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lightened dreamsicle fluff

Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This is my delicious lightened up version of a dreamsicle salad, a cool and creamy orange fluff with slightly tart, juicy mandarin orange segments and little bits of soft, sweet marshmallows. If you didn't know better, you'd probably think it has lots of sugar, but it doesn't. The only sugar is in the marshmallows. Please note that the orange segments may be halved or left whole according to your preference.

yield 6 -8
prep time 10 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For lightened dreamsicle fluff

  • 1 pkg
    sugar-free orange gelatin, .3 oz.
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    ice cold water
  • 1 pkg
    sugar-free instant vanilla pudding, 1.34 oz
  • 1
    container lite whipped topping, 8 oz. thawed
  • 1 1/2 c
    mini marshmallows or regular size cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 can
    mandarin orange segments, drained (15 oz.)

How To Make lightened dreamsicle fluff

  • Infredients for lightened dreamsicle fluff.
    In a large bowl, combine 1 package sugar-free orange gelatin and 1 cup boiling water; whisk until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • 2
    Add 1/2 cup ice cold water; stir.
  • 3
    Place in refrigerator and let chill for 15 minutes. (Set your timer.)
  • 4
    After mixture has chilled for 15 minutes, remove from refrigerator and slowly whisk in 1 package of instant sugar-free vanilla pudding until smooth.
  • 5
    Refrigerate for another 10 minutes, until slightly thickened. (Set timer.)
  • 6
    Use a spatula or large spoon to fold in the lite whipped topping, then the marshmallows and the mandarin oranges.
  • 7
    May be served immediately, but better if refrigerated for a couple of hours or even overnight. Lightly fold/stir again before serving. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.