Sugar and Spice Fruit Dip

by Melanie on June 12, 2012

One of the best parts of summer is all the fresh fruit that is available!  Is there anything better than chilled fresh fruit on a warm summer day?  I don’t think so!  I have a habit of including a fresh fruit with each meal, but last week I decided to have some fun and  presented my family with a rainbow of fruit and a fun dip to boot!  All of a sudden our ordinary Thursday night meal turned into a party!  I was a Super MOM in their eyes and it only took minutes to do!  This dip was GREAT –we all loved it.  I have had this recipe for years written on a scrap of paper, stuffed in my recipe binder and never got around to making it until now.  Too bad we missed out on years of yummy dipping!  I am bringing the rest to the pool today and I am sure the boys will finish off any fruit I pack with this dip available:)  If you want a more citrus-y dip you could easily leave out the cinnamon and add some lemon juice and zest to the lime.  I think the base of this dip is fantastic and it would be easy to tweak it according to your mood.  I can tell you that I will be making this dip LOTS more this summer!

Do you have any great ideas to get your children reading this summer?  I would love to hear them (PLEASE)  here!
And my weekly menus are back for the summer here

Sugar and Spice Fruit Dip
submitted by Melanie~The Sisters Cafe

1 8oz container of cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
zest and juice of 1 lime
1 TB brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp cinnamon

Place all of the ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer and blend until creamy.  You could easily use a hand mixer or do it by hand, it will just take longer. Enjoy!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brittany June 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

I can’t wait to try this – sounds great! and the picture is so pretty with all that colorful fruit – yum!

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2 Liz June 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I made this for a get together with my in-laws yesterday and everyone loved it! The 1 tsp of cinnamon was too much for me though. It overpowered all the other flavors. Next time I make it I’m just gonna do 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.

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3 Heather or Kitchen Concoctions July 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Um yeah, chilled fruit and a creamy dip is my favorite summer snack! That and frozen grapes. You can’t go wrong with frozen grapes on a hot summer day.

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