Berry Fluff Jello Salad

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This fluffy Jello Salad is a fun and fruity side dish that could actually pass for a dessert! A rich creamy base, lots of berries and of course Jello make this salad a welcome addition to any meal.

We love that it needs just minutes of prep and is as pretty as it is delicious!

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

A Pretty in Pink Jello Salad

We love fluff salads since they really aren’t salads at all, they’re more like dessert!  This is one of those easy recipes from Grandma’s recipe box and it has a lovely pink color.
    • Jello fruit salad needs just minutes to prep.
    • This is best made ahead of time making it potluck perfect.
    • No cooking required.
    • Full of fresh berries and it is delicious.
    • A vintage recipe that has stood the test of time!

How to Make Jell-o Salad

Although some Jell-o salads are made in a jello mold, this one is more like a fluff (similar to ambrosia salad). It’s rich, creamy, and dreamy.

  1. Rinse the berries and dry well. Slice strawberries if needed.
  2. Combine cottage cheese and jello powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and refrigerate.

ingredients assembled to make Berry Fluff Jello Salad

Ingredients in Jello Salad

JELLO: We use strawberry jello but raspberry jello (or really any fruity flavored gelatin) will work. Choose something red or pink for this recipe.

COTTAGE CHEESE: We love cottage cheese in this salad (and even those who don’t care for cottage cheese love it). You can substitute  cream cheese or cool whip.

FRUIT: Fresh berries are perfect in this recipe, use one kind or many kinds of berries if you can. Sometimes we do just sliced strawberries for a strawberry jello salad.

Variations

    • Flavors: Try other flavors of jello and fruits like orange, pineapple or cherry.
    • Additions: Add in your favorites from pecans to sliced bananas.
    • Looking to lighten this recipe up a little bit? You can use sugar-free in this recipe and choose low fat whipped topping and cottage cheese.

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

Jello Salad Recipe Tips:

  • 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, mix with a hand mixer to make the consistency of the cottage cheese a little bit smoother. Mix with a spoon if you prefer more texture.
  • Refrigerate before serving to allow the flavors to blend and thicken the fluff.
  • I have tested this with freshly whipped cream and while it is delicious, it doesn’t set up as well.
  • You can freeze jello salad and serve it frozen in squares (like we do with our Cherry Fluff Salad)

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

This fluffy jello fruit salad can be served as a side dish or as a dessert. I love to spoon it on angel food cake as a topping too!

More Fluffy Desserts

Did you enjoy this Berry Fluff Jello Salad? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below!

Overhead shot of clear glass bowl of Berry Jello Salad surrounded by fresh berries
5 from 29 votes
Review Recipe

Berry Fluff Jello Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 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!

Ingredients

  • 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 washed
  • ¾ cup raspberries washed
  • ¾ cup blueberries washed

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Instructions

  • 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.

Recipe Notes

  • 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, mix with a hand mixer to make the consistency of the cottage cheese a little bit smoother. Mix with a spoon if you prefer more texture.
  • Refrigerate before serving to allow the flavors to blend and thicken the fluff.
  • I have tested this with freshly whipped cream and while it is delicious, it doesn’t set up as well.
  • You can freeze jello salad and serve it frozen in squares (like we do with our Cherry Fluff Salad)

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 Berry Fluff Jello Salad, best Berry Fluff Jello Salad, how to make Berry Fluff Jello Salad, jello salad
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American

 

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  1. Holly, add a little cream cheese (room temp) to the freshly whipped cream and it will better simulate setting up like Cool Whip does. :)5 stars

  2. Very delicious, left out the marshmallows because not everyone likes them. Ate it for several days, loved it, couldn’t get enough.
    Was wondering if pineapple tidbits could be added if drained real well and dried off???5 stars

    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Gayle. We haven’t tried this recipe with pineapple tidbits but that sounds like a delicious addition.

  3. It looks so delicious, I know I’m going to make it the next time we are all together. I can’t wait, everyone is gone out of town and it makes to much for just 1 person. But I’ll definitely post when I make it.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. :)

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