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4.47 from 99 votes

Mandarin Orange Jello Salad

Mandarin Orange Jello Salad tastes like a Dreamsicle. Bright orange flavor with a creamy, mousse-like texture. Will you serve it as a side dish or a dessert?
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chilling4 hrs
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dreamsicle orange salad, mandarin orange jello salad, mandarin orange salad with cool whip and vanilla pudding
Servings: 8
Calories: 176kcal


  • 6 ounce package orange gelatin
  • 2 3 ounce package vanilla cook and serve pudding mix
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • 16 ounce can mandarin oranges drained


  • Combine orange jell-o, vanilla pudding and hot water in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  • Continue boiling (and stirring) until mixture turns a clear orange color (about 5 minutes).
  • Pour into a large bowl and chill overnight. Alternatively, chill until set (about 4 hours).
  • Combine Cool Whip with jell-o/pudding mixture (a potato masher works well for this step).
  • Add mandarin oranges and stir gently.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • I don't recommend using instant pudding mix.
  • Plan ahead - needs to chill.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg