A quick eggless orange mousse recipe that’s served up parfait style and garnished with whipped cream and orange slices. Plus, this is an orange mousse recipe without gelatin, making it a fool-proof treat for any orange creamsicle fan!

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Orange Creamsicle Marshmallow Mousse! A quick eggless orange mousse recipe that's served up parfait style and garnished with whipped cream and orange slices. Plus, this is an orange mousse recipe without gelatin, making it a fool-proof treat for any orange creamsicle fan! | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Orange Creamsicle Marshmallow Mousse

Ever since my mother moved to Arizona, I’ve been raiding her cookbook stash, trying to (re)discover classic recipes. This means I now have a cooking to-do list that’s embarrassingly long, and if you couldn’t already tell, this orange mousse quickly found it’s way to the top.

However, this isn’t just “any” marshmallow mousse we’re talking about here. This creamy mousse also tastes like an orange creamsicle.

Those familiar with this little food blog already know how much I love that flavor, so when I stumbled across this recipe, I simply had to make it.

There was no other choice. It was simply meant to be.

An eggless orange mousse recipe that's perfect for any holiday, birthday, or event.

But despite all of that kismet, I ran into some trouble.

I made the recipe exactly as it was written and the orange mousse did not turn out right.

Now, there are a lot of reasons why this happened, like how this was actually a recipe for orange mousse bars and said bars simply did not have enough substance to keep their shape OR like how the ratio of orange concentrate to sugar was so off that this tasted more like a sweet tart can a creamsicle, but I digress.

You’re not here to read about how the original recipe failed. You want to read about what I did to make this recipe worth publishing.

And I accomplished that with two simple changes:

1 – Got rid of the bar idea and served these up parfait style. And oilà, now there’s no melty mess to worry about.

2 – Adjusted the ratios of sugar, marshmallow fluff, and cool whip so that the flavor is now happy and mellow instead of tart and angry.

Quick orange mousse recipe without gelatin that's topped with whipped cream and orange slices.

What’s in orange mousse?

A traditional mousse is made with a white or dark chocolate base, but as you can see, that isn’t the case with this recipe. You might even find some mousse that’s made with gelatin, but yet again, that’s not what’s going on here.

There are many different ways and ingredient combinations to make mousse, but in the end, what really makes or breaks a mousse is the consistency. A quality mouse is firm enough to keep a shape but yet soft enough to easily dig in with a spoon. It has a light, whipped texture while still packing a ton of flavor.

So, where does that leave this recipe?

While it may not have many of the traditional components of a mousse, the creamy consistency gives it the proper street cred. I had to classify it, this orange mousse is more of a “fruit whip” with a marshmallow fluff base, and the cool whip helps give it the light texture you normally expect with this kind of treat.

Plus, not only does this recipe not use gelatin, it’s also eggless, making it a fool-proof and crowd-friendly choice for any holiday, birthday, or event.

Delicious marshmallow mousse that's served cold and tastes like orange creamsicle.

Notes & tips for this eggless orange mousse recipe

  •  This recipe calls for thawed orange juice concentrate. If that doesn’t immediately ring a bell, it’s the canisters of juice you can find in the frozen food section. If you don’t have (or can’t find) any orange juice concentrate, check out this list of substitutions for orange juice concentrate.
  • Don’t have any marshmallow fluff on hand? You can also try making marshmallow fluff at home.

More orange creamsicle recipes

A quick mousse recipe that tastes just like an orange creamsicle.

Recipe Details

Orange Creamsicle Marshmallow Mousse! A quick eggless orange mousse recipe that's served up parfait style and garnished with whipped cream and orange slices. Plus, this is an orange mousse recipe without gelatin, making it a fool-proof treat for any orange creamsicle fan! | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.72 from 21 votes

Orange Creamsicle Marshmallow Mousse

15 mins prep
454 kcal
Yields: 4 servings
A quick eggless orange mousse recipe that's served up parfait style and garnished with whipped cream and orange slices. Plus, this is an orange mousse recipe without gelatin, making it a fool-proof treat for any orange creamsicle fan!

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 7 ounce marshmallow fluff, (1 jar)
  • 8 ounce cool whip, thawed (1 small tub)
  • food coloring, optional
  • whipped cream, for garnish, optional
  • orange slices, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add thawed frozen orange juice concentrate, granulated sugar, and marshmallow fluff. Use a hand mixer or whisk and mix ingredients well.
  • Add cool whip to bowl and mix again until ingredients are combined. Tip: Before adding in the cool whip, I like to stir it until it becomes a little "soupy." This makes blending and pouring the mousse a little easier. See above video for example of consistency.
  • If desired, add a few drops of orange food coloring and give the mousse a final mix.
  • Pour prepared orange mousse into individual serving cups, then chill cups for at least 4 hours or until set.
  • Serve orange creamsicle marshmallow mousse with whipped cream and orange slices as garnish.

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 561mg | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 99.7mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 0.3mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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12 comments

    • Momma S
    • 1 star

    Too sweet and too loose. Maybe freeze into popsicles? Not really edible as made. Sorry. I really wanted to like it.

    • Scott Cherry

    I haven’t made this yet. I had gastric bypass 2 months ago and cannot have all of the sugar. Can this be made with Splenda?

    • Kelsey

    I just put this in the fridge. We will see if it sets up in the morning. I used fresh orange and used very little orange juice to make it a full cup. I also put orange zest in it for more of an orange flavor. I ended up put more zest in after getting everything mixed because the vanilla flavor was still to strong. (I finallygot the flavor i was looking for). I also noted that using a blender would be best to mix up the marshmallow fluff because using a hand mixer was to messy and wishing took way to long for me. I did enjoy trying something new though!

    • Anne

    I made this and it’s very good but it wasn’t as firm as I would’ve liked. What can I do to make it firmer? Also I’m a little confused after reading the comments, are you suppose to freeze it or refrigerate it?

    • twin1

    I haven’t made this, but the recipe says to chill, not freeze! Chill means refrigerate it, right? No wonder it didn’t set!

    • Leigh
    • 1 star

    Its quite tart for our tastes and instead of a mousse we have a soup. Read the recipe 3 times and still not sure what went wrong. Just sad i wasted all those yummy ingredients and $$$.

      • Chrisy

      I’m so sorry they didn’t work out Leigh 🙁 I’d love to try to help, but had a question – did the mousse not set after freezing? And just to confirm, how long did you freeze it for?

    • Tanya

    Just wanted to say that marshmallow fluff has egg whites in it. My grandson has an egg allergy so I have not been able to use it.

      • Heidi

      Make your own marshmallow fluff using aquafaber.

    • Melanie | Melanie Makes
    • 5 stars

    What a dreamy dessert – and you’ve made it look so easy!

    • Samantha Dawn
    • 5 stars

    Love how easy this is to put together! And great for pleasing a crowd without the gelatine and eggs. It’s a perfect Winter treat to brighten these chilly grey days!

    • Rebecca Hubbell
    • 5 stars

    Woah, I feel like I need in on this marshmallow mousse! I think I’ll make it for Easter this year! And then all summer long of course!