Orange Sherbet Gelatin Mold Recipe -
Orange Sherbet Gelatin Mold Recipe
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Orange Sherbet Gelatin Mold

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"This sherbet and gelatin mold could easily turn into a large fruit salad by adding additional fruit."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    4 hrs 10 mins


  1. Combine the gelatin and water; stir until dissolved. Add the sherbet and mandarin oranges with juice; mix well.
  2. Pour into a gelatin mold and chill until firm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 12, 2003

I'm not sure why people had trouble with this setting up. I have not made this one, I use my mom's recipe that is very old. It is: 1 large size jello, 2 cups hot water (no cold water), 1/2 pint orange sherbert or a little more. Jello should be a thick syrupy consistency and then add 1 cup drained mandarin oranges. This fills a small jello mold. I have never ever had problems with this setting up and have made this since I was a child. I really hope this helps, if it doesn't set up, then you didn't add enough sherbert. Good luck!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2005

First time I could talk my daughter into making a jello mold. Told her to look here for a recipe. Darn- Thanksgiving, a house full of guests-the "Mold" was liquid. After looking at the recipe, it was understood. You say drain the oranges, however, then the directions say "Add...mandarin oranges with juice". What juice? Of course, she thought the mandarin orange juice. PS - my daughter is 24 and was so disappointed, besides wasting all the ingredients.


18 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

Tastes delicious however if using the juice from the mandarin oranges use 6 oz size of gelatin. When I used the 3 oz size called for in the recipe it didn't set properly. To save it, I dissolved another package of gelatin in a small amount of hot water and added it to the salad. It then set up properly.

Jul 01, 2005

The salad set fine for me. This is fun to make, I think it was one of the first recipes I ever made as a child.

Feb 06, 2005

I made it exactly as the author wrote and had no trouble with it setting up. I'm not sure why some people might. Could altitude have anything to do with it? We had this for special family meals when I was younger. My aunt made this and I still love it.

Apr 17, 2006

this is very similar to the recipe i use... i use 3 - 3oz pks gelatin, 2 1/4 C boiling water, 1 quart of orange sherbet, and 1 - 8oz sour cream. i dissolve gelatin, then mix in sour cream, then mix in sherbet. i chill for about 30 min till partially set. then i add the mandarin oranges, then chill over night. its really good. its always a hit!

Nov 27, 2002

I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it did not set up!! I had drained the oranges. I would not recommend this recipe nor would I try it again.

Aug 29, 2002

The jello did not set well. It had a good taste.


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  • Calories
  • 82 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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