Dreamsicle Jello Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe has been a big hit at family gatherings and potlucks for years! It could also be used as a light dessert. I have also used French Vanilla pudding mix. It makes a large amount so make sure to use a very large mixing bowl.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the pudding, Jello and boiling water and dissolve completely.
  2. Add the Mandarin Oranges (with juice).
  3. Fold in the Cool Whip.


Most Helpful

This was delicious! It's so smooth and creamy. I used sugar free jello and lite cool whip, and it was perfect. I think next time I might try adding a can of drained crushed pineapple. I think that would make it even better. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

Cookbook Barbie February 01, 2003

This was wonderful, I literally made it in 5 minutes (because of the boiling water). I used it with a heavy meal and it was light and perfect. The teenagers even liked it and they are sooooo picky.

carolyn lynch April 09, 2003

This is a very nice dessert - great for hot weather! It comes out very much like a custard in texture. I used slightly different sizes of boxes based on what I had on hand - used one 5.1 oz box of vanilla pudding and 2 0.3 oz sugar free Orange jello. After reading the notes on the Cool Whip container, after dissolving the pudding and jello into the hot water, I let it cool down a bit before folding in the Cool Whip (as the container said that increased heat would increase runniness of the product). This firmed up beautifully in 2 hours and served up creamy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews August 03, 2011

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