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Fruit Salad Fluff – 3 Easy Pudding Recipes

3 Instantly fluffy fruit salad recipes.

3 Instant Pudding Fruit Desserts – Vanilla, Pistachio, Banana Nut

Fruit Salad Fluff Recipe is a fabulous “No Bake” dessert with mixed fruit and instant pudding in 3 different flavors – pistachio, banana nut, or lemon fruit pudding salads. This is one of those crazy fad 80’s recipes that would lineĀ  each end of any banquet table. Everyone had their own special recipe for pudding fluff, here are 3 you can make instantly without cooking a thing.

Mixed fresh fruit in a fluffy instant pudding dessert salad
Fluffy fruit pistachio pudding with fresh fruit and marshmallows.

Quick Kitchen Tools Guide For Instant Pudding Fruit Salad Fluff

This is the best recipe when you want something sweet but really don’t feel like cooking. It’s the go to instant gratification.

A dreamy pudding dessert that everyone loved in the 80’s. It’s no secret why it’s still kick’n after all these years. Easy, instant pudding in 3 flavors, make it with your kids and have an 80’s non-baking dessert party.

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • rubber spatula or spoon-spatula
  • wire whisk
  • measuring cups

Ingredients Needed For Fruit Salad Fluff

Before you start check out this list of all the ingredients you will need. It’s a pain to be in the middle of making a recipe and have to stop because there is a missing ingredient. That is why I created this list, to help you set up and make this recipe with out the pain of a missing an important ingredient.

  • cold milk
  • 1 small package instant pudding (choose one: lemon, pistachio or banana)
  • 9 oz non-dairy cool whip
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (4 oz.) can mandarin oranges drained
  • miniature marshmallows
  • chopped nuts (optional)

Fruit Salad Fluff – Instant Pudding Recipe

Recipe by Angela – blueboxrecipe.comCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Easy fruit salad made with instant pudding with 3 flavors (lemon, pistachio or banana nut variations). Make this easy “no bake” dessert with your kids and have an 80’s instantly gratifying dessert for a special treat.


  • 1 small package lemon instant pudding

  • 9 oz non-dairy cool whip

  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple

  • 1 (4 oz.) can mandarin oranges drained

  • 1 1/3 cup miniature marshmallows

  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  • Make instant pudding according to package directions
  • Add cool whip, crushed pineapple, drained mandarin oranges, marshmallows and nuts.
  • Mix everything together until completely combined.
  • Refrigerate (about 20 minutes) and serve when chilled.

Variations for Fruit Salad

  • How to make Green Fluff Dessert: Use Instant pistachio, marshmallows, and chopped nuts to make a green fluff pudding dessert. (pineapple and oranges are optional)
  • How to make Banana Nut Fruit Salad: Use Instant banana pudding, oranges, pineapple, marshmallows, and add chopped nuts for a banana nut fruit salad dessert.
  • How to make Citrus Fruit Salad Fluff: Use instant lemon pudding with oranges, pineapple and marshmallows for a citrus fruit salad fluff.

More Desserts you may like…

  1. Frog Eye Salad – Creamy Fruit Dessert
  2. Macaroon Parfait Ice Cream
  3. Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

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