1950s Magic Jell-O Dessert
Chow down on some sweet nostalgia when you make this 1950s jello recipe. It's the perfect potluck dessert!
Let's take a step back in time, and indulge in this 1950s Magic Jello Dessert. This is one of those old-fashioned desserts that you'd see on nearly every dessert table in the 50s and 60s. Jell-O has found a place in many desserts over the years, but we like this recipe the best. With 4 flavors of Jell-O, creamy Cool Whip, and just a few other simple ingredients, this dessert comes together like magic. You won't believe your eyes when it's done! It's colorful, creamy and full of fruity flavors. Top this masterpiece off with a dollop of whipped cream and grab a fork because it's time to take a bite!
If you're looking for a fun and simple way to make old-fashioned Jello recipes, consider creating this simple cool whip and jello recipe. You'll love how easy it is to make.
Chilling Time45 min
- 1 package (4 serving size) lime Jell-O
- 1 package (4 serving size) orange Jell-O
- 1 package (4 serving size) strawberry Jell-O
- 1 package (4 serving size) lemon Jell-O
- 3 cups boiling water
- 1 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
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- And more!
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Prepare lime, orange and 1 package of strawberry Jello as directed on the packages.
Pour each flavor into separate 8-inch square pans. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes; measure 1 1/2 cups of each flavor. (You can use the remaining cubes for garnish if desired, or for snacking).
Stir 1 cup boiling water into remaining package of lemon Jello in a medium bowl until dissolved completely. Stir in 1/2 cup cold water. Refrigerate 45 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).
Stir in 1/2 of the Cool Whip. Gently stir in measured gelatin cubes.
Pour into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Refrigerate overnight.
Unmold and garnish with remaining gelatin cubes and whipped topping, if desired.
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Jello became a popular ingredient in the 1950s for multiple reasons. First of all, the rise of the in-home refrigerator for middle-class families meant the cold recipes were much for accessible. This combined with an admittedly aggressive advertising strategy from Kraft pretty much guaranteed that jello wiggled its way into thousands of homes across the United States and more. On top of all that, jello is easy to make and jello recipes are usually just as simple. Both visually appealing and crazy easy, jello was easily a must-have at any dinner party.
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