This Peach Dessert Salad is a breeze to whip up and a definite crowd pleaser! It’s a no-bake sweet dessert that is perfectly refreshing for summer and an easy recipe to make for your next potluck or neighborhood gathering. If you are looking for another flavor, try my Pineapple Fluff dessert.

Peach Dessert Salad

Peach Dessert Salad

Inevitably, there always seems to be a creamy, marshmallowy dessert at every family reunion I have ever attended. I remember the potlucks in the basement of my church where all the adults would talk for hours while I quietly and (maybe not so) patiently waited for the adult conversations to end. Those reunions and gatherings are now fond memories that I cherish, and I am now that adult that will make sure there is some sort of fluff dessert at each potluck I am at!

I have tried quite a few fluff recipes, and the Peach Dessert Salad is my newest flavor to add to the blog. Growing up my mom used to call it Tickle-Me-Peach Dessert. When I asked her why as an adult, she said: “It was that dessert that you always said tickled your tongue!” So apparently that name was only applied in our family! 😂

During these hot summer days, this is refreshing to have as a snack or, of course, a dessert! If this is your first fluff salad, you will definitely want to try other variations of this creamy treat, like my Banana Split Fluff or  Oreo Fluff.

What is a Fluff recipe?

Typically it is an instant pudding base with whipped topping added to create a lighter and “fluffier” texture. This recipe does not have pudding and utilizes cream cheese. But the final result is the same… a lighter, fluffier, flavor-packed mousse-like recipe that folks can’t get enough of!

Peach Dessert Salad with Pecans

Peach Salad Dessert Ingredients

There are 7 simple ingredients in this recipe, and it’s so easy anyone can make it!

The cream cheese should be room temperature, especially if you are mixing by hand. Plus, when mixing cold cream cheese, you can end up with too many lumps. If you have not had time to let the cream cheese get to room temperature, or simply forgot,  there are a couple of tricks you can use. One trick is to take the cream cheese out of its foil wrap and warm it up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Another option would be to keep the cream cheese in the foil packaging and cover it with warm water for about 10 minutes.

If you are feeling motivated, why not make your own marshmallows, rather than buy them from the store? I have a Homemade Marshmallow Recipe that you can definitely try.

Ingredients for Peach Dessert Salad

How to Make Peach Dessert Salad

This will be one of the easiest desserts you will make, and you will love it!

Start by beating the cream cheese and confectioners sugar together until you have a smooth and fluffy mixture. Add the whipped topping, orange jello, drained, chopped peaches, and mini marshmallows. Stir this well, and put it in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours. When you are ready to serve, offer some chopped pecans to top off the dessert. If your place is a nut-free zone, feel free to leave those out!

Bowl of Peach Dessert Salad

How to Serve Peach Dessert Salad

When attending an event I make Peach Dessert Salad in a big bowl and bring a big spoon. (Who doesn’t love a giant helping of a fluff salad?) But when at home I like to serve it in individual bowls. If you want to use fresh peaches, especially in the summer when they are at their peak, add some sliced peaches and a cherry on top to really make a presentation!

Spoonful of Peach Dessert Salad

Looking for Easy, No-Bake Desserts?

You will always be invited to the next potluck with these tried and true desserts to share.

No-Bake Caramel Shortbread Pie

Cookie Salad

No-Bake Chex Cookies

Peanut Butter Oreo Dessert

Peach Dessert Salad
5 from 10 votes

Peach Dessert

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Simple, sweet, and so easy! Folks love this pretty treat.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (125 g) confectioners' sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped topping*
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange jello
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) peaches, chopped and drained
  • 2 cups (100 g) mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup (109 g) pecans, chopped


  • In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar together until smooth and fluffy.
  • Fold in whipped topping, dry jello mix, chopped peaches, and mini marshmallows.
  • Stir well and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Add chopped pecans right before serving.


* Recipe for Homemade Whipped Topping. (hover over the words, it is a clickable link)

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Reader Comments

  1. I’m having my book club summer party at my house tonight and I just made this peach salad. I used a combination of canned and fresh peaches. Oh my gosh!! It’s delicious! I’m so sorry excited to serve this!!❤️

  2. A Friend brought this to game night and we all loved it. So Good !!
    Making it for a different group of great friends who all grew up together. They’ll love it too !

  3. Anyone know if you could swap the confectioners sugar for a sugar free jello to make it more diabetic friendly?

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