Perfectly sweet and tangy- you’re going to want to dip everything in this chocolate swirled Dessert Fruit Dip!

Chocolate Swirled Dessert Fruit Dip topped with chocolate chips and an apple slice with fresh fruit in the background

I am excited to share with you some recipes inspired by my recent Panama Canal cruise with Princess Cruises. This was a hosted event. All opinions, photos, and recipes are my own.

Having just recently returned from our cruise I was inspired to get in the kitchen and whip up some desserts that reflected my time traveling through the Panama Canal and I kept coming back to fresh fruit.

skewered strawberries and kiwi fruit shown with the wake of a cruise ship in the background

This Dessert Fruit Dip is perfect for fruit, graham crackers, pretzels, and more.  But definitely FRESH FRUIT!

Chocolate Swirled Dessert Fruit Dip shown in a glass dish with a strawberry on top

Nothing quite goes together like chocolate and fruit. Fruit makes for a perfect summer desert anyway and when you add a chocolate swirl and some mini chocolate chips, well that’s just icing on the cake!

I enjoyed fresh fruit every day on our cruise and in every port.

Fresh fruit and custard croissant and fruit tart tray served on Princess Cruises

Cartegena, Columbia especially had a lot to offer. Every time you turned the corner there was something to help you cool off in the wonderful, warm sunshine.

street vendors shown selling coconut and watermelon in Cartegena Columbia

When I returned this Dessert Fruit Dip was just the logical choice so that I could keep indulging in the tastes of summer.

Chocolate Swirled Dessert Fruit Dip Recipe

Dessert Fruit Dip

Perfectly sweet and tangy- you're going to want to dip everything in this chocolate swirled Dessert Fruit Dip!

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  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Chocolate ice cream sauce
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Fresh fruit, (strawberries, kiwis, peaches, blueberries, etc, thinly sliced)


  • In the bowl of your mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Swirl the chocolate sauce in the serving bowl, top with fruit dip. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
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Dessert Fruit Dip in a glass bowl shown with fresh fruit and chocolate chips

The only thing that would make this dip better would be this view (Aruba)! Our Panama Canal cruise made stops in Aruba, Columbia, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, and Jamaica. Seriously, don’t miss this one! If you love cruising and love history this cruise is for you.

Thatch umbrella with beach chairs in front of the ocean in Aruba

Chocolate Swirled Dessert Fruit Dip topped with fresh fruit and chocolate chips


Check out some of my other cruise-inspired recipes.