Frosty Mandarin Dessert

June 8, 2010 at 6:11 am 1 comment

Orange is my favorite color, so it was easy to match my outfit to this jello mold.  This was my attempt to recreate the awesome photo that opens the chapter “Bring on the Super Desserts.”  Check out her pantsuit. The pants look like they were upholstered by a furniture store.  And that smile on her face shows the confidence of a woman who knows she has brought the fun and flavor to the party in the form of her jello mold, carefully coordinated to her red outfit.  No wonder her sideburn-sportin’ husband is so proud.

Frosty Mandarin Dessert scored 4.1 (on a scale of 1 to 5) and  took second place for most tasty dish at Jellopalooza, trailing only the Easy Fruit Tarts.  Thank goodness there were a couple of winners.  Since it was a hit, here’s the full recipe.


Frosty Mandarin Dessert

1 can (11 oz) mandarin orange sections
2 packages (3 oz each) or 1 package (6 oz) Jell-O Orange Gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 pint orange sherbet

Drain oranges, measuring syrup.  Add water to syrup to make one cup.  Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.  Add measured liquid. Add sherbet by spoonfuls, stirring until melted. Chill until thickened.

Fold in oranges, reserving a few for garnish. Pour into a serving bowl or individual serving dishes. Chill until set – at least one hour. Garnish with reserved manadrin orange sections and mint leaves, if desired. Makes about 5 cups or 8 servings.


Comments from the guests…

“Refreshing” – Ivanna
“A little boring: tastes like plain old orange jello with some mandarin” – Christopher
“Creamy and fruity with tons of flavor. I had seconds.” – Aaron
“Thank God for mandarin orange! Cleanse my palate of the savory hell!!!” – John
“Awesome tasty hug of jello love” – Mary

The sherbet made this one a bowl of frothy fun. I bet it would be even tastier with fresh oranges. I would definitely make it again. And I will try my best to keep matching my outfits to my jello molds.

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  • 1. Tes  |  June 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    It looks so intersting and delicious. I can’t wait to try it.


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