Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Perfect summer dessert. Try it with chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla for a flavor twist. Cook time=freezer time. Special equipment: a 3 1/2- by 7 1/2-inch (3 1/2-cup) loaf pan

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 reduced-fat vanilla wafers, finely ground in a food processor
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup orange sorbet, slightly softened
  • 1 cup non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt (try coffee flavored frozen yogurt for a truly unique twist!)
  • finely julienned fresh orange zest, to garnish


  1. Line loaf pan with a double layer of plastic wrap, allowing a few inches of overhang along sides.
  2. Stir together cookie crumbs, zest, butter, and corn syrup in a small bowl, then press into bottom of loaf pan.
  3. Spread sorbet evenly over crumb crust and freeze 30 minutes to harden.
  4. While sorbet is freezing, slightly soften frozen yogurt.
  5. Spread evenly over sorbet and freeze, covered with plastic wrap, until firm, at least 2 hours.
  6. Using plastic wrap as an aid, lift frozen cake out of pan, then peel off plastic.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes to soften, then cut crosswise into 4 slices.
Most Helpful

I didn't have vanilla wafers, so I substituted graham crackers in the crust. It is very good! Very light with a refreshing orange taste. Wonderful summer treat. This is easy to make, and looks really great on a dessert plate. I will make this again. Thanks!

MizzNezz August 25, 2002

I posted a slight variant on this recipe (used double layers for a higher presentation), but absolutely loved it! Nice n' light for summer, and elegant enough to serve to a dinner club crowd. I would like to note that some thought the crust a bit odd and chewey, and I think a vanilla wafer crumb crust could work very nicely in this.

s'kat July 26, 2002

I had also found this on I made it for a small get-together. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it. I really like the vanilla wafer crust. It's something different.

bobchile February 05, 2003