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How To Make Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

Cool, creamy, and so delicious! This cherry fluff salad is a classic recipe that only takes a handful of ingredients to make. Enjoy it as a sweet and fruity side dish for barbecues, picnics, potlucks, and dinner parties.

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You can never go wrong with a classic recipe like this cherry fluff salad. It only takes a handful of ingredients to make and a quick toss together.

A deliciously sweet and fruity side dish for most occasions.

Cherry Fluff salad is perfect for parties, potlucks, and picnics! It is a great kid-friendly dessert salad that tastes like cherry cheesecake!

This quick and easy recipe only requires a few ingredients.

This Cherry Fluff Salad gets rave reviews from my family. It couldn’t be any easier to make for the summer season!

Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

Why You’ll Love This Cherry Fluff

  • The ingredients are simple to come by.
  • Your children's faces will light up when they see this simple and quick recipe.
  • Ideal for a family bonding activity that is both creative and fun.

This cool, shimmering treat makes a wonderful dessert, too.

One of the go-to no-bake dessert dishes is Cherry Fluff Salad! This simple toss-and-go salad is sweet, attractive, and pink!

This salad is quick and easy to make, and it's perfect for any occasion.

This refreshing, glistening treat also works well as a dessert. Your family will absolutely love this Cherry Fluff Salad. For the summer season, it couldn't be any easier to create!

The full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card

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Equipment Needed to Make Cherry Fluff

Ingredients For Your Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Sweetened Shredded Coconut

How To Make A Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

Step 1: Mix and Serve

Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, starting with the whipped cream followed by the cherry pie filling.

Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

Mix well and serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge until it’s ready to be served. 

Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

What to Pair with Your Cherry Fluff

Fruits

Cooked or baked apples, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mangoes, blackberries, and raspberries taste ten times better with cherry fluff on top.

Dessert

Cakes and brownies, pies, waffles or crepes, and cookies are some other treats that go well with this cherry fluff salad.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

This recipe has quite a few variations it’s obtained over the many years it’s been around.

Some people like to use maraschino cherries instead of pie filling.

Other add-ins often include sour cream, cottage cheese, chopped pecans, etc.

While making the fluff, you can opt to add chocolate chips to the mixture.

Also, for added texture, you may be considering adding or topping some of the following:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Wafers
  • Oatmeal
  • Pretzels
  • Dried Fruits
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Crushed Toffee Bars
  • Marshmallows
  • Raisins

This recipe has quite a few variations it’s obtained over the many years it’s been around. Some people like to use maraschino cherries instead of pie filling. Other add-ins often include sour cream, cottage cheese, chopped pecans, etc.

Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

How To Store Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

Best Way To Store Cherry Fluff Leftover

Store it in an airtight container. When storing it in the fridge, you’ll want to give it a good fold over a few times, just to distribute the moisture that has usually gone to the top.

After being stored for a few days, the marshmallows will absorb the liquid and soften, so don’t be alarmed if this happens.

It’s normal and results in a bolder flavor. 

How Long Will Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad Last In the Fridge?

It is best to consume this for about two days since the marshmallow tends to absorb the liquid which softens its texture.

Be sure to cover your salad with plastic wrap when storing it in the fridge so it doesn’t dry out. Store for up to a week. Do not freeze.

Can I Freeze Cherry Fluff

Be sure to cover your salad with plastic wrap when storing it in the fridge so it doesn’t dry out. Store for up to a week.

Do not freeze.

Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

Cherry Fluff FAQs

Can you prepare them in advance?

Yes. What’s not to love about a cherry fluff salad? It’s a creamy, dreamy side dish that’s perfectly sweet and easy to make.

The best part is, it can be eaten right away, but it’s even better when chilled and made in advance. This version of cherry fluff salad is smooth, creamy, sweet, and totally delicious.

Can I use maraschino cherries?

Yes. This dish has a lot of different modifications thanks to the many years it's been around. Instead of pie filling, some individuals choose to use maraschino cherries.

Sour cream, cottage cheese, chopped walnuts, and other ingredients are frequently added.

Can I add different flavorings?

Yes. You may add vanilla, almond, peppermint, or citrus extracts for a unique flavor.

For flecks of beautiful color and a nice pop of flavor, finely grated fresh citrus zest can be added.

Can I add vanilla pudding?

Yes. First, combine the vanilla pudding with the pineapple can that hasn't been drained. The pudding will begin to thicken as the pineapple juice is added.

Can I add other ingredients as toppings?

Yes, the cherry fluff recipe can be leveled up with a twist by adding other ingredients like raisins or some nuts to it.

Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad

Other Dessert Recipes You’ll Love

It's refreshing, creamy, and oh-so-delicious! This cherry fluff salad is a simple recipe that only requires a few ingredients.

It's perfect for barbecues, picnics, potlucks, and dinner parties as a sweet and fruity side dish. A classic meal like this cherry fluff salad can never go wrong.

It's easy to create with just a few ingredients and a quick toss. For most occasions, a wonderfully sweet and fruity side dish.

This salad is ideal for gatherings, potlucks, and picnics! It's a delicious dessert salad for kids that tastes like cherry cheesecake!

There are only a few ingredients needed for this quick and easy dish. My family absolutely loves this Cherry Fluff Salad. For the summer season, it couldn't be any easier to create! This refreshing, glistening treat also works well as a dessert.

Cherry Fluff Salad is one of our favorite no-bake desserts! This easy toss-and-go salad is pink, sweet, and appealing!

This salad comes together quickly and easily, and it's suitable for any occasion. This sparkling, refreshing delicacy can also be served as a dessert. This Cherry Fluff Salad will be a hit with the entire family. It couldn't be any easier to make for the summer season!

Aside from Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad, you may try these fun and exciting recipes below:

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After being stored for a few days, the marshmallows will absorb the liquid and soften, so don’t be alarmed if this happens. It’s normal and actually results in a bolder flavor, in my opinion.

Cherry Fluff Salad Recipe

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Cherry Fluff Salad

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You can never go wrong with a classic recipelike this cherry fluff salad. It only takes a handful of ingredients to makeand a quick toss together. A deliciously sweet and fruity side dish for mostoccasions.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Can Cherry Pie Filling 21 ounces
  • 1 Can Crushed Pineapple drained (20 ounces)
  • 1 Tub Whipped Cream 8 ounces
  • 7 Ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 ½ Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 Cup Sweetened Shredded Coconut

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, starting with the whipped cream followed by the cherry pie filling.
  • Mix well and serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge until it’s ready to be served.

Notes

  • This recipe has quite a few variations it’s obtained over the many years it’s been around. Some people like to use maraschino cherries instead of pie filling. Other add-ins often include sour cream, cottage cheese, chopped pecans, etc.
  • Be sure to cover your salad with plastic wrap when storing in the fridge so it doesn’t dry out. Store for up to a week. Do not freeze.
  • When storing it in the fridge, you’ll want to give it a good fold over a few times, just to distribute the moisture that has usually gone to the top.
  • After being stored for a few days, the marshmallows will absorb the liquid and soften, so don’t be alarmed if this happens. It’s normal and actually results in a bolder flavor, in my opinion.
Keyword cherry recipes, fluff salad

WHAT’S NEXT

This creamy cherry fluff salad is so easy to make and tastes just like a creamsicle! If you want to serve something other than the classic salad for dinner, this is a great one that everyone will love!

Do not forget to come back and let me know your thoughts and experience on how your Smooth and Creamy Cherry Fluff Salad turned out!

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