Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Taste of Tuesday: Orange Dream!

This is one of my favorite snacks of all time! My mom used to make this for me when I was little and I've been craving it like crazy! I seriously thought that the recipe consisted of cottage cheese and mandarin oranges only.. I quickly learned that this wasn't the case - gross me out!! I got the actual recipe from my mom last week and it's just how I remember it - amazing!! I must admit, my pictures aren't that great this week, but I guarantee you will want to try this dish!! Perfect for those on-the-go!

-  4 large cans of Mandarin Oranges
- 1 large box of orange jello, 6 ounces (or 2 small boxes, 3 ounces each)
- 1, 24 ounce, small curd cottage cheese
- 1, 12 ounce, Cool Whip

Step 1: Gather all ingredients

Step 2: Drain mandarin oranges completely. Then get paper towels and squeeze the juice out of the oranges (as much as possible). Thaw cool whip.
Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, pour the cottage cheese in first. Then layer the orange jello powder on top (do not make jello according to package). Mix well to dissolve the jello granules in the cottage cheese.
Step 4: Mix in mandarin oranges and stir well. Warning - this will look VERY orange.
Step 5: Fold in Cool Whip and mix well. Refrigerate for a few hours (or overnight). ENJOY!
I love having this for breakfast or as a little snack! It's so light and refreshing - perfect for spring and summer! I hope you love this as much as I do.
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  1. My sister would absolutely love this! She's a huge fan of anything orange & she likes cottage cheese! I'll be sure to tell her about it. :) I, on the other hand, can't stand cottage cheese...

  2. Can you taste the cottage cheese? I hate cottage cheese so as long as I can't taste it, I'm going to try this!! :)

  3. I am with everyone else on the not liking cottage cheese but I love anything orange, might be worth a shot.

  4. I think that my husband would love this. He's a tapoica boy and I just can't get past the texture lol!

  5. I never even thought of this for breakfast, such a great idea lady!! Thanks to you and Ash for hosting the linkup!!

  6. love this link up. and my mom makes something similar. I wonder if she uses the cottage cheese recipe, looks tasty!

  7. Haha...I linked up something orange today too! My aunt always makes this for holidays (I think she uses tapioca maybe?) and I always thought I hated it and then I tried it. Holy crap...I could not stop eating! Will definitely have to pin this to make sometime!

  8. YUM! This looks phenomenal! Can you freeze it?

  9. OMG this looks delicious! Pinning now, can't wait to make it :)

  10. YUM!!! This looks like a perfect treat during those warm days :)

  11. this looks so delish! thanks for sharing :)!!

  12. love your blog