This is a sweet tip especially here at Easter when you might like to serve pastel colored Jello. Make up large or small packages of Jello using only half the suggested amount of boiling water. Be sure to stir it really well so that it's completely dissolved.
Then add ice cubes to equal the amount of cold water suggested (ice cube sizes differ in size, so measure how much water you need to fill a tray of ice cubes or allow ice cubes to melt and measure the melted amount to see how much it is. Write those figures down on paper to tape on the inside of a kitchen cabinet door to use in the future. (I also keep a paper there with quick substitutions of various things as well as a table of measurement conversions).
Now, add 1 cup of Sour Cream (for large pkg of Jello and 1/2 cup if you're making a small pkg) and stir it in until it's fully incorporated. This should look like a creamy pastel version of whatever color Jello you're using.
If you want a pretty multi-colored Jello salad, just make up several different colors, allow them to set up in flat pans, then cut them into cubes and pile them up on lettuce leaves. With a nice big Easter Dinner, there's sometimes only room for Jello.
Happy Easter and Happy Passover to Everyone.
Source: My Mother always made this for us when I was growing up. I think it was also a way for her to get us to eat more dairy products.
By (Pookarina) Julia from Boca Raton, FL
This sounds so cool! Thank you for the tip!
There is something that I still make today that my mother use to make. When you make jello and it has set until it is thick for one small package stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Now don't knock it until you try it. Delish.
I make Jell-O according to package instructions, and after it's thickened, but before it's fully jelled, I mix in some Cool Whip. I don't like mayonnaise, so this works for me, and my friends and relatives seem to really like it.
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