Ah Spring! Paczki day is one of my personal harbingers of oncoming warmer weather, which is amusing since I usually make myself unworthy for swimsuits on Fat Tuesday. Another sign of Spring is the appearance of fresh fruit served with a fruit dip. Tonight I am trotting out some strawberries with the easiest fruit dip I know: Cream cheese and Marshmallow fluff. Depending on the occasion I add different items to this dip. I love Amaretto, just plain vanilla extract is good too, and I am just dying to try my friend, Jess’s recipe for Kahlua dip. Tonight I wanted to try something a little different and ended up with a creamsicle dip for fruit. It would go well with cut pound cake or angel cake too.
Either way, I am doing 100 situps tonight! Cheers!
Creamsicle Fruit Dip
1 8 oz. pkg of softened cream cheese
1 – 7-12 oz container of marshmallow cream (Fluff for you NYers!)
juice and zest of one orange
(For instructions: http://www.chow.com/food-news/55057/how-to-zest-and-juice-a-lemon/)
1/2 tsp of buttery sweet dough bakery emulsion of vanilla
Mix all until fluffy in a mixer and serve with cut fruit.