The Perfect Pairing for Summer: Fresh Fruit and Fruit Dip

June 19, 2024 · by Hillary Wheeler

Our family loves to eat fruit, and with the summer season in full swing, we have been plowing through WATERMELONS! I’ve been making a super easy fruit dip to have at the ready in my fridge for my family to use daily as a little extra treat with their fruit. In my opinion, blackberries, apples, and watermelon are incredibly delicious and refreshing paired with this dip! If you are on a low carb diet, this is easily adaptable to fit your needs! I hope your family enjoys this dip this summer as much as we are!


1- 8oz. package of cream cheese

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2- 1 cup powdered sugar (depending on how sweet you want it) (You could also substitute in Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener- like the Lakanto and Swerve brand)

Topping: just have fun and sprinkle on top. There are low carb options for all of these! 

-Granola (optional) *my favorite

-Cinnamon (optional)

-Coconut flakes or shredded coconut (optional)

-Nuts (optional)

-Chocolate chips or flakes (optional) 

-Maple Syrup (optional)

-Chocolate Syrup (optional) 

-Sprinkles (optional) *kid favorite 



1. Beat or whisk the softened or unsoftened cream cheese in a mixing bowl until it’s smooth

and creamy.

2. Add in the powdered sugar of your choice and whisk well.

3. Pour in the vanilla extract and whisk together.

4. Finally, add in the lemon juice and whisk well.

5. Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Note: I would double this recipe if you are making it for more than 2 people. If you are wanting it to last throughout the week, you can triple it or more!

Have a great summer y’all!!!!! - Hillary Wheeler

Hillary Wheeler

About Hillary Wheeler

Hillary Wheeler is a former Pre-K public school teacher turned stay-at-home mom who homeschools her three young and wonderful children. Her life is full of the normal and fulfilling hustle and bustle of child rearing, kingdom work, and family life. When she has moments to feed her personal interests, she will be writing songs, writing, singing, reading books, or spending time outdoors. Hillary loves to learn from women, both young and old, and values the wisdom of those that have gone before. She feels that her "cup runneth over" with undeserved blessings but is also filled with immeasurable thankfulness for the goodness of God and His great kindness in her life. She knows that life is far more vibrant and beautiful when God, our Creator, is able to lead the way and do all the marvelous things that He does so well. She will forever say, "God is good".