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
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!