Vegan Coconut Butter & Vanilla Bean Fruit Dip (+ sugar-free option!)

Most of the time, fruit dips are loaded with little more than sugar. Avoid that and try this delicious, healthy Vegan Coconut Butter & Vanilla Bean Fruit Dip! With healthy fats and a sugar-free option, here's your new favorite way to enjoy fruit!

 Fresh, vibrant fruits plunged into a sweet, creamy dip sounds pretty healthy, right? Until you see what’s in that dip…

Most of the time, too much sugar. Then, if you’re dairy-free, you’re left out of the fun altogether.

This vegan fruit dip can be made with healthy, unrefined sweeteners or none at all.

New Year, New You, Right?

After the holiday revelry, you just might be feeling like you need to wipe the slate clean and start over. That would include fresh, vibrant fruits and veggies of course. As delish as the fruit is all by itself, sometimes it’s just fun to change things up a bit and dip it!

This Paleo Coconut Butter and Vanilla Bean Fruit Dip is a twist on the frosting for our Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes. Combine Wildly Organic Coconut Butter, coconut cream, and just a few simple, Real Food ingredients for a delicious, healthy fruit dip. (Love coconut butter? Check out these 11 ways to use it!)

Vegan Coconut Butter and Vanilla Bean Fruit Dip

Coconut butter and coconut cream are naturally slightly sweet. You can omit any added sweeteners if you like, since the fruit itself is sweet.

If you’d like a sweeter dip, Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup is the best unrefined option. The caramel-y goodness of this sweetener is perfect for lightly sweetening treats.

Need a sugar-free option? Try Wildly Organic Coco Monkey instead! It’s a no-sugar option to help you stay on track this year.

One important thing you need to know is that the temperature of your kitchen is a factor when preparing this dip, so see the recipe notes.

This dip is perfect for snacking, school lunches, or even adding to a protein-rich breakfast. Need more healthy snacking ideas to help you reach your healthy living goals? Try our…

Do you make fruit dip or eat your fruit plain?

Vegan Coconut Butter & Vanilla Bean Fruit Dip
With the option for a whole foods sweetener or no sugar at all, you'll love dipping your fresh fruits into this vegan-friendly, lightly sweetened fruit dip!
    Servings1-1/2 cups
    1. In a mixing bowl, beat the coconut butter with a mixer to soften. Warming slightly will also help if your kitchen is very cold.
    2. Add the coconut cream and continue beating to combine well.
    3. Scrape the inside of the vanilla pod into the mixture and add vanilla extract, optional sweetener, orange zest, and salt and mix well.
    4. Add nut milk a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
    Recipe Notes

    Coconut products don't cream as easily in a cool kitchen. If your dip looks "curdled", simply remove a small amount and gently heat until it's liquid. Then stir back into the creamed mixture.

    It will thicken in the fridge a bit, too. Remove the dip and stir until it's back to the consistency you want. You can also add nut milk, a tablespoon at a time.

    Allow this dip to sit overnight before serving is optional, but does give the flavors a chance to develop. It's still good right away, but even better with a rest in the fridge overnight.

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