21 March 2010

Homemade Fruit Dip

I love eating strawberries with fruit dip cream cheese. Yum Yum. The picture below is from Cafe Lashay where I wax about my love affair. (Side note...Sly, how many freaking blogs do you have?, you may wonder. No worries. In the next week, my new website will premier where you will be able to find all five of my blogs plus more in one location. I can not wait. I've already seen drafts from my friend and the amazing designer and its looking great!)

The fruit dip cream cheese that use for my strawberries has an average cost of $4 to $5 dollars. Is that expensive? Maybe. Seeing as to how I eat every drop and never waste an ounce compared to other food that I waste, perhaps its not as expensive as it seems. Still, if I can find a way to save a dollar so that it can be invested into something else, I'd love it!

I decided to make my own fruit dip since Wholefoods did not have the store bought brand I'm used to buying. Keep in mind this recipe isn't "organically sound." The ingredients are not all natural. I suppose what's sustainable about this recipe is the economics of it all.

  • Fluff
  • Whipped Cream Cheese
  • French Vanilla Yogurt (I did use stoneyfield since I believe in his all natural business)

  • Spoon two large dollops of fluff into a small mixing bowl.
  • Spook one large dollop of whipped cream cheese into the same mixing bowl.
  • Spoon two(ish) sort of spoonfuls of yogurt into the same bowl.
  • Stir until its all blended together.
  • Dip fruit and enjoy.
This dip tasted the same as my store bought brand and it was much cheaper.

Does anyone know a more organic way that I can create this dip because "Fluff" isn't going to help my body any time soon?


Anonymous said...

I found a recipe on allrecipes.com that just uses cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla. I would imagine you could experiment with honey or agave instead of the sugar, and still include some yogurt, too. Use an electric mixer to get it well blended and fluffier.

Giselle said...

I have never heard of fluff. Is there another word? I'm from Canada, maybe that's why. Sorry for the dumb question.

SLY said...

@HerGreenLife, I'm going to look into that asap.

@Giselle. The website says Marshmallow Fluff contains Corn Syrup, Sugar Syrup, Dried Egg Whites and Vanillin.