Easy Jell-O Ice Cream Dessert

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I learned about this trick with Jell-O when I was living in the high desert of Western Nevada.

It's pretty delicious and incredibly simple to make. Plus, who doesn't like frozen treats in the summer? Yum!
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Step 1: Ingredients

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For this dessert you will need the following:

-Bryer 's Vanilla Ice Cream
-A flat of raspberries
-Raspberry Jell-O (or any flavor gelatin in a 6 oz. package.)

Step 2: Mix Jell-O

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I couldn't find a small packet of Raspberry Jell-O, so I measured out half the packet on a kitchen scale. It was a little bit less than a half cup. *****REVISION USE ALL 6 OZ OF JELLO! IT COMES OUT WAY BETTER!*****

I heated up a little more than a cup of water in the microwave, and stirred the gelatin into the water.

Step 3: Mix Ice Cream

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Allow the ice cream to soften for 30 minutes before this step.

Once the ice cream is soft, place it in a metal mixing bowl and mash it with a whisk or a potato masher. Slowly mix in the hot gelatin mixture with the ice cream.

Step 4: Add Fruit.

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This part is fun. Pick up the raspberries and squish them in your hands.

Give it a quick stir to coat all the raspberries and then let it sit for about 3 minutes.

Step 5: Pour into Pan

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I like to use glass or ceramic baking dishes for this dessert - they hold the cold in a little bit better than a metal square pan could.

Step 6: Freeze

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This generally takes a little more than an hour to set-up. But once its firm to the touch, it's pretty much ready.

Step 7: Serve!

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If you let this freeze long enough, it stays pretty solid. It's easy to serve with just a knife, and goes fast. It's a great frozen treat in the summer, and you can try all different kinds of fruits and Jell-O flavors.


I tried this recipe twice. I made a strawberry and a cherry version. I didn't care for either. It's so easy to make you should try it, but I just prefer the ice cream. It reminded me of eating strawberry or cherry flavored cool whip with a spoon.

audreyobscura (author)  TravelingBlogBum9 months ago

I am ammending the recipe - I started using the whole Jello packet, and it comes out way better!

banyouk10 months ago

Delicious Recipe...... ^___^

this also very neat if you pour into silicone popsicle molds

I'm totally going to try this with orange flavored jello!

Delicious Recipe.!

patsheldon1 year ago

haha cool! pardon the pun ;p ;)

HollyMann1 year ago

yes please! Yum!

This is like amazingly delicious!