Ridiculously Easy Orange Cream Fruit Dip Recipe

It’s so easy to make this ultra creamy fruit dip with fresh orange, it’s almost cheating. Perfect with fruit and great with cookies. Jump to the Orange Cream Fruit Dip Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.

Ridiculously Easy Orange Cream Fruit Dip Recipe

Let’s say we’re at a party. There’s a table. At one end you find rich chocolate cupcakes at the other, you see this creamy fruit dip. Where am I?  You’ll find me next to the dip. And by next to, I mean completely hoarding the bowl. I can eat this with a spoon — I barely need the fruit.

With that said, we serve our ultra creamy dip with strawberries, but you could add pineapple, apples, other fruit or even cookies — Shortbread cookies or graham crackers would be amazing.

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Ridiculously Easy (and Addictive) Orange Cream Fruit Dip

Making this fruit dip is almost cheating — it’s that easy.

Making this fruit dip is almost cheating -- it's that easy.

With a hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat cream cheese, vanilla extract, orange zest, powdered sugar, orange juice, and cream together until whipped and creamy. It takes less than 10 minutes and can even be made in advance — just keep in the refrigerator up to 2 days.

beat cream cheese, vanilla extract, orange zest, powdered sugar, orange juice, and cream together until whipped and creamy

The orange zest and juice adds so much flavor and natural sweetness. It’s perfect for parties and kids absolutely love it!

Serve this homemade fruit dip next to our Easy Shortbread Cookies, these Frozen Fruit Kabobs and our Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies (so good).

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, review it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #inspiredtaste on Instagram. Happy cooking!

Recipe updated, originally posted August 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Ridiculously Easy Orange Cream Fruit Dip Recipe

  • PREP

This is such a simple recipe and tastes just like an orange creamsicle. It’s delicious served alongside fruit or cookies.

Makes 1 1/4 cups

You Will Need

4 ounces (30 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon orange zest

1/2 cup (60 grams) powdered sugar

1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup (60 ml) whipping cream


    Add cream cheese, vanilla, and the orange zest to a medium bowl then beat on medium speed with a hand mixer until smooth (or use a stand mixer with paddle attachment). Add powdered sugar a little at a time, mixing after each addition.

    Add the orange juice then beat until smooth. Add cream then continue to beat with mixer until thick and creamy, about 1 minute.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Make Ahead: Keep tightly covered in the refrigerator up to 2 days in advance.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 2 tablespoons / Calories 86 / Protein 1 g / Carbohydrate 7 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Total Sugars 7 g / Total Fat 6 g / Saturated Fat 4 g / Cholesterol 21 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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23 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Shanita December 13, 2019, 9:40 pm

    Dip came out to thin as well but tasted great. Added extra cream cheese and still was thin.

  • l.huling November 17, 2017, 4:40 pm

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  • Jackie May 29, 2017, 9:17 am

    Can half and half be substituted for the whipping cream?

    • Joanne May 30, 2017, 8:29 pm

      Hi Jackie, Whipping cream is best here since it thickens much better than half and half.

  • Sissie Samples December 4, 2016, 3:56 pm

    I made this to put on pancakes this morning. It was awesome! My little boy was eating it with a spoon after he ate it on his pancakes.

  • Cecil March 19, 2016, 9:45 am

    Do you recommend folding the whipped cream rather than mixing?

    • Joanne May 19, 2016, 1:19 pm

      Since we add the cream as a liquid, we use a hand mixer to mix it in. Alternatively, you could whip the cream separately and then fold it into the dip.

  • Nancy October 31, 2015, 2:32 pm

    Delicious with ginger snaps!

  • Gloria September 1, 2014, 2:33 pm

    Great dip. I omitted the sugar and it was still delicious as the fruit sweetened it.

  • Jessica July 19, 2014, 6:24 pm

    Caution: the ingredient list is incorrect. It needs a whole 8 oz package of cream cheese not the half package (4oz) listed. If you make this according to the current directions it will be loose and too “watery” not a creamy dip as pictured.

    • Joanne August 7, 2014, 12:57 pm

      Hi Jessica, sorry your dip came out to thin. We’re not quite sure why — 4 ounces works well for us. Hope you enjoyed the dip once you added more cream cheese!

      • LeAnne July 8, 2017, 4:27 pm

        I had the same problem. Added more cream cheese and still had to whip extra cream to fold. 5 stars for flavor!

  • Flo May 13, 2014, 10:10 am

    can i put it in a danish and cook it??

    • Joanne May 16, 2014, 11:34 am

      Hi Flo, we don’t recommend it. If we were going to turn this into a danish filling we’d probably remove the cream and orange juice then add an egg or two so it sets nicely.

  • Fran February 13, 2014, 11:33 pm

    Is powdered sugar the same as icing sugar?

    • Joanne February 27, 2014, 4:29 pm


  • Roz July 26, 2013, 11:30 am

    This is wonderful, just made it tonight for dessert and it works just as well with lactose free cream cheese and lactose free cream which we need for our boys – nothing lost in the taste.

  • Kate Gallagher June 13, 2013, 8:17 am

    Is the whipping cream just a garnish? Unless I missed it, the steps never say to add the 1/4 whipping cream…

    • Joanne June 13, 2013, 10:31 am

      No, the cream is added towards the end. -Joanne

  • Janet May 22, 2013, 3:27 pm

    This is delicious. I made it last night to take to a birthday party at work. People devoured it!

  • Karen May 9, 2013, 3:18 pm

    I need to make a fruit dip for about 50 people. What would you suggest I multiply your recipe by? CAN’T WAIT to try it!!!

    • Joanne May 10, 2013, 9:55 am

      Hi there — We would make 6 to 7 servings for 50 people.


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