How to: Recipe Makeover – Coconut Lime Fruit Dip

How’s the first week back at school going folks?


Still motivated and putting together healthy lunches?

Kids eating their fruit?

And you?

Here’s a little something to sweeten the deal. I mean, who doesn’t like to dip stuff in other delicious stuff?

I sure do.


I don’t have kids of my own just yet, but what I have noticed from years of careful observation among nieces and nephews and the like is this; kids like to dip alright.

And dip they can with this fruit dip makeover recipe.  No marshmallow fluff, no icing sugar and a drastically reduced amount of saturated fat. The key of course it to put da lime in da coconut so you can drink dip it up. Ha!

Try it as a dip with pineapple, strawberries, melon or grapes for school or work lunches. Equally as good for a light, easy and homemade dessert with grilled pineapple skewers.



p.s. I could never be a hand model. Please don’t let my wrinkly grandma hands detract from the gorgeous fruit and dip!


Coconut Lime Fruit Dip

Serves makes about 2 cups
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup plain yogurt (1% or 2% regular or greek)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 80g room temperature light cream cheese (about 1/3 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut (sweetened or unsweetened, divided)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


If using greek yogurt, you can reduce or eliminate the cream cheese to your own taste. Ensure the dip is thick enough that it sticks to the fruit when dipping.


1. In a large bowl with a electric hand mixer or stand mixer, combine all but about 1 Tbsp of the toasted coconut.
2. Transfer to a smaller bowl for dipping, garnish with the remaining coconut. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving with fresh cut fruit.

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