Creamy Orange Jello Salad Recipe

If you’re looking for easy jello desserts, then you’re going to enjoy this creamy and fruity orange jello salad recipe. This jello salad uses an orange-flavored gelatin mix as the main ingredient. It is then combined with a can of mixed fruits and mandarin oranges for a delicious assortment of sweet and citrusy flavors. Lastly, the added cool whip makes for a fluffy dessert texture. This orange jello salad with mandarin oranges is a simple yet delicious dessert to serve alongside a savory tomato bruschetta appetizer. 

Tips on Making Orange Jello Salad

This mandarin orange salad is an easy recipe to treat yourself and your family with. It has the perfect blend of sweet fruits and jiggly jello. Though the preparation is simple, we’ll let you in on some tips, listing all the ways you can turn this into an enjoyable jello dessert.

  • Add in slices of mandarin oranges for added citrus flavor. Combine this fruit with the orange gelatin mix and mixed fruits to make it even more citrusy and delicious.
  • Try mixing in cottage cheese as well for a creamier and tastier orange jello dessert. If you want some extra creaminess to your jello salad, a generous amount of cottage cheese should do it.
  • Avoid adding too much liquid to the jello mix to avoid a runny mixture. Follow the required amount of water when boiling the gelatin. Generally, a small 3 oz package of flavored gelatin mix needs 2 cups of water which gives a firm jello consistency.

Creamy Orange Jello Salad Recipe

How To Make Creamy Orange Jello Salad

It's a simple dessert of combined orange Jello and your choice of fruit.

Prep: 10 mins
Chill: 4 hrs
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 4 hrs 15 mins


  • 3 oz orange jello mix, (1 small pkg)
  • 15 oz chunky fruits, (with no sugar added) mixed i.e. peaches, pears, grapes, pineapple and halved cherries
  • 2 cups Cool Whip
  • 11 oz mandarin oranges, (1 can) drained and sliced


  1. Make orange gelatin mix according to the package instructions. Frequently stir for 5 minutes or until it’s completely dissolved.

  2. Transfer and pour mixture into a glass baking dish. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or until it hardens and sets.

  3. Drain juice from canned fruit and mandarin orange slices, then add to the jello. Stir.

  4. Add in the Cool Whip, and gently fold into the mixture. Mix until well combined.

  5. Place back in the fridge for another 2 hours or until set.

  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 35g
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  • Calcium: 3mg
  • Calories: 158kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 54mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 154mg
  • Vitamin A: 183IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I make jello salad ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this orange jello salad the night before serving it. Since it’s a chilled dessert, it’s best to let it settle in the fridge so that the flavors can really mesh together. Thus, when you’re making this the day before, be sure to serve it within 24 hours to ensure that it’s still fresh, smooth, and soft to eat.

How long does jello salad last in the fridge?

It’s best that this dessert is consumed within 24 hours. But if you really want to save leftovers, know that it can only last up to 5 to 7 days in the fridge. Remember to store it properly in an airtight container or cover the glass baking dish with a plastic cover.

Fruit Dessert Recipes


This creamy and fruity orange jello salad is a simple homemade dessert that turns your fruits into a yummy treat. It’s the perfect sweet and fruity confection to cool down during the summer.
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