Tang Pie Parfait

Tang Pie. What in the heck is that? That was my first question when I heard of this. I went to a Memorial Day party this weekend. This is an annual party that has a different theme each year. This year’s theme was country/hillbilly/white-trash. I always bring a dessert, so I needed to come up with something appropriate. My husband came to the rescue and asked around at work for ideas. Alas, Tang Pie was thrown into the mix.

I didn’t like the idea of bringing a questionable pie to such a large party, so I decided to make individual Tang Pie parfait things. To my surprise, they turned out! It tasted like a less cold version of orange sherbet.

Next time I think I would make them in shooters. This amount was a bit much and a little too rich, but all in all, a pleasantly surprising success!


Tang Pie Parfait
Adapted from this recipe.


  • 1/4 cup Tang orange drink powder
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 12 oz. Cool Whip
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 box of Nilla Wafers
  • 1 bag of Orange Slices candy
  • Clear plastic cups


  1. Mix together the Tang, sour cream, Cool Whip, and sweetened condensed milk. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Crumble three Nilla Wafers in the bottom of each clear plastic cup.
  3. Fill the cups with the desired amount of the Tang mixture.
  4. Crumble another Nilla Wafer on top of the Tang mixture.
  5. Garnish with an Orange Slice candy.
  6. Keep refrigerated and serve chilled.