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Sweet & Tart Lemon Jell-O Recipe

Sweet & Tart Lemon Jell-O Recipe

With its sunny lemon color, this gelatin mold brightens up any table. I usually make two because it disappears so quickly. —Patricia Ryzow, Thousand Oaks, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lemon gelatin
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Quartered fresh strawberries and fresh mint


  • 1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute. Heat and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • 2. In a large bowl, add boiling water to lemon gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Stir in unflavored gelatin mixture and limeade concentrate. Refrigerate until slightly thickened.
  • 3. In a bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Beat gelatin mixture until frothy; fold in whipped cream. Transfer to an 8-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate, covered, until set.
  • 4. To serve, unmold onto a large plate. Serve with strawberries and mint. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe Note

Health Tip: Fold in 4 cups whipped topping instead of sweetened whipped cream to save 75 calories and 10g fat per serving.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 252 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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dig1 User ID: 6907234 263715
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2017

"Good one dessert and salad"

caradams User ID: 3452318 131932
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"I liked it, however, it was very tart. I took to a gathering and noticed my friends not finishing the dessert. Made also using orange jello and orange juice. We liked that much better. Everybody's tastes are different."

Terralee1 User ID: 6815167 83846
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"Great !!!"

jlc2of4 User ID: 6676528 48410
Reviewed May. 4, 2012

"This was very good but need to mix very well. Next time I will try using frozen lemonade concentrate instead of limeade. Instead of strawberries, I used mandarin oranges in the center and around the bottom. It looked wonderful."

jnjrok User ID: 1992251 92074
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"Don't know whether to call it a salad or dessert...delicious! I normally don't care for jello without fruit in it, but this is the exception. Great year round, but a wonderful addition to a spring or summer meal."

NatashaFatale User ID: 5803832 83844
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"This was very good! I made it in a crystal bowl and mixed about a cup of strawberries into it before I put it in the fridge. It seperated beautifully, and the strawberries floated to the top with the creamier mixture. It was a wonderful presentation and tasted great!"

marlowesmom User ID: 1394533 108848
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2008

"Have made this many times since it appeared in the magazine and it always receives raves. Fabulous!"

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