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Orange You Glad It’s Spring Dessert

This marbled dessert is pretty to look at and delicious to eat! Made with orange soda, mandarin oranges, gelatin, and cream, this is a refreshing and tasty end to a meal.
  • Servings: Sixteen 2-inch squares
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 hours

Ingredients

Orange Layer

  • 3 envelopes gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2½ cups orange soda
  • 4–5 ounces mandarin oranges, cut into chunks

Cream Layer

  • 3 envelopes gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, completely melted

Directions

Orange Layer
1. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a large bowl. Stir to dissolve and let sit for 1 minute.
2. Pour the boiling water with the sugar over the gelatin and stir for 2 minutes to ensure that the sugar has completely dissolved.
3. Pour in the orange soda and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a 9 × 13-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until the gelatin is firmly set.
4. Remove the gelatin from the fridge and cut into ¼ × ½-inch rectangles. Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
5. Place the gelatin pieces into the pan, spreading them out. Add the mandarin chunks around the gelatin pieces.

Cream Layer
1. In a large bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water. Stir and let sit for 1 minute.
2. Pour the boiling water over the gelatin and stir for 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add the melted ice cream and stir to combine.
3. Pour the ice cream mixture over the gelatin and mandarin oranges.
4. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
5. Cut into sixteen 2-inch squares and serve.

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