Assemble a beautiful fruit platter for a party with this easy fruit dip recipe as the centerpiece! This Nutella fruit dip is light, delicious, and ready to serve in 5 minutes.
Fruit dip is a recent discovery for me. It’s a crazy easy no bake dessert recipe I’m really liking though. Not only can the flavors be customized, but it’s much easier to serve with fruit than say, a chocolate fondue. Also, perfect potluck food. Colorful enough to get attention, delicious, and the right balance of nutritious (all the fruit) and indulgent (I originally dubbed this Nutella cheesecake fruit dip).
What is fruit dip?
Technically not limited to fruit, fruit dip is just a sweet dip recipe that you would put out with the desserts rather than the appetizers. What makes it different from other dessert dips – in my opinion – is that it’s soft enough for dipping fruit. A sweet dip like this s’mores dip from my friend Meaghan at Cook Craft Love isn’t the right consistency for a juicy strawberry. Fruit dip is.
What kind of fruit should I serve with fruit dip?
I googled that before my first fruit dip making venture. Strawberries were basically a given. If you feel like skewering them, blueberries or blackberries could also work. Grapes were a surprise for me. I didn’t think grapes would pair as well as they did with the dip! As mine were on the slightly tart side, it was quite delicious and worked well.
Of course, my favorite item to dip wasn’t a fruit at all… it was a pretzel! There’s something about that salty sweet combination that everyone loves. If you are going to include a not-fruit item on your platter, I’d recommend pretzels, graham crackers, or maybe even a simple chocolate cookie.
I would avoid something too juicy like a cut melon or mushy like a banana. Someone will inevitably dip the cut melon directly into the dip leaving juicy melon streaks that just won’t work.
We all know that party etiquette says to spoon on to your plate and dip from there, but occasionally some forget. It’s a side effect of more online “parties” and less in person parties. Get some friends together darlings. It’s good for the soul.
Can I make this in advance?
Yes! Because this Nutella fruit dip recipe includes a stabilizer, you can absolutely make it up to a day in advance! I had leftovers in the refrigerator for 3 days and it was still soft and delicious. By day 3 it wasn’t quite as fluffy, so I wouldn’t recommend making it more than a day in advance for a party.
And if you’re looking for a last minute dessert recipe, this works too! Assemble and serve immediately if you’d like!
What do I do with leftover dip?
You can freeze it! Darlings, this discovery was the BEST! I originally thought about making a mini icebox cake. But the dip had already been in the fridge 2 days and I didn’t have enough anyway. Riffing on the idea, I piped the leftover dip on some graham crackers, made mini fruit dip sandwiches, and froze them. And the crowd went wild!
The “ice cream” sandwiches from the leftover Nutella dip were a requested dessert as long as they lasted. Soft right out of the freezer, and that perfect ice cream sandwich consistency. 10/10 highly recommend this leftovers hack.
I hope you love this no bake dessert recipe! Pin it, print it, share it, whatever you need to do to find it when you need a quick dessert. Enjoy, darlings!
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cups chocolate hazelnut spread (like Nutella)
- 7-ounce jar marshmallow fluff
- 8 ounces frozen whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
Dippers for fluff:
- Cut apples
- In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and Nutella until smooth and fluffy.
- Stir in the frozen topping. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Serve with your choice of dippers. May be made up to a day in advance.
- Any leftover dip makes an amazing faux ice cream sandwich filling. Place it between graham crackers and freeze for a bonus easy dessert!
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