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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!

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

You guys.

My kids only have 8 days of school left.

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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

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WATCH ME MAKE THIS STRAWBERRY BANANA FLUFF SALAD RECIPE

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

Strawberry Banana Fluff Salad

Serves: 10
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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!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 ounces 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
strawberry banana fluff recipe in a bowl with fresh strawberries and bananas

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Crab Pasta Salad

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Cherry Limeade

Italian Pesto Chicken Salad

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

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Sherri l Mertz says

    Made this and it was wonderful. I also did one minus the marshmallow and put in a pie crust.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for coming back to let me know Sherri!! And I LOVE that idea!

  2. Jenny says

    Could you use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried it with frozen strawberries, but I would be worried that they would make it too watery.

  3. Chris says

    Try some broken pretzels. Sweet and salty!

  4. Lori says

    I added cheese cake pudding it was great!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Glad to hear that!

  5. Donna Zering says

    want tp know if you use marscopone cheese instead of cream cheese?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried this with marscopone. If you do, let me know how it goes!

  6. Anneka says

    I cannot find dry banana pudding mix in the store!!! Can someone please post a photo. Thanks Much!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Sorry Anneka, comments don’t appear on my blog until I approve them. I’m sorry you are having trouble finding the Banana Pudding! Here is a link to what I used: https://amzn.to/2Td5Xdj

  7. Peggy says

    I may try it with vanilla pudding mix. I’m not a great lover of imitation banana flavor

    • Lisa Longley says

      I think that sounds like a great idea!

      • Michelle Burroughs says

        5 stars
        I did use the Vanilla and it was wonderful, I also added pecans it was a hit. Thank you

        • Lisa Longley says

          I’m so glad you liked it!

          • Kyleigh floria says

            I wonder why there isnt actual fluff inside the recipe

          • Lisa Longley says

            Hi Kyleigh, in this case it’s just the name of the recipe, not one of the ingredients. You could try adding fluff. It would change the texture a bit, but would be delicious.

  8. Fran says

    How is it served? Do you eat it with a spoon or maybe as a dip with something like Graham crackers or vanilla wafers? I want to try this but with less marshmallows.

    • Lisa Longley says

      This is typically just eaten like a side salad, so I would say a spoon!

  9. Leslie says

    How long will it last I want to make it as a snack after dinner at night

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would say that it is best eaten the same day it is made.

  10. lori lambert says

    I was wondering if this could be made for type 2 dibttiee too any ideas?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Lori! I am not in a position to advise about Type 2 diabetes, but if you used sugar free jello, sugar free cool whip and changed out the marshmallows for pecans I know that would help.

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