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Lemon Blueberry Fluff

Experience a burst of fresh flavors with this creamy and light Lemon Blueberry Fluff—a fun and delightful dessert salad perfect for potlucks and gatherings. Made with the perfect combination of zesty lemon and juicy blueberries, this no-bake and easy dessert will surely be a delicious hit that will leave everyone wanting more.

A bowl of lemon blueberry fluff.

Blueberry lovers everywhere, it’s time to celebrate. This lemon blueberry fluff will satisfy all your cravings for a yummy yet light dessert. The airy and creamy texture, paired with vibrant citrus and the natural sweetness of fresh blueberries, makes it the perfect summer dessert. Not too heavy, nice and cold, refreshing, and sure to impress everyone at your summer get-together. 

If you’re searching for a simple yet delightful dessert or snack, lemon blueberry fluff is worth a try! This recipe is perfect for any time of day and will satisfy your sweet cravings. Whether you want a light snack or a satisfying dessert, this recipe is the perfect choice. This crowd-pleasing fluff recipe is guaranteed to bring some joy to any occasion. 

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Why You’ll Love Lemon Blueberry Fluff

  • Easy to make: Lemon blueberry fluff is a no-bake dessert that requires minimal preparation and time. With simple ingredients and straightforward steps, anyone can quickly whip up this delightful dessert. It’s a great option for those looking for a hassle-free dessert option.
  • Versatile and customizable: Lemon blueberry fluff is highly versatile, allowing you to add your creative touch. You can experiment with different variations, such as adding a hint of vanilla extract, incorporating other fruits, or even layering it with crumbled cookies or granola for added texture and flavor.
  • Perfect for any occasion: Whether it’s a casual backyard barbecue, a summer picnic, or a family gathering, lemon blueberry fluff is a dessert that suits any occasion. Its bright and cheerful colors make it a treat for the eyes, and its refreshing taste makes it a crowd-pleaser among kids and adults.
  • Amazing for summer: Lemons and blueberries are popular during the summer because they are super fresh at this time. Making lemon blueberry fluff allows one to celebrate the season’s flavors and enjoy a light, refreshing summer dessert.


The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

  • Softened cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Thawed Cool Whip 
  • Lemon extract
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh lemon zest 
  • Optional sliced almonds 
Ingredients to make lemon blueberry fluff.

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Fluff

Step One: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar with a hand mixer on medium-high speed until smooth.

Steps to make lemon blueberry fluff.

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    Step Two: Gently fold in the Cool Whip, lemon juice, and lemon extract with a rubber spatula until combined.

    Steps to make lemon blueberry fluff.

    Step Three: Add the fresh blueberries and marshmallows to the bowl and continue to fold the mixture together, ensuring the blueberries and marshmallows are evenly coated in the creamy mixture.

    Step Four: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour. This will allow the flavors to meld together and the dessert to set.

    Step Five: Garnish the lemon blueberry fluff with sliced almonds and fresh lemon zest before serving, if desired. These toppings add a delightful crunch and an extra burst of citrus flavor.

    Step Six: Serve and enjoy.

    Steps to make lemon blueberry fluff.

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    What to Serve with Lemon Blueberry Fluff

    Serve this delicious fluff dessert with your favorite summer dishes to create a great meal. 

    Variations and Substitutions

    • Lemon Raspberry Fluff: Replace the sweet blueberries with fresh raspberries for a delightful combination of tangy lemon and sweet-tart raspberries.
    • Crunchy Add-Ins: Sprinkle chopped toasted almonds, pecans, or walnuts on top of the fluff for a delightful crunch. This adds a nice textural element to the dessert. 
    • Vegan or Dairy-Free Alternative: To make a vegan or dairy-free version of the fluff, use a dairy-free cream cheese substitute and a non-dairy whipped topping made from coconut milk or almond milk. 
    • Flavor Add-Ins: Enhance the flavor of your lemon blueberry dluff by adding a few drops of almond extract or coconut extract. These extracts will add a subtle but delightful twist to the overall taste of the dessert.
    • Graham Cracker Crust Base: For a delightful twist, consider adding a graham cracker crust as the base of your fluff dessert. Use graham cracker crumbs and mix them with melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of your serving dish before layering the fluff on top. The buttery and crunchy crust will provide a wonderful contrast to the creamy fluff.
    • Increase the Lemon Flavor: Enhance the lemony goodness by incorporating lemon curd into the fluff mixture. Gently fold a dollop or two of lemon curd after mixing the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. This will add a tangy lemon flavor and a smooth texture to the fluff.

    Storage Instructions

    If there are any leftovers of this fluffy salad, you can store them in the refrigerator.

    Ensure you transfer the remaining fluff into an airtight container, preserving its freshness. 

    To fully enjoy the remarkable taste and consistency, consuming the leftovers within two days is recommended. As time passes, the juicy berries may release their liquid, altering the texture of the fluff. For optimal results and to savor every delectable bite, it’s best to indulge in this delightful dessert on the same day it is made.

    Small bowls of lemon blueberry fluff.

    Can I Freeze?

    Freezing this blueberry lemon fluff salad recipe is not advised, as it can adversely affect the texture and consistency of the fluff. To fully enjoy its lusciousness, serving and savoring this dessert is highly recommended on the same day it is prepared. Freezing may compromise this dessert’s desired taste and texture, so it’s best to indulge in this treat while it’s fresh.

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Use fresh lemon juice and zest: For the best flavor, use freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest. This will provide a bright and vibrant citrus taste that complements the blueberries perfectly. 
    • Fold gently: When incorporating the Cool Whip, lemon juice, and blueberries, be gentle and fold them into the cream cheese mixture. Overmixing can cause the fluff to become dense and lose its airy texture.
    • Allow time to chill: After preparing the fluff, refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together and the dessert to set, resulting in a great fluffy texture. 
    • Add garnishes just before serving: If you choose to garnish the lemon blueberry fluff with sliced almonds or fresh lemon zest, do so right before serving. You want the toppings to stay crunchy and the zest to remain vibrant and fragrant.
    • Experiment with toppings: While sliced almonds and lemon zest are traditional garnishes, get creative with additional toppings. Fresh mint leaves, grated white chocolate, or a drizzle of honey can add extra visual appeal and flavor.
    • Soften the cream cheese: Properly softening the cream cheese is crucial for achieving a smooth and creamy texture in this recipe. Remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator and place it on the counter, allowing it to come to room temperature. This process usually takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the temperature of your kitchen. Room temperature is key for softening the cream cheese uniformly and enabling easy blending. Avoid using shortcuts like microwaving, as these methods can result in uneven softening or even melting, affecting the final fluff’s texture.

    What is Fluff Salad?

    Fluff Salad is a delightful, light dessert that blends a creamy base with luscious berries and fruit. This heavenly creation captures the essence of a classic cheesecake, transformed into a delightful mousse-like treat. 

    This no-bake wonder harmonizes the rich, tangy notes of cheesecake with the ethereal lightness of whipped topping. The best part? You can customize your fluff with a medley of add-ins, succulent berries, tantalizing fruits, or even decadent chocolate. 

    Can I use Frozen Blueberries Instead of Fresh Ones?

    It is recommended to use fresh blueberries when preparing this effortless fluff salad. Opting for fresh berries provides the best results. Using frozen berries can result in a less desirable texture due to their tendency to become mushy as they thaw.

    A bowl of lemon blueberry fluff.

    How to Serve Fluff

    Fluff desserts offer a wide range of serving options, allowing you to customize the presentation creatively. Serve it in individual dessert cups for an elegant touch, or use it as a delectable dip paired with graham crackers. You can also elevate your breakfast by using it as a luscious pancake topping. The key is to unleash your imagination and explore different ways to enjoy your fluff. Whether you prefer to serve it alongside fresh fruits or use it as a filling for pastries, the versatility of fluff makes it a customizable and appealing dessert for any occasion.

    Can I Use Other Fruit?

    Certainly! You can always choose to incorporate other fruits into your fluff dessert. While the initial recipe features strawberries, don’t hesitate to explore various fruit options for exciting flavor combinations. Consider incorporating blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, diced peaches, pineapple chunks, or a delightful mix of seasonal fruits. Let your creativity guide you. 

    Can I Make Ahead?

    While it is possible to make this delicious yet simple recipe in advance, it is important to note that it only keeps well for about 2-3 days. This is because the fruit releases juices over time. This can completely change the texture of the fluffy marshmallows, cream cheese mixture, and cool whip. It is best to make and enjoy this recipe on the same day, especially if you want to avoid any texture changes.

    Can I Use Homemade Whipped Topping?

    Absolutely! You can use homemade stabilized whipped cream or homemade whipped cream instead of store-bought Cool Whip in Fluff. Opting for homemade whipped topping grants you greater control over the ingredients and lets you personalize the flavor and texture according to your preferences. Embrace the opportunity to create a delightful homemade component that adds a touch of customization to your lemon blueberry fluff. 

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    A spoonful of lemon blueberry fluff.


    How long do fluff recipes take to make? 

    This sweet treat doesn’t take long at all to make. This specific recipe only takes about 10 minutes to assemble in your serving bowl. To set, it takes approximately 30 minutes. In total, it takes only 40 minutes from start to finish before you get to enjoy it. 

    Does this blueberry fluff salad feed a crowd?

    This delicious recipe makes 6 cups of the best no-bake dessert salad you will ever try. It is perfect for serving a crowd family style at the end of a meal. 

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    4.75 from 4 votes

    Lemon Blueberry Fluff

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Chill Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes
    Experience a burst of fresh flavors with this creamy and light Lemon Blueberry Fluff—a fun and delightful dessert salad that is perfect for potlucks and gatherings. Made with the perfect combination of zesty lemon and juicy blueberries, this no-bake and easy dessert is sure to be a delicious hit that will leave everyone wanting more.


    • 1 package cream cheese 8oz/250g package, softened
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
    • 1 lemon juiced
    • ¼ tsp lemon extract optional
    • 3 cups mini marshmallows
    • 18 oz fresh blueberries
    • lemon zest for topping, optional
    • sliced almonds for topping, optional


    • Add cream cheese and powdered sugar to a large mixing bowl. Beat together with a hand mixer on medium-high speed until smooth.
    • Fold in the Cool Whip, lemon juice and lemon extract.
    • Fold in the blueberries and mini marshmallows until just combined.
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
    • Right before serving, garnish with sliced almonds and lemon zest, if desired.


    Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 622IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.5mg

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword dessert salad, fluff, fluff salad

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