Pumpkin Fluff

Pumpkin Fluff Recipe– only 5 ingredients! Great appetizer or dessert for all your fall parties and get-togethers. Pumpkin, cool whip, vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin spice, and vanilla. Make in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. Great with gingersnaps, graham crackers, or apples.

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Pumpkin Cool Whip Dessert

Are you looking for a quick appetizer or dessert for Thanksgiving? This Pumpkin Fluff fits the bill. I wouldn’t classify myself as a pumpkin lover, but I LOVE this dip! Pumpkin, cool whip, vanilla pudding, pumpkin spice, and vanilla. Super simple to make and it tastes great! The cool whip and vanilla pudding mix really make this simple dessert. You must give this a try ASAP!

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How to Make Pumpkin Fluff Dip

As I said, this is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl mix together pumpkin puree, instant vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin spice, and vanilla extract. Gently fold in the cool whip whipped topping. Cover the bowl and store the dip in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and add a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • This is an easy recipe to lighten up with sugar-free pudding and sugar-free or fat-free cool whip.
    • You can substitute homemade whipped cream.
      • You will need 3 cups of heavy whipping cream to equal an 8-ounce tub of Cool Whip.
      • Place heavy cream, ½ cup powdered sugar, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
      • For best results, place the bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 30 minutes prior to making the whipped cream.
  • Make sure to use a can of pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
  • I use vanilla pudding, but this is also good with butterscotch pudding.
  • Do NOT make the pudding. You are going to just use the dry mix in this recipe.
  • This recipe uses a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have any on hand, you can make your own with ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ginger, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon allspice.
    • Feel free to add cloves.
  • Add some chocolate chips, toffee bits,  or pecans for a nice crunch.
  • Store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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No-Bake Pumpkin Fluff Dessert

Serving pumpkin fluff dip recipe at the holidays is a fantastic way to introduce a burst of seasonal flavors to your table. Serve the dip with your favorite dippers. Consider offering a platter of fresh, crisp apple slices that provide a satisfying contrast to the fluffy texture of the dip. You can also include graham crackers, ginger snaps, gingerbread cookies, or cinnamon sugar pie crust for a delightful crunch that complements the pumpkin and spice flavors perfectly. This easy dessert is the perfect ending to your upcoming holiday dinner.

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Pumpkin Fluff

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Pumpkin Fluff – only 5 ingredients! Great appetizer or dessert for all your fall parties and get-togethers. Pumpkin, cool whip, vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin spice, and vanilla. Make in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. Great with gingersnaps, graham crackers, or apple slices.

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-oz) can pumpkin
  • 1 (16-oz) container cool whip
  • 1 (5.1-oz) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with gingersnaps, graham crackers, or apple slices.

Notes:

  • This is an easy recipe to lighten up with sugar-free pudding and fat-free cool whip.
  • Make sure to use a can of pureed pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.
  • I use vanilla pudding. This is also good with butterscotch pudding.
  • Do NOT make the pudding. You are going to just use the dry mix in this recipe.
  • This recipe uses a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have any on hand, you can make your own with ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ginger, ¼ tsp nutmeg, ¼ tsp allspice.

Steph

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Comments

  1. Did you use pumpkin pie mix/filling, or simply pumpkin? And could you substitute regular pudding mix for the instant? Thanks!

    1. I used pumpkin purée not pie filling. You can try regular pudding, not sure how it will work. I've never tried it.

  2. Has anyone tried any kind of substitute for Cool Whip? It is full of so many undesirable things! Would homemade whipped cream stand up to being mixed with the pumpkin?

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