No-Bake Orange Dreamsicle Lasagna

Relive the delight of a classic summer treat with this No-Bake Orange Dreamsicle Lasagna. This refreshing and creamy dessert is perfect for those warm days or any festive gathering where you want to impress without turning on the oven.


  • For the Crust:
    • Graham cracker crumbs: 2 cups
    • Butter, melted: 1 stick (8 tablespoons)
  • Cream Cheese Layer:
    • Cream cheese, softened: 8 oz
    • Powdered sugar: 1 cup
    • Cool Whip, thawed: 12 oz (reserve 2 cups for topping)
  • Orange Layer:
    • Orange Jell-O: 2 packets (3 oz each)
    • Boiling water: 1/3 cup
    • Vanilla instant pudding mix: 2 packets (3.4 oz each)
    • Cold milk: 2 1/2 cups
    • Mandarin orange segments, drained: 1/2 cup


  1. Prepare the Crust: In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well mixed. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9×13 inch dish to form a solid base. Chill in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set.
  2. Cream Cheese Layer: Using a mixer, blend the softened cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Gently fold in 10 oz of Cool Whip, then evenly spread this mixture over the chilled crust.
  3. Orange Layer: Dissolve the orange Jell-O in boiling water. In a separate bowl, prepare the vanilla pudding with cold milk as per the package instructions, then stir in the dissolved Jell-O. Allow the mixture to stand for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent lumps. Pour this over the cream cheese layer and return to the fridge to set briefly.
  4. Final Layer: Spread the reserved 2 cups of Cool Whip over the orange layer, creating a smooth and creamy top.
  5. Chill: Refrigerate the dessert for at least 2 hours, though overnight is preferable for the layers to fully firm up.
  6. Serving: Before serving, garnish with mandarin orange segments for an extra pop of color and flavor.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Serving Suggestions:

This Orange Dreamsicle Lasagna is not just a treat for the palate but also for the eyes, making it an excellent choice for special occasions such as Easter, Mother’s Day, or a summer BBQ. The creamy layers and citrusy flavors offer a perfect balance, creating a dessert that’s as delightful to look at as it is to devour.

Baking Tips:

  • Ensure that each layer is set properly before adding the next to maintain distinct and clean layers.
  • For an extra crisp crust, chill the base for longer until it’s firm enough to hold the layers.
  • If desired, substitute fresh whipped cream for an even richer flavor than Cool Whip.

Enjoy this luscious, multi-layered Orange Dreamsicle Lasagna that perfectly captures the essence of summer in every bite! 🌟

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