Coconut Cream Fruit Dip

by Jessica on August 15, 2013

Coconut Cream Fruit Dip by http://mybakingheart.com #foodiessheddingbooties

If you’ve been reading MBH for a while now, you might remember my sweet friend, Emily.

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We corralled rookie drill team members together as Senior Lieutenants and after graduating high school in 1999, we went our separate ways. She to Texas Tech and myself to TCU. We kept in touch here and there, but I was genuinely relieved to know that when I moved back to my hometown after college, she was there and that I wouldn’t be alone.

Over the years, we’ve run races together and shown the French what’s it like to be a True Texan. Well, it’s now her turn to get married… and this past weekend, I co-hosted a bridal shower just for her. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been friends for over 15 years and like she mentioned to me after the shower, who would’ve thought that when we met as young teens, we’d stand beside the other at our future weddings?

The buffet table was lined with yummy sandwiches, shrimp appetizers, chocolate cheesecake-stuffed strawberries (recipe coming soon!) and this gorgeous plate of fruit. The dip was just an added bonus. Sweet and smooth, the cream cheese is fluffed up with whipped topping and a generous helping of cream of coconut. It’s a fabulous dip for any shower or brunch and I can’t wait to make it again. Congratulations, Emily (and Daniel!)!

Coconut Cream Fruit Dip by http://mybakingheart.com #foodiessheddingbooties

Coconut Cream Fruit Dip

Yield: 20-25 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Neufchatel cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (15 oz) can cream of coconut
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg Cool Whip Lite, thawed

Instructions

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, whip the cream cheese until smooth. With the mixer set on low, slowly incorporate the cream of coconut into the cream cheese, mixing again until smooth. Once mixed, gently fold in the thawed Cool Whip. Serve with tropical fruit.

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Coconut Cream Fruit Dip by http://mybakingheart.com #foodiessheddingbooties

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Diana August 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm

This was so tasty! In fact, everything was wonderful. I know Emily is blessed to have such great friends. Thanks for all your hard work and creativity.

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2 Emily August 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Loved it! Thank you so much for such a wonderful wedding shower. I wonder what we’ll be doing together 15 years from now! ­čśë

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3 Sabrina Key August 16, 2013 at 12:18 am

This dip was so yummy!! I had someone else at the shower ask me about the recipe too, and I told them I would definitely get it from you.

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4 Kathy August 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

This sounds so yummy! Will have to give it a try.

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5 Liz @ Books n' Cooks January 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I’ve never heard of cream of coconut. Can that be found in a standard grocery store? I assume, baking aisle in a can? Thanks!

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6 Jessica January 20, 2014 at 10:45 am

Yes, Liz, it can! Check the beer & wine aisle… it should be on a shelf with the mixers in a small blue can.

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7 Liz @ Books n' Cooks February 18, 2014 at 5:34 am

Thanks! Made it this weekend – sooooo good!

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