Dreaming of Summer

Feb
6

Post by community member:

I call this Bavarian Jello because that is what I heard it called when I was a kid. It’s flavoured jelly powder (Jello) mixed with whipped cream. And. It’s. Delicious.

This is a quick, easy, frugal yet fancy dessert. I make it a lot in the summer in the heat but also now, when strawberries are on sale at the store. Next year we will have our own strawberries in the freezer! Next year we will be drowning in strawberries!!

How to make Bavarian Jello:

Make up one box of jelly powder according to the directions on the box–one package with 1 cup of boiling water. (This is easy when you keep a kettle on the wood stove–I always have boiling water on tap.)

Stir until it is dissolved. Then add 1 cup of cold water. I put chopped ice in the 1 cup measure before I add the cold water. It makes the jelly powder “set” more quickly.

When it is almost set, or half set, use an electric mixer and beat in whipped topping (about the same amount as you have Jello). Put into whatever container you want to use and put it in the refrigerator. It will harden in a few hours.

I like to layer it with clear jelly powder and fruit in glasses. I used tumblers this time, as it was just a special dessert for hubby and not for company. If I am making it for company, I use the stemmed wine glasses.

Today I made strawberry. I made up one box of strawberry jelly powder and left it clear. When it was set I spooned it into the glasses along with some fresh strawberry pieces. Then I spooned in the Bavarian Jello with whipped cream. I saved some whipped cream to put on top too, and a few fresh strawberries for the top, as well.

You can make any flavour that you like. Raspberry is great, as is cherry. Raspberry chocolate would be dreamy–I haven’t tried it yet. If you do, let me know how it is!

When you are finished with your glass, you can then give it to the dog to clean out. Buck pre-washes all of our dishes and he loves dessert of any kind!

It went over well–there’s nothing like a special summery dessert to brighten up those dull, gray winter days!


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Sheryl blogs at Providence Acres.


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Comments

  1. bonita says:

    Wow! I’be never heard this called Bavarian Jello. But when I was a kid, I loved it. It was special. holidays only (because of the cream). Sometimes it was started too late and the Jello® was too soft to make layers with the whipped cream, sometimes it was forgotten and the Jello was too stiff to make a pink layer, instead it was white with red flecks. But done right, it was one of my two favorite desserts. Thanks for the reminder. I could make it now anytime I wanted!

  2. Sheryl - Runningtrails says:

    Cool whip works well too, as do those little powder packets you mix with milk. It doesn’t have to be real whipped cream, although real cream is probably healthier.

  3. Sherie says:

    What a great memory for me . . . . I loved it! Gotta go make some now!
    I’m glad that we’re not the only family who has “pre-washers” . . . 🙂

  4. Jane says:

    That looks really good! I wasn’t even ON farmbell recipes, but the pix drew me in;)

  5. Barbee says:

    That recipe is new to me and looks so good! Thank you, Sheryl, cute post. We have a pre-washer in the family, too. A grand-doggy.

  6. siegreich says:

    Great recipe – I want to try it. But how much cream do I add to it?

  7. oneoldgoat says:

    I remember a dessert like this when I was a kid! I think I may have to give it a try – I’m hoping to have my own strawberries this year too!

    Beth

  8. Sheryl - Runningtrails says:

    Remember folks, this is whipped cream or cool whip, not cream.

    Chris, I aim for half and half but I don’t think it matters. They are both a fairly solid consistency so it will com out thick no matter how much you use.

  9. Sheryl - Runningtrails says:

    I have a very large strawberry patch now, with no evidence of rows! lol! It just keeps getting higher and higher and the runners are running into the lawn and surrounding area. They are very healthy and reproduce like crazy! I’m going to and sell them this spring at my garage sale and maybe in the farm store. I have to thin them out.

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