We have all kinds of Jello Fluff Salads on our blog: Orange Fluff Salad, Raspberry Cheesecake Fluff Salad, Blueberry Fluff Salad, Raspberry Fluff Jello Salad, 5 Minute Fluffy Yogurt Fruit Salad, and our 5 Minute Pistachio Salad.
I think that out of all the fluffy salads on our blog, this raspberry one is my favorite!
I have written this recipe to make 10-12 servings, but you could easily cut it in half (use the small boxes of jello and only one 8 ounce container of Cool Whip) if you need less.
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Why is this called “Fluff”?
The texture of this salad is light and fluffy! Some people even add in marshmallows, which adds even more to the fluffiness of this dish.
What makes the salad so fluffy is the mixture of the Jello mix with the pudding mix – it makes everything so smooth. Add in the fluffy Cool-Whip and it makes the perfect combination of smooth fruity flavor with fluffy whipped topping.
Ingredients needed for this Strawberry Fluff Jello Salad:
- 1 large box Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding (instant pudding will not work for this recipe)
- 1 large box strawberry jell-o
- 16 ounces Cool-Whip
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 2-3 bananas, sliced
- 5 ounces (1/2 a bag) of mini marshmallows
How far in advance can I make this salad?
To be honest, I wouldn’t recommend making it more than 1 day in advance. I find that the juice from the raspberries will make the salad runny (especially if you used frozen raspberries).
For best results, make this salad the same day that you plan on eating it.
Did you know this makes it to our Thanksgiving table EVERY year? It pairs perfectly with our Convection Oven Turkey!
Can you make this with sugar-free jello and pudding?
I have not made this salad using sugar-free jello or pudding, but in everything that I have read about sugar-free jello, it should still work out great for this recipe!
If you try it with sugar-free jello, leave a comment below and let us know how it worked.
Can you make this with fresh whipped cream instead of cool whip?
I have never tried making this recipe without cool-whip – the cool whip is needed to get that fluffy texture.
If you use fresh whipped cream, I am afraid that you will not get the same fluffy consistency and this recipe will not turn out the way that it’s supposed to.
If you are looking for a homemade Cool-Whip alternative, check out this recipe for Stabilized Whipped Cream – it has a more similar fluffiness to Cool-Whip.
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Try one of our other fruit salads:
- Berry Cheesecake Fruit Salad
- Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad
- Honey Lime Fruit Salad
- Raspberry Cream Cheese Jello Salad
- Fluffy Cranberry Salad
- Mandarin Orange Cookie Jello Salad