July 26, 2012

Touches of Sweetness on Summer Fruits

"Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air
and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more?" 
~ Bev Adams, Mountain Gardening

Estelle's is always taking care of something new and scrumptious to serve for family and friends. If you are planning a get-together this summer, be sure to try these two, easy to prepare creamy dips for all of those beautiful summer fruits you are purchasing at your local Farmer's Market! Everyone adores selecting a strawberry, banana slice or grape and then dipping it into this bowl of yumminess! This makes for a fun and festive gathering and proves to be a great alternative when you want to serve a lighter treat after those summer cook-outs!

Chocolate Love Fruit Dip
8-oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup marshmallow topping
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Juice and zest of 1 orange
1 cup whipped topping
Summer Fruits..... strawberries,cantaloupe, pineapple, nectarines, grapes, bananas and kiwi

Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add the cocoa powder; mix well. Add the vanilla extract, marshmallow topping, cinnamon, orange juice, and zest; mix well. Fold in the whipped topping. Ready, set, Dip!

Creamy Vanilla Fruit Dip
1 (6 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 (8 ounce) containers Cool Whip

Blend all ingredients together. Serve in beautiful serving bowl surrounded by fresh fruits, pound cake bites and marshmallows! 


  1. Chocolate Love... YES it is! I've been busy and haven't been by for a while, you just keep on churning out the very best recipes Betsy! Will have to track back now and copy, copy, copy! Thanks for sharing these delicious dips...

  2. Be sure to try these Joy! Both are delish and just make a fun ending to a summer meal! Please enjoy and send me pictures!


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