Pineapple Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is a light and fluffy sweet dip you can make in about 5 minutes with 4 simple ingredients. Perfect no bake dessert dip or easy appetizer for summer parties, holiday entertaining, and anytime snacking.
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Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip is a sweet, creamy dip recipe I made by accident.
I was testing a recipe for No Bake Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie, but the mixture came out too ... what's the word ... floofy. It had amazing flavor but wasn't the right consistency for a pie.
So we scooped it up and scarfed it down with fruit and graham crackers -- and now I'm sharing it with you so you can do the same!
This pineapple cream cheese dip is super easy to make with cream cheese, pineapple, vanilla pudding mix and Cool Whip, and a couple of simple steps that take 5 minutes.
It's so refreshing and light as air and the perfect dessert dip for summer parties.
We like to just keep some in the fridge next to a big bowl of fruit.
Why You're Going to Love This Recipe
- Easy dip recipe for game night or your next party.
- Light and refreshing dessert dip with sweet pineapple flavor
- Quick and easy last minute dessert recipe
- Perfect dessert dip or holiday appetizer you can make ahead of time
Softened cream cheese. Be sure to use room temperature cream cheese. I needs to be really soft so it will whip up nice and fluffy and mix well without lumps.
Crushed pineapple. Do not drain the pineapple juice, you'll use it to mix with the pudding mix.
Instant vanilla pudding mix. You'll need one 3.4 oz box -- the 4-serving size. Do not follow the directions on the box. You can also use French vanilla, white chocolate, or cheesecake pudding mix. Or try experimenting with other flavors like pistachio, banana, or lemon.
Cool Whip. Half of an 8 oz tub of Cool Whip makes this delicious pineapple dip recipe light and fluffy. If you're not into Cool Whip, Truwhip is a great alternative.
How to Make Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip
In a large bowl, whip softened cream cheese with an electric hand mixer until soft and fluffy.
Add the undrained pineapple and dry pudding mix to the cream cheese. Mix for 2-3 minutes.
Fold in 1 ½ cups of Cool Whip until completely combined.
Chill for 1-2 hours before serving. Serve with your favorite fruits, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, and pretzel chips.
Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Freezing is not recommended.
Add the crushed pineapple undrained -- the juice makes this delicious dip the perfect consistency.
Chill the dip for an hour or two before serving to allow it to firm up a bit and for the sweet flavors to meld.
Pineapple cream cheese dip pairs well with a variety of snacks and dippers. Some common options include pretzels, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, and fresh fruit.
When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, pineapple cream cheese dip can typically last for about 3-4 days.
It's not recommended. When I tested freezing and thawing it, the texture changed to a less desirable consistency. It's best to enjoy the dip fresh.
Yes, pineapple cream cheese dip is a great appetizer or dessert to make ahead of time. It's recommended to chill the dip for an hour or two, up to overnight, before serving, so it's a convenient recipe to make in advance for parties or gatherings.
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Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip
- 8 ounces softened cream cheese
- 20 ounces crushed pineapple, undrained
- 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 ½ cups Cool Whip ½ of an 8 oz. tub
- Whip softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until soft and fluffy. Add the pineapple and dry pudding mix. Mix 2-3 minutes. Fold in 1 ½ cups of Cool Whip until completely combined. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving.