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Orange Sherbet Salad II Recipe
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Orange Sherbet Salad II

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"This is one of those great recipes that my Grandma's buddies used to make at our church functions, and that we always looked forward to."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 day 1 hr


  1. Lightly grease a ring mold or 9x9-inch square pan.
  2. Drain the mandarin oranges and reserve juice. Add cold water to the juice, if necessary, to make 1 cup of liquid.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the boiling water and 1 cup mandarin orange liquid. Dissolve gelatin in this mixture, and refrigerate until it begins to set. Using an electric mixer, beat in sour cream and softened sherbet at medium speed until fluffy and well-blended. Gently stir in mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks. Pour mixture into ring mold or prepared pan and chill overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 17, 2012

I used sugar free orange gelatin and reduced fat sour cream. I actually made these into freezer pops using dixie cups and popsicle sticks. HOLY FRIJOLES, was this SO. FREAKING. GOOD. All of us were "mmmm-ing" over this dessert, even my husband who swears up and down that he hates "dreamsicles". This is one of the best things I've had in a LONG time. NOTE: To make this a little easier to prepare, if you can soften your sherbet as much as you can without it going completely liquid and beat that in with the soft-set gelatin, then fold in the sour cream and fruit, it turns out a lot better. It dosen't get gross that way.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 20, 2006

Didn't really gel up like it seems like it's supposed to.

Aug 04, 2004

Very good. It has an unusual taste with the sour cream, but we really liked it. I have made it several times for different functions and always get praises for it!!!

Apr 09, 2004

This has been a huge hit both times I served it. I've made with and without the pineapple chunks. Absolutely delicious and very refreshing for spring/summer. Thanks, Susan!

Jan 26, 2008

This has great flavor but mine did not gel properly either! I made it for a shower I am giving tomorrow so I will have to figure out something else now. Not sure what went wrong...disappointed!

Jan 08, 2008

This is a wonderful recipe. I made it for Christmas and for a birthday celebration for work. I received many requests for the recipe. It makes for a pretty color too. I used boiling water to dissolve the gelatin. I also used a corningware oval dish and worked well in that too. Thanks for the great recipe!

Mar 24, 2011

This has a nice flavor (sort of like the old orange-cream ice cream bar), but as with another reviewer, mine did not gel well. Only change I made was using sugar-free jello, but it was well-gelled before I beat in the sour cream and sherbet. The instructions were to beat "...until fluffy and well blended." Maybe I overbeat it, but it almost liquified. By the time you add together the costs of three cans of fruit, a pint of sherbet, a container of sour cream, and two packages of jello, this was not an inexpensive dessert to make and then fail. We'll end up drinking this like a smoothie so it won't go to waste, but I won't be making this again.

Mar 24, 2011

Very good! Nice cool and refreshing dessert for warm weather. I did use yogurt instead of sour cream. Topped with whipped cream. Yum! I'll be making this again.


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  • Calories
  • 147 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

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

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