We have been creating new recipes in the Don kitchen and today I am sharing one that I call Strawberry and Orange Creamsicle Jello Pudding.
My kids dive in when I make this so it doesn’t last very long around our house.
Coming up with Jello dessert ideas may prove to be tough because most people stick to the box directions.
The catch is if you understand how to make basic Jello it’s easy to manipulate the recipe to create something you can call your own.
Sometimes it takes trial and error but you won’t have to worry about that today. I’ve perfected my Jello recipe for you.
Jello ingredients typically calls for the Jello crystals and water, it’s that simple to make. Today I’m going to show you how you can create Jello mania in your home. Your friends will ask you for your secret recipe.
Some of the top Jello flavours on the market today are Cherry, Lime, Strawberry, Berry Blue, Orange, Lemon, Grape and Raspberry just to name a few.
History of Jello
Jello or jelly as the UK calls it, is something we would make special on birthdays because you can’t have ice-cream unless there is Jello/Jelly. In Canada you can’t have cake without ice-cream so there are slight differences between country favourites but they both are as delicious.
My mum always argues with me and says nope cream is the best instead of ice-cream. No matter what your favourite Jello flavour is this recipe will blow you away.
Jello desserts have been around since the late 1800’s in New York when it was first invented when gelatin was mixed with fruit flavours and dubbed Jello.
Did you know?
The gelatinous aspect of the food made it a popular choice among mothers when their children were suffering from diarrhea. In fact, doctors still recommend serving Jell-O water (that is, unhardened Jell-O) to children suffering from loose stools.
I had coconut milk left over from my easy chicken curry in a hurry we made last night so not to waste it we are having it mixed into this delicious Jello dessert.
This Jello dessert is great for parties, pot-lucks and those rainy days (or tornadoes with us yesterday) which is easy to make and no cooking or ovens required to be turned on. This makes this Jello recipe the perfect summer treat especially on those hot days.
The simplicity of this Jello recipe requires just mixing it together without missing any of the crucial steps. The hard part is waiting so what I tend to do is let it set overnight while I’m sleeping. I like Jello layers with my Jello creamsicle dessert using different flavours or mix it half and half which looks prettier.
This creamsicle jello is even a great recipe for a baby shower, wedding shower or birthday party.
Quick Tip: When you are mixing the Jello and hot water, sprinkle the Jello crystals as you are stirring as I have found when you just pour the whole packet in it doesn’t dissolve and you are left with crystals. It’s the same when I have put the Jello in first and then added the water.
How to make Creamsicle Jello Pudding Dessert
- Prep time – 10 mins
- Fridge time – overnight or until it sets
- 2 packs Jello (used strawberry and orange)
- 1 can condensed milk (place in fridge night before)
- 1 cup coconut milk (place in fridge night before)
- 2 tablespoons sweetened coconut
- 2 cups hot water
- First get the kettle on and boil your water as per the instructions on the back of the jello pack.
- Using a large bowl take the first pack of jello and follow the first step by adding it to the hot water. I use strawberry for my first one as this will become your strawberry coconut creamsicle flavour. Mix until dissolved.
- Now instead of adding cold water add the coconut milk into the strawberry jello and stir.
- Once combined sprinkle the coconut into the jello. Do not mix it in as it will sink to the bottom just sprinkle it.
- Now leave this to set slightly for at least 2hrs or until it it slightly set on top.
- Then comes the second packet orange, which is going to become your creamsicle flavour.
- This time in a large jug mix the 1 cup of hot water and jello.
- Now once it had dissolved mix in the can of condensed milk.
- Take out the the bowl with the first jello in it and gentle pour it over the top.
- Place the big bowl back in the fridge and either leave overnight or if you do this first thing in the morning it should be set by the time you have supper in the evening.
To finish this off this Jello pudding why not decorate with fresh fruit and some whipped cream which my family loves. I like my jello creamsicle pudding without anything other than a little sorbet depending on the flavour.
This is truly a mix your own Jello flavour recipe. The recipe can be done so many ways that I have even created a rainbow flavour mixing just jello and creamsicle flavours. Whichever Jello flavours you choose enjoy!
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