Easy Orange Fluff
Sometimes the simplest of dessert recipes are the ones that end up making their way into our hearts like this delicious Orange Fluff recipe. This orange fluff recipe is a cool and creamy fruit salad loaded with mandarin oranges that will instantly pick you up and may even remind you of your childhood days when you gorged on those orange popsicles. With just as little as six ingredients, this delectable orange fluff dessert is like a splash of refreshing citrus flavor bursting in your mouth. This recipe is one of the best quick no bake desserts ideal for picnic and potluck or even for tea time or brunch. Citrus flavor desserts whether orange or lemon flavor has a great way of striking that excellent balance between sweet and tart and leave you craving for more. The marshmallows add to the taste and the creaminess as well. Did you know that marshmallows contain practically no fat? However, they are high in carbohydrates. Back in the day, marshmallows were commonly used for medicinal purposes to treat the common cold and sore throat.
Oranges are low in calories with no saturated fats or cholesterol and make for a great snack anytime during the day. The nutritional value of oranges mainly comes from vitamin C and potassium. They're rich in antioxidants and vitamins that help in boosting your immune system. Additionally, oranges also reduce the risks of cancer, improve skin and support heart health. Using real oranges in baking goods is a great way of eating more tangerines in your daily intake.
If you’re don't prefer or like the taste of cottage cheese, you can, by all means, replace it with other kinds of cheese like ricotta, cream cheese or even Greek yoghurt for a slightly healthier version. A healthier alternative for ‘Cool Whip’ in this recipe is to use heavy whipping cream with a cane or organic sugar. For extra stiffness, add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding when you’re whipping the cream. Adding instant vanilla pudding prevents the watery texture in the whipping cream making it firm which is something you want in this recipe. You can also use condensed milk with organic whipping cream or try beating cream cheese together with sugar. Along with mandarin oranges, you can add other kinds of fruit to this dessert like pineapple, strawberries, kiwis or even peaches. For an extra dash of orange flavor use a few drops of pure orange extract if you like. The possibilities are endless!
Thank you to Brandie at The Country Cook food blog for sharing this sweet and tangy orange fluff recipe with us. Do visit Brandie’s blog for more quick dessert recipes that are easy on your budget but taste fantastic. This orange fluff recipe is one-of-a-kind because it’s a popular traditional dessert, the kind that grandma makes. It’s going to tickle your palate in a new way so don’t be surprised if you go for a second helping. Treat your loved ones to this tangy dessert today!
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