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Quick and Easy Strawberry Fruit Dip

easy cream cheese strawberry fruit dipSome of my best creations come out of the necessity to repurpose kids’ lunch leftovers.

Okay, not really. But this great idea was born from just that.

I had already planned to make a simple fruit dip with cream cheese and maple syrup and vanilla. But then … leftover frozen strawberries emerged from not just one … but two lunchboxes.

leftover strawberries in the magic bullet

Because they didn’t have time to eat them.

And so this strawberry fruit dip was born. And the world became a better place. Well, our little food world, anyway … for a few days at least.

This is so incredibly easy, even the least-talented of home chefs could make it. I promise.

I used a Magic Bullet, but you can use a blender or a food processor.

This is really one of those wing-it, suit-it-to-your-tastes kind of recipe, so consider that as you make it. We tend to like our strawberry fruit dip on the less-sweet side, so if you like yours on the more-sweet side, you may need to add some more syrup.

Quick and Easy Strawberry Fruit Dip
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 5 frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor or Magic Bullet and blend until smooth.
  2. Adjust sweetness to your taste.
  3. Serve with fruit for dipping (my favorite was the galia melon).
  4. Share. This is so good you'll want to eat it all yourself.
Notes
If you don't have lunch-leftover strawberries to repurpose, you can use fresh. The dip will likely be a bit thicker.

What do you do with your kids lunch leftovers if they don’t eat them as a snack?