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Grandma's Strawberry or Lemon Fluff

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“Jello and fruit based mousse dessert highly favored by children and adults. Summer Saturdays this dessert was always in the fridge during my childhood. With 5 children my mother had to watch her food budget and still fill us all up. Posting here to keep safe and offer a dessert that is a mouthful of creamy delight and brings back summer memories. Use 1/4 cup lemon juice if lemon is desired or 1 10oz container of frozen drained strawberries with juice for strawberry.”
2hrs 30mins
1 pan

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chill can of evaporated milk for 3 to 4 hours. Must be icy cold.
  2. Dissolve jello in hot water and chill until partially set.
  3. Whip jello until light and fluffy while adding either lemon juice or strawberry juice.
  4. Whip evaporated milk until firmly mounded adding sugar slowly.
  5. Fold whipped milk into jello mixture; add drained strawberries if using and turn out into a 13 X 9 cake pan and return to fridge for at least 2 hours while it continues to set.
  6. Crust;.
  7. Add melted butter to graham cracker crumbs and line sides and bottom of cake pan. Reserve 1/4 cup to top dessert after frosting with whipped cream. Note; if you feel creative, this recipe can be adapted to other flavors and fruit.

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