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Strawberry Jello Dessert

on January 4, 2016

This is one of those weird ones that I’ll have to put down as a Retro Oddity. Someone must have made this Strawberry Jello Dessert up one day when they needed something quick and they worked with what they had. Everything you need for this you can have in your cupboard and freezer, it’s so easy to have on hand. I almost missed this recipe – I just happened to see that it was on back on another recipe that wasn’t a dessert. We have to give it a try!

Strawberry Jello Dessert

This will be interesting!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Strawberry Jello Dessert

Make or buy an angel food cake – round or loaf.

Break the cake into small pieces and put in 8″ x 12″ pan.

Dissolve one box Jello Vanilla Instant Pudding in 1 cup cold milk and add 1 pint softened vanilla ice cream or 1 package Dream Whip, whipped (I recently saw that they do, indeed, still have Dream Whip on the shelves).

Beat until mixed and pour over cake pieces – do not stir.

Dissolve 1 small package of Strawberry Jello in 1 cup boiling water and add 1-10 ounce package frozen strawberries.

Pour over pudding and cake.



When breaking up the cake, I think I could have made the pieces a bit smaller.


The pudding is definitely thicker with only 1 cup of milk.


It looks kind of weird when you pour the pudding over the cake pieces.


Strawberries are so pretty – especially in the middle of the winter.


Pour the berries and jello over top of everything. It has a somewhat layered look.


It turned out great! It really did firm up and was easy to scoop out. We brought this with us when we helped my daughter move, so we used a spoon, but you could use a cake server or spatula to make square pieces.


It is delicious. A bit strange, but really good and really easy, and a nice way to be able to eat strawberries any time of the year. We’ve done so much baking in the last month, it’s nice to have something that’s this easy to do. It’s a great last minute dessert – just have the ingredients on hand and whip it up in no time!






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