Jello salad is a staple at our family gatherings and holiday dinners and this recipe is going to quickly become your favorite!
We have all kinds of Jello Fluff Salads on our blog: Orange Fluff Salad, Raspberry Cheesecake Fluff Salad, Blueberry Fluff Salad, Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad, 5 Minute Fluffy Yogurt Fruit Salad, and our 5 Minute Pistachio Salad.
I think that, out of all the fluffy salads on our blog, this raspberry one is my favorite!
I have written this recipe to make 10-12 servings, but you could easily cut it in half (use the small boxes of jello and only one 8 ounce container of Cool Whip) if you need less.
Why is this called Raspberry “Fluff” Jello Salad?
The texture of this salad is light and fluffy! Some people even add in marshmallows, which adds even more to the fluffiness of this dish.
Ingredients needed for this Raspberry Fluff Jello Salad:
- 1 large box Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding (instant pudding will not work for this recipe)
- 1 large box Raspberry Jell-o
- 16 ounces Cool-Whip
- 3 cups water
- 3 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
How to make Raspberry Fluff Jello Salad:
Step 1: Add the box of pudding (make sure you use cook and serve, not instant!) and the box of Jello to a saucepan. Pour in the water, then bring to a boil over medium heat.
Step 2: Once it comes to a rolling boil, remove saucepan from heat and pour Jello mixture into a large bowl.
Step 3: Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge. Let Jello set for 4 hours. We often make it the night before and let it set up overnight.
Step 4: Beat jello with an electric mixer until it because creamy, then fold in the Cool-Whip and berries.
Step 5: Let chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving (you can serve it immediately, but it has a chance to set up more if you let it chill for that 1 hour before serving).
How far in advance can I make this salad?
To be honest, I wouldn’t recommend making it more than 1 day in advance. I find that the juice from the raspberries will make the salad runny (especially if you used frozen raspberries).
For best results, make this salad the same day that you plan on eating it.
Can you make this Raspberry Fluff Salad with sugar-free Jello and pudding?
I have not made this salad using sugar-free jello or pudding, but in everything that I have read about sugar-free jello, it should still work out great for this recipe!
If you try it with sugar-free jello, leave a comment below and let us know how it worked.
Can you make this salad with fresh whipped cream instead of cool whip?
I have never tried making this recipe without cool-whip – the cool whip is needed to get that fluffy texture.
If you use fresh whipped cream, I am afraid that you will not get the same fluffy consistency and this recipe will not turn out the way that it’s supposed to.
If you are looking for a homemade Cool-Whip alternative, check out this recipe for Stabilized Whipped Cream – it has a more similar fluffiness to Cool-Whip.
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Try one of our other fruit salads:
- Berry Cheesecake Fruit Salad
- Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad
- Honey Lime Fruit Salad
- Raspberry Cream Cheese Jello Salad
- Fluffy Cranberry Salad
- Berries and Cream Jello Salad
- Peach Jello Fluff Salad
- 5 Minute Orange Jello Salad
- 5 Minute Strawberry Jello Salad
Raspberry Fluff Jello Salad Recipe
- 4.6 ounces cook and serve vanilla pudding mix 1 package, (Instant Pudding will NOT work)
- 6 ounces raspberry Jell-o 1 package
- 3 cups water
- 16 ounces cool whip 1 container, (lite or fat-free is fine)
- 3 cups raspberries (sometimes I add blackberries and blueberries too! Any fresh/frozen berries will do)
- Mix together pudding, Jell-o, and water in saucepan over medium heat until it boils.
- Once it comes to a full rolling boil, remove from heat and pour into large bowl.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until mixture has thickened (about 4 hours or overnight).
- With an electric mixer, beat jello until creamy. Gently fold in Cool Whip.
- Then add in raspberries until completely mixed together.
- Stick back into the fridge and chill for about an hour before serving.
You can prepare the jello mixture in the morning or night before and let it thicken up, and then add in the remaining ingredients within an hour before serving. This is also delicious with sliced bananas added to it and mini marshmallows.
- Large Saucepan
- Large Bowl
- Electric Mixer