Creamy Frozen Orange Squares

Relish this frozen orange bars made from cookie crumbs, almonds, ice cream and orange sherbet garnished with whipped cream.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 4 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

2/3
cup coarsely chopped blanched almonds
5
tablespoons butter
60
vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed (2 cups)
5
cups vanilla ice cream (from 1/2 gallon), softened
5
cups orange sherbet (from 3 pints), softened
1/2
pint (1 cup) whipping cream, whipped
Orange peel curls, if desired

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  • 1 In medium skillet, toast almonds over medium heat 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown. Immediately remove from heat; reserve 2 tablespoons for topping.
  • 2 Add butter to remaining almonds in skillet; stir until butter is melted. Add cookie crumbs; mix well. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir ice cream and sherbet until partially blended. Spoon over cooled crust; smooth top. Cover; freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
  • 4 To serve, cut dessert into squares; place on individual dessert plates. Garnish each with whipped cream, reserved toasted almonds and orange curl.
  • 1 In medium skillet, toast almonds over medium heat 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown. Immediately remove from heat; reserve 2 tablespoons for topping.
  • 2 Add butter to remaining almonds in skillet; stir until butter is melted. Add cookie crumbs; mix well. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir ice cream and sherbet until partially blended. Spoon over cooled crust; smooth top. Cover; freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
  • 4 To serve, cut dessert into squares; place on individual dessert plates. Garnish each with whipped cream, reserved toasted almonds and orange curl.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Make this dessert and freeze it up to four days ahead of time. Transfer it to the refrigerator and let it soften 20 minutes before cutting and serving.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.