You are going to love how easy this recipe is, plus it’s a no-bake dessert that you make in one bowl. The best part is how amazingly good this tastes with the cherry and orange flavors blended together. Each Cherry Orange Frosty lives in the frig, so when you’re ready for a treat, it’s cool and refreshing. Made with gelatin and sherbet, there are only 3 ingredients, and that’s including the water. Enjoy it in its elegant simplicity, or top it off with whipped cream and/or fresh fruit.
This is such an easy, one-bowl recipe, that I had to share it with you. It’s also a no-bake, which gets extra brownie points in the summer, plus it’s only 3 ingredients…really only 2 that you have to go to the store for, but we’ll count the water anyway.
It’s not that my oven and I are fighting, it’s just that some days I cringe at the thought of heating up my kitchen with that oven (that I love so much in the winter).
Inspired by my Summer Fruit Cups recipe, I love the simplicity of an easy dessert. Using flavored gelatins with just about anything is great for make-ahead desserts, especially on those really hot summer days when being in the kitchen is the last thing you want to do.
Make a Cherry Orange Frosty
First thing, set the sherbet out on the counter to warm up a bit from the freezer. It will be much easier to measure and mix this way, and it only takes about 10 – 15 minutes to soften up enough.
You can heat the water for the gelatin and get your glasses out that you want to serve your dessert in.
Then, using a medium sized bowl, whisk the gelatin into the hot water. Whisk away until the gelatin is dissolved.
Helpful trick for gelatin.
Previously, I would dump the dry gelatin into the bowl while the water was heating. I felt I was being more efficient that way…you know, staying busy.
When I poured the hot water on top of the gelatin, though, small lumps would form. In other words, the gelatin didn’t fully dissolve like I wanted it to.
So, what I started doing instead is I pour the hot water into the bowl first. Then, start whisking and slowly pour in the gelatin, keep whisking.
You need 2 hands for this, though, so you’ll have to set the phone down.
Next, add in the sherbet. Whisk it right in with the gelatin until it’s smooth. Pour it into 6 glasses and let them set up in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
After I poured into 4 glasses, I grabbed 2 larger margarita glasses. Now, there wasn’t enough Cherry Orange Frosty left for 2 more large servings, but I did have more sherbet left over.
So, what I did was, I divided the Frosty evenly between the 2 glasses, then scooped in more sherbet until I has happy. Here’s a picture of how they turned out.
I like how it looks…like the sherbet is marbled in.
Without the extra sherbet, it looks smooth and frosty. Delicious!
Love No Bake Recipes? I have more for you.
Check these out the next time you don’t want to turn the oven on:
- No Bake Lemon Blueberry Dessert
- Summer Fruit Cups
- No Bake Chocolate Cherry Dessert
- Mixed Berry Angel Dessert
- Pomegranate Lemon Cream Pie
- Banana Split Pie
- Chocolate Raspberry Trifle
- Harvest Dirt Trifle
- Strawberry Kiwi Trifle
- Classic Ambrosia Salad
Or, check out my Desserts section for even more recipes.
Actually, if you click on “recipes” at the top of the blog, you’ll get lots and lots of recipes. Please, make yourself at home and try a new recipe.
Cherry Orange Frosty
- 4 oz. box cherry gelatin
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 cups orange sherbet, softened
- Set sherbet on the counter to soften.
- Boil water and pour into medium bowl.
- Whisk the dry gelatin into the hot water, whisk until dissolved.
- Whisk in sherbet until smooth.
- Pour into 6 cups or glasses. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Enjoy!
- OPTIONAL: top with whipped cream or frozen whipped topping, and garnish with fresh fruit.
Cherry Orange Frosty
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