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Strawberry Fluff is easy to make with only 4-ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. This creamy strawberry jello salad with fresh strawberries is an easy no-bake dessert recipe or side dish for your next potluck, picnic, or BBQ!

Strawberry Fluff Jello Salad in a bowl with sliced strawberries on top and a spoon inserted into the dessert.

JELLO SALAD

I’m a big fan of jello fruit salad at potlucks. You know, the kind that’s more like a dessert than a side dish. But you put it on your plate anyway like it’s a green saladpasta salad, or potato salad. Dessert salad. It’s a thing.

Jello salads are a potluck staple for many, especially here in Utah. There’s something delicious about that creamy, fruity side dish. Everyone makes sure to save room for some on their plate.

Bowl full of strawberry jello salad with sliced strawberries on top and extra strawberries on the side.

WHAT IS FLUFF SALAD?

Fluff Salad” is another name for jello salad. Fluff recipes are a mixture of jello, whipped topping, and either cottage cheese or pudding.

If you like cottage cheese and fruit, it’s a great way to have this jello dessert with a little added protein. If not, you may want to try making it with pudding.

Top view of three bowls of strawberry fluff with sliced strawberries on top.

STRAWBERRY FLUFF

This strawberry fluff recipe whips up in 5 minutes with:

  • Strawberry Jello
  • Whipped Topping (aka Cool Whip)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Fresh Strawberries

Fruit and cottage cheese basically makes it healthy right? Which is why we might also eat this strawberry fluff for breakfast sometimes. You can even use light or fat-free ingredients.

We actually made this strawberry fluff twice in a row because it didn’t last long after I made it for this post. The second time we even used sugar-free gelatin and liked it even better. Go figure!

Strawberry Fluff ingredients: Strawberry Jello (gelatin), fresh strawberries, whipped topping (Cool Whip), and cottage cheese.

STRAWBERRY HACK

Of course you can quarter or dice the strawberries if you prefer that shape and texture.

Cutting board full of strawberries that have been sliced with an egg slicer.

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY FLUFF

  1. Hull and slice or dice the strawberries.
  2. Combine the whipped topping, cottage cheese and dry gelatin powder in a bowl.
  3. Mix thoroughly, then fold in the strawberries.
Collage image for how to make strawberry fluff. Top image: Jello, whipped topping, and cottage cheese in bowl. Bottom image: Ingredients mixed with sliced strawberries added.

ONE BOWL DESSERT SALAD

It’s that easy! Dump it in, mix it up, and go! You can eat it right away, but it gets more fluffy after being chilled in the fridge for a couple of hours. You can even make this strawberry fluff a day or two ahead of time.

Angled view of three bowls of strawberry fluff jello salad topped with sliced strawberries.

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS

This recipe is so versatile. Switch up the flavors with any jello and fruit. As for this pink strawberry jello salad, you might like to add:

  • Mini Marshmallows (makes this dessert salad extra fluffy)
  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Fresh or Crushed Pineapple (well drained)
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Sliced Peaches
Strawberry Fluff Jello Salad in a bowl with sliced strawberries on top and a spoon inserted into the dessert.

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Strawberry Fluff Jello Salad in a bowl with sliced strawberries on top and a spoon inserted into the dessert.

Strawberry Fluff

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Strawberry Fluff requires only 4-ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. This creamy strawberry jello salad is an easy no-bake dessert recipe or side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16oz) tub small curd low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 (8oz) tub light whipped topping
  • 1 (3oz) small box strawberry gelatin powder, dry (regular or sugar-free)
  • 2 cups sliced or diced strawberries (just under 1lb)

Instructions

  1. Rinse, hull, and slice or dice strawberries.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the cottage cheese, whipped topping, and dry gelatin powder together.
  3. Gently fold in the strawberries. Chill for 1-2 hours for a fluffier texture, or serve immediately.

Notes

  • Makes about 5-6 cups. 10-12 servings.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 7 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 14.2gProtein: 6g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and is an estimation only.