This 4th of July Fruit Platter is the perfect dish to enjoy on a hot summer day. The red white and blue fruit dip turns a creamy, sweet treat into an easy patriotic dessert. Pair with an array of red and
Summer is all about fruit for me. From fruit popsicle recipes to fresh fruit salads to slicing up a giant watermelon to munch on in the sun. There is no time of year more enjoyable to go to town on fruit.
An easy Patriotic dessert made for summer
Because of that, I like to be the person bringing some kind of fruit to a party.
Which brings us to this red white and blue fruit dip.
It brings a sweet, decadent dip for
Red White and Blue Fruits
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How to make a 4th of July fruit platter
You could very easily make an American Flag fruit platter by using blue fruits for the blue square dotted with white mini marshmallows and alternating red and white fruits as the stripes.
I kept my 4th of July Fruit Platter simple and created it around the dip. I used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, marshmallows, and graham crackers to create mine.
Like I said above, you can use things like apples, pears, or bananas to add some white. But make sure you dip them in some kind of lemon juice solution. I usually do 1 tbs lemon to 1 cup of water. This will help to avoid browning.
You can also use different kinds of cookies. I used graham crackers because my kids adore them and they scream summer to me. Other options would be sugar cookies, Nilla wafers, shortbread, or biscotti.
How to make red, white, and blue fruit dip
Making the dip is super simple too – the “hardest” part is adding to the bag and piping!
- Make the dip – whip the cream and fold into the sweetened cream cheese mixture.
- Separate the mix into 3 bowls.
- Color 1 red and one blue, leaving the third white.
- After folding over a gallon sized zip top bag, add each color to a different side of the bag. If desired, before adding the dip, snip a corner of the bag and insert a piping tip.
- Snip a corner of the bag then squeeze the 3 colors to the end. Pipe into a bowl to get pretty swirls of red white and blue.
Alternately, you could also just dollop the different colors in a bowl and gently swirl with a toothpick.
Easy Patriotic Dessert Fruit Dip and Platter
This Red, White and Blue Dip is perfect for summer parties or as a 4th of July dessert. Your guests will love the sweet creamy dessert and you’ll love how simple it is to put together!
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Red White and Blue Fruit Dip
This 4th of July Fruit Dip is the perfect dish to enjoy on a hot summer day. The red white and blue fruit dip takes a creamy, sweet fruit dip and turns it into the perfect patriotic dessert.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 TBS sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- food coloring
Whip cream and granulated sugar until medium thickness. Set aside.
Whip softened cream cheese with the powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in juice.
In thirds, fold the cream into the cream cheese mixture.
Split the finished dip into three bowls. In two, add 5-10 drops of blue or red food coloring before folding in.
Add the 3 colored dips to 3 sides of a gallon sized zip top bag (or a piping bag) keeping separate as much as possible.
Cut a .5-1 inch sized hole in the corner of the bag. Pipe into a small cup for the dip and serve with red white and blue fruits and treats.
Okay so tell me – does your family love fruit? What’s your favorite holiday? Do you have a go to party dish? Let me know in the comments!