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.
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 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
- 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.
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.
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