Orange Creamsicle Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Servings: 8-10
  • About This Recipe

    “A friend at work gave me this recipe. It is absolutely wonderful. Could be used either as a dessert or a salad. Recipe is easily doubled.”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/4 ounce) packages tapioca pudding
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 (3ounce) packages orange Jell-O
  • 2 1/4 cupswater
  • 1 (8ounce) containers Cool Whip
  • 2 (10ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • Directions

  • Combine pudding mixes, Jello and water, stirring well.
  • Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Stir in Cool Whip and oranges.
  • Chill well.
  • NOTE: Even though this recipe is cooked, the vanilla pudding mix is instant.
  • It is not a mistake.
  • Reviews

  • “I brought this to work for a friend’s birthday and it was delicious! I’ll definitely make this again, especially with summer coming up. Everyone commented on how refreshing it was, and mandarin oranges always seem to be a favorite. The texture was light and creamy, like an orange pudding, and went down very easily!”

  • “This is a light, creamy, wonderful dessert/salad. I made it for Sunday dinner.Everyone raved about it.We decided that it could be made pretty low-fat, no/low sugar too, by using sugar-free jello and puddings and whipped topping.You know how you eat a wonderful dinner and then the cook says, “Wait, I have a nice dessert too!” …and you groan because you just can’t eat another bite.Well, this dessert was just perfect.No one complained at all.I garnished the servings with a dollup of whipped topping.When preparing, I found a wire whisk worked well for stirring things together.My husband wants me to try a variation using lime jello and pistachio pudding.”

  • “Made this for Memorial Day, and it was a big hit!Very light and fluffy.I will make this again soon.Thanks.”

  • “My husband went nuts over this recipe. He is a ceamsicle nut and I made it especially for him. Now there is none left to share with anyone else. He insists it be in the fridge from now on!I’d say it has his approval. I really like the texture myself it’s a nice change from the all creamy things.”

  • “Very light, cool and refreshing summer dessert.I used fat free puddings, and sugar free jello; and fat free Cool Whip and it didn’t taste “diet”, if you know what I mean! :)Great snack or dessert for dieters.”

  • “Salad was good although we didn’t like it as much as everyone else.”

  • “Really love this salad!Made it for the first time today and made it a little healthier using sugar free and fat free pudding, sugar free jello, and lite cool whip.I always loved creamscicles as a kid, and this will become a summer favorite!”

  • “Yummy. I have had lots of people ask me for the recipe.”

  • “Made for Thanksgiving as a side and it was delicious, tastes just like acreamsicle!Can’t wait to try with different fruit/jello combinations! Great texture and so easy to make.Looked so pretty on the table!”

  • “We really enjoyed this. I thought it was going to turn out thin and be more like thin pudding but once it sat in the refrigerator for a few hours it was wonderful. I doubled the recipe and its gone.”

  • “Love this salad!It tastes like orange sherbert.It’s always a hit at family gatherings and it’s so easy to throw together.Thanks for posting it here.”

  • “I’ve had this recipe since the 70’s, it is WONDERFUL.Sometimes I add canned pineapples too.Gives it a bit of a different taste, but still GREAT!”

  • “YUMMY !!!!!We loved this salad.My family is a big fan of the orange jello with mandarin oranges in it, so I wanted to try this.I am so glad I did, they LOVED it (which I knew they would).I plan on making this for our Christmas dinner, except doubling the recipe.Thank you so much for sharing this with us.”

  • “This is wonderful..I will be making it many times.Thanks for the recipe”

  • “I have been searching for this recipe for over a year!My family goes to an Amish lady’s house for dinner and she serves this with the meal sans fruit.The only difference is the size of the tapioca pearls – hers are larger than in the box of tapioca pudding.I am surprising the family tomorrow (Thanksgiving) with this.”

  • “This is excellent. I made a few changes. Instead of water I used the juice from the mandarin oranges,plus water to make up the differance.I also crushed the oranges and used 12 oz of Cool Whip. Next time I will add a little vanilla extract.”

  • “DH and I both agreed, this would be great on a graham cracker crust.”

  • “Nice salad for Easter. I made it sugar free and it was really good.”

  • “This is simply the loveliest dessert I’ve had in ages!I made this exactly as written,I had to hide it from hubby so there would be some left for the guests.It was great by itself, and I served along side chocolate cake/chocolate icing, and it was incredibly wonderful together!”

  • “I tried going low sugar on this and couldn’t find tapioca that fit the bill.Instead, I used two boxes of the vanilla (sugar free) and sugar free jello.It actually came out pretty good though really, REALLY thick.It did still taste like a creamsicle and made a nice low-cal addition to our meal (more like a dessert than a salad, though!).”

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