Saturday, August 11, 2007

Light and Refreshing Dessert

I made this dessert last night when my family visited my apartment. It was a light, refreshing end of the day (not that I mind heavy chocolately desserts!) and a cinch to make. Someday I'll create my own recipes like this, rather than just stealing them from magazines.

Frosty Orange Dream Squares

40 Nila Wafers, finely crushed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 cups cold milk
2 pkg (4 serving size) Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 tub (8 oz) of Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed and divided
2 cups of orange sherbet, softened

Line a 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan.
Mix wafer crumbs and butter. Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan; set aside until ready to use.
Add milk to dry pudding mixes in medium bowl. Beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes or until well blended. Gently stir in half of the Cool Whip. Spoon evenly over crust. Refrigerate for 10 min.
Add remaining Cool Whip to sherbet; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Spoon evenly over pudding layer; cover.
Freeze at least 3 hours or overnight. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into squares to serve. Store leftover dessert in freezer.

Makes 24 servings.
From Kraft Food and Family.

This can easily be made low-fat by using Fat Free Pudding and Lite Cool Whip. (I used Lite Cool Whip, but regular pudding.)


Anne said...

Oh boy! Those do sound like a perfect summer treat!

LauraSuz said...

Yum! Yum! Thanks for sharing :o)

Anne said...

I made them and enjoyed them, as did our guests! Thanks for sharing! So fun to see the blog in action.

scmom said...

I'm taking this to a family dinner party tomorrow -- a good one for adults AND kids.