Lemon Fluff Dessert Recipe
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Lemon Fluff Dessert Recipe

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Wondering what to do with the can of evaporated milk and graham crackers in your pantry? Try this light, lip-smacking treat with a lovely lemon flavor for dessert tonight. Or make it a day ahead and refrigerate for convenience. Leola McKinney - Morgantown, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 221 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (29g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1 fat


  1. Pour milk into a small metal bowl; place mixer beaters in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water. Stir in lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until syrupy, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. In a small bowl, combine crumbs and butter; set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish. Press remaining crumbs onto the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Beat chilled milk until soft peaks form. Beat gelatin until tiny bubbles form. Fold milk into gelatin. Pour over prepared crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Fluff Dessert in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p48

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"Refreshingly good! EASY! Cheap!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I was asked to bring a diabetic-friendly dessert to a dinner party. This recipe is terrific and will definitely go into the repertoire! I added the finely grated zest of 1/2 a lemon and also increased the lemon juice to 1/3 cup as per other reviewers. I'm going to make it with less sugar, but it's easy and delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"this is a dessert I had many years ago but it was made with strawberry jello... I never forgot it but never got the recipe ..now I will give it a try I remember it as pure delicious! thank you."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"Absolutely delicious!! and very easy to make."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"I have also made this in lime, and I'm going to do that now for St. Paddy's! Yummy."

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