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, 0 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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allenmm User ID: 8870496 256359
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"My mother as well made this recipe years ago and that recipe was lost. She made hers with orange jello instead of the lemon jello. Is the lemon juice just for flavor or is it needed to help the jello to set? If I made it with orange jello then could I use orange juice for the flavoring???"

totsybrummitt User ID: 7668682 99201
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"Refreshingly good! easy! Cheap!!!"

mothra7 User ID: 6366970 155921
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."

Enokie User ID: 7147009 71294
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 I will give it a try I remember it as pure delicious! thank you."

Kim.Rose.Powers User ID: 6472773 209136
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

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

Twinglemom23 User ID: 6592747 209135
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

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

mimit10 User ID: 1083857 171865
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"My Mom used to make this, and the recipe got lost after she passed. Thanks for this recipe. I have it in my recipe section! I love this stuff. and so easy."

JoyMarie07 User ID: 5808850 166716
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"First time eating or making this. I was looking for something light and cool and this hit the spot. Also shared with some of friends and I was worried because we all have different likes and dislikes on desserts/etc, but it was a hit! Loved it. I did as someone suggested and added extra lemon."

edjohnn User ID: 893051 96747
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"Light and fluffy, good way to top off a big dinner, but I would add twice the amount of lemon juice for a more lemony taste."

AdeleDegnan User ID: 4801874 154016
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"Served as dessert after a large pasta dinner. Just the perfect light ending to a heavy meal. Yummm."

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