This easy pineapple fluff salad recipe is a bright and refreshing cream cheese dessert, side dish, or fruit dip! I love the creamy, tropical flavors of pineapple. This pineapple fluff is no-bake and made with only 4 ingredients.
Although this is a wonderful summertime no-bake dessert, refreshing and delicious tropical flavors aren’t limited to summertime. Tropical flavors are my home away from home especially during quarantine when I haven’t been able to visit Trinidad.
Fruit desserts are fun, add nutritional value, and are filled with natural sweetness. This pineapple fluff dessert is my one of children’s favorite pineapple dessert recipes…probably because it takes 5 minutes to make. Our secret! Quick and easy for me and great for their short attention span. It’s definitely a go-to of mine.
Benefits of Pineapple
From aiding in digestion, loads of nutrients, disease-fighting antioxidants, immunity booster, inflammation suppressant, and easing a strenuous exercise session, pineapples have amazing health benefits. Learn more about the benefits of pineapple. One cup (5.8 ounces or 165 grams) of pineapple chunks contains the following (source):
Fat: 1.7 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Carbs: 21.6 grams
Fiber: 2.3 grams
Vitamin C: 131% of the RDI
Manganese: 76% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDI
Copper: 9% of the RDI
Thiamin: 9% of the RDI
Folate: 7% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Magnesium: 5% of the RDI
Niacin: 4% of the RDI
Pantothenic acid: 4% of the RDI
Riboflavin: 3% of the RDI
Iron: 3% of the RDI
This pineapple fluff is one of my favorite pineapple dessert recipes too. It also makes a great fruit dip! I love it because it is low-carb and a no bake cream cheese dessert recipe. If you want to lessen the sugar content, use sugar-free cool whip This easy pineapple dessert already uses powdered stevia and doesn’t use the juice from the canned pineapples for the recipe.
What’s In This No Bake Pineapple Cream Cheese Fluff Dessert?
All you need are 4 simple ingredients:
Crushed pineapples (remove juice)
Cool whip (try sugar-free)
Fat-Free Cream Chees (regular works fine too)
What Is A Fluff Recipe?
It’s typically sweet with an instant pudding base and whipped topping to create an airy texture. Light and fluffy. I don’t use an instant pudding base but the same effect is created with the cream cheese base and folding in the whipped topping. This is one of my favorite pineapple dessert recipes and it uses fat free cream cheese.
Don’t let the cream cheese soften if using fat free, but instead pulse it quickly in a blender or food processor or using a hand mixer.
OTHER NOTES + TIPS
Have fun with toppings
Make a fun dessert bar with sweet and crunchy toppings! Here are some ideas.
chopped nuts like pecans
maraschino cherries (for adults soak in a coconut rum overnight!)
shredded toasted coconut
white chocolate chips
Variations of Pineapple Fluff:
This recipe calls for fat free cream cheese but use regular cream cheese if you prefer. Try using cottage cheese instead of cream cheese, or add a flavorless protein powder and make this a high-protein recipe. If using cottage cheese also pulse it for the texture and drain it. You can also try switching the cream cheese base with instant vanilla pudding.
This version is my favorite way to have this easy no bake dessert.
How To Serve Pineapple Fluff
No bake cream cheese desserts are my favorite low-carb treats. Especially this one. As a pineapple salad, serve chilled as a fluff dessert or a side dish. It’s a really good side dish for barbeque. Just put it in a large bowl and use a spoon to scoop on plate!
As a fruit dip serve with it with fresh fruits like pineapples, grapes, apples, or strawberries, or with pretzels, graham crackers, or vanilla wafers.
Don’t forget the dessert bar option too with fun toppings.
Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?
As a lover of whole foods and animals, I naturally ask myself can dogs eat pineapple? My fur baby usually stays out the kitchen (yes, I’m pretty lucky with that cause she’s so big), but when she decides to join me in the kitchen I’ll give in with a piece of fresh pineapple. Pineapple is not toxic for dogs, but give in moderation because of the naturally high sugar content. Because canned pineapples are so much more concentrated, I won’t give her canned pineapple. Check out the links to learn more.
Using Fresh Pineapple, and not sure how to cut a pineapple?
Go here to check out 5 easy ways to cut a pineapple.
Easy Pineapple Fluff Dessert Recipe
This easy pineapple fluff salad recipe is a bright and refreshing cream cheese dessert, side dish, or fruit dip! I love the creamy, tropical flavors of pineapple. This pineapple fluff is no-bake and made with only 4 ingredients.14.7g Carbs, 2.3g Fat, 4.1g protein
1canpineapple chunks or crushed pineapples (8 ounces, drained)can use fresh pineapple also
1packagefat-free cream cheese (8 ounces)can use regular cream cheese
4-6ouncescool whip (1/2 up to 2/3 of the container)can use sugar free cool whip
Using a cup attachment for your blender when cream cheese is cold, put cream cheese in cup and give a quick pulse. Less than 30 seconds. As the recipe calls for the fat-free cream cheese to get the proper consistency, use this method.
Drain the pineapple juice and add only the pineapple to cup and pulse again for less than 30 seconds.
Scoop mixture into a mixing bowl and mix in powdered stevia with a mixing spoon or whisk.
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Salei, The Natural Foodie
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