Berry Fluff Jello Salad

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Berry Fluff Jello Salad is a fun, flirty, and absolutely fabulous side dish that could actually pass for a dessert! With just minutes to prep and bursting with fresh berry flavor, this dish is as easy as it is delicious!

Overhead shot of clear glass bowl of Berry Jello Salad surrounded by fresh berries

Berry Fluff Jello Salad is one of our all time favorites! Side dish meets dessert in a simple fluffy recipe that nobody can resist!

The steps to this recipe are so easy it doesn’t even feel like work!

The berries need to be washed of course, and the strawberries are the only thing that will need to be cut up (plus there is no cooking required), so your prep time is at a minimum.

While jello fruit salads are often made with cream cheese and canned fruit such as fruit cocktail, this easy version uses cottage cheese and fresh summer berries for the perfect light bite! Don’t let the cottage cheese scare you, my best friend who doesn’t eat cottage cheese couldn’t keep her hands away from the bowl!! It adds a delicious flavor similar to how cream cheese adds a great flavor to desserts.

Berry Jello Salad with berries on top in a clear glass bowl

This dessert will turn into a lovely pink color once it’s all stirred together! It really is a beautiful dish, one that you will be so proud to serve!  While I’ve made fluff jello salad recipes before (like Strawberry Banana Fluff) this one is definitely at the top of my list; like a cloud in a bowl.

Jello Salad Recipe Tips:

  • Use any berry flavored Jell-O in this recipe.  Strawberry or raspberry are great choices.
  • Any type of fresh berries can be used in this recipe.  You will need a total of ~4 cups of fresh mixed berries.
  • When combining the cottage cheese with the jello powder, I mix with a hand mixer to make the consistency of the cottage cheese a little bit smoother.  You can certainly just mix together with a spoon.
  • Refrigerating before serving give the flavors a chance to blend and makes the fluff set up.
  • I have tested this with freshly whipped cream and while it is delicious, it doesn’t set up as well.

Looking to lighten this recipe up a little bit? This Strawberry Fluff fits the bill. Jell-O is already zero fat (and you can use sugar-free in this recipe too).  If you choose low fat whipped topping and cottage cheese, combine this with the protein packed goodness of cottage cheese, you have a super delicious waist-line conscious treat!

Clear glass bowl of Berry Jello Salad with fresh berries on top

This Berry Fluff Jello recipe can be served as as side dish, a delicious snack or as a dessert.  I love to spoon it on angel food cake, it is just a wonderful topping for a truly heavenly dessert!

Light, fluffy and a touch of sweetness studded with fresh juicy berries.  This is the ultimate summer dessert.

Clear glass bowl of Berry Jello Salad

Overhead shot of clear glass bowl of Berry Jello Salad surrounded by fresh berries
5 from 19 votes
Review Recipe

Berry Fluff Jello Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
This fluffy refreshing berry salad takes just minutes to prep and will be the first bowl empty at every potluck!


  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 package Jell-O 4 servings size strawberry, raspberry or cherry
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups strawberries washed & cut
  • ¾ cup blackberries
  • ¾ cup raspberries
  • ¾ cup blueberries

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  • Combine cottage cheese and dry Jell-O powder in a bowl.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Gently fold in all remaining ingredients. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 190, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 237mg, Potassium: 192mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 135IU, Vitamin C: 28.3mg, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 0.5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword jello salad
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. Was looking for something more creamier. No matter how much you whip it with a mixer it will just make the curds smaller (not “smoother”) and ends up being almost gritty.

  2. This was just a terrible recipe!, way too many marshmallows! Will certainly noy make this again? Expensive to make as well.

    1. Hi Rita, sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this recipe. You can try reducing the number of mini marshmallows in it if you prefer that. :)

  3. I did this one and another with dream whip , orange jello, coconut and pecans and can of fruit salad. Both are great

  4. My new go-to fast fresh fruit fluff salad that always gets the ravs and never any left over! Love this dish!

  5. Do you have to drain the cottage cheese? And have you tried adding cream cheese to the recipe? I love cream cheese and was wondering how that would work. I am taking it to my 40th birthday party tomorrow and want it to turn out fabulous!


    1. I do not drain the cottage cheese. I think cream cheese would be a yummy addition, although I haven’t tried it. Let us know how it goes!

  6. This was delicious and so easy to make. Definitely tastes best cold after settling in the fridge at least 2 hours.5 stars

  7. It turned out great and tasted great also. I used plain yogurt instead of cottage cheese, well-drained frozen berries instead of fresh, and real whipped cream instead of Cool Whip. I’m serving it at a ,Mother’s Day brunch at church.5 stars

  8. Easy to make and very tasty! Great for family meals. We used frozen berries and it was delicious. This was our first try at a jello salad and it is a keeper.5 stars

  9. Delicious. I did end up using frozen fruit (thawed and well drained) due to cost and availability of the berries in my area and it worked just fine. I also made a version adding a block of cream cheese to the cottage cheese/jello mixture and it was delicious as well!5 stars

    1. I haven’t tried so can’t say for sure. I think it would work. Let us know if you try it Cindy!

      1. How long does it typically last outside of the fridge? I plan to have it sit in the fridge for 2 hours to set and then take it to a family gathering about an hour away.

        1. I’d suggest that you keep it in a cooler or with a zip top bag filled with ice underneath it to keep it as fresh as possible. Many readers enjoy this out of the fridge for a while as well.

  10. This was quite tasty. Next time I will use sugar free jello as my husband is not the sugar fanatic that I am. I also might try different jello flavors for a different color palate with matching fruit!

  11. I’m looking for a ambrosia type with jello ,whipped cream ,berries, bananas, marshmallows, coconut — I just need measurements of ingredients etc. 

    1. I think it would be fine. I just wouldn’t add them until the last few minutes of setting in the fridge. Like the last 30 minutes then eat right at that 2 hours. Or you can just add them the last few minutes before eating. I had my berries thawed out already too. I hope it worked out for you!

  12. I have made this three times in a row already! It’s delicious! Who doesn’t love fresh berries, and lots of them!5 stars

  13. Delicious!  Tastes so similar to my mother’s Bavarian jello recipe but this is so much lighter in calories.  I cut an angel food cake in thirds and layered it with the berry fluff.  Put more on top and it looked “good enough to eat”— which it was!  So easy and quick to make.5 stars

  14. This is such a pretty color, and I love the combo of fresh berries, Jell-O, and whipped cream. It would make a great dessert for a picnic. :)

    1. Whipped Topping is similar to whipped cream but it’s more stabilized. You can find it in the freezer section of most North American grocery stores.