Dreamsicle Jello Salad
photo by Bren R.
- Ready In:
- 2 (3 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding
- 1 (3 ounce) package orange Jell-O
- 1 1⁄2 cups boiling water
- 1 (22 ounce) can mandarin oranges (with juice)
- 1 (16 ounce) container Cool Whip
- Combine the pudding, Jello and boiling water and dissolve completely.
- Add the Mandarin Oranges (with juice).
- Fold in the Cool Whip.
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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!
This whips up quick and makes a perfect potluck food. The first time I made it, I personally did not care for the orange flavor, but everyone else gobbled it up. So, I have since tried it with various other flavors, such as strawberry banana jello & vanilla (or banana) pudding with fresh banana mixed in. I really think this recipe lends itself to a variety of different flavors, which makes it easier to use up whatever flavors of jello and pudding are already in your pantry.
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I use cool whip that's barely thawed from the freezer, because I like getting blobs of the whip cream. I try not to over stir it at the end. This is great for when the toddlers and I are cooped up and bored, because these ingredients can always be kept on hand. There is plenty of pouring and stirring for them to do! We also made this once by substituting the oranges with a can of cherry pie filling, and used cherry jello. It wasn't bad, but was WAY too sweet for me. Husband and kids still ate it though!
Made this for a pot luck at work today! When I made it, it looked so good I think I could've eaten the whole bowl! I followed others directions for not mixing the oranges into the salad w/ the juice because it makes it too runny. Instead of wasting the juice I used it in place of the boiling water for more flavor. YUM!