Orange Dreamsicle Salad

This orange creamsicle salad is creamy and insanely delicious! It is a refreshing side for any occasion and is something that everyone will go crazy over!

I love a delicious salad, and you can’t beat it when you have creamy fluff and marshmallows involved! Try similar salads like this strawberry cheesecake salad, this best-ever ambrosia salad or this delicious Oreo fluff dessert salad.

Orange Creamsicle Salad Recipe

Get ready for your tastebuds to experience the most delicious jello salad! I know, I know. This salad has no greens, and really, the only healthy thing in it is the mandating oranges but hear me out! The fluffy, creamy base made with cool whip, pudding, and jello is actual heaven. Once that is mixed together, and the mandarin oranges and mini marshmallows are added… Well… Let’s just say that you will be hooked!

I actually love salads like these, especially during the summer months! They go so well at potlucks and BBQs and everyone will gobble it right up. Plus, since you have to chill it before serving, it’s a great recipe to make ahead of time. I will sometimes make it the night before so that I can just grab it and go when I need it. It’s absolutely delicious. You must try it!

Ingredients in Orange Creamsicle Salad

This short list of ingredients mixes together to be such a great side dish! Check out the list of ingredients at the bottom of the post for exact measurements! I can’t wait for you to try it.

  • Orange Jell-O: This is what gives off that overall orange flavor.
  • Water: You will mix the water in with the orange jello.
  • Vanilla Pudding: The pudding adds a sweet flavor to balance out the tangy jello.
  • Cream Cheese: Leave your cream cheese out on the counter for a few minutes before you mix it in so that it can come to room temperature. It will combine better with the other ingredients if it’s soft!
  • Cool Whip: The whipped topping is the base of the salad and is so delicious!
  • Mini Marshmallows: Use as many of these as you want, they are my kids favorite part!
  • Mandarin Oranges: Make sure that you drain the liquid from the cans of oranges. If you don’t then the base will be runny.

How to Make Orange Creamsicle Salad

You can whip these ingredients into this fluff salad in less than 10 minutes! Just make sure that you make time to chill it in your fridge so that it can be set up before serving.

  1. Mix Jello and Water: In a large bowl combine the jello powder and boiling water. Whisk it together. Then, add the cold water and stir it in.
  2. Cool: Put it in the fridge to cool for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add pudding: Take the salad out of the fridge and stir in the pudding powder. Then, refrigerate it for another 20 minutes until it sets.
  4. Combine: Add in the cream cheese and cool whip and stir to combine.
  5. Stir: Then fold in the marshmallows and mandarin oranges.
  6. Chill: Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve chilled.



  • 1 box orange Jell-O
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 Cool Whip 8 oz.
  • 1 can mandarin oranges 14 oz. , drained
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. In a large bowl combine orange Jell-O and boiling water.
  2. Whisk until Jell-o is dissolved.
  3. Add cold water and allow to chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Slowly whisk in vanilla pudding mix until smooth and chill for another 15-20 minutes or until it becomes slightly thickened.
  5. Then stir in the marshmallows and mandarin oranges.
  6. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve chilled.
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