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Strawberry Pineapple Fluff Jello Salad

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Strawberry Pineapple Fluff Jello Salad is a light fluffy strawberry and pineapple jello salad with marshmallows, fresh chopped strawberries, pineapple bits, and topped off with crunchy coconut cookie crumbs. It’s Spring happiness in a salad bowl!

I have a confession! I L.O.V.E. Fluff Salad! (I like to think we are soul sista’s! Both embracing our fluffiness!) 

Serving of Strawberry Pineapple Fluff Jello Salad on Teal Plate

What’s not to love? It’s light, creamy, fluffy, and… it’s like legally having dessert on your dinner plate! SCORE!!!

The day before Easter I had “bits” of things lying around that needed to be used up! I had a half a can of crushed pineapple from the Carrot Cake.  A couple handfuls of strawberries left over from the Strawberry spinach salad and there were the coconut cookies from that Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake.

Ya know…odds and ends. I didn’t want a refrigerator full of little containers of leftovers! (I can’t toss them out…my Grandmother would rise from the grave and haunt me FOREVER! I’m not kidding! It’s serious my friends!)

So my brain kicked into gear. Why not a Fresh Strawberry Pineapple Fluff Salad? I had a moment of hesitation because I was concerned the fresh strawberries would release too much liquid and would turn the “fluff” into “flop”? Then I said “Eh…why not?” (This is pretty much my motto in life! Thank goodness Mars is a VERY understanding man and puts up with all my hair brained ideas! I like to think I’ve saved him from a life of boredom! Lol)

I’m so glad I just went for it! This is…wait for it…THE BEST FLUFF Salad I’ve EVER had! EVER! It’s “Hide in the back of the closet with the entire bowl and a spoon” Good!!! (Sister Closet eaters UNITE!!) 

How To Make Strawberry Pineapple Fluff Salad

What You’ll Need to Make This Salad

  • Closet Space (lol…sorry I couldn’t resist!)
  • 1 – 3 oz. package of Strawberry Jello (dry mix)
  • 1 – 3.4 oz. package of French vanilla pudding
  • 1 – 8 oz. container of Cool Whip
  • 1 1/2 cups undrained crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows (Okay maybe 2 1/2 cup cause ya know you’re gonna eat at least a half cup before they hit the salad)
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup crushed cookies (I used Mother’s Coconut Cocada Cookies)

In a large mix together French Vanilla Pudding and Undrained Crushed Pineapple. Cover and set aside.

Yellow bowl with one package of vanilla pudding mixed with one and half cups of undrained pineapple

Making Strawberry Fluff Jello Salad

In a small bowl or large glass measuring cup, combine 1 package of Strawberry Jello with 1 cup of boiling water. Mix until Jello has completely dissolved.

Add 1/2 cup crushed ice chips. Stir until thick and ice chips have melted.

Place in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally, until jello mixture thickens and is slightly lumpy. (Kind of like me! Lol) It should take 30 – 45 minutes.

Glass Measuring cup with dissolved thickened jello and small whisk.

In the large bowl with the pineapple pudding mixture add the thickened jello mixture. Fold together until combined.

Large bowl with pineapple pudding mixture combining with jello mixture.

Add one 8 oz. container of Cool Whip. Gently fold together.

Adding One container of cool whip.

Fold in 2 cups of little heavenly pillows! (Remember you’ve been munching on them while you’ve been making this salad. Don’t LIE! I know you! Not to mention ya tossed the rest of the bag at the kids to get them to leave ya alone! I’ve lived on planet Mommy! Keep going…remember there’s a closet and spoon with your name on it when we get done! Lol)

Addition of 2 cups of mini marshmallows

Next add those delicious fresh chopped strawberries. You want them small bite sized pieces. You can make them bigger if choking your guest is part of your dinner plans. If not… I’d go with smaller bits!

Fold those little bits of juicy red gems into that delightful fluffy concoction that you’ve been sneaking samples of. (I think I’m giving away WAY too much info on how the making of this salad went down at this Nest!) 

Additional of Fresh Chopped Strawberries to Jello Salad

Spoon all that scrumptious salad into your serving bowl. It will be a little runny. Don’t panic. It’s going to set up beautifully!

Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight until “set”.

Strawberry Fluff Salad in Serving bowl

Garnishing Jello Fluff Salad

Crush cookies. You can use the coconut cookies I used or vanilla wafers. Sandies would be great too! Sprinkle them around the edge of the salad just before serving to add a little “crunch”.  Garnish with a sliced strawberry.

Isn’t that a pretty bowl of “Fluff”! Such a fantastic Spring or Summer Salad. Great for Picnics, Family Gatherings, BBQ’s or Pot Lucks!

Bowl full of Strawberry PIneapple Jello Fluff Salad

A lot of “Fluff” Salad recipes call for all canned fruits. The addition of the fresh strawberries in this salad, kicks it up and over the “Fluff Salad” Goal Post!

I wanted to make sure it was as good as I thought it was…my three helpings hadn’t totally convinced me. Even though my family loved it I wanted to make extra sure.

So… I called my friend and sent the leftovers over to her house with her 5 munchkins. She texted me 5 minutes later and said that her oldest came running in and said “Mom if you want to try the salad you better hurry! The kids have almost eaten it all!”

There ya have it. Kid approved. Nuff said! That’s all I needed! It’s now an official “Norine’s Nest” Salad!

Close up of the Strawberry Pineapple Jello Fluff Salad

This Strawberry Pineapple Fluff Jello Salad slowly melts in your mouth with its subtle fresh strawberry flavor. It brings a smile to your face as you dream of warm sunny days!

I hope this amazingly simple salad makes it to your table this Spring and Summer. If not… I’ll come looking for you in the closet! (wink, wink)

Pretty teal dish with Strawberry Pineapple Fluff Salad

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Yield: 12 servings

Strawberry Pineapple Fluff Jello Salad

Strawberry Pineapple Fluff Salad serving on a plate with a strawberry garnish.

A light flavorful fresh Spring or Summer Fluff salad. Perfect for Family Gatherings, Pot Lucks, or Summer BBQ's.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes


  • 1- 3oz. package dry strawberry jello
  • 1 - 3.4 oz. package instant french vanilla jello pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups undrained crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 - 8oz. container cool whip
  • 1/2 cup crushed cookies either vanilla wafers, coconut cocada's, or sandie's


  1. In a large bowl mix together instant french vanilla pudding with 1 1/2 cups of undrained pineapple. Cover and set aside.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup, or small bowl, mix together 3 oz.package of strawberry jello with 1 cup of boiling water. Mix until jello is dissolved. Add in 1/2 cup crushed ice cubes. Mix until thickened. Place in refrigerator and chill, mixing occasionally until mixture become slightly lumpy and thick. Do not allow to set.
  3. Add thickened jello mixture to pudding and pineapple mixture. Fold together until combined.
  4. Add container of cool whip. Fold ingredients together.
  5. Add 2 cups of mini marshmallows. Gently stir together.
  6. Add 1 cup chopped Strawberries. Mix until completely combined.
  7. Spoon into serving bowl. Cover and chill for 6 hours or over night.
  8. Before serving add crushed cookie crumbs around edge of salad and garnish with sliced fresh strawberries.


*Note that time includes "chill" time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 2g

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jetta vidrine

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

Okay, im totally going to try this for the coming week end but you are such an entertaining gal, just wanted to say hi! Let u know later how it turned out but the strawberry jello salad looks amazing!

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Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Hi Jetta! Thank You! You made my day with this kind compliment! If I can bring a smile while sharing great food then I feel I've accomplished something for the day! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Holiday! Thanks for stopping by and please let me know how you like this Salad.



Friday 7th of June 2019

So when I mixed the ice into the jello and water it did nothing. Does that matter?

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Tuesday 11th of June 2019

Hi! The jello should have thickened. Sorry it's taken me so long to respond. I've been out of my office and just saw this. I'm going to cross my fingers that it turned out okay? Norine

Elizabeth White

Monday 16th of April 2018

The only think I dislike about fluff salads are the marshmallows. I wonder if I could fold in some marshmallow cream instead? Or should I just leave omit the 'mallows and be done with it?

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Tuesday 17th of April 2018

Hi Elizabeth! You could just omit them if you don't like them. Another option is you could add 1/2 cup of coconut flakes. Either way I think you'll still enjoy this salad. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a GREAT week! ~Norine


Thursday 12th of April 2018

This looks absolutely heavenly! We’re soul sistas! I ❤️ fluff salads!

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