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Sweet & Tart Lemon Jell-O

With its sunny lemon color, this gelatin mold brightens up any table. I usually make two molds for parties because it disappears so quickly. —Patricia Ryzow, Thousand Oaks, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To serve, unmold onto a large plate. Serve with strawberries and mint.
Health Tip: Fold in 4 cups whipped topping instead of sweetened whipped cream to save 75 calories and 10g fat per serving.
Nutrition 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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  • Laura
    Feb 18, 2018

    Excellent!! Refreshing. As i Love Lemon dishes, this fits our family perfectly. I did put mint leaves soaked in limonchello around the base and a few throughout. Was a hit. Thank You!!

  • dig1
    Mar 21, 2017

    Good one dessert and salad

  • caradams
    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
    Aug 14, 2012

    Great !!!

  • jlc2of4
    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
    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
    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
    Jun 5, 2008

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