EASY DIP TURNS FRUIT INTO LUSCIOUS DESSERT

by Sep 12, 2020

Erika’s Favorite Fruit Dip

This is one of those recipes that is so easy it really isn’t a recipe. But it was one of those “Hmm, what do I have in the house for a quick dessert?” ideas. My daughter Erika could not get enough of it, hence the “imaginative” name. Erika loved this dip so much, we would give her a spatula in order to scrape the bowl and lick it all clean. Many years later, her daughter exhibits the same tendencies.

You only need 4 ingredients for the dip. Just whip some cream with a touch of sugar and squirt of vanilla; fold in vanilla yogurt and you are done!

It is hard to resist bountiful fresh fruit in the summer. This light tasting dip elevates fresh fruit into a an elegant and scrumptious treat. Even when it is cold outside, and berries are long gone, this delectable dip turns apples and pears into a special dessert with very little effort. Of course, it does add a few more calories.

You can add some crisp store-bought cookies, pretzels (plain or chocolate dipped) for additional texture and variety. I have even known some people who like to eat this dip with a spoon all by itself. And that was before the Keto diet became popular.

Honestly, it takes more time to prep the fruit than to make the dip. This is so quick and easy, you don’t even need to make it ahead. But if you want to, you can prepare it up to 24 hours ahead of time. I don’t know how it happened that I had about 1/4 cup of the dip left after about 36 hours. When I discovered it, I dipped leftover melon in it. The texture was different, not as moist, but airier and fluffier–still yummy!

If you need more specific information about how to whip cream, visit my post about how to make whipped cream without turning it into butter.

Erika’s Favorite Fruit Dip

  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream, chilled
  • 8 Ounces Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 12 Cups Fruit, cleaned and cut into bite size pieces

Whip cream in chilled bowl until soft peaks form.  Add sugar and vanilla and continue whipping until medium peaks form.  Fold in vanilla yogurt.  Chill and serve with fresh fruit for dipping. 

 

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