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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

372.1 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 56.1g 18% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 12.2mg 4% DV; sodium 280.7mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2008
The recipe should state to ues vanilla WAFFLE (with frosting between the layers)wafer cooies and not just vanilla wafer cookies. They really are quite good and something a little different. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2008
The recipe should state to ues vanilla WAFFLE (with frosting between the layers)wafer cooies and not just vanilla wafer cookies. They really are quite good and something a little different. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
OMG I have been looking for this recipe for years I just couldn't quite remember it. My Mum made it for us as kids and it is light fluffy very inexpensive and yummy. We would always just put it in a big bowl and serve it out like pudding. Thanks so much taking me back in time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
Great lite dessert! As you can see from the photo I added you can dress it up for a very festive display! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
Light and easy! My mother also made a dessert like this back in the 50s but I never knew how she did it. Thanks for the recipe! Hers was lemon-flavored a bit sweeter and she poured it over a wafer cookie crust. I made it with lime jello and added 2 T. Key Lime juice. Omitted the crumbs and served it as a chiffon. Wow intense! Didn't take much to satisfy the taste buds. Will be serving this in the summer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2013
I used sugar free Jello and fat free evaporated milk. I chose to skip the vanilla wafers and just serve this like a mousse. Though my husband did not care for it the kids and I thought it was great! I will be making this again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2012
My Mother made this all the time especially at Christmas with 1/2 of a cherry on each piece she cut. And at Easter with a jelly bean on top. I love this stuff. Her recipe is a little different but basically the same. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2013
Easy and fast prep... What's not to like? Every time i make this desert everyone loves it and wants the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2016
Very light & yummy dessert Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2016
Try adding ice after dissolving the jello it will thicken quicker other then waiting a hour Read More