Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is the way my grandmother and mother always made it. It comes out lighter and fluffier.


  1. Make the jello according to directions on package and let set until it mounds when spooned.
  2. Then beat in the ice cream, add fruit if you're going to, and let it set completely in the refrigerator. Or put it in a pie crust and top with whipped cream. Black raspberry and black cherry work really well, too.
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Grandma made this for holidays. I've been trying to replicate it for years with mixed results. Now I can get it right. Thanks for posting!!

Jenn717 October 23, 2008

yummm! I made this in Florida in 1962! I used strawberry and also lime jello, it was very refreshing when you are so warm!

Montana Heart Song June 03, 2007