National Jell-O Week continues!
I have such fond memories of Jell-O 1-2-3. I have no clue as to why General Foods would discontinue making it. I mean, there are petitions to try to bring it back. Maybe it caused cancer? But since it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon, us Jell-O enthusiasts have to make do with what we can do at home.
Although they took away the actual product, the Jell-O people were kind enough to provide a makeshift version on the box. I chose lemon-flavor because I am a lemon-dessert whore. I can’t have lemon bars in my home because I’d eat the whole pan in one sitting.
This recipe couldn’t be easier–that is, if you have an actual blender. I was working with my immersion blender–the situation got quite precarious when the Cool Whip came into play. I was dangerously close to starring in my own cleaning-product commercial.
See what I mean? Miraculously, disaster was averted and my fluffy treats went into the fridge.
After chilling for a couple of hours here was the result:
This didn’t look anything like the dessert on the box. Or like the other ones I’ve seen online. I should have had at least 2 layers! I keep squinting at the picture hoping that I will see 2 layers. Granted, there was a slight difference in consistency between the fluffy upper part and the lower, denser, gelatinous part, but I wanted pretty layers! Where are the goddamned layers?
Maybe you can’t see it because it’s lemon Jell-O? Did I not put in enough ice? Did I blend it too much? Not enough? Did it matter that I was using sugar-free Jell-O and Cool Whip Free?
Hm. Maybe that’s it. But I will sacrifice layers in exchange for no sugar or fat.
Not to get you too excited but tomorrow is a Wiener Wednesday. So check back in tomorrow for another Jell-O treat!