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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 9 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 whipped topping
  • 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
strawberry banana fluff recipe in a bowl with fresh strawberries and bananas

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  1. Sue Brian says

    IN the strawberry/banana fluff salad, how do you keep the bananas from looking brownish?

    • Lisa Longley says

      If you make it the same day as serving it you shouldn’t have a problem.

  2. Mandy says

    5 stars
    Just made this. My husband found the recipe and wanted it for Fathers Day (today). I must say, it is very tasty. Good find on his part!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you guys liked it!

  3. Nyana Duck says

    Here’s something I learned from my grandmother years ago :
    If you want to stabilize homemade whipped cream add a few tsp.’s of plain gelatin
    to it as you mix.

  4. Melinda says

    Do the bananas turn brown/black in this salad?

    • Lisa Longley says

      If you make it the same day you serve it, you shouldn’t have a problem

  5. Melanie says

    5 stars
    My husband is begging me to make this for his birthday which is June 25th. Lucky for him our oldest and I are throwing him a surprise birthday party and I’m going to make this instead of Watergate Salad!!!!

  6. Ginette Power says

    Ces quoi le Fouet je demeure au Québec et je ne sais pas ces quoi .

  7. Katherine Maybroda says

    AWESOME HAVE TO MAKE SOON

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you like it Katherine!

  8. Lucille says

    How many will it serve

    • Lisa Longley says

      It will give at least 10 good servings.

  9. Dixie Bickel says

    5 stars
    I put in strawberries, mango and banana. Turned out wonderful!

  10. Bobbie says

    Do you think the marshmallows are necessary? I’m thinking I might have everything on hand for this, but the marshmallows. Would love to try, but don’t want to go to the store! LOL

    • Lisa Longley says

      You are so much like me, Bobbie, lol! I kind of think the marshmallows are necessary. If not marshmallows, I would say you will need to have something in it’s place. Maybe more fruit?

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