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This is a healthier fruit dip recipe that your kids will love! If you’re trying to get your family to eat more fruit this easy recipe is a great way to do it. It’s made with Cool Whip and yogurt, so it’s less sweet than ones made with marshmallow fluff. Plus, you can customize the flavors to switch it up.  

white fluff dip in a teal bowl surrounded by fruit


Why You’ll Love This Fruit Dip

I’m always looking for ways to get them (and me!) to eat more fruit and this easy yogurt fruit dip is one of my favorite secret weapons. Unlike other recipes that are made with cream cheese or pudding mix, this version has yogurt so it’s lighter and less sweet. 

It takes minutes to make and is flavored with fresh orange juice and zest for a citrus twist. What I love about it is that I can switch up the flavors by using different kinds of yogurt and adding different extracts – it’s fun to experiment and come up with new flavor combinations. 

This is the best fruit dip – it’s great as a snack or light dessert and always disappears fast. You’ll love this and it’ll get you and your family to eat more fresh fruit!

ingredients in fruit dip on counter with words on photo

Ingredients Needed

  • Cool Whip – keeps the dip light and fluffy without marshmallow cream. You can use any kind of cool whip.
  • Yogurt – You can use whatever kind of yogurt you like fat-free, sugar-free, plain yogurt, or Greek yogurt. You can use plain yogurt or try flavored one – I use vanilla.
  • Orange Zest and Juice – For some fresh flavor.

Flavoring Fruit Dip

There are tons of options for flavored yogurt, but I usually go with vanilla because it pairs really well with the fresh orange juice and orange zest that’s also in the dip. Here are other flavor ideas:

  • Add a touch of vanilla extract
  • Switch out the orange juice for fresh lime or lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Try a different extract to add a different flavor – there are so many kinds to choose from. You can try almond or a little mint extract but I’ve also seen fruit extracts like strawberry, raspberry and even mango that would work well, too.
clear bowl of whipped topping yogurt and orange zest on counter.

How to make Fruit Dip with Yogurt

  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl. It’s easiest if the yogurt is room temperature.
  • Stir everything together – if needed you can use an electric mixer.
  • Serve the mixture with your favorite fruit!
white fluff dip in a teal bowl surrounded by fruit

Expert Tips

Be sure to taste as you’re making it – you can always add a little more sweetness, but it’s hard to take it out if you add too much. You can also sweeten your dip with a sugar substitute, honey, or maple syrup.

Serving Ideas

  • Sliced bananas, whole strawberries
  • Pineapple chunks or apple slices
  • Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries
  • Sliced melon like cantaloupe or watermelon
  • Grapes or Orange segments
  • Or serve with Nilla wafers, graham crackers, pound cake slices, pretzels, or cookies
Healthy fruit dip

Healthier Fruit Dip Recipe

5 from 6 votes
This Easy Fruit Dip recipe is made with yogurt so it's a healthier option! This is the perfect way to get your kids to eat more fruit! Yogurt fruit dip with cool whip is the best simple dip recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces cool whip
  • 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt can use nonfat if desired
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup sugar optional (see note)
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Instructions

  • Stir together cool whip and yogurt. Stir in zest and juice and sugar (if using).
  • Serve with fruit for dipping.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Note on sugar: if you’re using vanilla yogurt, taste before adding sugar, it probably won’t need it. If you’re using plain yogurt, taste as well. I liked it without the sugar but some might want it sweeter. You can also use a sugar substitute or honey or maple syrup.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 58mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Last Updated on May 11, 2024



Dorothy Kern

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  1. Thank you Dorothy! You have such good recipes. I am 82 and live alone but I pass your recipes around. i use some at my church also. Thank you so much for your good tasting recipes.
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