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This Easy Fruit Dip is cool, creamy and you only need 3 ingredients to make it. Serve with fresh fruit, crackers or cookies for an easy snack or appetizer.

creamy tropical fruit dip in bowl

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dip for summer or anytime, this recipe is definitely for you. Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than this cool, creamy tropical fruit dip!

In fact, after I tried this recipe for the first time, my kids took over after that, and they even made the video!

Only 3 Ingredients

This easy fruit dip is another vintage recipe from my grandma’s stash. Best of all, you only need three very simple ingredients!

You might already have everything at home.

Here’s what you need to make it:

  • Sour cream
  • Apricot preserves
  • Shredded coconut

If it were up to the kiddos, they’d probably reach for the crackers and chips first, so I like to keep lots of fresh fruits and veggies on hand, cut up and ready to go. Now, fruits and veggies are fine by themselves, and that’s how we usually eat them. But honestly, dips make them taste even better — right?

My easy cucumber dill dip is perfect for fresh vegetables, and Avocado Crab Dip is delicious with crackers. But this creamy tropical dip is the perfect accompaniment for fresh fruit.

bowl of sour cream dip with fresh strawberries and pineapple

I told you how easy this dip is to make, but I have to say that I was just slightly skeptical about how it would taste. It’s made with sour cream, apricot preserves and shredded coconut, and that’s it. I was worried that the sour cream flavor would be too strong, but that’s definitely not the case

The dip gets just the right amount of sweetness from the preserves and the coconut, and the sour cream balances it all out. In short, it’s perfect!

Best Fruits for the Dip

You can serve the dip with any fresh fruit, but we thought that tropical fruits just tasted better. My kids love strawberries, and they are perfect for dipping, but sliced pineapple and bananas really do taste even better!

strawberry in creamy dip

How To Make Easy Fruit Dip

5 from 7 votes

Easy Fruit Dip

By: Dee
This Easy Fruit Dip is cool, creamy and you only need 3 ingredients to make it. Serve with fresh fruit, crackers or cookies for an easy snack or appetizer.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10


  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
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  • Add sour cream to a medium-sized mixing bowl, and stir in apricot preserves 
  • Add coconut, and mix until well combined
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve, and serve with your favorite fresh fruit



Light sour cream can be used.


Calories: 48kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 28mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 84IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Recipe and post originally published 2017 and updated for clarity in 2020.

This easy tropical fruit dip is perfect for snacking, but you can also serve it at pool parties, showers and potlucks. My family loved it, and I hope you will, too!

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  1. Catalina says:

    Yummy! It’s exactly what I need right now! I must make it!5 stars

  2. Sara Welch says:

    What a fun dip for summer parties! So easy and quick; can’t wait to give this a try!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Hope you like it, Sara. Thanks!

  3. Cathy says:

    The apricot preserves give this amazing flavor!

    1. Dee says:

      They really do. Thanks a bunch, Cathy!

  4. Beti says:

    I am loving everything about this!! SO easy and incredibly delicious!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Beti! So happy you like it!

  5. katerina says:

    Such a fantastic fruit dip!! Perfect for summer!5 stars

  6. Jen says:

    It really doesn’t get any easier than this! Love when simple ingredients come together to make such a lovely dish. Yum!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Jen. Glad you liked the dip!

  7. Beth says:

    Yum! This dip is my favorite! It’s so delicious and perfect treat!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I’m so happy to hear this, Beth. Thanks!