Orange Dream Cups Recipe
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Orange Dream Cups Recipe

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"Hollowed-out orange 'cups' make this recipe unique and fun...and the light fluffy filling is so refreshing," writes Elizabeth Alvarez of Bedford, Texas. "These cut dessert cups are always a hit with kids and company."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 large navel oranges
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 119 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk.


  1. Cut each orange in half widthwise; carefully remove fruit from both halves, leaving shells intact. Set shells aside. Section orange pulp, then dice (discard orange juice or save for another use).
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add frozen yogurt; stir until melted. Fold in orange pulp. Refrigerate until thickened. spoon into reserved orange shells. Cover and freeze for 3 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Orange Dream Cups in Light & Tasty April/May 2002, p56

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goodjean User ID: 410688 131895
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2009

"prepare orange pulp first

put "left-over" orange juice in the cup and finish filling the cup with warm water and heat to boiling...dissolve orange gelatin...finish preparing the recipe as given...better flavor...fresher
jean good"

beatricep User ID: 2577806 41134
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I found that leaving the cups in the freezer for 2 hours was not necessary and took too long to defrost. I also found that one needs to have oranges that are flat on stem and blossom ends or they do not set well in dishes. I agree that they were time consuming.

Bea M"

Marcia Aho-Black User ID: 3576724 131893
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"I made this recipe for my girlfriends birthday. It doesn't take long in the refrigerator b/4 you can put into orange cups. I would take out of freezer and set b/4 serving. We put in microwave for 30 sec. and it was a big hit."

maxie5 User ID: 1858127 54989
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"I found it was too time comsuming"

babs4567 User ID: 2196358 54988
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"I made this recipe for a gathering that I attended of my girlfriends, most of whom I have known for more than 40 years. They absolutely loved it, but I do suggest that you take it out of the freezer a while before serving so that it has time to soften a bit."

dirunner User ID: 2649413 77206
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"I made this with sugar-free gelatin and it tasted great."

phyl59 User ID: 1990750 77205
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"My grandkids loved this...Good Job"

terishepherd User ID: 2914878 131892
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"Everyone thought these cute cups tasted just like orange sherbert. However, they were sort of turned off by the large chunks of orange. (It's not that they don't like oranges but I would suggest cutting them up REALLY well for a better result.) Overall, they were very tasty and definitely an eye-pleaser as well."

lulan User ID: 1375110 41133
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2009

"This technique could work with last week's Fluffy Key Lime recipe, substituting orange flavor Jello and Orange or Lemon yogurt for the Lime items.


marceilskifter User ID: 2838267 77204
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009

"The texture of vanilla pudding would not be like frozen yogurt (I think you're thinking regular yogurt is in this recipe). The frozen yogurt would be closer to orange sherbet in texture."

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