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Orange Creamsicle Salad (+Video)

Orange Creamsicle Salad is a no-bake dessert full of mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits and bananas in a creamy citrus pudding.


Orange Creamsicle Fruit Salad is a no-bake dessert full or mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits and bananas in a creamy pudding. I’ve shared a number of these fluff-style salads over the last few years: Ambrosia Salad, Cherry Pie Fluff, Pistachio Fluff, Orange Fluff and Pineapple Fluff. They all pretty much start with cool whip and then additional ingredients are added to make them a little different.

creamsicle salad in a bowl with fresh oranges shown in a white bowl.


Yes, you could certainly make your own fresh whipped cream. The only small issue with that is homemade whipped cream doesn’t stay stable for long. It breaks down and gets liquid-y fairly quickly. Cool Whip holds up better for these kinds of salads but feel free to make and enjoy what you prefer! Also, change up the fruit with what you prefer. Sliced grapes would be a wonderful addition or substitution or even some sliced kiwi!

Orange Creamsicle Fruit Salad recipe from The Country Cook.


  • instant vanilla pudding mix
  • milk
  • frozen orange juice concentrate
  • frozen whipped topping (COOL WHIP)
  • pineapple tidbits
  • mandarin oranges
  • bananas
Orange Creamsicle salad ingredients, banana, pineapple, mandarin orange, jello.


In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine pudding mix, milk and orange juice concentrate. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Stir in the whipped topping. Gently mix in the fruit.

creamsicle fruit salad ingredients in a bowl.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours until ready to serve.

bowls of orange cream fruit salad.


Originally published: August 2017
Updated and republished: May 2019

Orange Creamsicle Fruit Salad recipe

Orange Creamsicle Salad (+Video)

Orange Creamsicle Fruit Salad is a no-bake dessert full of mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits and bananas in a creamy pudding.
4.89 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 8 ounce tub whipped topping (COOL WHIP), thawed
  • 20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained very well
  • 11 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained very well
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced


  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine pudding mix, milk and orange juice concentrate. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the whipped topping.
  • Then gently mix in all the fruit.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours until ready to serve.


YouTube video
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. My 4 year old grandson loves to cook with me. He loves all the fruit in this and when he knows what is in it; well let’s say he will love this. I measure everything out, he will stir and blend in the fruits. His first fruit salad.. THANK YOU..

  2. 5 stars
    Well Brandie, I just turned 73 and use cream soups, store bought dressings, AND Cool Whip! Don’t let the nay sayers get to you.down! We all come from different places, incomes,and circumstances.. None of us are feeding our families inferior food. We are trying to do the best we can with what we’ve got.out of our love of the people we are feeding. I looked through some of your recipes. I see delicious well prepared food. Keep blocking the judgers! I came here looking for the Orange-Creamsicle Fruit Salad and have pinned it. I also got a little angry that others have made you so defensive about your recipes. Just remember for every food snob there are two others that will welcome and love your recipes. Keep on the way you are. Thanks for the recipe. Best wishes, Barb.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Brandy,
    Since I posted a comment in May, I have retired!! Yeah! And I’ve made your creamsicle fluff a few times. We love it! On a tighter budget now, so haven’t used bananas. I will definitely let you know about adding them to o.j. to prevent browning.
    Going to check out your other recipes!

      1. You are a MESS, Brandie. I LOVE your sense of humor! I take any shortcuts to flavor I can get. No judging here!

      2. 5 stars
        In the freezer section of the grocery store.Minute Maid has a real good one, or you can use the store brand.

  4. My son loves Orange Creamsicle, so can’t wait to make this for him. And although I love all different kinds of food, I have no problem using a little cool whip and cream of chicken soup. If they don’t like it, then they haven’t found the right recipe. 🙂

  5. Came across this site when looking for an inexpensive and easy to make stroganoff. I live on a tropical island and everything is imported therefore everything is expensive. I must choose recipes carefully yet still make something that I like, hopefully something I can freeze and if having company, something I can make for under $100.00 — for 3 to 4 people. I am a basics person, I don’t do fancy and I don’t try to impress guests. As long as I don’t poison them, I consider it a success. COOL WHIP is about $5.00 US for a container but the creamsicle fluff looks so darn good that I will buy that plus a $6.00 US tin of frozen oj.
    I have been browsing other recipes here and they all look sooooooooooo good. Thank you for this blog.

  6. 5 stars
    I think some cooks have unlimited budgets too. Sure I might like to use organic produce and gourmet meats and artisans breads and real butter instead of margarine and the list goes on. I , however , have a very limited monthly income and therefore my grocery budget does not include expensive foods. I cringe when I read a recipe that says 2 cups of chopped pecans. In my grocery that would be close to ten dollars for that ingredient alone. I buy pantry supplies when they are on sale, use coupons, buy what is seasonable, use generic brands and do the best I can to make healthy and tasty meals . I guess I am just venting because I get so tired of the “food superiors” acting as though they are doing so much better. I would love to see their dishes with money restraints. I raised three sons and they are all healthy and happy and they ate what was on the table happily.

    1. 5 stars
      Very true! I think many folks just simply forget how privileged they are. They may not think they are privileged but compared to others – they really are! We have to step back and realize that not everyone can afford a $15 bottle of Madagascar vanilla. But at the same time, we ALL deserve a little sweet dessert, right? I don’t even publish those judgy comments anymore. It only hurts others who read this blog and once someone posts something negative, it becomes a “herd” mentality and everyone jumps on and agrees and it just gets worse. It’s like that on social media. Once you let one person get a negative word in – it all becomes too much. We keep it positive and nonjudgmental here. It’s the safe space on the internet – ha!

      1. I have to agree Brandie! Sure, I like to bake from scratch and I am fortunate to be able to do so. But, and this is a BIG BUT, give me quick and simple any day! My family loves my home made pound cakes & I will always make them from scratch. But, if a recipe I like has boxed ingredients, I go for it.
        Love your recipes, everyone I have tried has been great! Thanks for everything and for being a positive person. No food snobbery here at my house!

  7. I’ve come over from the *other* side. I refuse to fear food anymore. Besides, it’s not like I’ll be eating cream of chicken soup and cool whip at every meal every single day. But these days I like fast, easy and good. The convenience foods fill that requirement like nobody’s business. Thanks Brandie! 🙂

  8. Very funny and I agree with you! I was having lunch with my SIL the other day and she was talking about how she and her sister are food snobs and never would consider using a cake mix.

    Sigh…whatevah. I’m 47 years old and will unapologetically use a cake mix if I damn well please. I’ve grown very tired of Judgey McJudgersons.

    1. 5 stars
      Amy, I see and hear it everyday. I suppose it must be gratifying for some people who have the luxury to look down on others who choose differently from them (whether by choice or by financial circumstances). I am too old for that nonsense! LOL

    1. 5 stars
      I wonder if the bananas could be put into the orange juice to prevent them from turning brown? (Just a thought, since lemon juice prevents apples from turning brown). Not sure if it would work but just wondering.
      Great recipe, Brandie!! My coworkers loved it! Thanks for the recipe!