Pineapple Fluff

This Pineapple Fluff is a light, creamy, and refreshing dessert that’s incredibly easy to make. Combining the tropical sweetness of pineapple with fluffy whipped topping, marshmallows, coconut, and crunchy nuts, this no-bake treat is perfect for picnics, potlucks, or any occasion.


  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding (or cheesecake) (3.4 ounces)
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple, not drained
  • 8 ounces whipped topping (like Cool Whip), thawed
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans, almonds, or pretzels


1. Combine Pineapple and Pudding:

  • In a large bowl, stir together the undrained pineapple and the vanilla pudding mix until well combined.

2. Fold in Whipped Topping:

  • Fold in the whipped topping completely, ensuring the mixture is smooth and fluffy.

3. Add Marshmallows, Coconut, and Nuts:

  • Stir in the mini marshmallows, sweetened shredded coconut, and chopped walnuts (or your choice of nuts).

4. Chill and Serve:

  • Chill the Pineapple Fluff in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy the refreshing and creamy dessert!

Prep Time: 8 minutes | Cooking Time: None | Total Time: 8 minutes | Servings: 8

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Suggestions:

  • Presentation: Serve in a large bowl with a garnish of additional coconut flakes or chopped nuts for added texture and visual appeal.
  • Pairing: Pair with fresh tropical fruits like mango, papaya, or kiwi for a complete dessert spread.
  • Beverages: Enjoy with a chilled glass of pineapple juice, coconut water, or a tropical cocktail.

Storage Instructions:

  • Refrigeration: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freezing: Freeze individual portions in airtight containers for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.


  1. Cherry Pineapple Fluff:
    • Add a cup of cherry pie filling to the mixture for a fruity twist.
  2. Pineapple Fluff Salad:
    • Mix in a cup of diced fruit such as apples, grapes, or oranges to create a fruit salad version.
  3. Pina Colada Fluff:
    • Add a tablespoon of rum extract and a cup of diced fresh pineapple for a Pina Colada flavor.
  4. Berry Pineapple Fluff:
    • Fold in a cup of mixed berries such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
  5. Tropical Pineapple Fluff:
    • Add diced mango and papaya for an extra tropical touch.
  6. Chocolate Pineapple Fluff:
    • Stir in a cup of mini chocolate chips for a chocolatey addition.
  7. Pistachio Pineapple Fluff:
    • Use pistachio pudding mix instead of vanilla for a nutty flavor.
  8. Coconut Cream Pineapple Fluff:
    • Replace the vanilla pudding mix with coconut cream pudding for a richer coconut flavor.
  9. Marshmallow Pineapple Fluff:
    • Add extra mini marshmallows and some colorful marshmallow bits for a fun, kid-friendly variation.
  10. Crunchy Pineapple Fluff:
    • Add a cup of crushed pretzels for a salty and crunchy contrast.
  11. Lemon Pineapple Fluff:
    • Add a tablespoon of lemon zest and a tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture for a zesty flavor.
  12. Pineapple Cheesecake Fluff:
    • Use cheesecake-flavored pudding mix and fold in small cubes of cream cheese.
  13. Pineapple Almond Fluff:
    • Add a teaspoon of almond extract and use chopped almonds instead of walnuts.
  14. Pineapple Lime Fluff:
    • Substitute lime-flavored gelatin for the pudding mix and add a teaspoon of lime zest.
  15. Peach Pineapple Fluff:
    • Fold in a cup of diced canned peaches (drained) for a peachy twist.
  16. Mint Pineapple Fluff:
    • Add a few drops of mint extract and garnish with fresh mint leaves for a refreshing variation.
  17. Cranberry Pineapple Fluff:
    • Mix in half a cup of dried cranberries for a tart and sweet combination.
  18. Maple Walnut Pineapple Fluff:
    • Add a tablespoon of maple syrup to the mixture and use chopped walnuts.
  19. Pumpkin Spice Pineapple Fluff:
    • Add a teaspoon of pumpkin spice to the mixture for a fall-inspired dessert.
  20. Tropical Paradise Fluff:
    • Add diced mango, papaya, and a splash of coconut milk for an extra tropical version.
  21. Raspberry Pineapple Fluff:
    • Fold in fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries for a burst of berry flavor.
  22. Butterscotch Pineapple Fluff:
    • Use butterscotch pudding mix and add a handful of butterscotch chips.
  23. Orange Pineapple Fluff:
    • Substitute orange-flavored gelatin for the pudding mix and add a teaspoon of orange zest.
  24. Apple Cinnamon Pineapple Fluff:
    • Fold in diced apples and a teaspoon of ground cinnamon for a cozy flavor.
  25. Cherry Pineapple Fluff:
    • Mix in a cup of chopped maraschino cherries and a tablespoon of cherry juice.
  26. Peanut Butter Pineapple Fluff:
    • Swirl in a quarter cup of creamy peanut butter for a nutty variation.
  27. Coconut Lime Pineapple Fluff:
    • Add lime zest and use toasted coconut for a tropical coconut-lime combination.
  28. Strawberry Pineapple Fluff:
    • Fold in sliced fresh strawberries or use strawberry-flavored gelatin.
  29. Pineapple Ginger Fluff:
    • Add a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger for a spicy kick.
  30. Blueberry Pineapple Fluff:
    • Mix in a cup of fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries for a delicious berry addition.
  31. Pineapple Banana Fluff:
    • Add sliced bananas for a tropical banana-pineapple combination.
  32. Mango Pineapple Fluff:
    • Mix in diced mango for an extra burst of tropical flavor.
  33. Pineapple Kiwi Fluff:
    • Fold in diced kiwi for a tangy twist.
  34. Pineapple Cranberry Fluff:
    • Add dried cranberries and a splash of cranberry juice for a festive variation.
  35. Pineapple Apricot Fluff:
    • Fold in chopped dried apricots for a sweet and chewy addition.
  36. Pineapple Pistachio Fluff:
    • Use pistachio pudding mix and add chopped pistachios for a nutty flavor.
  37. Pineapple Raspberry Fluff:
    • Mix in fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries for a tart and sweet combination.
  38. Pineapple Blueberry Fluff:
    • Add fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries for a burst of berry flavor.
  39. Pineapple Mint Fluff:
    • Add a few drops of mint extract and garnish with fresh mint leaves for a refreshing twist.
  40. Pineapple Coconut Fluff:
    • Increase the amount of shredded coconut and add a splash of coconut milk for extra coconut flavor.


  1. Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned?
    • Yes, you can use fresh pineapple, but make sure to include the juice for the best consistency.
  2. Can I make Pineapple Fluff ahead of time?
    • Yes, it can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  3. Is there a dairy-free version of this recipe?
    • Use dairy-free whipped topping and instant pudding mix to make it dairy-free.
  4. Can I use other types of nuts?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite nuts like almonds, pecans, or even pretzels for crunch.
  5. What if I don’t have instant pudding mix?
    • You can substitute with a homemade vanilla pudding mixture, though the texture may vary.
  6. Can I use sugar-free pudding mix?
    • Yes, sugar-free pudding mix works well for a lower-sugar version.
  7. How long can Pineapple Fluff be left out at room temperature?
    • It’s best to keep it refrigerated until serving. At room temperature, it should not be left out for more than 2 hours.
  8. Can I add other fruits to Pineapple Fluff?
    • Yes, you can add diced fruits like apples, grapes, or berries for extra flavor.
  9. Is it necessary to chill Pineapple Fluff before serving?
    • Chilling helps the flavors meld together and improves the texture, so it’s recommended.
  10. Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of store-bought?
    • Yes, homemade whipped cream can be used, but ensure it’s stabilized to maintain the fluffiness.

These FAQs and variations offer additional insights and creative ideas to help you enjoy your Pineapple Fluff in various delightful ways. Enjoy this light and refreshing dessert!

This Pineapple Fluff is a delightful and easy-to-make dessert that brings a taste of the tropics to any gathering. With its light and fluffy texture, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.