Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a family favorite, frequently served at holiday events, from my mom. This one is a bit different than the others up here - this is for real orange lovers, as every single ingredient, aside from the water, is orange! **Please Note: This needs to be chilled overnight**

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put dry Jello in the bottom of 9” x 13” glass dish.
  2. Add boiling water, and stir until completely dissolved.
  3. Add mandarin oranges, spreading them out in the pan.
  4. Stir in sherbet until it is completely melted.
  5. Chill in fridge overnight, until it is set.
  6. Slice and serve!


Most Helpful

OMG!! So good and so darn easy!!! I made 1/2 of the recipe, using just one box of jello and a 8 oz. can of the Mandarin Oranges. I agree with Elmotoo, a bunch of interesting combinations maybe in the future (especially thinking the strawberry banana jello with pineapple sherbet and banana slices, yum). Thanks for sharing such a yummy, fun recipe!! Made for CQ 2014.

diner524 September 15, 2014

YUMMM!! I love the idea of using sherbet instead of water to cool it down. It gelled in about 5 hours, so you can make it in the morning for dinner. We were all thinking up other flavor combinations, lol. Made for Veggie Tag 6/12.

Elmotoo June 15, 2012

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