How to Make Orange Dreamsicle Salad

How to Make Orange Dreamsicle Salad | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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December time always feels dreamy with the cool breeze and how the world seems a little friendlier and happier. It’s really the season to be jolly, if I may add. Here, I was thinking, what better way to add to the December magic than making a dreamlike salad to enjoy for myself and my loved ones. So, the next step was to decide what kind of dreamy treat. I searched for dreamlike recipes until I stumbled upon Whippoorwill Holler’s holiday orange dreamsicle salad, and I tell you, she never disappoints. It tastes as dreamy as it smells!



  • 1 small box of orange jello
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 15 oz. Can mandarin oranges drained
  • 15 oz. Crushed pineapple drained
  • 8 oz. Cool whip


Prepare the Ingredients. Drain the mandarin oranges and pineapple.  Crush the pineapple.

Into a mixing bowl, pour in the orange jello powder and a cup of hot water. Mix the mixture well using a whisk to delude the powder. Add in ½ cup of cold water and stir well.

orange dreamsicle salad ingredients
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Place it in the fridge for 20 mins. Add in a small box of instant vanilla pudding and mix well until it thickens. You can also use an electric mixer.

Pour in 15 oz of drained mandarin oranges and drained crushed pineapple. Mix well to combine. Optional: Add pecan nuts or any type of nuts, coconuts, or chopped apples. Mix well. Add in 8 oz of Cool whip. Fold the mixture to combine.

steps in making orange dreamsicle salad
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Give it a taste, and it’s as good as it smells! Pour the combined mixture into a plating bowl and let it cool in the fridge. Then, add any topping you want.

This dessert is best served at holiday dinner right after the main dish when everyone is just relaxing. It’s a perfect treat for kids and adults alike. Enjoy every melting bite.

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