This is one of those simple but fabulous recipes that everyone seems to love. It has the flavors of a Creamsicle in a smooth, rich, creamy fruit dip.
This Creamy Orange Fruit Dip is a favorite option for adding a bit of something extra to your fruit tray. Using cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and orange juice you can create a light airy marshmallow fruit dip that everyone will rave over when served.
This is a family favorite recipe that we love to take to parties. I decided to add some new pictures to share again since it is so popular.
Creamy Orange Fruit Dip
I love how this is one of those simple but fabulous recipes that everyone seems to love. It is creamy and rich and tastes like a Creamsicle. Of course, this makes it a favorite for anyone who grew up with the ice cream treat!
My sister shared this recipe with me many years ago, the orange zest is my only change to the recipe. I think it adds just a little extra zip and a nice color. Every time I make this, I get requests for the recipe. The dip comes together in a flash! Even though it isn’t really low fat or low calorie, it is great since you are not eating much at once. I feel pretty good about eating it since I am eating more fruit and only a small serving of the dip.
Tips for Making Fruit Dip Recipe
One of the most important things my sister told me about making this recipe was to have your cream cheese and orange juice concentrate at room temperature.
If you’ve ever worked with cream cheese for any recipe where it needs softening, you know how important that is to make sure everything incorporates well without lumps. In my experience, leaving it out on the counter for about 60 minutes can make it soft enough to work into this recipe without a mixer. If you don’t have a chance to allow this, you can remove from the wrapper and microwave on a low setting in 15-20 second increments until just soft.
What to Serve with Creamy Fruit Dip
Of course, this is a fruit dip, but not all fruits work well with the orange flavor. I find that it compliments certain things better than others. While honeydew melon is excellent with this, I find that it doesn’t compliment cantaloupe. Below are some of my favorite fruits to serve alongside this dip.
- Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and blueberries
- Pineapple, watermelon, and honeydew melon
- Apples, pears, and grapes
- Peaches and nectarines
How to Store the Fruit Dip
Once you have this mixed together well, I recommend popping back into the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. While this isn’t necessary, it does help the flavors mix together better.
After preparing, you will want to keep this stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you have leftovers, they will be good for up to one week when kept refrigerated.
Note, when serving, make sure you scoop out just the portion you will be using. Don’t dip your fruit into the main bowl of fruit dip. The juices from the fruit will mix into the dip and can not only change the flavor but could lead to it spoiling faster.
Creamy Orange Fruit Dip
- 1 8 oz. package cream cheese room temperature
- 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate room temperature
- 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- Stir cream cheese and orange juice together until smooth.
- Fold in marshmallow creme and zest. Mix until well combined.
More Yummy Desserts
If you want to feel a bit better about serving dessert to your family, include a bit of fruit! That’s my motto! Along with this yummy orange fruit dip and fresh fruit, I love making things like an Apple Blueberry Brown Butter Bliss, Pineapple Coconut Bar Cookies, or the decadent Triple Berry Choux Cake.
This recipe was part of a Virtual Baby Shower for Two Peas and Their Pod hosted by Marla, Family Fresh Cooking, and Lisa, With Style and Grace. Friends of Maria and Josh are posting a fun craft or recipe to help celebrate their the arrival of their first little pea. Maria and Josh are going to be great parents and I’m sure there will always be cookies in the house.
In addition to participating in the Virtual Baby Shower, I had the privilege of helping host a Baby Shower for Maria at my house with some of Utah’s best food bloggers. We had a great time at the shower catching up with old friends and new, talking about babies and giving birth, and of course, talking about food.
If you’ve ever been to a food bloggers party, you know the food is going to be fabulous. A big thank you to everyone who brought food, and Deborah, Taste and Tell, for getting the ball rolling and taking care of the decorations.
I hope you’ll have fun blog hopping to all of the blogs participating in the Virtual Baby Shower for Two Peas & Their Pod:
Simple Bites – Lemon Balm infused Lemonade
Ingredients, Inc. – Healthy Fruit Punch
Food for My Family – Lemongrass Soda
Heather’s Dish – Mixed Fruit Punch
She Wears Many Hats – Mini Pistachio Smoothies
Georgia Pellegrini – Watermelon Agua Fresca
With Style and Grace – Truffle Popcorn
Family Fresh Cooking – Baby Peas & Cheese Frittata
Barbara Bakes – Creamy Orange Fruit Dip and Fruit
Aggie’s Kitchen – Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette
Reluctant Entertainer – Nutella Berry Bruschetta
TidyMom – Baby Blue Velvet Cake Truffles
Dorie Greenspan – French Lemon Cream Tart
i am baker – Baby Pea Baby Shower Cake
Brown Eyed Baker – Pavlova
Picky Palate – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich
What’s Gaby Cooking – Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Cookin’ Canuck – Nutella & Cream Cheese Swirled Blondies
Kevin and Amanda – Baby Blue Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Cups
Sweetopia – Decorated Sugar Cookies
Mountain Mama Cooks – Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Sweetapolita – Little Pea Sugar Cookie Pops
Bake at 350 – Petit Fours with fondant pea pods
RecipeGirl – Baby Button Cookies
RecipeBoy – Mud Cups with Gummy Worms
Add a Pinch – Blackberry Tartlets
Dine and Dish – Oven Baked Cinnamon Apples
Vintage Mixer – Mint Chocolate Pudding Shots
Wenderly – Handmade Sweet Pea Cards
Our Best Bites – How To: Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece