Lemon Fluff Dessert
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling
- 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
- Pour milk into a small metal bowl; place mixer beaters in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 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.
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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???
Feb 12, 2014
Refreshingly good! EASY! Cheap!!!
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.
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.
Jul 30, 2012
Absolutely delicious!! and very easy to make.
Mar 16, 2012
I have also made this in lime, and I'm going to do that now for St. Paddy's! Yummy.
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.
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.
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.
May 1, 2011
Served as dessert after a large pasta dinner. Just the perfect light ending to a heavy meal. Yummm.