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Orange Jello Salad (Dairy-Free!)

by Heather

This healthy, naturally sweetened orange jello salad is so fun and delicious! We’re taking jello salad, and filling it with extra goodness and nutrition today. Using grass-fed gelatin and adding extra vitamin c into it, along with a dairy-free coconut whip cream – this is not your average orange jello treat!

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Orange Jello Salad

Orange Jello

This orange jello has been such a fun recipe in our house!

I grew up eating jello made from a box, and it wasn’t until I was an adult that I learned that you can make your own without artificial food coloring and dyes and loads of extra sugar.

That’s just not my jam. And if you’re with me, you’ll love this recipe!

orange jello salad

Nutrition boosts

The base for our orange jello is orange juice, honey and gelatin. We add more goodness in with a couple of nutrition boosts.

Our first nutrition boost comes from Perfect Bovine Gelatin!

Gelatin is made up of collagen protein but in a slightly different form. They have almost the exact amino acid (protein) profile since they both contain collagen protein.

Gelatin will gel/thicken when cooled, which is the biggest difference between collagen and gelatin.

The second nutrition boost is from Perfect Acerola Vitamin C Powder!

Vitamin C helps to support immunity and Acerola Cherry is an amazing source for high-quality vitamin C. The freeze-dried acerola cherry powder adds a slight tartness and is a great pairing with orange juice & honey.

It mixes in easily with liquids and tastes tart and delicious.

Dairy free whip cream

To top this orange jello salad off, we’re making an easy coconut whip cream to go along with it!

Of course, you could definitely make a traditional whip with heavy cream, but I think the coconut flavor and orange are so great together. It reminds me of a creamsicle.

To make coconut whip cream, first, chill a can of full-fat coconut milk. Once it’s fully chilled, scoop out the solid coconut cream, whip it up in a mixer, and sweeten to your liking!

dairy free whip cream on orange jello salad

What you’ll need for orange jello salad

Watch the easy video tutorial here!

How to make it

  1. Heat a pot or pan over medium-high heat and add 2 cups of orange juice. Bring to a gentle boil, and remove from heat.
  2. In a bowl, add 1 cup of orange juice. Mix together the gelatin and Acerola powder, then sprinkle on top of the orange juice. Let the powders dissolve into the juice, or mix them together.
  3. Pour the hot orange juice into the cold orange juice, and stir to combine. Add 1.5 tbsp honey, and mix until dissolved. Taste to see if you’d like more honey added in. Pour into a dish and chill in the fridge (it will take about 2 hours for it to set).
  4. To make the coconut whip cream, take the chilled can of coconut milk out of the fridge. Open, and scoop the firm coconut cream into a mixer bowl. Whip for 1-2 minutes on high, then add the honey and continue to whip until the coconut whip cream is fluffy. Taste the whip to see if you’d like more honey added in. Store in the fridge until you’re ready to use.
  5. When the orange jello is firm, spread the coconut whip cream on top. Top with mini orange slices if desired. Serve, and enjoy!
orange jello casserole

Best way to store it orange jello salad

Jello should be stored in the fridge, covered.

I chilled my jello straight into one of my Pyrex storage containers, and simply put the lid on it when I was ready to store it.

Store for up to 1 week in the fridge!

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Orange Jello Salad

This healthy, naturally sweetened orange jello salad is so fun and delicious! We’re taking jello salad, and filling it with extra goodness and nutrition today. Using grass-fed gelatin and adding extra vitamin c into it, along with a dairy-free coconut whip cream – this is not your average orange jello treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jello, orange
Servings: 9
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a pot or pan over medium-high heat and add 2 cups of orange juice in. Bring to a gentle boil, and remove from heat.
  • In a bowl, add 1 cup of orange juice. Mix together the gelatin and Acerola powder, then sprinkle on top of the orange juice. Let the powders dissolve into the juice, or mix them in fully.
  • Pour the hot orange juice into the cold orange juice, and stir to combine. Add 1.5 tbsp honey, and mix until dissolved. Taste to see if you’d like more honey added in. Pour into a dish and chill in the fridge until set (about 2 hours).
  • To make the coconut whip cream, take the chilled can of coconut milk out of the fridge. Open it, and scoop the firm coconut cream (about 1/2 cup) into a mixer bowl. Whip for 1-2 minutes on high, then add the honey and continue to whip until the coconut whip cream is fluffy. Taste the whip to see if you’d like more honey added in. Store in the fridge until you’re ready to use.
  • When the orange jello is firm, spread the coconut whip cream on top. Top with mini orange slices if desired. Serve, and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 361mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Orange Jello Salad

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Heather

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