There’s Always Room For Jell-O 1-2-3

Jell-O 1-2-3

Lately I’ve really been into Jell-O. More specifically, a creamy concoction of Jell-O and Cool Whip called Jell-O 1-2-3. One of my favorite cooking magazines happens to be Kraft Food & Family, which is free (yay!) and mailed quarterly. I save all of my issues so that I can look through them on lazy weekend afternoons. A couple Sundays ago I was doing just this and saw this recipe for Jell-O 1-2-3 appear in a couple different issues. It sounded so fruity and creamy — I just had to make it. Noah thought it looked good too so the first time we made it, he chose strawberry. Today, he chose orange, and the result reminds me of a creamsicle. So easy and so yummy! Plus, I think the two layers look so pretty 🙂 Here’s the recipe:

Jell-O 1-2-3 Dessert

1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jell-O Gelatin,
3/4 cup boiling water
ice cubes
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup thawed Cool Whip

Dissolve dry gelatin mix in boiling water in bowl. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 1-1/4 cups; add to gelatin mixture. Add to blender; cover and blend 30 sec. Add whipped topping; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour evenly into 4 dessert dishes. Refrigerate at least 20 min. or until set. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.

I usually make it in this mini trifle bowl. You could get the margarita-flavored Jell-O and make it in margarita glasses for a fun Cinco de Mayo dessert (without the tequila, though — I’m not sure how well it would set up with the alcohol and Cool Whip). Anyway, it’s nothing crazy exciting, but I really like it!

4 Replies to “There’s Always Room For Jell-O 1-2-3”

  1. Yeah, I was thinking that alcohol would be great in this dessert ~ but not sure how it would set up? Using seltzer water would add a little kick, too, I would think. Mmm, the orange looks *so* yummy. Lucas *loves* to make Jell-o, and Jeff loves to eat it.

  2. Mmmm… that looks so good! We’ve been obsessed w/ Jello this winter. It’s such a nice light dessert after a meal like Chili or whatever. Of course we put Reddi Whip on top. 😉 I will have to try this. Wonder if this is a pregnant lady thing? Our bodies preparing us for hospital food??? Hahah

  3. Good idea. I’ve actually never made anything like this before but I am sure that my husband would love it.

  4. We made these on Friday and they were enjoyed by all!! Very yummy and the kids loved making it (though they were quite impatient to let them chill)! 🙂

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