Delicious Pistachio Fruit Dip Recipe for Summer Entertaining

Welcome to my Pistachio Fruit Dip recipe! As an Israeli chef, I love creating and sharing unique recipes that are simple, yet full of flavor. This recipe is no exception!

This creamy pistachio fruit dip is the perfect addition to any gathering or family dinner. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients but packs a punch in the flavor department. It’s the perfect way to add pizzazz to any fresh fruit platter or as a topping for a grilled fruit dish.

The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity. With only two main ingredients, you can have a delicious pistachio-flavored dip in minutes. Plus, it’s an easy recipe that anyone can make, no matter what their skill level in the kitchen.

So whether you’re looking to add some green to your St Patrick’s Day celebrations or are just in need of a tasty accompaniment to your next BBQ or family gathering, give this wonderful pistachio fruit dip recipe a try!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pistachio Fruit Dip
Pistachio Fruit Dip

Are you looking for an easy and delicious fruit dip recipe that will impress your guests? Look no further than this incredible pistachio fruit dip! Let me tell you, once you try this dip, you’ll be hooked!

One of the best things about this recipe is its simplicity. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a creamy pistachio-flavored dip in no time. All you need is cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, milk, instant pistachio pudding mix, and Cool Whip. That’s it! You don’t need any special equipment or hard-to-find ingredients to make this delicious dip.

But don’t let its simplicity fool you. This dip is absolutely bursting with flavor! The creamy pistachio flavor pairs perfectly with fresh fruit like strawberries, pineapple, and grapes. It’s the perfect addition to any brunch spread or party platter.

One thing I love about this recipe is how versatile it is. If you’re looking for a more indulgent treat, try adding some optional ingredients like pistachio cheesecake dip or marshmallow fluff. And if you want to brighten up the color of the dip, you can even add a couple of drops of food coloring.

Not only is this dip tasty and versatile, but it’s also incredibly easy to make ahead of time. You can store it in the fridge until ready to serve or take it with you on-the-go. It’s the perfect addition to any potluck or picnic.

In conclusion, there are so many reasons why you’ll love this pistachio fruit dip recipe! It’s easy to make, bursting with flavor, versatile, and perfect for any occasion. Once you give it a try, I’m sure it’ll become a staple in your recipe collection.

Ingredient List

 Dive into a bowl of Pistachio Fruit Dip!
Dive into a bowl of Pistachio Fruit Dip!

Ingredients to make Pistachio Fruit Dip

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 (8 ounce) containers of Cool Whip
  • Optional: couple drops of food coloring to brighten up the pistachio color

This creamy and indulgent dip is made with simple ingredients that blend together perfectly. You’ll only need a few basic ingredients, like cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, instant pistachio pudding mix, and Cool Whip. For an extra pop of color, you can add a couple of drops of food coloring to make the dip look even more inviting. Be sure to use room temperature cream cheese for the best results, as it will be easier to blend in with the other ingredients. Instant pistachio pudding mix is widely available in grocery stores, and you can opt for any brand that you prefer.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect way to get your fruit fix.
The perfect way to get your fruit fix.

Now, let’s get to the exciting part! Here is how you can make this delicious Pistachio Fruit Dip:


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and beat until creamy.
  3. Add instant pistachio pudding mix and mix well.
  4. Fold in the Cool Whip until well combined.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.


  • To brighten up the pistachio color, add a couple of drops of food coloring.
  • To create cool patterns, place the cool whip bowl and contents of pistachio pudding mix in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until firm enough to hold a design.

And that’s it! This dip is so easy to make but packs a huge flavorful punch. Serve with fresh fruit such as strawberries, pineapple or apple slices or even on top of your favorite cake or muffin!

I hope you enjoy making this creamy and irresistible Pistachio Fruit Dip!

Substitutions and Variations

 Scoop up some tasty goodness with this Pistachio Fruit Dip.
Scoop up some tasty goodness with this Pistachio Fruit Dip.

Don’t have all the exact ingredients for this creamy pistachio fruit dip recipe on hand? No problem. Here are some substitutions and variations to customize your dip to your taste and preference.


– Milk: Any type of milk, including almond or soy milk, can be used in place of regular milk.

– Confectioner’s sugar: Granulated sugar or honey can be substituted for confectioner’s sugar if needed.

– Cool Whip: If you don’t have Cool Whip on hand, use whipped cream instead for a homemade twist.

– Cream cheese: Neufchâtel cheese, also known as low-fat cream cheese, can be used in place of traditional cream cheese if desired.


– Add chopped nuts: Pecans or walnuts add a nice crunch and flavor to the dip.

– Use different pudding mix flavors: For a unique twist, experiment with different pudding mix flavors like vanilla or chocolate.

– Make it fruity: Toss in some fresh fruit slices like strawberries, mangoes, or kiwis to add even more delicious flavor to the dip.

– Add food coloring: Give your pistachio fruit dip an extra pop of color by adding a couple drops of food coloring. Green is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can match the color to any theme or party.

With these substituions and variations, your creamy pistachio fruit dip recipe will be truly unique and customized to your own personal taste preferences.

Serving and Pairing

 This dip is a game changer for your fruit platters.
This dip is a game changer for your fruit platters.

This Pistachio Fruit Dip is incredibly versatile and can be paired with a wide variety of fruits. The creamy pistachio dip pairs perfectly with the sweetness of fresh strawberries, blueberries, and grapes. For a tropical twist, try pairing it with pineapple, mangoes, or kiwi.

If you’re feeling adventurous, this dip can also make a great topping for grilled fruits or as a dessert dip to enjoy with graham crackers or vanilla wafers. For St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or other festive occasions, you can serve the Pistachio Fruit Dip in a hollowed-out pineapple for a fun and festive presentation that is sure to impress your guests.

As for beverages, this dip pairs well with white wines such as Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc. For non-alcoholic options, lemonade or ginger ale are great choices to balance out the sweetness of the dip.

No matter how you decide to serve it, this easy-to-make Pistachio Fruit Dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any party or gathering.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say goodbye to boring fruit and hello to incredible flavors!
Say goodbye to boring fruit and hello to incredible flavors!

Looking for a dip that can be made ahead of time or stored for later use? Then, this Pistachio Fruit Dip recipe is perfect for you! This creamy pistachio fruit dip can be stored in the fridge once prepared and will last for up to 3-4 days. It is advised to keep the dip in an airtight container, so it remains fresh.

If you are making this dip ahead of time, you can prepare it a day before your event or gathering. Just store it in the fridge, and you’ll have a stress-free and tasty appetizer for your guests. When you’re ready to serve, take it out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, then give it a good stir. If the dip seems too thick, add a bit of milk to thin it out.

Reheating this pistachio fruit dip is not recommended since it might lose its light and creamy texture. Instead, serve it cold or at room temperature with fresh fruit, cookies or crackers on the side. You can also make this dip into a pistachio cheesecake dip by adding cream cheese into the mix. It’s irresistible!

Whether you’re serving it as an appetizer for a potluck, special occasion or just snacking at home with your family, this pistachio fruit dip is incredibly easy to make, and there are endless variations. This delightful recipe is perfect for any season and occasion from St Patrick’s Day to summer barbecues with friends and family.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Nuts for nuts? This dip is perfect for you!
Nuts for nuts? This dip is perfect for you!

Achieving the perfect texture and flavor for your Pistachio Fruit Dip recipe can be quite a challenge, especially if you are attempting it for the first time. Only following the recipe exactly may not be enough to get a taste that you desire. We want to help you cook like a pro and have outlined some tips that can guarantee perfect results every time you whip up this creamy pistachio fruit dip!

1. Opt for Full-Fat Cream Cheese: When it comes to cheese, full-fat is the way to go! Using cream cheese at room temperature will give it the required creaminess.

2. Pre-Whip Heavy Cream: Once you have whipped the heavy cream into stiff peaks, fold it into the remaining ingredients carefully. This will help add some lightness to the heavy and dense mixture.

3. Use Cool Whip: Adding cool whip into the mix is sure to make your Pistachio Fruit Dip recipe light and fluffy.

4. Swap Flavors: If you’re feeling adventurous or creative, consider swapping flavors of instant pudding or cool whip to match your preferences or accentuate the experience, for example, vanilla flavor instead of pistachio.

5. Don’t Overmix: After adding all ingredients together, mixing continuously could ruin its potential texture.

6. Add more milk if too thick: If, in any case, your dip is too thick than your desired texture, add in milk in small amounts till it reaches its desired consistency.

7. Serve Chilled: It’s essential to allow it some time in the fridge before serving to give it enough opportunity to set and chill.

8. Experiment with Pairings: Try pairing this Pistachio Fruit Dip recipe with fresh strawberries, pineapple skewers or spreading it on top of a grilled fruit platter for those vibrant barbecues!

With these tips and tweaks, there’s no doubt that everyone who tastes your dip would be begging for your secret recipe!


Now, let’s move onto the FAQ section, where I answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this amazing Pistachio Fruit Dip Recipe. It’s essential to clarify any doubts or concerns that you might have before starting to prepare this recipe, so let’s dive right in!

What dried fruit goes with pistachios?

For this recipe article, we will be incorporating a variety of delicious ingredients to create a tasty and unique dish. We will be using different types of chocolate, including dark, milk, and white. In addition, we will be incorporating citrus flavors such as orange, blood orange, lemon, and Meyer lemon. Candied orange will also be utilized, along with orange blossom water and rose water. Sweetness will come from honey, either wildflower or orange blossom, as well as dried fruits such as dates, apricots, and raisins. Get ready for a flavorful experience like no other!

What is fruit dip made of?

Creating a delectable fruit dip requires minimal effort with just a handful of basic ingredients. While a traditional recipe might call for orange juice concentrate, my version incorporates fresh strawberries for a more vibrant and seasonally-appropriate flavor. No more concerns about leftover concentrate taking up valuable space in your freezer!

What is the dip you use for fruit?

Looking for a quick and delicious dip to coat your fresh summer fruits? Look no further than this simple two-ingredient recipe for Fruit Dip. Combining the creaminess of cream cheese with the fluffiness of marshmallow makes for a delectably sweet dip that perfectly compliments any fruit.

What is strawberry fruit dip made of?

For this Strawberry Fruit Dip recipe, we’ll need a few key ingredients. First off, we’ll need some Strawberry Cream Cheese – be sure to let it soften before mixing it in with the other ingredients. Next, we’ll need some Marshmallow Cream, which will give the dip a sweet and gooey texture that pairs perfectly with the strawberries.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this pistachio fruit dip recipe is the ultimate addition to any party or gathering. Whether you’re serving it with fresh fruit, crackers or even grilled fruits, this creamy pistachio dip will definitely be a hit among your guests. With simple ingredients such as cream cheese, instant pistachio pudding mix and Cool Whip, you can recreate this recipe in no time. Plus, the substitutions and variations make it easy for you to personalize the recipe to your liking.

As an Israeli chef, I highly recommend experimenting with different toppings and flavors such as adding marshmallow fluff or brightening the color with food coloring. Trust me, your guests will rave about your innovative take on this classic pistachio fruit dip.

Lastly, don’t forget to take advantage of the make-ahead and storing tips to make your life easier when hosting a party. Whether you’re preparing for St. Patrick’s Day or simply hosting a backyard BBQ, this pistachio fruit dip recipe is sure to impress.

So what are you waiting for? Grab those ingredients and whip up this creamy and flavorful pistachio fruit dip today!

Pistachio Fruit Dip

Pistachio Fruit Dip Recipe

A pretty fluffy fruit dip I took to work with fresh cut up fruit platter of strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple and watermelon. Everyone wolfed it down. What a hit!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer/Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 3 cups
Calories 213.6 kcal


  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup milk


  • Cream the cream cheese till soft and fluffy.
  • Add pudding mix and confectioners till mixed and fluffy.
  • Add milk slowly till well blended.
  • Add Cool Whip and blend thoroughly.
  • Chill and serve in a large bowl alongside fresh fruit or put on top of a fresh fruit salad.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 68gCalories: 213.6kcalCarbohydrates: 18.9gProtein: 2.8gFat: 14.6gSaturated Fat: 10.5gCholesterol: 28.4mgSodium: 84.9mgSugar: 17g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy
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