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This Strawberry Fluff Salad is the perfect side dish or dessert for your next summer BBQ. It has amazing strawberry flavor, texture and is easy to make.

Strawberry Fluff Salad in a clear bowl topped with slice fresh strawberries with container of fresh strawberries and a bowl of strawberry fluff salad on the side
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We love this recipe because it can be served as a side dish or a dessert. It is light, fluffy and you only need a few ingredients. We love to bring to potlucks, special occasions, barbecue, and we even made it for a friends baby shower.

If you love this dessert salads then you need to check these other family favorite – Best Snicker Apple Salad Recipe, Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Recipe and Easy 5 Cup Salad Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe 

This easy dessert salad can be made with a variety of flavors. It perfect to make ahead and we always make sure to double to recipe because everyone loves it that much.

The soft texture and tangy flavors makes this strawberry jello fluff salad always on this list to make. Make this sweet treat that you have a last minute gathering.

Ingredients

Ingredients - chopped strawberries, marshmallows, cool whip, a box of strawberry jello and vanilla jello and water
  • Vanilla Pudding Mix – Instant Pudding will not work in this recipe. Use cheesecake pudding mix for a delicious variation.
  • Strawberry Jello Mix – You can use other flavors
  • Whipped Topping (thawed) – We like to use Cool Whip or learn How to Make Whipped Cream

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Variations Ideas

  • Fruit – Feel free to add in or change the fruit to what you prefer. Fresh raspberries, mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple or pineapple chunks are great options.
  • Crunch – If you want to add in a little crunch to the strawberry jell-o mixture add in chopped walnuts or pecans.

How to Make Strawberry Fluff Salad

Jello mix and water in a large saucepan

Step 1 – Whisk together the pudding mix, jello mix and water in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium high heat and bring the mixture to a boil. 

Jello mixture in a large bowl

Step 2 – Once the mixture is boiling, remove from heat and place in a large heat resistant mixing bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has thickened (at least 4 hours or overnight). 

Jello mixture in a bowl with a hand mixer on the side with cool whip and marshmallows on the side

Step 3 – Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and beat with an electric mixer until creamy.  

Jello mixture topped with marshmallows and diced strawberries

Step 4 – Then gently stir in the whipped topping, marshmallows and fresh strawberries until combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.  Serve cold and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Chill – This strawberry fluff recipe is best prepared the day before serving so it gives time for everything to set.
  • Prepare Ingredients – We like to prepare the strawberries ahead of time by chopping the strawberries in bite size pieces. This makes it easier to fold into the mixture when we are ready to make
Strawberry Jello Salad in a bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?

This recipe is best made with fresh strawberries. If you only have frozen strawberries, make sure to thaw them before combining with the other ingredients. Make sure to drain the strawberries so they hold up better in the fruit salad.

Can I Make this with Sugar Free Jello and Pudding?

We have not try making this sugar free instant pudding mix and jello, but I think it would still turn out delicious. If you try it, please come back and let us know how it turned out.

How to Store Leftover Salad?

This salad is best served the day before serving it.  Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days. It does not freeze well.

Strawberry Jello Salad in a clear bowl and topped with slice strawberries

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Strawberry Fluff Salad

5 from 1 vote
This Strawberry Fluff Salad is the perfect side dish or dessert for your next summer BBQ. It has amazing strawberry flavor, texture and is easy to make.
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 266

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding Mix 4.6 ounces
  • 1 pkg Strawberry Jello Mix 6 ounces
  • 3 cups Water
  • 16 ounces Whipped Topping thawed
  • 10 ounces Mini Marshmallows
  • 2 cups Fresh Strawberries diced
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Instructions

  • Whisk together the pudding mix, jello mix and water in a medium saucepan.
  • Heat over medium high heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once the mixture is boiling, remove from heat and place in a large heat resistant mixing bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has thickened (at least 4 hours or overnight).
  • Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and beat with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Then gently stir in the whipped topping, marshmallows and fresh strawberries until combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.  Serve cold and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This salad is best served the day before serving it.  Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 266kcal, Carbohydrates 54g, Protein 3g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 190mg, Potassium 79mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 45g, Vitamin A 31IU, Vitamin C 14mg, Calcium 34mg, Iron 0.2mg

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  1. Casey says:

    5 stars
    I loved the delicious strawberry flavor and how easy it was to make!