Jello fluff

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A co-worker brought Jello fluff to our company picnic last year. After having a large helping, of course I had to have the recipe. Amazingly when I asked for it the next day, she just scribbled it down on a piece of paper at our office. 4 Ingredients. Wow! I can do that. The best part about this recipe? Customizable flavors. Don’t like the strawberry flavor in my photos? That’s fine, choose another from the list below.


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Detailed instructions for Jello fluff:

Step 1:

Jello fluff step 1

Mix fruit and cool whip in a large container.

Step 2:

Mix in Jello to the cool whip/fruit mixture- note the grainy texture of the fluff. That is the jello packet that has not “melted” yet.

Jello fluff step 2

Step 3:

Mix in the cottage cheese- then refrigerate for at least 2 hours (to let the Jello “melt”)

Jello fluff step 3

Step 4:

Remove from refrigerator, give a good mix and enjoy!

Jello fluff step 4


Flavoring options:

My recipe is using strawberry jello and fresh diced strawberries, but here are some more flavor options to consider:

  • Peach jello and canned diced peaches
  • Orange jello and mandarin oranges  (my co-worker’s favorite)
  • Pineapple jello and pineapple tidbits (with optional shredded coconut)
  • Raspberry jello and halved raspberries
  • Mango jello and diced mango

Shop the look-cookware

This melamine set is perfect to take this Jello fluff to and from any party!

Don’t forget the serving spoons- a nice little seafoam green to match the melamine bowls!


Jello fluff

Sides America
By Kelsie Rudnick Serves: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes

A deliciously sweet side dish perfect for potlucks and family gatherings.


  • 1 large (.88 oz) packet of Jello (your choice of flavor)
  • 1 large 16 ounce cool whip
  • 1 large 24 ounce cottage cheese
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh fruit diced) or 3 15 ounce cans of fruit diced), drained



1. Mix fruit and coolwhip


2. add Jello and stir


3. mix in cottage cheese until all are well combined.


4. refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

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  • Reply
    Katie Frazier
    May 12, 2020 at 8:16 am

    This looks great!I like how you can make variations of the recipe! I’ll have to try it!

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    May 12, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    This looks yummy! Looks like something this preggo mama would enjoy right now! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    May 12, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever eaten jello fluff. I bet my kids would love it.

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    May 12, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Gotta love recipes with just four ingredients, and one that is so easy to make, too! This would be fun to make with kids.

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    Amanda R.
    May 12, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Looks yummy, my kiddos would probably like this. I will have to try it, thanks for the post!

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    May 12, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Wow! I never had it this way before! Thanks for posting!

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    May 12, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    What an interesting dessert, I’ve never heard of anything like it!

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    Lisa Favre
    May 13, 2020 at 1:18 am

    I never had or heard of this before! What a unique dessert to explore!

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    Ashley Newton
    May 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    This recipe brings back memories of when I was little. My nana had her own renditions of it! Thanks for the throwback!

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    May 13, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    I’ve never heard of this dessert before. I think it’s something my kids would love though!!

    Louise x

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