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Orange Fluff

Orange Fluff comes together in a matter of minutes and is the perfect weeknight dessert. So dreamy!

Orange Fluff comes together in a matter of minutes to create a dreamy dessert that is perfect for just about any occasion.

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of fluffy desserts. From Cranberry Fluff to Ambrosia Salad, these sweet and creamy desserts are some of my faves.

Fluff desserts are definitely one of those sneaky mom desserts that pack in a little extra nutrition without you ever being the wiser. My mom’s recipe always included cottage cheese, meaning our sweet treats were actually packed full of protein.

She’d whip up fluff-style desserts to keep in the fridge for quick weeknight desserts. Since they’re super simple to make and require only a handful of ingredients, they were the perfect dessert recipe for a working mama with a busy schedule.

Although she made a variety of flavors from lemon to strawberry-banana, Orange Fluff has always been my favorite. There’s just something so perfect to me about a dessert that mimics my favorite ice cream – the creamsicle – without a lot of effort. Total win, if you ask me.

Orange Fluff comes together with just a handful of ingredients. So easy and delicious!

When I went away to college, I worked as a server at a local restaurant my sophomore year and actually saved up my tip money for a week to purchase an inexpensive food processor from Meijer. That way, I could have fluff anytime I wanted it. That’s some serious fluff dedication, and tells you just how much I adore my mom’s sneaky dessert.

The key to this recipe is to make sure you puree the cottage cheese to remove the texture, unless of course you’re into cottage cheese curds in your desserts. And if that’s the case, you’re one heck of a cottage cheese fan.

Orange Fluff couldn't be more delicious. Serve it up with whipped cream and orange slices for a quick and easy summer dessert.

Having these sneak attack desserts that are easy is a total mom-move, from start to finish, so I thought it’d be perfect to share with my friend Joanne. Joanne writes the blog Fifteen Spatulas, and she and her hubby Pete just welcomed baby James.

We had originally planned a baby shower, but the little man came early, and so now we’re just saying, “Welcome to the world, buddy!” with all our favorite foods.

I have no doubt James is going to have a deep and abiding love for good food. How could he not, with Joanne as his mama? When I shared this dessert with Elle, her eyes filled with delight, it was a truly awesome moment in the kitchen for me. Something I’ve loved my whole life is new through her eyes, and that makes it even more special. I can’t wait for you to have moments like that, Joanne!

Congratulations to you and Pete – welcome to our foodie family, baby James!

Orange Fluff couldn't be more delicious. Serve it up with whipped cream and orange slices for a quick and easy summer dessert.

Orange Fluff

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Orange Fluff comes together in a matter of minutes to create a dreamy dessert that is perfect for just about any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cottage cheese
  • 2 3-ounce boxes orange Jell-o mix
  • 16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed (I used Truwhip)
  • 2 11-ounce cans mandarin oranges, roughly chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Puree cottage cheese in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Transfer the pureed cottage cheese to a large bowl and whisk in the dry Jell-o mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the whipped topping until no streaks remain.
  4. Fold in mandarin oranges.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. If desired, serve topped with a dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping and fresh orange slices. For a little added flavor and texture, you can also fold in 2 cups of miniature marshmallows.

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Orange Fluff comes together in a matter of minutes to create a dreamy, fluffy dessert that is great for just about any occasion.

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Sandy

Friday 8th of March 2019

I don't like Cottage Cheese, would it taste as good if I use Cream Cheese?

Jamie

Sunday 10th of March 2019

Hello! I haven't attempted this recipe with this substitution, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I'd love to know how it turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by. -Jamie

Jana

Sunday 27th of January 2019

I have made this many times. I always bought the small curd cottage cheese and just used it as is. But, I am now the proud owner of my very first food processor. Yes! I have led a sheltered life! Lol Got an Instant Pot for Christmas too! Woot!

Anyway, I have made this with strawberries, raspberries, strawberries/bananas, and so on. For the 4th of July I made it with strawberries, mini white marshmallows and blue raspberry jello. It turned out really cool!

I'm loving your blog! So many recipes with so little time! Stay warm neighbor!

Jamie

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

So happy to hear you enjoy the recipe in all its variations, Jana! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

belinda a chavez

Saturday 23rd of June 2018

My favorite take on this is with fresh Strawberries & strawberry jello. Lower sugar/carb content. Sometimes I whip my own cream from 100% grass fed heavy whipping cream in place of the cool whip. My husband absolutely LOVES my strawberry fluff

Jamie

Saturday 23rd of June 2018

I have had this before too! So easy and so darn good!

Kathy Ryan

Friday 3rd of March 2017

Is there any way you can substitute the cottage cheese, my sister does not like it any way you make it.

Jamie

Monday 6th of March 2017

Hi, Kathy! I haven't tried it, but I think you can use Greek yogurt or instant tapioca. Let me know how it goes!

Kathy Bell

Sunday 18th of December 2016

Can you freeze fluff! I love it and have made some for Christmas! My husband says he would like to freeze it! Also when I transferred it to smaller bowls for more space in fridge it seems to get soupy

Jamie

Monday 19th of December 2016

I wouldn't recommend freezing it, Kathy, as it may lose its nice consistency. I'm really glad you and your husband like it!

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