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posted: 05/30/18

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This Strawberry Banana Fluff Salad is the perfect recipe to bring to a potluck! Old school comfort food at it’s best! Made with only a few simple ingredients, your kids could whip this up before the family picnic while you work on the Taco Pasta Salad and the Deviled Eggs! If you love this fluff recipe make sure you check out my Cherry Cheesecake Fluff!

strawberry banana fluff recipe in a bowl with fresh strawberries and bananas

You guys.

My kids only have 8 days of school left.

#holdme

I remember last year I was chomping at the bit to have them be out of school so we could do fun things. This year, I’m the exact opposite.

I’m so scared.

But! Along with the terrifying feelings of entertaining three children all summer while running two businesses, I’m feeling small – though fleeting – moments of excitement about some of the super fun things we will do this summer. One of the most favorite being get togethers with friends and family!

And what do all good get togethers need? Good food!

overhead view of strawberry banana fluff recipe in a bowl with fresh strawberries and bananas

HOW DO YOU MAKE FLUFF SALAD?

There are so many different ways that you can make a fluff salad! Most of them have either cream cheese or cool whip, often they have both, like in this recipe. Usually there are marshmallows and maybe some type of fruit and instant pudding mix for a flavoring.

It ends up being a really fun dish that is super easy to throw together!

spoonful of strawberry banana fluff recipe

WHAT IS IN THIS STRAWBERRY BANANA FLUFF SALAD RECIPE?

This recipe is so simple and comes together with just a few easy ingredients:

  • Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • Cool Whip or any whipped topping. I know I will get the question. Yes, you can use homemade whipped cream, but it is not stabilized and I’m not sure exactly how it will behave in this recipe.
  • Banana Pudding Mix. Just the mix! No need to actually make the pudding.
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Strawberries that are chopped.
  • Bananas that are sliced.
  • Marshmallows

It’s so easy, which makes it the perfect thing to bring to a BBQ or Picnic. If you are looking for more perfect recipes for potlucks, check out some of these!

CAN I MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME?

Not really . . . it comes together so fast, you don’t really need to make it ahead of time. And the ingredients are best if eaten the day it’s made.

OTHER GREAT RECIPES FOR PICNICS

overhead view of strawberry banana fluff recipe in a bowl with fresh strawberries and bananas

WATCH ME MAKE THIS STRAWBERRY BANANA FLUFF SALAD RECIPE

strawberry banana fluff recipe in a bowl with fresh strawberries and bananas
5 from 6 votes

Strawberry Banana Fluff Salad

Serves: 10
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Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This Strawberry Banana Fluff Salad is the perfect recipe to bring to a potluck!  Old school comfort food at it’s best!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 ounces instant banana pudding (just the dry mix)
  • 8 ounces cool whip
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Beat in the banana pudding, then the cool whip, and then the milk and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in the strawberries, marshmallows, and banana.
  • Best when served the day it is made.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. J&J says

    Making it now ,don’t have the marshmallows in yet. But it seems very dense to me. Will it do Ronald things once the fruit and marshmallows sit for a while like ambrosia?

    • Lisa Longley says

      The final consistency is definitely one that you can scoop very easily but isn’t too dense.

  2. Shana Newquist says

    Going to add cheesecake pudding mix instead of banana pudding!

  3. Kelly says

    Can I use frozen strawberry I chopped up myself?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried it with frozen strawberries. They might add a little too much moisture to the recipe.

  4. Rita says

    With the strawberry banana salad, it says dry banana pudding, but is that the regular type or the instant type? Just to make sure. So, I bought both. Thanks

    Rita

    • Lisa Longley says

      The instant kind!

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