This creamy, tangy Orange Creamsicle Fluff is the perfect way to cool off after a long, hot summer day!
Did you see my post for Starburst Jello Fluff a few weeks ago? It was the total surprise hit at our Memorial Day cookout with both the children and adults alike! While making it, I realized the recipe had sooo many different flavor combination possibilities. Orange creamsicle is one of my favorite flavor combinations that I knew had to try out with this recipe and boy is it good! There’s something about the tang of orange combined with sweet vanilla, right?
Now that summer’s in full swing, this is such a great treat to cool off with after the pool or at the end of a long day. It’s fluffy and creamy and I could just eat the whole bowl if you’d let me 🙂 Plus, you can use low-fat ingredients if you don’t want something too calorie heavy during swimsuit season, which is exactly what this mama needs!
This recipe super easy to whip up too! It’s very similar to making regular jello, but you add in some cream cheese, vanilla extract and cool whip to give it a lovely creaminess. If you simply let it sit for the entire refrigeration time, it creates this triple layer effect, which is fun, right? The top layer is super creamy and fluffy and then the bottom two layers are more jello-like. If you don’t want the layers, you can give the mixture a good stir after an hour or so and the layering effect shouldn’t happen.
This is such a great recipe to make the next time you’re having people over. It’ll please both adults and children alike and won’t make you feel like a slave in the kitchen when you want to get out and enjoy the sunshine 🙂
- 2 cups orange soda, divided
- 1 package sugar-free jello
- 4 oz. ⅓ less fat cream cheese
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- 4 oz (1/2 container) cool whip
- Heat 1 cup of soda in a microwave safe dish for about 2 minutes or until very warm.
- Pour the soda along with the jello mix to a blender and process for a few seconds, until jello mixture has dissolved. **Note: You may want to remove the small top in the middle of the blender lid and place a towel (that you don't mind getting jello on) over the opening when you first blend it as warm liquids tend to greatly expand when blended.
- Add in the cream cheese and vanilla extract and blend until combined.
- Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in the remaining 1 cup of soda (chilled) and then fold in the cool whip.
- Pour into a tupperware container and chill for at least 3-4 hours, until firm.
- Serve, topped with additional cool whip if desired.