Peach Dessert Salad

filed under: Dessert on August 15, 2019

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!

  • Cream Cheese
  • Confectioners Sugar
  • Whipped Topping (cool whip)
  • Orange Jello
  • Peaches
  • Marshmallows
  • Pecans (optional)

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

5 from 6 votes
Peach Dessert Salad
Peach Dessert
Prep Time
5 mins

Simple, sweet, and so easy! Folks love this pretty treat.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach dessert, peach fluff
Servings: 6
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup (125g) confectioners sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange jello
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) peaches, chopped and drained
  • 2 cups (100g) mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup (109g) pecans, chopped
  1. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and confectioners sugar together until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Fold in whipped topping, dry jello mix, chopped peaches, and mini marshmallows.
  3. Stir well and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Add chopped pecans right before serving.

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  • Karla Koval says:

    I want to try this with fresh peaches…have you tried it that way?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      No, I haven’t tried it, but it would work! They peach bites would just be a tad crisper. 🙂

  • Judy says:

    What is the amount of chopped peaches you end up with so if using fresh peaches I know whT to add

    Thank you

  • Penny says:

    This looks absolutely decadent…and I love anything peachy! What size cans of peaches did you use? I am going shopping soon & will for sure be getting all the ingredients!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Sorry! 15 ounce 🙂

  • Susan Grupe says:

    And what size cream cheese? (So glad you shared one w/o pudding. Thanks)

  • Carol says:

    Sounds yummy!

  • Kam says:

    This looks amazing! I would like to make this for treat day at work, but one of my co-workers has a citrus allergy, so no orange Jello. Any suggestions? Thank you.

  • Kay Barnard says:

    We live out of the country. Do you have any suggestions in so far as replacing the whip topping?

    Thank you.

  • Donna L. Gutknecht says:

    I’m going to try the peach fluff. Is there not a peach jello. If there is, how would that work?

  • Deborah says:

    Love all your recipes

  • BARBARA says:

    Can u put cherry in to do you think it would task good

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Sure 🙂

  • Patricia Izer says:

    What is the pudding version of this recipe?

  • Marla Peters says:

    It bothers me so much when people don’t read the recipe & ask questions, you usually stop them in their tracks. Or asking if you can substitute an ingredient before even trying the original recipe… How about finding another recipe if your coworker has a citrus allergy, lady🙄

  • Mary Strickler says:

    This is a quick n easy dessert to make. It is great anytime during the year and always a big hit when I make it. You won’t be disappointed so make sure you try this delicious dessert.

  • Ed Rigby says:

    Super simple dessert.

    Will definitely make it soon.

  • Mary Beth says:

    I made this for Father’s Day! It was delicious and simple to make. Next time, I might use fewer mini marshmallows, other than that, no changes!

  • Barb Treusdell says:

    Thank you.. looks yummy and will try it when my husband gets home..thank you!! 🙂

  • Nicole says:

    Thank you for this recipe and the fond memories! I grew up in Minnesota with the church basement potlucks and annual family reunions where there was always a fluff salad and at least 1 jello salad. I often bring one to potlucks because it tastes good and carries on the tradition. Sadly, it seems like a lot of people are reluctant to try them. I don’t make the gross vegetable nut varieties either! I’m definitely going to try this with ripe peaches next spring. I was wondering if you’ve ever tried making it with peach or apricot jello instead of orange? One of my favorite pies consists of peach jello, diced fresh peaches and cool whip in a graham cracker crust.

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  • Connie Bosselman says:

    can you use fresh peaches.

  • Linda Pugh says:

    Oh my! This sounds yummie! Thinking that fresh peaches this summer would be awesome. Or even strawberry. Thanks.

  • Carolyn says:

    I am so glad my Daughter,Terri shard your website,and now
    I will be making all your desserts for all my church fellowship lunches and family get together as.
    Thank you!!

  • Barb Allred says:

    Banana Pudding was to die for, thanks

  • Kerrey Hall says:

    Oh my Goodness,this is awesome. I used peach jello.
    I’m going to use fresh nectarines, next time I make.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Amy says:

    Really good, easy and inviting! My husband loves it. Thought I would try with raspberries and raspberry jello. Thx

  • Charlotte Moore says:

    I would for sure use peach jello. I have a buttermilk peach salad that also has pineapple.