Orange Dreamsicle Salad recipe

Orange Dreamsicle Salad recipe

Here’s a detailed recipe for making Orange Dreamsicle Salad, a delightful and creamy dessert that’s perfect for any occasion:


  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange Jell-O
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant tapioca pudding mix
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed


  1. Prepare the Mixture:
    • In a large saucepan, combine the orange Jell-O, instant vanilla pudding mix, and instant tapioca pudding mix.
    • Add the 4 cups of water to the saucepan and stir well to dissolve the mixes.

  1. Cook the Mixture:
    • Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil.
    • Once it starts boiling, remove it from the heat.
  2. Chill the Mixture:
    • Pour the cooked mixture into a large mixing bowl.
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until the mixture is completely set and chilled.
  3. Combine the Fruits:
    • After the mixture has set, gently fold in the drained mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple. Be careful not to break the orange segments.
  4. Add the Cool Whip:
    • Fold in the thawed Cool Whip until everything is well combined. Mix gently to keep the salad light and fluffy.
  5. Chill Before Serving:
    • Refrigerate the salad for an additional 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the Orange Dreamsicle Salad chilled in a large bowl or individual serving dishes.


  • Make sure to drain the mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple thoroughly to avoid excess liquid in the salad.
  • You can add mini marshmallows or shredded coconut for extra texture if desired.
  • This salad can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator, making it a convenient dish for parties and gatherings.

Enjoy your Orange Dreamsicle Salad!

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