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jello dessert

a recipe by
Shirley Murtagh
Winnipeg, MB

I'm afraid I don't remember where I acquired this recipe. I do know though that it is a winner in my family. A nice light dessert after a heavy meal. Great summer time dessert. I hope you'll give this a try.

serves 6-8 people
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For jello dessert

  • graham wafer base
  • 1 cup crushed graham wafer crumbs
  • 3 tbsp melted butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • filling
  • 2 - 3oz. pkg. orange jello powder
  • 1 qt.(4 cups) vanilla ice cream
  • 1- 10 0z (284 ml) tin mandarin orange segments/sections

How To Make jello dessert

  • 1
    Graham Wafer Base
  • 2
    Mix together graham wafer crumbs, butter and white sugar. Pack mixture into an 8"x8" pan reserving 1/4 cup of crumbs for topping
  • 3
  • 4
    Mix orange jello with 2 cups boiling water and stir until jello is dissolved Let jello cool slightly.
  • 5
    Add ice cream and madarin orange segment/sections that have been well drained and chopped. The filling at this point will appear quite liquidy DO NOT WORRY it will firm up after it has been in the fridge for 24 hrs.
  • 6
    Stir with wire whisk until mixture is smooth. Pour mixture carefully over graham wafer base. Sprinkle the reserved graham wafer crumbs on top
  • 7
    Refrigerate 24 hrs. before serving
  • 8