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Cool Mandarin Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


10 servings

I've served this refreshing, pleasantly light citrus dessert for years. It is easy to make but looks so elegant. For special occasions, I put it in a crystal bowl to show off its pretty color. —Sue Murphy of Greenwood, Michigan


  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 2 packages (.3 ounce each) sugar-free orange gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pint orange sherbet, softened
  • Fresh mint, optional


  1. Drain oranges, reserving the juice, add enough water to juice to measure 1 cup. Refrigerate the oranges.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in reserved juice. Add sherbet, stirring until dissolved. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened.
  3. Keep 10 orange segments refrigerated for garnish. Fold remaining oranges into gelatin mixture; cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, garnish with reserved oranges and mint if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 134 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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