Fruit Dip With Amaretto & Pistachio

I’ve never been a dipper.

I don’t dip my bread in gravy. I don’t like things soggy. In fact, the idea of soggy anything is terrifying to me. I do like me some ketchup though. I put ketchup on things that should not have ketchup on them. Like hot dogs. It drives Cliff crazy. It is un-American. Or at least un-Chicagoan.One thing I never dipped was fruit. I was perfectly happy to eat my fruit plain. That is until I tried fruit dip with amaretto. I don’t know if I’ll ever eat another plain strawberry in my life ever again. That might be a little dramatic but I really, really like this dip. A lot. Alot alot.

A lot.

When Kelly suggested we add booze to pudding and cool whip I had just one thought. Disaronno. Disaronno is my fave. I am not a drinker but even I will make an exception for a little amaretto. Amaretto with orange juice and club soda is yum! So I knew if we were going to do it we would have to use amaretto.

Actually, I couldn’t believe how good this amaretto fruit dip turned out. I didn’t expect to like it half as much as I did. I even bought a new large carton of strawberries so that this didn’t go to waste. We used mango’s and strawberries as dippers but I think pineapple and peaches would be great too. Doesn’t hurt that this is super simple as well. Maybe too simple. Nothing to stop me from whipping this up when the craving hits!

What Does Amaretto Taste Like?

Oh boy, how do I even start describing what amaretto tastes like? Alright, let me give this a whirl.

Picture yourself biting into a plump, juicy, fresh almond. Now, take that sensation, mix in a warm, rich sweetness, like caramel melting on your tongue. Oh, and a hint of fruity-ness.

Imagine apricots, ripe and sweet. It’s a taste that’s both subtly nutty and unmistakably sweet, with a tantalizing bit of fruitiness that dances around in there. It’s smooth, luscious, and dare I say, a bit seductive.

Sipping amaretto feels a bit like being wrapped in a soft, cozy blanket while sitting by a crackling fire. There’s a certain warmth that gently radiates down your throat, much like the comforting taste of a homemade caramel dessert. That’s Disaronno for you.

And when it gets mixed into a recipe, like our fabulous amaretto fruit dip? Sweet mama, it’s like a little slice of paradise. It lends that unique, almondy-sweet touch to the cool whip and pudding, making you wonder how you ever enjoyed your strawberries or mango’s without it. It’s a game changer dessert, and once you’ve dipped your fruit into it, there’s no going back, believe you me.

How To Make Fruit Dip With Amaretto & Pistachio:

  1. Combine the cool whip and pudding.
  2. Add the amaretto.
Simple but delicious.

Simple, but delicious.

Pistachio and Amaretto Fruit Dip 3

Fruit Dip With Amaretto & Pistachio

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer


  • 12 oz cool whip
  • 1 small package instant pistachio pudding
  • 2 tbsp amaretto
  • fruit for dipping


  • Combine the cool whip and pistachio pudding.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the amaretto.
  • Serve with fresh fruit.
Keyword Amaretto, Dip, pistachio