I’ve been all about dessert sauces and dips this week. First there was Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce without a Thermometer and now there is 3 Ingredient Sweet Creamy Summer Fruit Dip.
Honestly, I’m almost embarrassed to call this a recipe it’s so simple. But given how much I love the dip, it seemed only right to tell you how it’s made.
When strawberries come into season, peaches begin to appear, and melons are finally worth buying, I go into a summer fruit frenzy. For simple meals I throw chopped fruit into yogurt or make fruit salads.
But when I want to get all fancy schmantzy, I go for this 3 Ingredient Sweet Creamy Summer Fruit Dip. Putting the fruit on a nice platter and using a pretty bowl for the dip may not be up to Martha Stewart’s standards, but it works for me.
Of course, you can make this fruit dip for yourself too – and skip the nice platter and the pretty bowl. After scoring a particularly wonderful batch of strawberries at the farmers market, I’ve been known to grab a bowl of berries, mix up a batch of this fruit dip, and devour them both without a thought as to how I look or how much fruit dip I’ve dripped onto the table.
Think of the recipe below as more of a guide than a directive when it comes to ratios.
If you want a thick dip, use Greek-style yogurt. Conversely, if you’d rather have one that is a bit thinner, use “regular” yogurt. (My homemade yogurt tends to be even thinner than store-bought “regular.”) The amount of brown sugar depends on how tart your yogurt and sour cream are, as well as how sweet you like your fruit dip. If you don’t like the molasses taste of dark brown sugar, use light brown. Unlike a recipe with raw (unpasteurized) eggs, you can sample this fruit dip as you go.
Just don’t get carried away and taste your way through the entire batch!
3 Ingredient Sweet Creamy Summer Fruit Dip
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- Mix the 3 ingredients until combined. If the sugar is not completely dissolved into the sour cream and yogurt, let the sauce sit for a few minutes.
- Serve in a bowl, as a dipping sauce for strawberries, grapes, chunks of peaches, plums, and melon or other summer fruits.