Make this Chocolate Dip for Fruit as a snack and you’ll never want to have fruit without it again! It is the perfect sidekick to sweet berries and tart apples.
I love to serve a platter of fresh fruit as a snack or when I am entertaining. You can really take this to the next level by adding a dip in the middle almost like a sweet crudite.
This chocolate dip is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy. It is the ultimate compliment to sweet strawberries, crisp apples or any fruit you like!
Serve it as a quick snack or a healthy dessert. Clean up is easy because you don’t need to melt chocolate chips to make this delicious chocolate dipping sauce.
Why You’ll Love this chocolate fruit dip
There are so many reasons to love this simple, yet decadent dip.
- It is made with just 4 simple ingredients – vanilla yogurt, powdered sugar, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt
- You can make it in less than 5 minutes – everyone needs a quick recipe to turn to when the kids are starving or you have unexpected company
- Customize this dip to fit your tastes – you can use extra cocoa powder for a richer taste or a powdered sugar substitute like powdered monkfruit to make it lower in sugar
This dip is made to be served with a big plate of fresh fruit. I like to serve it with fresh berries and green apples. It would also be amazing with sliced bananas.
It is perfect for meal prep. Pack it into small containers with the fruit and place it in your lunchbox for snack.
- Sift the cocoa and powdered sugar through a fine mesh strainer – in order to get a super smooth and luscious dip, you will need to sift the cocoa powder and powdered sugar through a sifter or fine mesh sieve. This prevents lumps
- Add a pinch of salt or a splash of vanilla extract – Adding salt or a bit of vanilla extract or both intensifies the flavor of the cocoa powder. Don’t skip this if you want the dip to taste rich and chocolatey!
- Chill before serving – in my experience, placing this dip in the fridge to chill for at least an hour before serving helps firm up the texture and makes it ideal for dipping.
- Vanilla yogurt or vanilla greek yogurt
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Powdered sugar
- Kosher salt
To make this fruit dip dairy free just use a dairy free yogurt. I like to use a dairy free vanilla coconut yogurt because it has a thicker texture than other yogurts.
Use a lower sugar vanilla yogurt and powdered monkfruit sweetener for a lower sugar option. Mix in a few drops of vanilla extract to really intensify the chocolate flavor.
Thicken this dip by stirring in a tablespoon of peanut butter. If you use salted peanut butter you can skip the sea salt as an ingredient.
How to make chocolate dip for fruit
Step 1: Sift cocoa powder and sugar
To begin, place the yogurt in a small mixing bowl. Then, measure the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a separate bowl.
Pour them into a sifter or fine mesh strainer. Sift the cocoa powder and sugar into the bowl with the yogurt. This will ensure there are no clumps in the dip
Step 2: mix it all together
Then, mix the yogurt, powdered sugar and cocoa powder together until a smooth even dip remains. I like to use a small whisk for this so I know its really mixed together.
Add a small pinch of kosher salt to the dip to bring out the cocoa flavor and stir again. Serve immediately or refrigerate for a bit and serve chilled.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You may need to remix the dip with a spoon after removing it from the fridge. Separation is normal because of the yogurt.
Check out these other sweet treats!
- Lemon Blueberry Scones
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
Images by Ella from Alpine Ella.
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt – optional, but encouraged
- Place the yogurt in a small mixing bowl
- Measure the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a separate bowl and then pour into a sifter or fine mesh strainer and sift into the bowl with the yogurt. This will ensure there are no clumps in the dip
- Mix the yogurt, powdered sugar and cocoa powder together until a smooth even dip remains.
- Add a small pinch of kosher salt to the dip to bring out the cocoa flavor and stir again. Serve immediately or refrigerate for a bit and serve chilled.
- For a lower sugar option you can use a low sugar yogurt and powdered monkfruit sweetener
- Use dairy free yogurt for a dairy free dip – I like vanilla coconut yogurt best
- Add a few drops of vanilla extract to really intensify the chocolate flavor