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Lemon Fluff

Refreshingly cool and creamy, lemon fluff is a no-bake dessert that is bursting with delicious citrus flavor. Lemon dessert fans will love this lip-smacking treat.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


  • 6 ounces lemon jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple with juice
  • 16 ounces whipped topping, use only 12-ounces for the fluff and reserve four ounces for topping and garnishing


  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the jello and carefully pour in the boiling water. Using a whisk, stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool, about 20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese and crushed pineapple. Using a hand mixer on low speed, mix together the cream cheese and pineapple, gradually increasing the mixer speed to medium-high. Mix together for about one minute until fully combined. There may be small flecks of cream cheese, and that’s okay.
  • Pour the cooled jello liquid into the cream cheese and pineapple mixture. Using the hand mixer, start on low speed so it doesn’t splash around a lot and begin to mix, gradually increasing the speed to medium until it is well-combined.
  • Add the 12 ounces of Cool Whip. Begin with a low speed on a hand mixer and gradually increase the speed to medium-high until well-combined, about two minutes. It will still be in liquid form but trust the jello to do its work and it will solidify as it chills.
  • Pour into a large glass serving bowl, cover with cling wrap and chill for at least four hours or until ready to serve. You can also use a 9x13 pan as an option instead.
  • Serve with a dollop of Cool Whip and fresh berries or other fruit as garnish if desired.


  • If preferred, buy two 8-ounce Cool Whip containers and use 1½ for the fluff and the extra half for the topping when serving.
  • This dessert is such a happy color, using a see-through bowl such as a trifle bowl would be a great way to show off the lovely yellow color.
  •  For best results, make sure you give your salad at least 4 hours of chilling time. It allows all of the yummy flavors to blend together.
  • Another idea is to use your leftover lemon fluff dessert to make creamy popsicles by placing the leftovers into a popsicle mold. You can also spread it in a baking dish and scoop it up like ice cream once it freezes. It’s delicious this way!