Strawberry Fluff Salad

Strawberry Fluff Salad Recipe

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Hey there, lovely readers! Today, I’m excited to share a recipe that’s a delightful blast from the past and a favorite at my family gatherings – Strawberry Fluff Salad. This light and fluffy salad is not only a treat for the taste buds but also brings back fond memories of summer picnics and festive holidays. I first encountered this delicious dessert at my grandmother’s annual Fourth of July barbecue. I remember being mesmerized by the vibrant pink color and the heavenly taste that perfectly balanced sweetness and tartness. Over the years, this recipe has become a staple in my kitchen, especially during spring and summer when strawberries are at their peak.

One of the best parts about this recipe is its versatility. You can tweak it to suit your taste or what you have on hand. For instance, if you’re a fan of a more tropical flavor, try adding some shredded coconut or swapping the strawberry gelatin for lime gelatin and the strawberries for mandarin oranges. For a festive touch during the holidays, you can incorporate some chopped pecans or walnuts for a bit of crunch. No matter how you decide to customize it, this Strawberry Fluff Salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any event.

So, whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert to bring to a potluck or a nostalgic treat to enjoy with your loved ones, this Strawberry Fluff Salad is the perfect choice. Let’s dive into this sweet, creamy, and oh-so-refreshing recipe!

Making Strawberry Fluff Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 3 ounces of strawberry gelatin powder
  • 1 cup of ice, crushed
  • 3.4 ounces of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 ounces of whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries, quartered (about 16 ounces)
  • 8 ounces of drained, crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups of mini marshmallows

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the strawberry gelatin mix with boiling water until fully dissolved. Add crushed ice and stir until it melts completely.
  2. Mix in the instant vanilla pudding until the mixture is well blended and begins to thicken.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. Fold in the thawed whipped topping until fully combined with the gelatin-pudding mixture.
  5. Gently mix in the quartered strawberries, drained pineapple, and mini marshmallows.
  6. Refrigerate the salad for at least an hour before serving.

Serving Strawberry Fluff Salad

FAQs:

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries in the Strawberry Fluff Salad?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries if fresh ones are not available. However, make sure to thaw and drain them well to avoid excess moisture in the salad.

Is it possible to make the Strawberry Fluff Salad ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare the salad a day in advance. Just keep it covered and refrigerated, and give it a gentle stir before serving to ensure it’s well mixed.

What can I use as a substitute for the instant vanilla pudding mix?

If you don’t have instant vanilla pudding mix, you can use instant cheesecake or white chocolate pudding mix as an alternative. Both will provide a creamy texture and delicious flavor.

How can I make this recipe lower in sugar?

To reduce the sugar content, you can use sugar-free strawberry gelatin mix and sugar-free instant pudding mix. Additionally, using a light or sugar-free whipped topping can further lower the sugar levels.

Can I add other fruits to the Strawberry Fluff Salad?

Yes, you can customize the salad by adding other fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or sliced bananas. Just be mindful of the additional moisture some fruits may add to the salad.

How long can I store the Strawberry Fluff Salad in the refrigerator?

The salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. However, it’s best enjoyed within the first 1-2 days for optimal freshness and texture.

Strawberry Fluff Salad Recipe

Strawberry Fluff Salad

Refreshing and creamy Strawberry Fluff Salad - a perfect dessert for any occasion. Try this easy and delightful recipe today!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refregirate 14 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
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Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounces strawberry gelatin mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding
  • 8 ounces whipped topping thawed
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries quartered (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple drained
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix strawberry gelatin with boiling water, whisking until completely dissolved. Add the crushed ice, stirring until it melts.
  • Whisk in the instant vanilla pudding until well blended and the mixture thickens.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Fold in the thawed whipped topping until fully incorporated into the gelatin-pudding mixture.
  • Gently stir in the quartered strawberries, drained pineapple, and mini marshmallows.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Keyword Strawberry

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