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In addition to the mainstay of Jello salads and molds, Jello can be used in a variety of recipes. This page contains recipes using Jello.

Jello with watermellon
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February 28, 2012 Flag
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  • 1 cup Honey Maid honey graham crackers, crushed
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (0.3 oz.) Jell-O orange flavor sugar free gelatin
  • 1 cup 2% low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) fat free cream cheese
  • 2 cups thawed Cool Whip sugar free whipped topping


Sprinkle crumbs onto bottom of 8- or 9-inch springform pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Cool 5 minutes. Pour into blender. Add cheeses; blend well. Return to bowl. Gently stir in Cool Whip and pour into springform pan. Smooth top.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until set. Loosen cheesecake from side of pan before removing rim.

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 100 calories; 3.5g fat; 10 g carbs; 8 g protein; 0 g fiber; 330 mg sodium

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 4+ Hours
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

By Connie from Tampa, FL

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September 10, 2004 Flag
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Jello gives these cookies their flavor and their color. There are so many flavors of Jello at the store, so the possibilities are endless.

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May 7, 2012 Flag
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Put one small box of any flavored gelatin into a blender. Add 1 cup of boiling water and blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Add 1-1/2 cup crushed ice and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Pour into a small bowl and set in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. This dessert treat tastes like sherbet. Enjoy!

Source: I found this recipe over 18 years ago in some old recipe file my mom gave me.

By mama holiday from Houston, TX

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September 19, 2008 Flag
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Does anyone know of a recipe with orange Jello, crushed pineapple, and either whole eggs, separated or egg whites? I know this is an old recipe, maybe from the 30's or 40's. My Mom had it handwritten and it was called "Heavenly Delight". It was made in an 8x8 pan and I believe you cooked it on top of the stove and then mixed it together. It was fluffy and was an interesting combination. My Mom can't find the recipe either. Thanks for any help.

Colleen from Blair, NE

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September 20, 20080 found this helpful

Was it more of a dessert, or a salad...or something else? Were there any other ingredients that you can remember? I've got some old cookbooks I'll dig through, and my mom has an old (60s-70s) Jello cookbook, so maybe it's in there. I'll keep ya posted!

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September 24, 20080 found this helpful

This was a dessert. I am going to see if the one that separates is it and maybe you just have to mix it together more to get it the way I remember. Thanks for all the help.

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October 11, 20080 found this helpful

Funny, I was just telling someone this morning about this wonderful dessert my grandmother made, jello with egg whites whipped in, with a custard made from the yolks over the top. The tip in one of these recipes about adding the whites to the thickened jello before whipping might be the trick I was looking for. Good luck with yours!

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December 29, 2011 Flag
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Does anyone have a recipe for a jello dessert called Lime Delight? I got it from a dear friend along time ago and I seem to have lost it.

By Donna

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December 30, 20110 found this helpful

Go to & type in "Lime Delight Jello recipe" & you'll have a lot of links to check out. Hope you find the one that's just right! :)

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January 5, 20120 found this helpful

Lime Jello Delight

1 (6 oz.) pkg. lime Jello

1 lg. pkg. cream cheese

1/2 pt. whipping cream (heavy)

1 can crushed pineapple, drained

1 can chunky pineapple, drained (reserve liquid)

1 c. chopped walnuts

1 jar maraschino cherries (chop most, cut 10 in half)

Dissolve Jello with boiling water according to package directions, cut cream cheese into chunks, place in warm Jello water, stir with hand mixer. When melted, add pineapple juice and cold water to equal 2 cups. Stir. Slice cherries, chop walnuts. When almost set (firm but soft) whip whipping cream, fold in whipping cream, 3/4 cup of nuts, pineapple and chopped cherries. Sprinkle remaining nuts on top and place cherry halves on the top to decorate.

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January 6, 20120 found this helpful

If you want a lower calorie dessert, use cottage cheese, crushed pineapple and lime jello. You can also add the nuts if you want.

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November 13, 2012 Flag
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This is a great holiday salad!

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8


  • 4 Tbsp red hots candy ($pennies)
  • 2 cups boiling water ($free)
  • 2 small boxes cherry gelatin ($.90)
  • 1 reg. size jar applesauce ($1.29)

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  1. Dissolve red hots in boiling water in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Place bowl in microwave and heat to boiling again. Dissolve gelatin in mixture.
  3. When gelatin is dissolved add applesauce. Stir until blended.
  4. Pour into mold, chill until set.
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April 8, 2013 Flag
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I am going to make these jello worms. Do you think I should put it in the refrigerator to let it set? It has the kind of whipping cream you buy in a carton so I am thinking yes to the refrigerator, but it doesn't say in the recipe.

You basically add these things together, cool and then pour into a lot of straws in a glass with a rubber band around them.


2 packs Raspberry Jello
1 package unflavored gelatine
3/4 cup whipping cream
3 cups boiling water
100 flexible straws
or enough to fill your tall cup or container

If anyone has made these, how did they turn out also?

It is from an Australian Business Directory called WHOit. (

I don't want to leave out the whipping cream in the jello and set it out if it would be dangerous as far as health. I am not sure what the recipe means when it reads "set out until firm".

By Robyn from TN

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April 9, 20130 found this helpful

I made this recipe - with the whipping cream - and it turned out great! You must use the "flexible" straws because they look so real when the Jello-O is squeezed out. It IS time-consuming to squeeze out all the straws, but SO worth the effort. My kiddos were squealing!

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May 8, 2009 Flag
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Great and easy for your kids to help you with, especially on rainy days! In large bowl combine Knox and Jello. Mix very well. Add boiling water and stir well until Gelatin is completely dissolved.

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March 24, 2009 Flag
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Dissolve each flavor gelatin in 1 1 /2 cups water. Let set and cut in small squares. Dissolve Knox gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup hot pineapple juice; stir and let cool. Fold in Cool Whip, gelatin and vanilla.

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December 22, 2010 Flag
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I am looking for a lime Jello recipe that has Jello, cottage cheese, celery, pimento, and maybe nuts and onions, or green peppers. It is served as a accompaniment to ham.

By Linda from BG, KY

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December 23, 20100 found this helpful

I've had this before and it is delicious. Just can't for the life of me remember when or where. :-( Hope someone else can post a recipe or link as now I'm craving it, big time! :-)

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November 28, 2006 Flag
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Pears and colorful gelatin can make an Independence Day dessert!

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