Orange Fluff Salad is the a refreshing side dish for holidays or potlucks but also makes a great dessert option! This fluff salad with no cottage cheese features tropical canned fruit including mandarin oranges and pineapple along with mini marshmallows. You only need a few minutes to whip up this orange fluff recipe and it is sure to be a hit with any crowd.
Jello salads are a holiday and celebration staple with my extended family. Growing up there wasn’t a holiday, birthday or potluck without at least one or two Jello side dishes to choose from, like this fluff salad recipe or this Cranberry Jello Salad. While Jello with layers can be a time consuming process, this orange fluff is the easiest and doesn’t require a lot of chill time.
Orange Fluff Ingredients
This orange fluff salad requires minimal ingredients. Since it is loaded with canned fruit, it is easy to have all the ingredients on hand to make this refreshing fruit salad whenever the mood strikes!
- orange JELLO gelatin
- sour cream or plain yogurt
- can of mandarin oranges
- can of pineapple tidbits
- can of diced mango or peaches
- mini marshmallows
- whipped topping
As you can see, this is a orange fluff recipe with no cottage cheese. While many love that style of fluff salad, if the texture or flavor turns you off, look no further than this recipe. You can also substitute different canned fruit. Don’t like mangos? No problem! Diced peaches or an additional can of mandarin oranges would still be great! Want to use fruit cocktail instead? Sounds delicious to me. Fluff salad in general is very forgiving and different gelatin or fruit flavors can be substituted to suit your tastes or accommodate what you already have on hand.
How to Make Orange Fluff Salad
In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream and gelatin powder until well combined.
Add mini marshmallows and canned fruit including mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits and diced mangoes or peaches. Be sure to drain your fruit very well.
Fold in whipped topping until while combined. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Serve with shredded coconut, fresh orange slices, maraschino cherries, additional mini marshmallows or chopped nuts for garnish. Easy, right? This really takes only a few minutes to prepare and leaves you more time for other things!
Orange Fluff Video with Step by Step Instructions
How Long Does Fluff Salad Last?
For best results, consume within 24 hours. The canned fruit in this recipe will make this orange pineapple fluff watery over time. Need something that lasts longer? Give this Cherry Jello Marshmallow Salad a try instead. It lasts for several days and while it has some similar ingredients, it is prepared much differently and holds up well over several days. It is great for feeding a crowd.
Orange Fluff Salad
- 1 3 oz box orange gelatin
- 1 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)
- 1 15 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 21 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
- 1 15 oz can diced mangoes or peaches, drained
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1 8 oz container whipped topping
- fresh orange slices, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, mini marshmallows and/or maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)
In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream and gelatin powder until well combined. Add in well drained canned fruit and mini marshmallows. Fold in whipped topping.
Refrigerate until ready to serve, at least one hour.
Serve with shredded coconut, fresh orange slices, maraschino cherries, additional mini marshmallows or chopped nuts for garnish.
Store any leftovers in the fridge. Best if consumed within 24 hours.
I hope you love this Orange Jello Fluff Salad as much as we do, especially since it is so quick and easy. Can’t beat a recipe that can be made in 5 minutes!