Easy Pumpkin Fluff Dip Recipe

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This pumpkin fluff dip recipe can be served as a snack or easy dessert. Perfect for kids! Makes a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day menu.

bowl of pumpkin fluff dip with graham crackers

Hey, everyone! Today I’m here with an amazing little recipe called pumpkin fluff dip that you can make in literally five or ten minutes. No kidding! My daughter shared it with me a few days ago, so I added the ingredients to my grocery list.

This is the perfect recipe to take to a get-together because it can be made a day ahead, and it would be very easy to pack. It can be served with graham cracker sticks, apple slices, or gingersnap cookies.

What’s In Pumpkin Fluff?

There are only a few simple ingredients in this easy snack dip. All the exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here is a quick little recap of what you’ll need from the store:

  • Pumpkin Puree – do not use pumpkin pie filling. You need pumpkin puree, or else it will taste way too sweet.
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding – you can use sugar-free pudding if you want to cut out a few calories.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – use jarred pumpkin pie spice. You can make your own, but it takes a little bit longer.
  • Cinnamon – only add more cinnamon if you taste it and you think it could use a little more spice. There is already cinnamon in the pumpkin pie spice.
  • Cool Whip Topping – I used an entire container. It’s what makes this super fluffy!

Frequently Asked Questions About Pumpkin Fluff

Before we get to the recipe, here are some questions people have asked about pumpkin fluff dip.

What can I serve with pumpkin fluff dip?

This is the perfect snack or appetizer to serve at parties. Add some graham crackers and fruit for dipping.

This will taste delicious with some other of my favorite appetizers. Some sugared cranberries will add a bit of sweet and tart flavors. For something savory, make some fig and walnut baked brie in puff pastry. It’s an attention-grabber at every party.

Can I make this pumpkin fluff dairy-free?

Yes, it’s easy to make the fluff dairy-free. Use coconut milk whipped topping. Always check the back of the box, but most Jell-O instant puddings don’t have any dairy products in them either.

What can I use in place of instant pudding?

Cream cheese is the closest substitute to instant pudding. Whip in about 4 ounces of cream cheese. Taste it and see if you like the texture. If you want it to be thicker or taste richer, add more cream cheese.

You can also use 1/2 cup of brown sugar instead of instant pudding. It will really sweeten it up!

How do I properly store pumpkin fluff?

The best way to store pumpkin fluff is in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for about 3 days.

Should the Cool-Whip be thawed before I use it?

Yes, thaw it according to the package directions. If used frozen, extra moisture would be added to the dip and it might not mix up well.

pumpkin fluff dip collage pin with text

Pumpkin Fluff Serving Ideas

There are lots of ways you can serve this to your guests. If you want to set it out into individual servings, place them in small parfait glasses. You can also just put it all in a crystal bowl and set some graham crackers around it.

Sprinkle some gingersnap crumbs on top for an extra special touch.

Make A Pumpkin Fluff Pie

Grab a pre-made graham cracker crust from the store and add this fluff recipe as filling. Now you have a fluffy pumpkin pie ready for your party!

Pumpkin Fluff Dip Tips

  • Whipped cream cheese can be substituted for the whipped topping. (Whip the room-temperature cream cheese well with a beater before folding into the pumpkin mixture.)
  • Using a cookie scoop, put balls of pumpkin fluff into small mason jars, and serve as individual desserts.
pumpkin fluff dip in large bowl
bowl of pumpkin fluff dip with graham crackers

Pumpkin Fluff Dip

This pumpkin fluff dip recipe can be served as a snack or easy dessert. Perfect for kids! Makes a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day menu.
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5 from 2 votes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
refrigeration time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
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  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 3.5 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 8 oz. container Cool Whip Whipped Topping


  • Put pumpkin puree, dry pudding, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Whisk until well blended.
  • Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Overnight is best.


Serve as a dip with graham crackers, apple slices, or gingersnap cookies.
I did not use the entire pkg. of vanilla pudding. I had a little left over.
You may also substitute brown sugar to taste for the pudding.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5516IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. This post had TOO MUCH great info in it. I definitely want to try the pumpkin fluff recipe–and pass it on to my daughter, another pumpkin lover. AND I can make it lowered sugar for my diabetic, gluten intolerant SO! Thanx!

  2. Yummm and so easy! Thanks Ann have a great day😊

  3. Hi Ann, I made this for Halloween and my favorite was eating it with apple slices. It was really fast and easy and good too. Also, this morning I had a tiny bit leftover so I stirred it into my plain greek yogurt and sprinkled wheat germ on top….very good!

  4. How can anything this easy be delish, well you haven’t failed me yet, so I will make it this week.
    Love anything pumpkin.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Ann, everything you tell or show us is wonderful! I love that nothing is complicated, just straight forward and great. Thanks again for Sharing with us!

  6. Joy Crain says:

    This sounds awesome, but since I’m not a cool whip fan, I would probably use cream cheese instead. Might be something to think about trying. :)))

  7. Marilyn Pramschufer says:

    Ann, like Norma, below, I think this will be great on Thanksgiving Day. Since we have the meal later in the day, I am always in need of some super tasty food which will tantalize my family (young and old) and hold them until the big moment. They will love this – thanks so much for sharing it!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      You are welcome Marilyn…have fun preparing for Thanksgiving with your family!

  8. Oh, Ann, this sounds delicious! I am planning on using this as one of my Thanksgiving appetizers. You are amazing. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Thank you!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you Norma…your comment totally made my day!

  9. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Sounds good can’t wait to try it,thanks. Have a great weekend.

  10. Karren Haller says:

    Thanks for the idea, I could also see this being used as a filling on any kind of crumb crust!!! Yum not matter how its used!!! Have a great day

  11. debbiedoos says:

    This has my name all over it! OMG I can’t wait to try it.

  12. Sounds yummy Ann, my kids would love it in their lunch.

  13. I can’t wait to try this, it’s sounds wonderful!
    I love that’s it’s simple & quick too.