I wasn't overly impressed with this, but my 3 year old loved it. I thought the middle layer was a bit grainy textured - maybe it was my imagination but my husband thought so too. I don't know why that would be since the Jello was well dissolved when I added the Cool Whip. In any case, it's not my favorite way to eat Jello but I will make it again since my 3 year old loves it, and it's easy and fun for him to help me make.
I love this dessert and it is a kid favorite. I love that it is so easy, too.
Worked (made 2 layers though, not 3) with regular Jell-o and cool whip, but not at all with sugar-free jello and sugar-free cool whip (no layers at all!). Maybe the problem was the cool whip, since another reviewer used sugar-free Jell-o successfully.
I love this recipe. I originally got it from a Kraft magazine mailer, and found the recipe to be a quick fix for dessert. I lost the recipe recently. To cut down on the calories, I make this recipe with the 4-serving box of diet Jello. My favorite flavor made with this recipe is Black Cherry.
I tried this with lime flavored Jello. Only one person really loved it at my Christmas dinner. The layers separated nicely. I put it into a small mold and it turned out really well and looked lovely. I used a hot towel on the mold before turning it out.
Nice and easy! I didn't get the same lovely layers that you did, but I only used half of the cool-whip. I did get two very distinct layers, and then a very thin third one on top. Nice change from normal jello ï?Š