I'm Libby, an active mother of two and a devoted wife of 15 years. I created this site to help busy parents find the balance between dinner and family time. The recipes and tips I share are simple. They feature everyday ingredients that produce wonderful meals that your whole family will enjoy! (Read More)....
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Jello? Is it Bill Cosby dancing on the tv screen with a bunch of little kids? Is it warm, long, and lazy days in the summer time? The first thing that comes to my mind is the picture above 🙂
I don’t remember when I learned to make this or even who gave me the recipe for it, however I love making it because it only requires the two ingredients in the picture below…….
How awesome is that?!My kids LOVE this dessert. Absolutely, positively <3 it. And who wouldn’t love it? You have Jello and Fruit Cocktail and Whipped Cream, all combined into one 😉 Heck, you can even make it sugar free by using the sugar free Jello. You can even try putting fresh fruit inside instead of the canned. With most of us watching our weight these days, these are good options to have. This is such a versatile recipe. So if you have any left over Jello and Fruit Cocktail just sitting in your pantry, I invite you to go ahead and give this dessert a try. Even better if you have little hands in the kitchen to help make it 😉
Jello Fruit Cocktail Dessert
(makes one big bowl)
1 small box (4 serving) of Jello Gelatin Dessert (could be any flavor…but we prefer Strawberry)
1 to 2 cups of Fruit Cocktail (or any other fresh fruit that you may have on hand)
Whipped Cream and Cherries for garnishing
Make Jello as directed on the box. Before putting it in the fridge to thicken, add the fruit (juice and all). Place in the fridge until Jello has thickened. We normally leave ours in the fridge overnight. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry on top 😉