Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Easy Jello Dessert

We don't eat dessert with dinner very often, but occasionally I like to make this easy and light jello dessert. A few family members who claim they don't like jello will eat this.
I think strawberry jello is the best in this recipe but you could try any flavor.
It takes two 3 ounce boxes of jello. Mix your first box of jello with two cups water just like the directions on the box. Pour into serving dish and let set till firm in refrigerator. This dish shown is smaller than a 9x13. I would double the recipe if using a 9x13.

In the meantime take the second box of jello and make it like the directions on the box, but reduce your water to 1 1/2 cup. Put it in the refrigerator just until it is partly set.

This had jelled a little more than I like, but it still turned out okay.

Beat in one 8 ounce container cool whip, or you can use real whipping cream if you like, which makes it even better!
This is what it looks like after mixing in the cool whip.

Pour on top of the first layer of jello making sure that the first layer has completely set.
Put in refrigerator until firm.

The layers look so pretty in a glass dish...Enjoy!


  1. Wow - your pudding brought back memories! My Mum used to make a similar mousse for Sunday tea time, using jelly and a tinned cream called (for some unknown reason) Carnation Milk.
    Hope that you've had a great Christmas. Jx

  2. This is one of my favorites Mom!

  3. It looks like one of the desserts we always had at holidays while growing up. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Okay this may sound really silly, but in the last picture before the comments start it shows 3 layers with the bottom layer a white color...or am I seeing things, ha ha! But, then it shows the red jello as the first layer in the bottom of the glass dish in one of the first pictures, I am confused. This would be one of my favorite go to light desserts...I can't wait to make it.

    1. lol....oh my gosh! I knew it had to be something, thanks for clearing that up for me. I get the ditz award of the week!

    2. lol, thank you for clarifying...I am now eligible to receive the "Ditz Award" of the week! (wink)

  5. Making this with green on the bottom and orange on the top for Halloween!