This recipe is called white gelatin but is very moist unlike regular gelatin. My family has made this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas and it never gets old.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth and well blended. In a separate bowl, dissolve the gelatin in boiling water. Stir into the cream cheese mixture along with the milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Fold in the whipped topping. Pour into a mold if desired, and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

140.7 calories; 2.7 g protein; 12.1 g carbohydrates; 22.2 mg cholesterol; 67.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
Normally I try not to rate a recipe unless I have made it EXACTLY as the directions say. However, I was in the process of making this when I realized I was out of unflavored gelatin. I did have orange flavored gelatin so I decided to try the recipe with that instead. I followed the directions and added the vanilla but omitted the lemon juice. This turned out fantastic. I really liked it alot! The only reason I am even typing all of this is to let others know that any packet of gelatin will work in this recipe. If your stuck and dont have unflavored, there is still a good recipe in this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2010
Followed recipe exactly and it was ok. The presentation was not good for me it broke apart. The taste was fine. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
Normally I try not to rate a recipe unless I have made it EXACTLY as the directions say. However, I was in the process of making this when I realized I was out of unflavored gelatin. I did have orange flavored gelatin so I decided to try the recipe with that instead. I followed the directions and added the vanilla but omitted the lemon juice. This turned out fantastic. I really liked it alot! The only reason I am even typing all of this is to let others know that any packet of gelatin will work in this recipe. If your stuck and dont have unflavored, there is still a good recipe in this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
Normally I try not to rate a recipe unless I have made it EXACTLY as the directions say. However, I was in the process of making this when I realized I was out of unflavored gelatin. I did have orange flavored gelatin so I decided to try the recipe with that instead. I followed the directions and added the vanilla but omitted the lemon juice. This turned out fantastic. I really liked it alot! The only reason I am even typing all of this is to let others know that any packet of gelatin will work in this recipe. If your stuck and dont have unflavored, there is still a good recipe in this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
I used fat free cream cheese splenda and fat free cool whip. Awesome! 1 point a serving for 6 servings. Topped with fresh strawberries Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
Loved it. I am making it for Christmas. I don't really LOVE cream cheese (too rich) so I used 75% ricotta cheese and 25% cream cheese. I also cut the sugar in half. It came out real nice a little lighter than when I used cream cheese only so it will be perfect for after a full Christmas meal. I will serve it desert glasses sprinkle a bit of green sugar and place a red maraschino cherry on top! the colors of the holiday. This gelatin is versatile in the presentation because it's white. You can add colored sprinkles for a kid's party blueberries and strawberries for the 4th of July... you get the idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
I made this for Easter dinner tonight and I was a little worried about how it was going to taste because it was so different from any other jello that I have ever made! I dressed it up with sliced strawberries and canned mandarine oranges drained of course! The presentation was beautiful and I was actually pretty proud of the way it looked! Once everyone started to eat I was hearing "Who made the jello!" My older brother even said to me..."If I ever need to be fed from a tube feed me this stuff!" Everyone loved it! I will definately make this again! I would say that it could even pass for a dessert as well as a side dish! I did vary a little from the original recipe....I added two package gelatin with 2/3 cup water and I added a little more cool whip. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
This gelatin is delicious! It is very creamy and fluffy. I made it in a jello mold and garnished the finished product with canned peaches mandarin oranges and frozen cranberries. It looked beautiful and tasted as good as it looked! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2007
I served this with fruit jello as a topping and everyone loved it! It was also a hit as a dip for fresh strawberries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2009
Husband and son liked this a lot. I thought the cream cheese flavour was a bit overwhelming (and I like cream cheese a lot too) but it's still a nice smooth dessert. It reminds me a bit of almond gelatin an Asian dessert; I think I might try this again with a wee bit of almond extract. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
The taste was very good and it was easy to make elegant presentation. I brought this to a party and everyone complimented it. I only wished the jello would yeild more it wasn't quite enough to fill my jelly mould only came up to about 3/4 of it. It sagged further after putting on a plate. 4.5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
Loved it! A great side dish to any weeknight meal or for a dish to pass event. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2010
Followed recipe exactly and it was ok. The presentation was not good for me it broke apart. The taste was fine. Read More
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