Margarita Fruit Dip

Impress your guests with this margarita flavored fruit dip, refrigerated and served with strawberries. Cream cheese, whipping cream and citrus make this an elegant appetizer.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 28

Ingredients

2
packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2/3
cup frozen (thawed) margarita drink mix (from 10-ounce can)
1/4
cup orange juice
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
1/2
cup whipping (heavy) cream
Whole strawberries
  • 1 Beat cream cheese, margarita mix, orange juice and lime peel in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
  • 2 Beat whipping cream in chilled small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 3 Serve dip with strawberries.

Expert Tips

For an authentic margarita flavor, use 2 tablespoons tequila and 2 tablespoons orange juice instead of the 1/4 cup orange juice.

To reduce the fat to 4g and the calories to 60 per serving, use reduced-fat cream cheese in place of the regular cream cheese and 1 cup frozen (thawed) fat-free whipped topping instead of the whipping cream.

Rub the rim of a serving bowl with a lemon, lime or orange half, then dip the rim of the bowl into a shallow dish of colored sugar.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
85
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.