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mimosa mold

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a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This came from the files of Judy Bales, my late daughter-in-law. She loved keeping dessert recipes most of all and loved trying out new ones, especially to take to her school and share with the other teachers. Photo:

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serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For mimosa mold

  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) jello sparkling white grape flavor gelatin dessert - or - sparkling wild berry flavor gelatin dessert
  • 2 c
    cold seltzer or club soda
  • 1 can
    (11 oz.) mandarin orange segments, drained
  • 1 c
    sliced strawberries

How To Make mimosa mold

  • 1
    In a large bowl stir boiling water into gelatin for at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold seltzer. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until thickened (spoon drawn through leaves a definite impression).
  • 2
    Stir in oranges and strawberries. Spoon into a 6-cup mold.
  • 3
    Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Unmold on lettuce-lined platter. Store leftover gelatin mold in refrigerator.
  • 4
    NOTE: To unmold, dip mold in warm water for about 15 seconds. Gently pull gelatin from around edges with moist fingers. Shake gently to loosen. Place moistened serving plate on top of mold. Invert mold and plate; holding mold and plate together, shake slightly to loosen. Gently remove mold and center gelatin on plate.
  • 5
    NOTE: 5-1/2 hours is total time in refrigerator.