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Orange Creamsicle Fluff Salad

Orange Creamsicle Fluff Salad

This orange creamsicle fluff salad tastes just like one of the orange creamsicle pops you get from the ice cream man. But, without the wooden stick and sticky mess! 

 

This light as air orange creamsicle fluff salad is a party in your mouth.

This yummy fluff salad has a silky texture yet has some yummy add-ins. Mini marshmallows along with sweet and tangy mandarin oranges finish this fluffy salad with added sweetness.

It also happens to be the easiest recipe using only five ingredients.

I have brought this to many barbeques and picnics as well as potluck dinners.

No matter what time of year it is, everyone loves this creamy, dreamy, orange creamsicle fluff salad either in the original recipe or the skinny version. Both taste amazing. 

You may want to bring this over to a friends house if invited for an occasion. 

I used to make this way back when I was a caterer in Atlanta. This was requested many a time at bridal and baby showers.

I remember we were catering for a car dealership one day  and it was all men working there except for the receptionist. She was the one placing the order.

When their business luncheon was over, she called to tell me that the men loved this salad.

That’s when I knew it’s for everyone not just for a lady’s luncheons. 

Dessert or side dish…

It’s great as a sweet side dish or dessert. I like to serve this for holidays. So, I put it on the table with the rest of the food and whomever wants to enjoy with the meal, great.

Then, whatever is leftover, I will serve with all the other desserts. Sometimes I make two batches since it’s so popular.

If by change there is any leftover at the end of the meal, there is always one or two friends and family that ask to take some home with them. That’s always so nice to hear.

With all that said, you can see in the first photo above, I put the luscious orange fluff salad in separate martini glasses. So, you can fancy this up by doing just that or any dessert dish for that matter and then garnish with more mini marshmallows or mandarin oranges. Sometimes I even put a small sprig of mint on top to really make this dessert stand out.

  This is a very versatile fluffy salad that you can bring to a casual event like a picnic or serve at at a dinner party.

I’m telling you, there hasn’t been one person who’s tried this orange creamsicle fluff salad that didn’t really enjoy it.

Try this simple fluffy and luscious salad. I hope it’s a hit with your family and friends too.  

Recipe note.. I will give you the option below for making this sugar free and Weight Watchers friendly. All nutrition count with WW Points are at the bottom of the page.

Orange Creamsicle Fluff Salad

Yields: 8 dessert portions or 8 side salad portions

Skinny version: 90 calories with 4 Smart Points – 2 Points Plus – 3 Personal Points

For full nutritional count made the original way and the skinny way, with WW Points, scroll to the bottom of the page

 

 

 

 

Here’s the five simple, everyday ingredients plus water that’s needed for the box of orange Jell-0

Photo shows the original ingredients, you will see the recipe for the skinny version along with the original in the ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

In a glance, what you will need to make this delicious recipe

Ingredients: the original recipe and the skinny recipe for orange creamsicle fluff salad

  • small box orange Jell-O – for skinny version use sugar free
  • small box vanilla pudding, not the instant – for skinny version use the sugar free
  • boiled water and ice cold water
  • non dairy whipped topping, I used Cool Whip – for skinny version use fat free Cool Whip
  • mandarin oranges from a can in light syrup, drained. Save the juice for another use – for the skinny version use mandarin oranges in their own juice
  • mini marshmallows
  • Full printable recipe with amounts are below in the recipe box
  • Full nutrition count with WW Points at the bottom of the page

 

 

Here’s how to make this fluffy delightful recipe

Directions to make your own orange creamsicle fluff salad:

  1.   In a large mixing bowl, combine the small box of orange Jell-O with the boiling water. Using a whisk, dissolve the Jell-O. Add in the cold water and whisk again. 
  2. Let the mixture chill for 20 to 25 minutes in the fridge. When you take out of fridge, the mixture should have thickened just a little, don’t worry if it has not yet. Whisk again and then pour the box of dry vanilla pudding into the bowl. Whisk until the mixture starts to become a little thickened. Make sure everything is mixed well. Take a rubber spatula and dip down to make sure it’s all incorporated. 
  3. Place back in the fridge and chill for another 25 minutes. Now the mixture should be thickened a little bit more. Fold in the container of Cool Whip until combined and smooth. There can be some streaks of white showing. Mix in the mini marshmallows and mandarin oranges. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least another 60 minutes. 
  4. When you take out of the fridge, let sit at room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes. Put the fluff salad in a serving bowl or dish out into 8 dessert dishes or small ramekins. Garnish with a few more oranges and marshmallow. That’s it. Easy-Peasy and oh so luscious. The full printable recipe for orange creamsicle fluff salad is below in the recipe box.

 

Wait! Before leaving, check out another recipe that happens to be a retro recipe from the seventies. It’s also cool, fluffy and luscious just like this orange creamsicle fluff salad.

Old Fashioned Pistachio Ambrosia 

 

 

Print recipe below in recipe box

Orange Creamsicle Fluff Salad

This orange creamsicle fluff salad tastes just like one of the orange creamsicle pops you get from the ice cream man. But, without the wooden stick and sticky mess! 

Course Dessert, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword fluff salad, lush, orange lush
Servings 8 servings
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 3 ounce box orange Jell-O - for skinny version use sugar free
  • 3 ounce box vanilla pudding mix - for skinny version use sugar free
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 1 tub 8 ounces Cool Whip - for skinny version use fat free Cool Whip
  • 14 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained - for skinny version use oranges in their own juice
  • 1 cup mini marshmallow
  • mini marshmallows and mandarin oranges for garnish, optional
  • mint leaves for garnish, this is optional

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the small box of orange Jell-O with the boiling water. Using a whisk, dissolve the Jell-O. Add in the cold water and whisk again. Let the mixture chill for 20 to 25 minutes in the fridge. When you take out of fridge, the mixture should have thickened just a little, don’t worry if it has not yet. Whisk again and then pour the box of dry vanilla pudding into the bowl. Whisk until the mixture starts to become a little thickened. Make sure everything is mixed well. Take a rubber spatula and dip down to make sure it’s all incorporated. Place back in the fridge and chill for another 25 minutes. Now the mixture should be thickened a little bit more. Fold in the container of Cool Whip until combined and smooth. There can be some streaks of white showing. Mix in the mini marshmallows and mandarin oranges. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least another 60 minutes. When you take out of the fridge, let sit at room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes. Put the fluff salad in a serving bowl or dish out into 8 dessert dishes or small ramekins. Garnish with a few more oranges and marshmallow. That’s it. Easy-Peasy and oh so luscious. Enjoy!

Enjoy the orange lusciousness

 

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Nutritional count: made the original way

Calories 193.5

Total Fat 4.7 g

Saturated Fat 4.7 g

Total Carbohydrate 35.3 g

Dietary Fiber 0.4 g

Sugars 22.2 g

Protein 1.5 g

WW Smart Points: 10 – WW Points Plus: 5

 

 

Nutrition count: made the skinny way

Calories 90.0

Total Fat 0.0 g

Sat Fat 0.0 g

Total Carbohydrate 19.9 g

Dietary Fiber 0.4 g

Sugars 7.9 g

Protein 1.1 g

WW Smart Points: 4 – WW Points Plus: 2

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