Pina Colada Fluff

Total Time

Prep/Cook Time: 15 min. + chilling


7 servings

Updated: Sep. 01, 2022
This pina colada fluff recipe is from one of my grandma's vintage cookbooks. Instead of alcoholic rum, you could use rum extract. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
Pina Colada Fluff Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon coconut rum or rum extract
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios, toasted
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, pudding mix and rum. Add marshmallows, coconut and pistachios. Fold in whipped topping. Chill until serving.
Pina Colada Fluff Tips

Can you use homemade whipped cream instead of whipped topping to make pina colada fluff?

Yes, homemade whipped cream can generally be substituted in place of whipped topping. Check out more tips for replacing whipped topping in your recipes.

What can you use instead of rum or rum extract?

If you don't have rum extract, coconut, pineapple or citrus extract could be used too. Find them in the baking aisle of your local grocery or specialty food store and put them to use in any of these other rum extract recipes, too.

How far in advance can you make pina colada fluff?

If using prepared whipped topping, you can make the pina colada fluff a few days in advance. Just make sure you keep it in the fridge until it's time to serve. If using homemade whipped cream, be more cautious and make the fluff only a few hours in advance, or a day ahead at most. If you make it too far ahead, you may see the homemade whipped cream begin to deflate.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 369 calories, 14g fat (10g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.