Orange Fluff

Welcome to this delightful recipe for Orange Fluff, a vibrant and refreshing dessert perfect for any occasion. Orange Fluff is a creamy, citrus-infused delight that’s sure to be a hit with everyone. Let’s get started!

Prep Time:

  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including chilling)
  • Active Prep: 15 minutes

Cooking Intensity:

  • Light: This recipe involves basic mixing and chilling, no cooking required.


  • 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup whipped topping (like Cool Whip), thawed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese (optional for extra creaminess)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut (optional)


  1. Combine Pudding Mix and Sour Cream: In a large bowl, mix the instant vanilla pudding mix with sour cream until well combined.
  2. Add Oranges and Marshmallows: Gently fold in the mandarin oranges and mini marshmallows.
  3. Incorporate Whipped Topping: Add the whipped topping to the mixture. Fold in gently to keep the mixture fluffy.
  4. Optional Add-Ins: If using, fold in cottage cheese for extra creaminess. You can also add chopped nuts and shredded coconut for added texture and flavor.
  5. Chill: Transfer the mixture to a serving dish or individual dessert cups. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld and the dessert to set.
  6. Serve: Serve chilled. Garnish with additional mandarin orange segments or a sprinkle of coconut, if desired.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 160 kcal
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 17g (includes 16g added sugars)
  • Protein: 2g


  • Make-Ahead: This dessert can be made a day ahead and kept refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Variations: Feel free to experiment with different flavors of pudding or fruits.
  • Dietary Adjustments: For a lighter version, use low-fat sour cream, cottage cheese, and a sugar-free pudding mix.

Enjoy your homemade Orange Fluff – a simple, sweet treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

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