|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 to 10|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 17g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||66%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 18g|
|Vitamin C 5mg||26%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
It may be a bit retro, but this Cool Whip Jello is a great recipe for a holiday or potluck and may even be the hit at the dessert table. Raspberry gelatin is combined with whipped topping, then layered with a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, and Cool Whip. The finishing touch is a garnish of fresh raspberries.
A simple and delicious dessert that is refreshing and light. The pretty pink color is perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, a baby or bridal shower, and even Christmastime. It's also great for summertime barbecues, potlucks, or picnics. Use a decorative clear glass dish with high sides so everyone can see the attractive layers.
1 (3-ounce) package raspberry Jello
2/3 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
2 tablespoons sugar
8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup skim milk
2 (9-ounce) containers thawed low-fat Cool Whip, divided
1 cup raspberries, for garnish
Gather the ingredients.
Place the Jello powder in a large bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Stir in the cold water.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat the sugar and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.
Beat in the milk. Stir in one container of Cool Whip.
Remove Jello from the refrigerator and stir in the remaining container of the Cool Whip until completely smooth.
In a glass bowl with tall sides, pour half of the raspberry Jello mixture, leveling it out.
Top with the cream cheese-Cool Whip mixture, using a rubber spatula to even out.
Add the remaining raspberry Jello mixture, smoothing out the top.
Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
Garnish with raspberries in whatever design you prefer.
Serve and enjoy!
- The Jello mixture is put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes only, that way it is not completely set and easy to mix with the cream cheese Cool Whip mixture. When mixing these two mixtures together, stir by hand, don't use an electric mixer.
- Garnish the dessert with a combination of berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, instead of just raspberries.
- Change it up and use strawberry gelatin and strawberries instead of raspberry flavor. Or use your favorite fruit, just use the same flavored gelatin as fruit.
How did Jello come to be?
Jello came to be in 1897 in Leroy, New York. It was invented by Pearle Bixby Wait and then Mary, his wife, added flavoring to the gelatin.
- Jello in England is called jelly.
- Utah has a national Jello week every year on the second week of February. They also consume more Jello than any other state in the U.S.