About this Recipe
We have never been a big ‘fluff dessert recipe’ family. We tend to lean towards anything chocolate, rather than fruity or marshmallow. In the past, this has been mostly because the fluff recipes we come across call for Cool Whip. I don’t think that people realize when they buy Cool Whip what they are actually buying. I really do believe they think it is just frozen whipping cream. Have you ever read the ingredients..? It is made of 15 ingredients, highly processed, and lacking any nutritional value.
1. If you like creamsicles, you will love the frozen version of this orange fluff dessert recipe: Frozen Orange Fluff Dessert Squares.
2. With just a tiny bit of elbow grease (the tiniest bit) you can have homemade whipping cream instead! Check out Grandmother’s Easy Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe.
4. Keep in mind, it will taste best if you refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to let the flavors combine.
5. If you end up using coconut whipped cream, just know that coconut whip isn't as fluffy or thick as regular whipped cream. You'll also use cottage cheese in this recipe, so if you're making it dairy free, you could use mashed tofu instead if you want.
As you’re preparing your dessert recipe, you can practice tidying up as you go along to keep your kitchen cleaner and tidier. It’s always so much easier to focus and work in a clean kitchen than in the space where there are food ingredients and kitchen supplies all over the place. So when you’re completely finished with a bowl, spoon and measuring cups just wash them all right away or put them right into the dishwasher. You can also take time to wipe down the countertops too to make way for more ingredients or bowls.
After you’re completely done your recipe, you’ll also want to make sure you clean all of your kitchen tools properly to avoid spreading bacteria. Clean everything using natural kitchen cleaners including essential oils and vinegar or natural dish soap and warm water. Or you can also just put everything in your dishwasher and let it do all of the hard work for you.
Makes: 16 small servings as fluff or a 9x9 inch frozen dessert
1 (500g) tub cottage cheese, drain out the liquid
1 (284ml) can mandarin oranges, we used organic Native Forest brand packed in its own juice
1 (398ml) can crushed pineapples, we used Dole non GMO packed in its own juices
2 Tablespoons gelatin powder
3 cups mini marshmallows, we used Dandies brand natural flavored non GMO branch
6 drops Young Living brand natural Orange essential oil, which is naturally extracted orange oil food grade (OPTIONAL)
1. Make the whipped cream: Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe
2. We used coconut whipped for this recipe, you can use either coconut cream or dairy cream to make your whipped cream.
3. You will notice that coconut cream does not whip the same as dairy cream does. It has a more grainy texture to it and does get as fluffy.
4. Strain the juice out of the cottage cheese through a sieve and discard.
5. Strain the juices from the mandarin orange slices and the crushed pineapple. You can drink these yummy juices!
6. In a large mixing bowl combine the cottage cheese and fruits and stir to combine.
7. Stir in the gelatin and marshmallows and the Young Living Natural Orange Drops if you are using.
8. Fold in the whipped cream.
9. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to let the flavors combine.
10. You can add the orange drops from Young Living after refrigerating instead of before.
To avoid mold contamination in your food, you have to learn about how to remove mold from your home as well as prevent it. The dangers of mold in your home include affecting your health and wellbeing, and typically any contact with mold is not good. So that being said, it’s probably best to get rid of any food that has mold growing on it and to clean the are where the mold was found thoroughly. You can also prevent mold from growing on your food by making sure that you’re storing it correctly, usually by using sealed containers or plastic wrap. It’s important to also make sure that you’re not storing perishable foods for longer than a few days since this is when they start to break down and rot.
A stress-free no bake treat that tastes like sunshine is just as good as it sounds. The whipped cream is the ingredient that fuses all of the others together making for a creamy, dreamy delight. Making this orange fluff, we used coconut whipped cream which is great for if you have any lactose intolerant people that will be enjoying this treat.
These no bake treats with whipped cream and marshmallows started becoming really popular in the 1950s when the extrusion process was first created that would run the marshmallow mixture through tubes to generate the marshmallow shape we know and love today. Marshmallows go back to 2000 B.C. when Ancient Egyptians used marshmallow root as a medicinal plant boiled with honey to create a syrup that would help soothe sore throats and coughs.
Adding the gelatin to marshmallows in the 1800s is what made the marshmallow syrup take on the new form. Adding in the crushed pineapples and mandarin oranges not only gives this salad a tropical flavor, but it also brings some vitamin C to the no bake treat as well. But when we're eating a fun dessert like this, nutrition is not the first thing on our minds anyhow.
Easy desserts like this one are for savoring and enjoying every bite without worry. We're sure that as you savor each bite, it will taste like sunshine or a tropical sunset which will take away your stress and create happy memories.