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!