Pineapple Jell-O Fluff

Pineapple Fluff is a light and fluffy pineapple dessert salad perfect for holidays, get-togehers, potlucks or summer cookouts. 

Today I am sharing a family favorite fruit fluff that's easy to prepare and serve. In the south a holiday just isn't a holiday without a good Jell-O fluff salad. I have several favorite flavor variations, but all of them are delicious. This Pineapple Fluff pairs perfectly with ham and always graces our Christmas and Easter table. 

Cranberry, raspberry and strawberry are wonderful at Thanksgiving and lemon, lime, peach and cherry are delicious for spring and backyard cookouts. Most fluff salads call for Cool whip, but I like to make use real whipped cream. 

For best results, make this fluff salad the same day that you plan on eating it. I always make mine in the morning so the fluff has plenty of time to chill. If you're looking for a dish to take to a potluck or barbecue than fluff is the recipe. Everyone loves it and it always goes quickly.  

Yield: 4-6
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Pineapple Jello Fluff

Pineapple Jello Fluff

Pineapple Fluff is a light and fluffy pineapple dessert salad perfect for holidays, get-togehers, potlucks or summer cookouts.
Prep time: 35 MinInactive time: 3 HourTotal time: 3 H & 35 M


  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple or 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits, drained (reserve pineapple juice)
  • 1/2 cup water or use reserved pineapple juice
  • 1/2- cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3 ounce package pineapple Jell-O
  • 1 pint (16 oz) fresh whipping cream, whipped ( not cool whip)
  • 1  1/2 cups mini marshmallows


  1. In a small pot mix the water or pineapple juice and sugar over low heat just until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the dry jello and mix to combine.
  3. Place the jell-o mixture into the refrigerator for 20 - 30 minutes or just until the mixture starts to thicken or set.
  4. In a separate large bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Lightly fold the whipped cream into the jell-o mixture.
  5. Add pineapple and mini marshmallows. Lightly mix to combine.
  6. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 -3 hours before serving.


To make a Pina Colada Fluff: add 1/2 cup flaked coconut to the recipe. You can also substitute the colorful, fruity mini marshmallows for spring and Easter. This is especially delicious in lemon and lime Jell-O fluff.  

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Karen said…
This was very good! I loved the use of real whipped cream. I found this recioe to be very forgiving/flexible. I made it with a different brand of pineapple gelatin, which had more in it and was quite sweet so I did not add any extra sugar, plus I used about a cup more liquid than called for in your recipe, and I used the kind of whipped cream that you squirt from a can, and it was still very very good. Bottom line to readers is, you cannot go wrong here, use the recipe as a guideline and you won't go wrong. I will definitely be making this again, and look forward to experimenting with other flavors. Also, I appreciate the suggestions on what to serve the various flavor options with.
Tina Butler said…
If you used fresh cream and not the canned cream the sugar amount is correct as fresh cream is unsweetened. The canned cream is probably the reason you needed more liquid. I have never used that before as it isn't real cream and will change the whole recipe and not turn out as like it should. Hopefully you can try the recipe again as directed. We serve the pineapple version with ham on the holidays or take to summer cookouts.
Cherish said…
I made this for my husband tonight. His mother makes it for Christmas dinner even making her own whipped cream. She uses orange jello so that is what I used but next time I am going to try the pineapple jello. We also had to skip the marshmallows because the dog ate them. lol Thank you for the recipe. It is chilling now but the taste test got a thumbs up.
Tina Butler said…
That's funny my dog loves mini marshmallows too!