Orange Dreamsicle Salad

Orange Dreamsicle Salad: A Whimsical Twist on a Classic Treat

Step into a world where the nostalgic flavors of childhood meet the sophistication of a gourmet dessert. Our Orange Dreamsicle Salad is more than just a dish; it’s a delightful journey back to those carefree, sunlit afternoons. With each spoonful, you’ll be whisked away on a whimsical adventure, where the familiar tang of orange mingles with the sweet, creamy whispers of vanilla and marshmallow.

This recipe is a tribute to the classic Dreamsicle, reimagined as a playful salad. It’s a perfect symphony of textures and flavors – the zesty zing of orange Jell-O, the smooth, comforting blanket of vanilla pudding, and the airy kiss of Cool Whip, all coming together in a harmonious blend. The mandarin oranges add bursts of juicy joy, while the mini marshmallows dot this culinary masterpiece like fluffy clouds in a summer sky.

Whether you’re looking to add a splash of color to a festive occasion or just want to treat yourself to a spoonful of happiness, our Orange Dreamsicle Salad is your go-to recipe. It’s not just a dessert; it’s an experience, a celebration of joy and flavor that promises to leave a smile on your face and a spring in your step. So, gather your ingredients, and let’s create some magic together!


  1. 1 box orange Jell-O (for that vibrant citrusy zing)
  2. 1 box instant vanilla pudding (to bring a creamy, dreamy texture)
  3. 1 cup boiling water (to meld the flavors together)
  4. 1/2 cup cold water (to bring the temperature down just right)
  5. 1 Cool Whip (8 oz.) (for a fluffy, cloud-like addition)
  6. 1 can mandarin oranges (14 oz., drained) (like little sunbeams in your salad)
  7. 1 cup mini marshmallows (for a sweet, soft surprise)

How To Make Orange Dreamsicle Salad:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the orange Jell-O with boiling water. Whisk it until the Jell-O is completely dissolved. This is where the magic begins!
  2. Add the cold water to the mixture and let it take a chill pill in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
  3. After it’s chilled, slowly whisk in the vanilla pudding mix. Make sure it’s smooth and free of lumps. Return it to the refrigerator and chill it again for another 15-20 minutes, or until it becomes slightly thickened. This is when it starts to get the texture of soft, fluffy clouds.
  4. Now for the fun part! Gently fold in the Cool Whip, ensuring you keep the mixture light and airy.
  5. Add the mandarin oranges and mini marshmallows. Fold them in gently. It’s like adding little bursts of joy and sweetness.

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