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
For this dessert you will need the following:
-Bryer 's Vanilla Ice Cream
-12 oz of raspberries, fresh or frozen
-Raspberry Jell-O (or any flavor gelatin in a 6 oz. package.)
Step 2: Mix Jell-O
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
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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