My mother made this for Christmas or Thanksgiving. She always used lime jello with pineapple and walnuts. I realized it is ultimately adaptable to whatever strikes your fancy. I started with cherries as my fruit. If you like this recipe see others at my website: mybestcookbook.wordpress.com
Dissolve the two boxes of jello in 2 c boiling water. When dissolved, add the ice cream and stir until it has melted. Place in fridge.
After about 30 minutes, remove and whisk, as the ice cream wants to separate. Return to fridge. Continue doing this until it has started to thicken enough to add the rest of the ingredients.
Add your fruit, nuts and marshamallows and return to fridge until set.
Possible choices: lime jello, pineapple, walnuts, cherry jello, cherries, almonds, orange jello, mandarin oranges, pecans, peach jello, peaches, walnuts, tropical jello with mango or papaya and macadamia nuts, clear jello with strawberries and blueberries, pecans. The choices are endless. Look at the jello varieties and go from there. Great for all holidays.
NOTE: you can do this in a mold or in a bowl. If using a mold, I would start in a bowl and not transfer to the mold until you are thick enough to have added the fruit, nuts, and marshmallows.