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. Pair the dip with an array of red and blue berries and marshmallows to create a delicious and refreshing summer dessert. No need to heat up your home to make this summer treat – this no bake dessert is perfect to bring to any 4th of July or Memorial Day party.
My boys love fruit. Like the really really like fruit. To the point that I don’t even serve fruit with their meals most of the time – anytime I do, it’s quickly inhaled and then tears start because they won’t eat the ACTUAL food and instead want more and more fruit.
I’m honestly not complaining too much – any mom who can easily sub a bowl of berries for a bowl of ice cream is going to feel pretty good about her position. I’m not sure if their love of fruit really should be considered a problem, but sometimes it’s a pain.
That being said, summer is all about fruit for me. From frozen fruit pops 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.
Because of that, I like to be the person bringing some kind of fruit to a party – if you’ve been reading for some time, you know that Memorial Day is a special day for me – it’s when I met my husband and when my first son was born – and 4th of July was the day we moved into our house as a little family. Add in living in NJ where the entire summer hangs on Memorial Day parties and 4th of July is a holiday meant for beaches and boardwalks, and we normally have some party that requires me to bring some kind of patriotic dessert.
Which brings us to this red white and blue fruit dip. It brings a sweet, decadent dip for fruit to a platter full of vibrant, juice, red white and blue fruits. No need for cakes that will heat up your house or ice cream that will drip!
Red White and Blue Fruits
The best part about creating a 4th of July fruit platter is the abundance of red white and blue fruits. Here are some of my favorites – just remember that if you want to use white fruits, you might need to use some kind of lemon juice to keep them white.
The platter part is east to put together – just buy a bunch or red, white, and blue fruits, some extra treats, and lay them out. 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.) so that they don’t turn brown. Just make sure you dry them off before adding to the platter.
You can also use different kinds of cookies – here I used graham crackers because my kids adore them and they scream summer to me. Other options would be sugar cookies, Nilla wafers, short bread, or biscotti.
Making the swirled red white and blue dip is super simple as well. Make the fruit dip and separate into 3 different bowls before adding red or blue food coloring to two of the bowls. Fold the color in and you’ve got red, white, and blue fruit dip.
To make the swirl, just add the dips carefully to a large gallon zip top bag, making sure to keep each color to “it’s side”. Snip the end of the bag and gently pipe the colored dip in circles into the serving bowl. You can also use a piping bag for that, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a piping bag in my house ever.
This Red, White and Blue Fruit Dip is perfect for summer parties or as a 4th of July dessert. Your guests will love the sweet creamy dip and you’ll love how simple it is to put together!
Red White and Blue Fruit Dip
Red White and Blue Fruit Dip
- 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!
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