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Delicious Creamy Dip For Fruit Recipe

Updated on September 25, 2014

Cream cheese, sour cream, milk, brown sugar, and vanilla combine wonderfully in this recipe to take the sweetness of fruit to a whole new level! This delicious creamy dip for fruit takes less than 20 minutes to make, and it's bound to disappear nearly as fast!

5 stars from 3 ratings of Barkley's Creamy Dip for Fruit recipe

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1 pint of dip


  • 8 ounces dairy sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces milk
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • fresh fruit

Kitchenware Required

  • a measuring cup
  • a measuring spoon
  • an electric mixer
  • a dip bowl
  • a serving platter


  1. With an electric mixer set on low speed, beat the cream cheese until it becomes smooth.
  2. Gradually beat in the sour cream until it is combined with the cream cheese.
  3. Gradually stir in the milk, brown sugar and vanilla until the mixture reaches an ideal dipping consistency.
  4. Transfer to a dip bowl, cover and chill for at least an hour before serving.
  5. Place the dip bowl on the center of your serving platter. Surround the dip attractively with an assortment of fresh fruit dippers. (See Quick Tips below Nutrition Facts)
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Tbsp of dip
Calories 35
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 7 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Quick Tips

  • To quickly soften your cream cheese: Remove it from it's original foil wrapping, and wrap with plastic wrap. Submerge in a bowl of hot tap water for 5 minutes or so.
  • Small fruits such as blueberries and grapes will not need to be sliced, cutting down your prep time a bit.
  • Be sure to take a look at some of the other delicious dip recipes here on Hub Pages.


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      Barkley Rosehill 6 years ago from Philadelphia

      Hello Katey,

      Your cause for concern is well founded, but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the amount of fat and calories in this creamy fruit dip. Per serving (2 tbsp) this dip contains 8 grams of total fat and 95 calories. The fat is a bit high indeed, and can be reduced by using light sour cream and reduced-fat cream cheese. The tweaked recipe will have just 70 calories and 5 grams of total fat per serving.

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      KateyC 6 years ago

      The kids and I love this recipe. While I'm glad to see my children enjoying fresh fruit, I can't help worrying about the amount of fat and calories that the creamy fruit dip may contain. With the cream cheese and sour cream I'd imagine this dip must be loaded with fat and calories, and may be too high of a price to pay to get the kids to eat fruit.