Save on Pinterest

Swirled Sherbet Dessert

“Lemon and orange sherbet are swirled over a coconut-and-pecan crust in this lovely, refreshing dessert,” says Agnes Ward of Stratford, Ontario. It has a tropical kind of appeal on warm, breezy days.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 30 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pint lemon sherbet, softened
  • 1 pint orange sherbet, softened


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs, coconut, pecans and butter; press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  • Arrange scoops of sherbet over crust, alternating flavors. Cut through sherbet with a knife to swirl. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 181 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Sachdev
    Nov 3, 2011

    No comment left

  • jshearer
    Aug 27, 2009

    I used rainbow sherbet, too. I also used light Country Crock instead of butter and reduced fat Nilla wafers. It turned out great with lower fat!

  • grandpaclason
    Aug 13, 2009

    Could not find Lemon sherbet; so i used more Orange and Lime. I'll try other flavors also. Everyone loved it. Corky

  • bfozard53
    Aug 9, 2009

    I made this using a sherbert in the carton called fruit punch and tangerine! It was absolutely delicious! We all loved it.... I toasted the pecans and coconut slightly! YUM YUM!!

  • zucchinilady
    Aug 8, 2009

    So light and refreshing! I also used rainbow and raspberry sherbet- not a crumb left! Will make again soon!!!

  • halfstaple
    Aug 8, 2009

    As a shortcut I used rainbow sherbet. It was wonderful. I served it to company last night and everybody raved about it. The crust has a great taste

  • gilb1
    Aug 6, 2009

    No comment left

  • Dawn627
    Aug 6, 2009

    No comment left

  • tngemily
    Aug 6, 2009

    Fabulous! Easy, inexpensive and great for summer. My guests loved it!

  • ariesals85
    Aug 6, 2009

    Absolutely delicious and refreshing. Nice summer treat.Amy