Pineapple Lime Fluff – Creamy Side or Dessert

Our Pineapple Lime Fluff is a decadent side, a dessert or even a dip. It’s super creamy, flavored with lime and mixed with cream cheese, marshmallows and pineapple. Dress it up with cherries and it’s perfect for the holidays.  

Pineapple Lime Fluff | 2 Cookin Mamas Our Pineapple Lime Fluff is a decadent side, a dessert or even a dip. It's super creamy, flavored with lime and mixed with cream cheese, marshmallows and pineapple. Dress it up with cherries and it's perfect for the holidays. #recipe

I learned something new today. This lime “fluff” was something my mom made when I was growing up but she called it lime mallow salad. Moms was always made in a jello mold with a package of plain jello on top and it was a hit wherever she brought it. It wasn’t until I saw all the recipes on the internet this last year that I even knew there was such a thing as fluff. I know, I know! How could I not know what this yummy, cool and refreshing stuff was!

Pineapple Lime Fluff 1 | 2 Cookin Mamas

So, now that I know all about fluff, I decided why not take my mom’s recipe, to which she adds cream cheese, and turn it into a type of fluff. This fluff is a lot easier to make than my mom’s jello mold variety but it tastes just as creamy and delicious.

Pineapple Lime Fluff prep | 2 Cookin Mamas

Start with some cream cheese, pineapple juice and lime jello and beat until smooth. Don’t those colors look glorious! And the green seems so perfect for Christmas time.

Pineapple Lime Fluff prep 1 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Then add the remaining ingredients, stir and place in the refrigerator. That’s it! It’s so easy and so delicious that you’ll be making it again and again.

Pineapple Lime Fluff with cherries | 2 Cookin Mamas

Oh, and why not dress it up a bit for the holidays and add some cherry pieces. Voila – a Christmas salad! Enjoy!


A fluffy, creamy side flavored with lime and mixed with cream cheese, marshmallows, pineapple and nuts. It can double as a dessert or as a dip too.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 3 oz package lime flavored jello
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained & reserved
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained & chopped (optional)


  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, lime jello and pineapple juice until smooth.
  • Stir in cool whip, crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows, chopped nuts and cherries, if using.
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Serve as a side or dessert or even as a dip with vanilla wafers.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.5mg


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Pineapple Lime Fluff - Creamy Side or Dessert