Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

It separates into three layers by itself just like the old fashioned store bought one.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 ounce) package Jello gelatin
  • 12 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
  • 2 tablespoons powdered egg whites
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 34 cup cold water
  • 34 cup ice (Make 1 1/2 cups of ice water)


  1. Mix Jello and hot water in a blender about 1 minute on high.
  2. Add creamer and blend for 30 seconds.
  3. Add cold water and ice and blend until ice has dissolved.
  4. Add powdered egg whites and blend for about one minute.
  5. Pour into glasses slowly.
  6. Refrigerate and it will separate just like you remember it.
Most Helpful

woo-hoo!!! this was great! what a blast from the past. my kids thought that is was so cool to catch it separate into layers. Extra ephasis on "poor slowly into glasses" (Do not stop between the glasses to answer the phone!) Be careful that the water isn't too hot, or your blender will blow its top. I acutally wound up using my Braun Hand Blender. What a treat!

Lightly Toasted June 03, 2003

This recipe separated perfectly - and I did find powdered egg whites (or Meringue Powder) at WalMart in their wedding cake decorations isle for $4.50. But there is too much water I think. The jell-o part did not set up very well, and it tasted weak and too diluted. I will cut the water in half. 1 cup of boiling - 1 cup of ice water next time. Other on-line recipes call for 1/2 of the water this recipe called for, so I will follow that lead. I blended for the exact amout of time called for, and the jell-o was not grainy -- so it dissolved well. I actually ended up with Jell-o 1 2 3 4 -- mine had an extra thin creamy layer on the bottom of the glasses as well as the top. It is very fun-- I used it to illustrate the atmosphere's layers to 6th graders.

christined886 February 18, 2011

Just as I remember it!! This was my "fancy" dessert whenI first got married in 1969. So glad it was posted on ZAAR!!!

Chef Debbie September 16, 2009