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Orange Fluff

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Mixing together orange jello, vanilla pudding, mandarin oranges, and marshmallows makes a sweet creamsicle treat that everyone loves.
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  1. Orange Fluff Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Orange Fluff Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This orange fluff salad, sometimes referred to as orange creamsicle fluff or orange jello fluff, is made by mixing together jello, pudding, mandarin oranges, and marshmallows. It’s super easy to whip up and makes for a fruity dessert salad, perfect for potlucks and summer get-togethers.

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Orange Fluff Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (3-ounce) box of orange jello mix
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box of instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub of Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

ORANGE JELLO: This fluffy salad recipe would be tasty with a variety of different flavors of jello. Strawberry jello would make for a strawberries and cream-style salad. Peach jello, for a peaches ‘n cream flavor, would also be super yummy.

MANDARIN ORANGES: If you choose to change up the jello flavor in this easy recipe, I would also recommend changing the fruit. For example, if you go with strawberry jello, try adding sliced strawberries in place of the mandarin oranges. 

How To Make This Orange Fluff Recipe

STEP ONE: In a large bowl, combine the orange jello mix and boiling hot water. Use a whisk to stir until all the jello is dissolved. Use a rubber spatula to scrape around the sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

jello mix and boiling water whisked together in a cup

STEP TWO: Remove the jello mixture from the refrigerator and whisk in the dry instant pudding mix. Use the rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl again to ensure all jello and pudding are dissolved. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it back in the refrigerator for another 15 to 20 minutes.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Stir all the ingredients together carefully, as you don’t want to break apart the orange pieces.

pudding mix added and whisked to the jello mixture in a cup

STEP THREE: Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and gently fold in the mandarin oranges, whipped topping, and marshmallows. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it back in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

PRO TIP:

For best results, make sure you give your salad at least 1 hour of chilling time. It allows all of the yummy flavors to blend together.

mandarin oranges, cool whip, and marshmallows folded

How To Serve

This delicious jello salad is a great choice to take to a potluck dinner or other event where you can share it with your friends. It is so light and fluffy, it is perfect as either a delicious side dish for a meal or as a dessert treat afterward.

Serve our refreshing iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea on the side.

We love easy summer dessert salads, and we have more delicious recipes to share with you! This Watergate salad and ambrosia salad are two favorite salads. You simply can’t go wrong with either tasty recipe for fluff-style desserts.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: You can definitely make orange fluff jello salad ahead of time. In fact, I recommend making it the night before you plan to serve it. That way, it can sit in the refrigerator, and the flavors can blend together. It also allows the marshmallows to soften up a bit.

Be sure to store your leftover salad in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for no more than 2 to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze this Orange jello salad recipe, and it will keep for about 3 months. Be aware that the texture of the marshmallows won’t be the same once they’ve thawed out. Since this is such a simple recipe to make, it’s best to make it fresh.

PRO TIP:

Another idea is to use your leftover orange fluff dessert to make creamsicle-style popsicles, by placing the leftovers into a popsicle mold. You can also spread it in a baking dish and scoop it up like ice cream, once it freezes. It’s delicious this way!

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Our orange fluff salad recipe is one of the easiest desserts to make. Mix together a handful of simple ingredients to make a sweet dreamsicle-inspired treat with its amazing orange flavor that everyone loves.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are there other flavors I could make with this recipe?

There are plenty of variations on our orange fluff salad. You can change up the jello flavor and fruit for whatever your imagination can come up with. Try peach or strawberry fluff salads for two great choices.

Can I freeze this salad?

You can freeze it, however, the texture of the marshmallows may change once thawed. If you don’t mind this, the salad will keep for about 3 months in the freezer.

Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of store-bought Cool Whip?

You could certainly substitute whipped topping with homemade whipped cream. Check out our tasty recipe here.

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Orange Fluff

5 from 4 votes
Mixing together orange jello, vanilla pudding, mandarin oranges, and marshmallows makes a sweet creamsicle treat that everyone loves.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounces orange jello mix
  • 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
  • 15 ounces mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the orange jello mix and boiling hot water. Use a whisk to stir until all the jello is dissolved, and then add in the cold water. Use a rubber spatula to scrape around the sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and whisk in the dry instant vanilla pudding mix. Use the rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl again to ensure all the jello and pudding are dissolved. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it back in the refrigerator for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and gently fold in mandarin oranges, Cool Whip, and marshmallows. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it back in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Make sure the mandarin oranges are well drained before adding them to the fluff mixture.
  • Stir all the ingredients together carefully, as you don’t want to break apart the orange pieces.
  • For best results, make sure you give your salad at least 1 hour of chilling time. It allows all of the yummy flavors to blend together.
  • Use your leftover orange fluff dessert to make creamsicle-style popsicles by placing the leftovers into a popsicle mold. You can also spread it in a baking dish and scoop it up like ice cream once it freezes. It’s delicious this way!

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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  1. Nita Parks says

    When do you add the 1/2 cup of cold water ? After the boiling water and jello powder is dissolved ? thanks

  2. Catherine Jett says

    5 stars
    I made the Orange Fluff..it was amazing! I will definitely keep this recipe and make it again. Love it! Thank you! Everyone in my family liked it.

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