almost anything dipped into it.
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
- Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Transfer the dip to a small serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with a little extra ground cinnamon before serving.
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