Healthy Mandarin Orange Dessert

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Except for the light whipped topping and the juice from the pineapple, this is almost sugar free. I got this from a Weight Watchers recipe swap. My kids inhale this stuff when I make it which is fine with me since they're getting some fruit and dairy in every serving, but they just think it's a sweet treat! (WW Points per serving = 1)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In square 8x8 dish, combine gelatin and boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  2. Add cold water, pineapple and Mandarin oranges.
  3. Chill until almost set.
  4. Combine whipped topping and yogurt. Fold into gelatin mixture.
  5. Chill for at least three hours, cut into 8 equal squares and serve.
Most Helpful

I was looking for an easy light dessert, but I didn't use sugar-free items. I used regular frozen whipped topping (thawed), and greek yogurt because I would've had to purchase a large tub of plain yogurt. I had a few regular boxes of gelatin mixes on hand - but not orange flavored, so I chose strawberry-banana...thinking altogether I'd have something close to a banana split experience. Wrong! It was more like a strawberry pineapple greek yogurt experience w/o even a hint of banana! While satisfying my dessert fix...I think next time I would like to try this recipe as written. I have to give it 4 stars for now. Great idea, tho'. thx for sharing.

Chef Treenie September 29, 2013

Ooh this was delish and pretty healthy. I completely omitted the yogurt & whipped topping. I did however add whipped topping to the the top of the dessert. This was easy to put together and really satisfied my sweet tooth. I can definitely see myself making this over and over. Thanks for posting!

Julie421511 March 08, 2009

What a great dessert! Light, orangy & yummy! The kids loved it too! I love Barbs idea of using strawberries...have to make that one soon too. Thanks!

FLYing4Me December 17, 2006