Orange Dream Parfaits Recipe
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Orange Dream Parfaits Recipe

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This special treat combines the classic flavors of orange and vanilla and the refreshing qualities of ice cream. Not only does it taste delicious, but it can also be made days in advance so it's ready whenever you and yours need a sweet and icy treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped, divided
  • 3 cups orange sherbet, softened
  • 6 clear plastic cups (8 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 289 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth; fold in marshmallows and half of the whipped cream. Set aside. In another bowl, fold remaining whipped cream into sherbet.
  2. Spoon 1/4 cupfuls of sherbet mixture into each plastic cup; top with 3 tablespoonfuls cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and freeze for 3 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Orange Dream Parfaits in Cooking for 2 Summer 2009, p12

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Aggie55 User ID: 6113102 185000
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"I would make this recipe again but I would leave out the marshmallows. My husband, myself and our two guests agreed that the marshmallow texture was strange."

bejowe User ID: 3151257 210783
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"It tasted really good, but I had trouble witrh the layering. The cream cheese mixture just sunk down in the orange and you couldn't even see it very well. I ended up pouring the bottom layer and freezing then adding the second and freezing then added the top and that worked fine but it took alot more time"

Genii777 User ID: 5890584 181595
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"I think marshmallow fluff is a bit better than the marshmallows - makes for a smoother finish. :-)"

BECK'S User ID: 5809762 105260
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"To be truthful I have not made this dessert be for, but remember if it's got Cream Cheese, then it's going to the Best!! I have made a salad that we all call 'Orange Goody salad' & everytime I make it there is never any leftovers. It's made with Cool Whip, Canned oranges, & Orange Jello (that you have to whip).This dessert reminds me alot of it. I believe that orange is something that always goes over no matter what it is. I can't wait too try this recipe!!"

mwnyy User ID: 5613201 124116
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"It sounded good, but I'm not a fan of cream cheese, I might try the whipped topping and marshmallows"

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