Blueberry Lemonade Fruit Dip
by In Katrina's Kitchen
You’ll feel like you’re dipping your fruit into a fluffy, lemon blueberry cheesecake.
This Blueberry Lemonade Fruit Dip is perfect for spring and summer entertaining, as well as snacking around the kitchen table. And don’t forget about these helpful life hacks:
- Be active. Participate in weight-bearing and cardiovascular activities daily or at least several times a week.
- Own your diet. Adopt a lifestyle of proper nutrition that reflects the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and includes 3 servings every day of low fat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt.
- Nourish your bones. For stronger bones, there’s no better source than dairy foods, which provide essential bone-building nutrients.
- Encourage others. Be a role model by setting a good example. Children follow the lead of parents and older siblings.
- Begin mornings with dairy. Jump-start your child’s day with a smart breakfast by blending low-fat yogurt and fruit for a homemade smoothie. Enjoy dairy with your children every morning – not only will you teach them well, but you’ll do your body good, too!
- Make meal time family time. Involve kids in creative meal planning. Kids are more likely to eat foods they help prepare. Eating together as a family promotes good eating habits and improves overall nutrition.
- 3 cups
Blueberry Lemonade Fruit Dip
8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 container (approx. 6 ounces) lemon Greek yogurt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Juice of 1 lemon (approx. 2 tablespoons)
Zest of 1 lemon, optional
8 ounces Cool Whip
1/2 cup blueberry pie filling
- In the bowl of your mixer combine cream cheese, yogurt, and powdered sugar.
- Add lemon juice and zest. Mix until smooth. Slowly fold in Cool Whip.
- In a small bowl swirl blueberry pie filling along the inside walls of the bowl. Add the lemonade dip. Drizzle with more pie filling if desired. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
Tip for success: If you would like to skip the Cool Whip you can certainly bump up the dairy (always a good thing!) and substitute stabilized whipped cream. Stabilizing whipped cream can be tricky sometimes so I would suggest that you try making it first before you begin assembling the other ingredients for the Blueberry Lemonade Dip.
Here is a simple method/recipe:
Ingredients for Stabilized Whipped Cream
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon cold water
1 cup cold heavy or whipping cream
2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions for Stabilized Whipped Cream
- In a small bowl sprinkle gelatin over cold water. Let the gelatin “bloom” (absorb the water). Microwave the gelatin for about 30 seconds. Set aside to cool.
- In the bowl of a mixer, beat the cream until it forms soft peaks. (Start on low speed and gradually turn up the speed to high.)
- Gradually add in powdered sugar.
- Add in the cooled gelatin and vanilla. When the cream holds its peaks it is done. Do not over-whip.