This keto fruit dip is fluffy and smooth, and needs just 3 ingredients to make! Perfect as an appetizer or dessert, it takes seconds to make and pairs well with everything! 2 grams net carbs per serving.
Keto Fruit Dip
When it comes to keto appetizers, my favorite recipes to make are a spinach artichoke dip, crackers, and this keto fruit dip.
Growing up, whenever my mom had guests over, she’d prepare a plethora of dishes. She followed the traditional dining protocols, of having several appetizers, at least two entrees, plenty of side dishes, and a dessert or two. While she is a talented chef in all regards, her appetizers were her standouts.
My mom believed that appetizers should be of sweet and savory varieties. Being someone with an insane sweet tooth, I always made a beeline for her sweet offerings. She’d alternate between puppy chow, candied nuts, and a simple fruit dip. I was obsessed with mom’s fruit dip, as it reminded me of a mix of cool whip and frosting. I’d always choose the slices of fruit with the most surface area and scoop out huge portions of the sweet dip. As it has been something I’ve been missing, I decided to create a low carb version!
I’ve been meaning to share a keto fruit dip recipe for quite some time. It’s a simple adaption of my mom’s classic recipe and I love bringing it to parties and gatherings. It takes seconds to prep and can easily be made a small batch or enough to feed a crowd!
No sugar or thickeners are needed but you’d never tell. The texture is fluffy, smooth, and creamy. It’s sweet and simply flavored, making it perfect to dip everything and anything in it! As fruit tends to be higher in carbs, you can be creative with your dipping vehicles!
I went to a friend’s birthday potluck the other week and brought this fruit dip as an appetizer and NO ONE believed me when I told them they were low carb- Especially since I paired them with other keto desserts for dipping, like chocolate chip cookies and soft pretzels.
How do you make a keto fruit dip?
- Cream cheese– Full fat and slightly softened cream cheese. Be sure to use it from a block, not a tub.
- Powdered sweetener– Avoid buying the expensive packaged varieties and make your own– It’s so easy to make and much cheaper!
- Heavy cream– Also known as thickened cream or double cream. If you prefer a lighter and fluffier dip, use heavy whipping cream.
- Vanilla extract– Optional, but adds a lovely vanilla flavor.
In a large mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese and powdered sweetener and beat together until fluffy. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until fluffy. Gently fold through the whipped cream and vanilla extract and continue beating, until combined and smooth. Transfer into a dish or bowl and serve immediately.
Tips to make the best low carb fruit dip
- The longer the fruit dip sits at room temperature, the less fluffy it becomes. If you want it to remain fluffy and light, refrigerate it immediately, until ready to serve.
- For a chocolate fruit dip, add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and whip it into the mixture before the heavy cream.
- Serve this fruit dip with your favorite low carb fruits, like strawberries, blueberries, and orange wedges.
Storing and freezing sugar free fruit dip
- To store: Fruit dip should be stored in the refrigerator, covered. It will keep well for up to 1 week.
- To freeze: Place leftover dip in a freezer friendly container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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Keto Fruit Dip
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar free powdered sugar * See notes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sweetener until smooth. In a separate bowl, add the heavy cream and beat it until fluffy and whipped.
- Gently fold through the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, followed by the vanilla extract.
- Transfer into a dish and serve immediately.
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