Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe

Dreamsicles or as some people call them – Creamsicles were a childhood favorite of mine. I just loved the flavor of orange, and cream together. This recipe for Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad is as delicious as I remember and so easy to make.

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Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe

What I love about this recipe:

  • An old-school classic recipe
  • That delicious combination of orange and cream
  • It’s so easy to make
  • This is a great recipe to feed a crowd, take to potlucks, or serve at parties

If you love Dessert Salads, you might love my recipe for Pistachio Fluff


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This is such a creamy, refreshing dessert!


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How Long will this Orange Jello Salad last in the refrigerator?

  • Covered and stored in the refrigerator can last up to five days


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

Is Jello Salad a salad or a dessert?

  • My mom would have served it as a salad, but I call it a dessert. It’s a really good side at potlucks.

More Dessert Salad Recipes

Grandma’s Cranberry Salad 

Layered Jell-O Salad 

Cherry Fluff Salad 

Here’s a quick video on how I made this Creamsicle Salad Recipe…

Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe

A delicious classic Orange Dreamsicle Jello Salad Recipe
4.13 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 59cal
Author: Melissa Haines


  • 3 oz. orange gelatin
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 16 oz. whipped cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 11 oz. mandarin oranges


  • In a medium bowl add the gelatin
  • Pour hot water over gelatin and stir until dissolved
  • Stir in the mandarin oranges and juices
  • Set aside and let it firm up a bit
  • In a separate large bowl, mix the cream cheese and whipped cream
  • Fold the gelled orange mixture into the whipped cream
  • Refrigerate for several hours or overnight


Nutrition facts are only an estimate


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 59cal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0.07g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.001g | Sugar: 6.4g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 0.4mg
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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Wanda Wolfe

    Sounds delicious

  2. Joy

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

    1. Melissa

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

      1. Helen

        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?

        1. Melissa

          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.

          1. Anne

            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. 🧐

        2. Melissa

          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.

    2. Melissa

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

  3. Barb Roy

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

    1. Melissa

      Sorry about that. Use Regular Orange Jello.

  4. Cheryl

    Is it 1 or 2 tubs of Cool Whip. 8 or 16 oz?

    1. Melissa

      16 oz. total of whipped topping (Cool Whip).

  5. T Summers

    4 stars
    I learned about this recipe growing up in the 1970s. We always doubled the recipe as we were feeding 8 people. We also add a cup of maraschino cherries, cut in half. The contrast in color was nice. We also cut the mandarin orange slices in half. No one wants to try to eat a whole mandarin orange slice along with a spoonful of the dreamsicle concoction. You would look like a pig. Another item we would add to add another layer of flavor was a drained can of pineapple chunks. Another color added to the mix, and another flavor. It too helped stretch out the dish to feed all of us and allow for some to feed a few the next day.

    1. Melissa Haines

      I love this. All great additions! That sounds delicious and so colorful.