Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe

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Dreamsicles were a childhood favorite of mine. I just loved the flavor of orange, and cream together. Now, it’s fun to see my kids enjoying that same combination of flavors. I still love it, too. When I made this orange Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe, you better believe, I made one for myself, as well. 😉 Here’s the recipe:


Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe. I love this stuff for summer picnics, and backyard get togethers!


This is such a creamy, refreshing dessert!

Here’s a quick video to help you on the way to the this delicious old fashioned Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad 

Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe

Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe. I love this recipe for summer picnics, and backyard get togethers!


Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe

A blend of orange and cream flavors for a refreshing dessert!

  • Author: Melissa


  • 3 oz. package of orange gelatin, such as Kraft Jello – (regular not sugar-free)
  • 1/4 cup of boiling water
  • 1 (16 oz.) tub of whipped cream thawed, such as Cool Whip
  • 8 oz. package of cream cheese softened
  • 1 (11 oz.) can of mandarin oranges


  1. Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved
  2. Transfer the gelatin mixture to a bowl to cool off, and start to thicken
  3. Once the mixture has started to gel, and thicken, fold in the mandarin oranges with their juices
  4. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix the whipped cream and cream cheese together
  5. Add the orange mixture to the cream mixture, and fold in
  6. Refrigerate, covered overnight or several hours
  7. Mix again just before serving
  8. Serving suggestion – Serve with whipped topping, and enjoy!


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  1. Wanda Wolfe

    Sounds delicious

  2. Do I have to chill overnight? Can it sit for 5 hours and then be eaten?

    • I think five hours would be fine. That would give everything enough time to set up and thicken. 🙂

      • This is a very tasty and flavorful dessert. However, it is very soupy even after refrigerating overnight. Perhaps draining the mandarin orange juice is the answer?

        • Hmm… Thank you for letting me know. I’ll have to take another look at this recipe and test it again. I’ll update the recipe with my result. Thank you again.

          • I haven’t made this yet but something seems a little off about the liquids. When preparing a 3 oz package of jello, normally, it takes 2 cups of water per box. Even just using one cup of boiling water per box (for a total of 3 cups) it should still set up and your recipe only calls for 1/4 cup water total? I have made this type of jello before using the liquid from the oranges so I don’t think that’s the problem. I just don’t see any way using only the liquid from the oranges and 1/4 cup water that this jello could be thin or runny. 🧐

        • Hi again. I finally managed to make the Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad again, and I think I’ve gained five pounds as a result. LOL! For my taste, it is almost impossible to resist. I followed the recipe exactly and did not experience the soupy texture like you did. As a matter of fact, it was creamy almost immediately. Refrigerating it only firmed it slightly. I did make a video this time and as soon as I can get it edited I’ll post it for added instruction. It should be available within the week. I’m sorry that I couldn’t help you out more. Hopefully you’ll give it another try sometime and have better success.

    • I think five hours would be fine. That would give everything enough time to set up and thicken. 🙂

  3. Is the orange jello sugar free or regular jello? Please. Thankyou

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