Orange Tang Pie Recipe

Creamy orange Tang pie with strawberry garnish

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill Time: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 pie
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
491 Calories
26g Fat
57g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 491
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 251mg 19%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 361mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This tasty Tang pie is a delicious mixture of cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream. The Tang powder mix gives the pie a wonderful orange citrus flavor. It takes around 10 minutes to whip this delightful dessert up. You simply mix the ingredients in a hand or stand electric mixer, fold in the cream, pour it into the store-bought graham cracker crust (although you are welcome to make a homemade crust if you'd like), and refrigerate to set. Top it off with a garnish of some orange slices or sliced strawberries for a finishing touch.

Some of you might recall the orange drink powder mix, Tang. This mix came out in the late 1950s and was invented by William A. Mitchell. It became a popular breakfast drink, and during the 1960s was known as the drink the astronauts used during their flights into space. To this day, it is still marketed, comes in other flavors besides the original orange flavor, and is sold and enjoyed in over 35 countries.

This Tang pie is deliciously light and fluffy, and some liken its taste to that of a frozen Creamsicle pop. It's a refreshing dessert to make for a spring or summer treat and is perfect to serve for a picnic or potluck dinner. Enjoy a blast from the past with this pie made with Tang.


  • 1/2 cup Tang orange drink powder

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 3 cups sweetened whipped cream, divided

  • 1 graham cracker pie crust

  • Orange slices, or fresh berries, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on low, combine the Tang, cream cheese, and condensed milk until well blended and the drink mix is dissolved.

  3. Fold 1 1/2 cups of the whipped cream into the cream cheese and Tang mixture. 

  4. Spoon the filling into the crust; cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours, or until thoroughly chilled.

  5. Top the chilled pie with the remaining whipped cream or top individual servings.

  6. Garnish with slices of orange or fresh berries.


  • You can find Tang online at Amazon, and in some grocery stores.
  • Make sure you use sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk.
  • This Tang pie can be made ahead of time. Let it chill out and sit overnight in the refrigerator, rather than the two hours allotted in this recipe.

Recipe Variations

  • Rather than homemade sweetened whipped cream, you can use prepared Dream Whip or thawed frozen whipped topping; you'll need about 8 ounces.
  • Instead of a store-bought, make your own graham cracker pie crust.

How to Store

The Tang pie can be stored wrapped tightly with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for three to four days.

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  1. Tang Fact Sheet. Mondelez International. 2017