Homemade orange fluff dessert

Start to Finish: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 1/2 cup servings
Difficulty: Beginner

Orange fluff is essentially a very quick and easy dessert fruit salad. To make a one-point version, perfect for Weight Watchers members who want to feel like they're indulging without sacrificing the points, you'll want to use fat-free and sugar-free ingredients in your recipe and watch portions. These substitutions plus the addition of chopped fruit makes orange fluff an excellent recipe for anyone in the Weight Watchers program.

  • 16 ounces fat-free whipped topping
  • 1 small box fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 small box sugar-free orange powdered gelatin mix
  • 3 fresh Mandarin oranges, peeled and separated
  • 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained and rinsed


Orange fluff can end up with sneaky points because of the sugary juices that canned pineapple and Mandarin oranges are stored in. Using fresh fruit circumvents this problem completely, but you can use canned fruit if you drain it and rinse the fruit to remove excess sugar.

Mix the whipped topping in a large bowl that will work for preparing and serving to minimize cleanup. Add the vanilla pudding, orange gelatin and fruits to the bowl. Stir to combine. You might need to mix the ingredients for a few minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally to fully incorporate all of the powdered mixes.

Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours to chill before serving.

While it would not necessarily be an orange fluff anymore, the variations are as limitless as there are flavors of sugar-free gelatin. Remove the Mandarin oranges and add an extra 1/2 cup of chopped pineapple if you're changing the flavor of your fluff. Raspberry, cherry, strawberry or lime gelatin are tasty ways to switch up a fluff recipe. You can add extra fruit if you prefer; just use 1/2 cup of fresh fruit that corresponds with the gelatin flavor.