A Delightful Dessert: Cinderella’s Magical Pumpkin

Looking for something a little different and and a little more magical for your Thanksgiving dessert? Consider making this Cinderella pumpkin out of orange sherbet from Disney Family.


-Orange sherbet

-1 1/2-inch length cut from a Cow Tail Candy or a Tootsie Roll Midgee

-1 or 2 chocolate mint cookies

-A mint leaf


  1. Finely crumble the chocolate mint cookie(s) to resemble dark soil by placing it in a small plastic bag and using a rolling pin to crush it (a great job for young helpers). Pile the cookie crumbs in the center of a small bowl or saucer.

2. Place a full round scoop of orange sherbet on top of the cookie crumbs.

3. To add a pumpkin stem, first use the tip of a spoon to gently hollow a shallow spot in the top of the sherbet. Insert one end of the Cow Tail or Midgee into the hollow, pressing down slightly until the candy sets in place.

4. For the finishing touch, garnish the top of the pumpkin with a mint leaf, and serve. Or, if you want to prepare the dessert a little bit ahead of time, you can store it in the freezer and add the mint leaf just before serving.

This delicious orange sherbet pumpkin is a delightful way to bring Cinderella’s magic to the Thanksgiving meal this year. Will you be adding this to your dessert menu this year?

Source: Disney Family

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.