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Lemon Fluff Dessert

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


  • 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 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.

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  • Denyse
    Apr 18, 2020

    We had lost this recipe back in the 70's and were very excited to find this. It was called Lemon Flip! Ours had the flavor we remembered, but didn;t set properly. Going to have to try it again, I:m not sure what we did wrong.

  • allenmm
    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
    Feb 12, 2014

    Refreshingly good! EASY! Cheap!!!

  • shgrabill
    Apr 6, 2013

    No comment left

  • mothra7
    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
    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
    Jul 30, 2012

    Absolutely delicious!! and very easy to make.

  • Twinglemom23
    Mar 16, 2012

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

  • mimit10
    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
    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.