The Country Cook: Pineapple Fluff

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pineapple Fluff

We are full on into the dog days of summer. And that requires keeping the oven usage to a bare minimum. My kitchen is on the upper floor of my house so as soon as I turn it on, the upper floor heats up fast. So that means more Crock Pot meals and No-Bake Desserts that are simple but cool!
This Pineapple Fluff is a different take on Orange Fluff. There are a lot of ways to change it up. All you have to do is switch out the pudding flavors or canned fruit. It's a fun recipe to play around with. Check out my notes at the end of the recipe for different combinations of flavor!
1 (3.4 oz.) vanilla (or coconut cream) instant pudding mix*
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip, thawed
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut, optional
½ cup chopped pecans
In a large bowl, stir together pudding mix and the entire can of crushed pineapple.
Gently stir in Cool Whip, marshmallows, coconut and nuts.
Stir just until combined.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
Chill for a couple of hours before serving.
*Cook's Notes: If you don't like shredded coconut, just leave it out and use coconut cream pudding instead of vanilla. Or, if you can't find the coconut cream pudding, just add a teaspoon of coconut extract to the mixture. To make it taste more like a Pina Colada, add a teaspoon of rum extract!



  1. Now we are talking! This is right up my alley! I hear you on heating up the house. These hot and humid days are crazy.

  2. That looks awesome Brandie. Hubby loves pineapple anything so I can't wait to try this recipe. Stay cool my friend.

  3. Delicious. Made it last weekend. Used sugar free cheesecake pudding and light cool whip. Yum-o.

  4. I made it with cheesecake instant pudding, cool whip and marachino cherries. You can also add grapes, nuts or strawberries.

  5. Do you make the pudding or just use dry mix?

  6. We use pistachio pudding. It's a great compliment to the pineapplešŸ˜Š

  7. Even better with instant Pistachio pudding!

  8. I make this with madarian oranges, crushed pineapple, low fat cottage chees, fat free cool whip, marshmallows and orange jello (sugar free).

  9. I grew up eating this with mandarin oranges, pineapple, marshmallows, coconut and sour cream. Deelish! I can't wait to try this all-pineapple version!

  10. Can this be made the night before or best to make a couple hours before hand?

  11. We love this but I used Greek yogurt & I also put in fruit cocktail along with oranges & fresh strawberries yummmy


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