Mother's Whipped Lime Dessert

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Mother made this often this during WW II when sugar was rationed. You can use any flavor gelatin (I personally like the green lime). It is a light sweet especially good after a heavy meal or during warm weather.

1
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 ounce) package lime flavored Jell-O® mix

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 cup cold evaporated milk

  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gelatin and boiling water until dissolved. Refrigerate until thickened to the consistency of egg whites, about 1 hour.

  2. When the gelatin is thick, whip the evaporated milk in a chilled bowl with chilled beaters until thick enough to form peaks like whipped cream. Fold the whipped milk into the gelatin. Rinse an 8 cup mold and fill with the gelatin mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least until set, about 4 hours.

  3. Unmold the gelatin onto a serving dish and sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Put the rest of the crumbs into a bowl and pass around the table at serving time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
14g Fat
56g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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