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Best, Easiest Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad Recipe

I’m all about easy and delicious when it comes to recipes. If you’re on the hunt for a great cold salad for an upcoming birthday party, picnic, or potluck; I’ve found it. Look no further than this strawberry jello fluff salad recipe! It’s truly the best, easiest, and most delicious sweet salad you’ll taste.

With summer in full swing, we’re spending a lot more time outdoors these days. We’re visiting the beach, having lots of picnics and family barbecues, and enjoying all kinds of yummy summer snacks. This Strawberry Fluff Salad is truly one of the perfect dishes to enjoy on summer days.

Best, Easiest Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad Recipe

What Is A Fluff Salad

Have you heard of ‘fluff salads’ before? A fluff salad is a type of fruit salad that typically contains cool whip and marshmallows. What results is a light, fluffy side dish that everyone loves. They are SUPER yummy and there’s an endless variety of flavors you can try. This particular Strawberry Fluff Salad Recipe utilizes both classic ingredients as well as some others to create the signature texture fluff salads are known for.

Best, Easiest Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad Recipe

Ingredients For Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad

  • 2 small boxes strawberry jello mix (3 ounces each)
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • boiling water
  • cold water
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub cool whip
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Directions: How To Make This Strawberry Fluff Salad Recipe

  1. Boil water.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, dump two (3 ounce) packages of strawberry jello. Add 2 cups boiling water. Stir well until fully dissolved.
  3. Add 1 cup of cold water and mix. Place bowl in refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill.
  4. Remove about 1 cup of jello mix and place back in the refrigerator to ‘solidify’.
  5. To the remaining liquid in the large bowl, whisk in 1 box of instant vanilla pudding. (Just the powder, NOT mixed on.) Once full combined, return to the fridge for another 15 minutes.
  6. While mixture is chilling, dice up your strawberries.
  7. To the large mixing bowl, add 1 can of crushed pineapple and cool whip whipped topping. Stir well until fully incorporated.
  8. Then add diced strawberries and 2 cups mini marshmallows. (You can add more mini marshmallows if desired.). Stir well.
  9. Cover the salad and return bowl to the refrigerator for about 4 hours.
  10. Once your reserved 1 cup of jello has become firm, mix it up. Then add to your large bowl and stir until incorporated.
  11. Serve or place back in the refrigerator (covered) until needed.
  12. Enjoy!
Strawberry Fluff Salad Recipe

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Best, Easiest Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad Recipe

Strawberry Fluff Salad Recipe

This refreshing, cold fluff salad is a delightful option for summertime, potlucks, picnics, and parties. It's fresh fruity flavors are great for adults and kids as everyone loves a great fluff salad.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Recipes
Servings 15
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 small boxes strawberry jello mix 3 ounces each
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • boiling water
  • cold water
  • 1 8 ounce tub cool whip
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • Boil water. (You'll need to end up with 2 boiling cups of water.)
  • In a large mixing bowl, dump two (3 ounce) packages of strawberry jello. Add 2 cups boiling water. Stir well until fully dissolved.
  • Add 1 cup of cold water and mix. Place bowl in refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill.
  • Remove about 1 cup of jello mix and place back in the refrigerator to 'solidify'.
  • To the remaining liquid in the large bowl, whisk in 1 box of instant vanilla pudding. (Just the powder, NOT mixed on.) Once full combined, return to the fridge for another 15 minutes.
  • While mixture is chilling, dice up your strawberries.
  • To the large mixing bowl, add 1 can of crushed pineapple and cool whip whipped topping. Stir well until fully incorporated.
  • Then add diced strawberries and 2 cups mini marshmallows. (You can add more mini marshmallows if desired.). Stir well.
  • Cover the salad and return bowl to the refrigerator for about 4 hours.
  • Once your reserved 1 cup of jello has become firm, mix it up. Then add to your large bowl and stir until incorporated.
  • Serve or place back in the refrigerator (covered) until needed.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gSodium: 155mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24g
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Tips For A Successful Strawberry Fluff Salad

  • First off, I suggest using the regular cool whip or whipped topping. (Avoid lite or fat free versions.) NOTE: Off brand cool whips have been successful for me but I’ve always used the ‘regular’ and not lite or fat free versions.
  • Make sure to follow the instructions and timeline. Cooling and refrigerating times are definitely important with fluff salads.
  • To avoid a watery fluff salad, be sure your strawberries are completely dry before adding them in. Either wash ahead of time so they can fully air dry or pat dry with a paper towel until all water is absorbed.
Best, Easiest Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad Recipe

There Are So Many Reasons Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Cream Salad Recipe

I was first introduced to fluff salads a couple years ago and there are just so many reasons why people love a good fluff salad.

  • Fresh, Fruity Flavors: There’s truly something about this flavor profile and combination of strawberry and vanilla that packs a punch.
  • An Instant Classic: Strawberry Fluff is a fun, light side dish option that people just can’t get enough of. I recently served it up at my boys’ birthday party and I saw at least 10 people go back for seconds (or more!) So whether you’re bring to a potluck, picnic, or some other occasion, this salad is sure to please adults and children alike.
  • Easy To Eat For All Ages: The consistency of this side dish makes it easy to eat with a fork. Unlike plain jello that can be messy and slide all over your plate, this Strawberry Fluff is thick but light. It’s easy to scoop and a simple addition to any meal.
  • Can Be Adapted For Taste: As I mentioned above, there are many variations for Fluff Salads. My first experience was actually with a blueberry fluff salad. You can also add or subtract ingredients to your preference as well. The diced strawberries can be optional. If you love mini marshmallows, add the whole bag!
Strawberry Fluff Salad Recipe

FAQ’s For Making Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad

What if I don’t have instant vanilla pudding?

If you’re in the middle of making your fluff salad and realized you’re out of instant vanilla pudding mix, you can substitute with 1 cup of heavy cream and 1/4 cup sugar instead. Just whip the cream and sugar together until soft peaks form. Then fold into your salad. (You can also had a little vanilla flavoring if you’d like.)

Can I use a different flavor jello mix?

YES! You can absolutely substitute and experiment with this recipe. Try an instant lemon jello mix or instant raspberry jello mix instead.

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Recipe Rating




Lauryn R

Friday 22nd of March 2024

This sounds really good! It would definitely be a refreshing dessert for summertime. I know my kids would love it too!

Ashley Parks

Tuesday 27th of June 2023

This looks so good! I've made cranberry fluff at Christmas, but never tried anything like this. It would make a fun, festive dish for the 4th of July!

Maria Egan

Wednesday 14th of June 2023

This looks like a good one for these warm summer days. I like that it can be adapted with different flavors and additions.

Peggy Nunn

Wednesday 14th of June 2023

This is so easy and tastes so good. Thank you for sharing.