Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I had this recipe at a shower over 20 years ago and since then has been a must have at holiday's, graduation parties and get-togethers. I use a glass 9x13-inch dish and after it's done it's really pretty to look at and even better to eat.. It is Better if You use vanilla and not vanilla bean ice cream. Thanks for trying my ice cream recipe. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cherry Jell-O
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon Jell-O gelatin
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lime Jell-O gelatin
  • 1 (3 ounce) package orange Jell-O
  • 12 gallon vanilla ice cream, sliced into fourths

Directions

  1. Add 1 cup of boiling water to package of cherry Jello and stir.
  2. Add 1/4 of the vanilla ice cream and use a whisk to whip with the Jello.
  3. Let set in a clear 9x13-inch pan for 15 minutes or as Wife2uRick suggested waiting 15-30 minutes or until set.
  4. Then Add 1 cup of boiling water to package of lemon Jello and add 1/4 of the vanilla ice cream and use a whisk to whip with the Jello.
  5. Let set on top of the cherry layer for 15 minutes or until set.
  6. Then add 1 cup to the lime Jello and add 1/4 of the vanilla ice cream and whisk to whip with the Jello.
  7. Let set on top of lemon Jello for 15 minutes or until set.
  8. Then with the last box of Jello which is orange add 1 cup of boiling water and the last 1/4 vanilla ice cream and whisk together and put on top of lime Jello and let set.
  9. I usually do other things while I am making this and you can also use your favorite jello's but these together taste really good and I always am asked to bring it.
  10. Note: I usually cut my ice-cream in fourths and leave the ice-cream in the freezer until I use each 1/4th for the Jello.
  11. Jello can be stored in refrigerator when done. :).
Most Helpful

This JELLO was made for a kid's b-day party. Was really GREAT and enjoyed by both Kids and Grownups. Make sure each layer cools completely by refrigerating, as my first attempt in making this was poured down the drain. I didn't allolw enough time for the layer to cool/set and the second layer of jello poured right through and it was one HUGE mess. So,my next attempt, I allowed to cool about 1 hr in between layers in fridge, and worked out GREAT!

iLuv2cook 2 November 26, 2006

I did notice one thing that might be helpful to others--if you let the Jello set up too much between layers, they will separate when served. They "stick" together better if just set when you add the next layer. I waited for several minutes for the Jello to cool off (but still warm) before adding the ice cream. I put it in the refrigerator between layers without any other waiting in between. Very beautiful and surprisingly, not too sweet.

Sharlene~W November 14, 2006

This looks so pretty! Unfortunately, I made with "no name" jello & it didn't set. I have to attempt to do this again with "real" jello.

Debbb February 19, 2012