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An elegant stemmed glass is full of orange fluff salad. You can see mini marshmallows and orange slices in the salad. It is garnished with grenery.
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5 from 3 votes

Orange Fluff Salad

Delicious, creamy orange fluff salad with a pineapple twist! We call this Dreamsicle jello salad because it tastes like a creamsicle popsicle. The pineapple gives it a tropical hint without taking over all the traditional orange fluff salad flavor you would expect from the mandarin oranges. 
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange fluff salad, jello salad, creamsicle salad, dreamsicle salad
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Mirlandra


  • 1 box orange Jell-O (3oz) any brand
  • 1 pint cottage cheese optional see note
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tub Cool Whip (8oz) any brand
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges (11oz each) drained (11oz each)
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits drained
  • sweetened flaked coconut to garnish, if desired


  • Mix the Jell-O powder and cottage cheese together until fully combined. Stir in marshmallows.
  • Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Gently fold in mandarin oranges and pineapple tidbits, taking care not to break them.
  • Serve in individual dishes or in a bowl.
  • Garnish with coconut if desired


Cottage Cheese: My husband doesn't care for cottage cheese in his so I leave it out. The dish is actually amazing that way but you get fewer servings so you might want to make a double batch! I consider it an optional ingredient depending on if you want tradition or "wild".


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg