This is a great Easter or summer salad. It has a very light taste with the sweetness of Mandarin oranges and orange sherbet!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk the gelatin into the boiling water until dissolved. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then stir in the orange sherbet until completely melted. Once the gelatin begins to thicken, stir in the drained mandarin oranges. Pour into a gelatin mold, and refrigerate until set, about 6 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

119.3 calories; 2.8 g protein; 28.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 106.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
I've been making this 'salad' for years... Though I drain the Mandarin Oranges and save the liquid adding this liquid to make the 2 cups of water... Also try using Vanilla Ice cream in place of the Orange Sherbet... The end result is very much like a Half & Half Creamsicle... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2011
Not bad. Not great. Would have liked if there were more mandarin oranges in it. I won't make it again. Read More
(7)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
I've been making this 'salad' for years... Though I drain the Mandarin Oranges and save the liquid adding this liquid to make the 2 cups of water... Also try using Vanilla Ice cream in place of the Orange Sherbet... The end result is very much like a Half & Half Creamsicle... Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
I've been making this 'salad' for years... Though I drain the Mandarin Oranges and save the liquid adding this liquid to make the 2 cups of water... Also try using Vanilla Ice cream in place of the Orange Sherbet... The end result is very much like a Half & Half Creamsicle... Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2010
Growing up in the Midwest farm country we kids were allowed to have desserts like this with meals since they were called "salads." I continue this tradition today with my family and my kids and guests feel like they are getting away with something. This is a simple very tasty recipe. Remember to allow the gelatin to thicken slightly before stirring in the mandarin oranges and they won't tend to float. Thanks for the recipe and the memories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2010
We did make this for Easter! It was fantastic! We didn't flip it out but rather just served it from a bowl. For others who are mold-shy like myself I reccommend using a shallow dish as the oranges float to the surface! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
This is almost identical to a salad I've made at Easter for many years. The only difference is I use 1 1/2 C boiling water 2 cans of mandarin oranges drained and I add the very small can of frozen orange juice. It's a refreshing salad! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2010
This was great! I followed the suggestions of using the liquid the oranges were in. Great idea. I also whipped in 4 ounces of cream cheese to the hot jello mixture and used orange cream sherbert. My husband loved it and so did I. We will definitely make again and experiment with different flavors/fruit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2011
Some of the family loved this others not so much. Not sure I will make it again. I have another similar recipe that has whipped cream in it that the whole family likes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2017
I added The zest of an orange for added flavor! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
We've been making this recipe every Easter and Thanksgiving for at least thirty years. First we drain the juice from the can of mandarin oranges then add water to that to equal two cups. Wonderful classic pretty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2011
Not bad. Not great. Would have liked if there were more mandarin oranges in it. I won't make it again. Read More
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