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Macaroon Parfait – Quick Ice Cream Dessert

Orange sorbet ice cream whipped with cream, cherries, & nuts.

Quick Macaroon Parfait – Dreamy Orange Frozen Dessert Recipe

Need an easy recipe for a summer treat? Try this simple orange sorbet with macaroon cookies, pecans and maraschino cherries. Everyone love a fun and easy ice cream treat. Layering this orange parfait recipe in frosty glass goblets or individual ice cream bowls. Serve with a topping of whipped cream, nuts, cherry and a macaroon cookie for kids of all ages.

orange cream sorbet with toppings
Mixed layers of whipped cream, cherries, macaroon cookies with sorbet ice cream – Photo by Christiann Koepke on Unsplash

Kitchen Tools Guide To Help You Make Macaroon Parfait Ice Cream

Recipes like this one do not need a lot of equipment. To get started all you will need is a few basic tools. No ice cream maker needed for this recipe, just an electric mixer to whip your cream. This can be done by hand, but let’s just say it’s not fun. Stick with an electric mixer or a stick blender attached with a whisk and everything is going to be ok.

Here are the kitchen tool you’ll need for this quick cold treat.

  • medium mixing bowl
  • beater or mixer
  • large mixing spoon or rubber spoon-spatula
  • small measuring spoons
  • 6 glass goblets or ice cream bowls for individual portions or….
  • large “freezer friendly” airtight container

Ingredients List To Help You Make Macaroon Parfait

Shopping for a new recipe can be difficult to remember everything you need, here is a helpful list so you will not have to run the store mid parfait.

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped pecans
  • maraschino cherries
  • small bag of 6 or more macaroon cookies
  • 1 pint orange sorbet

Macaroon Parfait Easy Ice Cream Dessert

Recipe by Angela – blueboxrecipe.comCourse: Dessert, ice creamCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Orange cream parfait with macaroon cookies is a quick 20 minute dessert. Make a single serving ice cream by stacking ingredient layers in clear glass goblets or ice cream dishes. Top with whipped topping, cherries and sprinkle with nuts.


  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries (drained)

  • 1 package broken macaroon cookies

  • 1 pint orange sorbet (thaw for 10-20 minutes)


  • Whip cream with sugar, vanilla until soft peaks form.
  • Add whipped cream, pecans, cherries, and cookies to softened but not melted orange sorbet.
  • Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.
  • Place in airtight container and freeze.


  • How to make a single serving macaroon parfait? Repeat stacking ingredient layers, row by row, until 1″ below serving dish. Serve with whipped topping, cherry, macaroon cookie and a sprinkle of chopped pecans.

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