Charlotte Russe

Terrie Hoelscher


You will be so surprised at how easy this is, and yet how gorgeous it turns out. I've made it several times, and it's always a pretty treat! It's fitting for special company, or just for a lovely family dessert. It's very light and fruity, and a great summertime treat!

I borrowed this photo - temporarily! When summer comes, I'll be making this again, and you'll get MY photo! :o)

★★★★★ 3 votes
30 Min


2 pkg
[3-oz. each] black raspberry or black cherry jell-o
2 c
boiling water
1 qt
vanilla ice cream, softened
ladyfingers, split, or thin sponge cake strips


130-minutes preparation time = construction time; this will take approximately 3+ hours to set up, in your refrigerator, after it is assembled.
2Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add the ice cream by spoonfuls, stirring until ice cream is completely melted. Chill until thickened and is soft-set.
3Meanwhile, trim off ends of ladyfingers, and place cut ends down, all around insides of an 8" springform pan. Spoon slightly set gelatin mixture into springform pan, and chill until firm, at least 3+ hours.
4Remove sides of springform pan. garnish with whipped topping, fruit and mint leaves, if desired.

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