Carnation Milk Dessert

Doreen Fish


While living in Africa as a young bride many moons ago I met a couple that had lived there most of their married life even though they were Canadian. Jean and Ralph...a lovely couple and boy could he dance and the funny thing was you didn't need to!! When he took you on the floor you became an expert too and I always felt like Ginger Rogers floating around in his arms!!
This is a recipe they shared with me one night while dining at their place and I'd like to share it with all of you.

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graham wafers crushed fine
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
1 pkg
(3 oz) lemon jello
1/2 c
hot water
lemon, grated rind and the juice
1/2 c
white sugar
1 can(s)
very cold carnation milk (evaporated milk)
1 can(s)
19 0z crushed pineapple

Directions Step-By-Step

Crush graham wafers and mix with brown sugar and butter. Press into a 15 x 16 pan(9 x 13 will do as well but this makes a lot so it will be a little higher in the pan) approx 3/4 of the mixture. Save the remaining crumbs for the top. Chill. Dissolve the lemon jello in the 1/2 cup of hot water. Let cool. Add the juice and rind from the lemon and the 1/2 cup of white sugar to the jello. Mix well. Whip the VERY COLD carnation milk until stiff. Add the lemon mixture and the drained crushed pineapple. Pour over crumbs in pan. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs and chill.
This is a very old fashioned dessert that has been around a long time probably when the icebox was popular. It makes a great Summer time dessert as there is no cooking and it is very refreshing on a hot Summer Day!! Enjoy !!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy