Remember push-ups?  (not a female undergarment)...I'm talking that orange-vanilla flavored ice cream on a plastic stick that you pulled through a brightly colored, cardboard cylinder?

I'm not a fan, but my husband is fanatic about orange flavored anything!  I will be trying this recipe, this week-end and BOY, is HE excited!!!  It has ice cream in it, so it's cool and refreshing and can be made ahead of time, so it's perfect if you are planning to entertain!


4 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened or cubed), softened

4-1/2 teaspoons sugar

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup miniature marshmallows

1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped, divided

3 cups orange sherbet, softened

6 clear plastic cups (8 ounces each)


In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth; fold in marshmallows and half of the whipped cream. Set aside. In another bowl, fold remaining whipped cream into sherbet.

Spoon 1/4 cupfuls of sherbet mixture into each plastic cup; top with 3 tablespoonfuls cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and freeze for 3 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 parfait (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese) equals 289 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Orange Dream Parfaits published in Cooking for 2 Summer 2009, p12