Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

This Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad is the perfect recipe. It’s simple to prepare, and there’s no waiting while layers are setting up. You just dump everything into a bowl and stir it together. Stick it in the fridge for a couple of hours, and you’ve got a delicious salad.

This recipe might be considered cheating during this 30 days of gelatin recipes because it’s very similar to two other recipes that appear on this site.

Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

I’m not sure why I called this Orange Fluff instead of Orange Gelatin Fruit Salad, but it seems like a better name. I think it’s because everything turns very orange, and it looks fluffy. Perhaps, as I spend more time making jello, I’m beginning to lighten up and have more fun. Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad definitely sounds more fun than Orange Gelatin Fruit Salad.

Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

You can call this whatever you want, but I know you’re going to call it delicious. Often, I simply put the whole bowl into the refrigerator and garnish the top with sections of fresh or canned mandarin oranges before serving. Another option is putting this into individual serving size containers prior to storing it in the refrigerator, so you have grab and go treats which are easy to pack into your lunch.

Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

These can be garnished with orange sections, marshmallows, or whatever fruit seems like a good choice to you.

What will you need to prepare this recipe?

From the Pantry

  • Canned Mandarin Oranges
  • Miniature Marshmallows
  • Orange gelatin

From the Refrigerator

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed
Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

This recipe requires no boiling water and is assembled in fifteen minutes or less. You can eat it immediately, but it tastes better if it’s allowed to sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

Do you usually prepare gelatin salads like this? Do you have other’s that you love. Please let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

This is a simple gelatin salad that comes together quickly. This orange combination is a favorite among all of our taste testers. This recipe can be made with regular or sugar free gelatin without compromising the flavor, so you can make this to meet your family's needs and tastes. This is a great recipe to make a day or two ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until serving time. The total cost of this recipe os $5.32 or about $0.67 per 3/4 cup serving.
Prep Time 15 mins
2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 (8 serving) box orange gelatin ($0.98)
  • 1 (16 ounce) carton cottage cheese ($1.69)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges drained ($0.99)
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows ($0.67)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed ($0.99)


  • In a 2 quart bowl, mix together cottage cheese and orange gelatin.
  • Stir for two to three minutes until well combined.
  • Add mandarin oranges and marshmallows to cottage cheese mixture and mix well.
  • Fold cool whip into cottage cheese and fruit mixture.
  • Chill for at least two hours before serving.
Keyword cherry, coke, rum, gelatin, jello shots, cottage cheese, frozen whipped topping, mandarin oranges, marshmallows

The following nutritional information is for this recipe prepared according to the recipe above using regular gelatin.

Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

The following nutritional information is for this recipe prepared according to the recipe above using sugar free gelatin, reduced fat whipped topping, and fat free cottage cheese.

Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

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4 thoughts on “Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

  1. I love the individual serving idea for this quick and easy recipe! I feel good knowing exactly what’s in the “sweet treats” my family craves after a meal or for a mid day snack!

    1. Thanks for the comment. I love knowing what goes into their treats,and saving money by making them myself.

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