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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!
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 salad, pasta 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.
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.
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!
The most time consuming part of this strawberry fluff recipe is cutting the strawberries. My favorite hack for this is to hull the stems off the strawberries and use an egg slicer (affiliate link) to cut them into slices.
Of course you can quarter or dice the strawberries if you prefer that shape and texture.
How to Make Strawberry Fluff
- Hull and slice or dice the strawberries.
- Combine the whipped topping, cottage cheese and dry gelatin powder in a bowl.
- Mix thoroughly, then fold in the strawberries.
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.
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
More Jello Salads
- Lemon Fluff
- Raspberry Fluff
- Orange Fluff Salad
- Strawberry Cheesecake Salad
- Pink Fluff Salad
- Strawberry Delight
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad
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.
- 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)
- Rinse, hull, and slice or dice strawberries.
- In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the cottage cheese, whipped topping, and dry gelatin powder together.
- Gently fold in the strawberries. Chill for 1-2 hours for a fluffier texture, or serve immediately.
- 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.
5 Comments on “Strawberry Fluff”
HI, thanks so much for your reply…. I have to apologise, I simply missed some of the info. in your instructions. I’ve made the Lemon before & we loved it, so I know this will be yummy too.
Is there instructions on how to make this with pudding ? Also I think this would be great if you whip up the cottage cheese, then mix it in…….thanks for a great recipe
I like keeping it easy and just throwing the cottage cheese in, but whipping it would work out the lumps, if you don’t mind the extra dishes.
As for the pudding, you can try adjusting either of these two recipes:
How would you make this with pudding?
Here are a couple of options.
This one uses cream cheese, strawberry yogurt, and pudding mix: https://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com/strawberry-cheesecake-salad/
Or this one uses jello and pudding mix: https://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com/fluffy-lemon-jello-salad/
Of course if you want strawberry flavor, instead of lemon, I would go with vanilla or cheesecake pudding with the strawberry jello.