Sherbet Macaroon Cake

Sherbet Macaroon Cake

1 comment This post may contain affiliate links. We may earn money from the companies mentioned in this post.

I have a funny story about this Sherbet Macaroon Cake Recipe. While I was planning out what recipes to share and create my husband said “You should make that Ice Cream dessert that I married you for”. Seriously I had no idea what he was talking about. He started describing it to me saying, remember it has the cookies at the bottom and the ice cream in the middle? He reminded me that my Mom used to make this dessert for all the summer holiday’s.

My mom has been making this ice cream treat my whole life it’s never had a name. So, my husband and I have officially named it Sherbet Macaroon Cake. This treat is seriously amazing! It’s light and refreshing, the perfect summer treat. Plus, its super easy to make. It only calls for 3 ingredients, Cool Whip, any flavor of sherbet ice cream, and macaroon cookies! But most importantly this dessert is what helped my husband fall in love with me!!!

Sherbet Ice Cream Macaroon Cake

What Is The Difference Between Sherbet And Ice Cream?

Ice cream is primarily made of milk, cream, sugar and some flavoring, as the basic ingredients. Ice cream also comes in hundreds of different flavors with just as many different cookies, candies and syrups. Sherbet is a fruit-based ‘ice-cream’, made by mixing fruit puree and flavorings with either 2 percent, or less, butterfat. Both are made using a similar process.

Orange Sherbet Macaroon Cake Ingredients

How to make Sherbet Macaroon Cake

Macaroon cookies can be a little tricky to find. I can almost always find them at Walmart but I rarely have luck at other grocery chains. But, have no fear! You can easily substitute Macaroon cookies for Sugar cookies (as long and they are not soft cookies).

First, thaw the cool whip and the sherbet ice cream.

Next, put one package of cookies in a Ziplock bag. Crush with a rolling pin, or smash with the bottom of a bowl. Once the cookies are crushed, place in a bowl and crush the second package.

Crushed Macaroons

Set aside 1 1/2 cups of crushed Macaroon cookies. Using a 13 x 9 inch pan firmly press the remaining crushed cookies in the bottom of the pan.

Macaroon Topping

When the Cool whip and Sherbet are are thawed enough to mix, place them in a large bowl and whip together. I used orange sherbet but you can use any flavor. We have used orange, lime, raspberry and even rainbow (which tasted good, but is not super pretty when mixed) ****Do not microwave the Cool Whip to speed up the thawing process. It is important to let it thaw by sitting out so it will stay fluffy!

Orange Sherbet Ice Cream

Once the Cool Whip and Sherbet are mixed well spread evenly on the Macaroon cookie layer.

Orange Sherbet Ice Cream Mixed With Whipping Cream

Last, sprinkle the remaining crushed macaroon cookies on top of the sherbet layer.

Finished Sherbet Macaroon Cake
Orange Sherbet Ice Cream Macaroon Cake

Is Sherbet The Same As Sorbet

Both are fruit based desserts but the ingredients a little different. Sorbet is made primarily from fruit and sugar, and churned like ice cream. While Sherbet contains fruit, sugar and between one and 2 percent milk fat.

Sherbet Macaroon Cake

Recipe by April KingCourse: Dessert


Total time



If you are looking for the perfect summer treat try this amazing Sherbet Macaroon Cake


  • 48oz of your favorite sherbet ice cream flavor.

  • 16oz of Cool Whip

  • 2 packages of Macaroon cookies


  • Start thawing Cool Whip and sherbet ice cream.
  • Using a Ziplock bag crush 1 package of macaroon cookies at a time.
  • Set aside 1 1/2 cups of crushed macaroon cookies. Using an 8 x 13 inch pan firmly press remaining crushed cookies into the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the sherbert and Cool whip are thawed enough to mix place in a large bowl and whip together using a hand mixer. You can also use a stand mixer.
  • Evenly spread whipped Cool Whip and sherbet ice cream over macaroon layer.
  • Sprinkle remaining cookies over the top of the sherbet mixture.

Have you tried this recipe?

RATE and COMMENT below! I would love to hear your experience. Getting feedback from you helps me and other readers too!

Also, if you share on INSTAGRAM, use the hashtag #modernmealmakeover and tag me (@modernmealmakeover) so we can stop by and give your post some love. Thank you!

Other great recipes!

One Comment

  1. Pam Checketts

    This looks so yummy I’m going to make it tonight

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *