Need instructions for Whipped Jello (not Cool Whip recipes)
My elderly father would love to have "whipped jello" like his mother made for him and I don't know where to start. Have spent a few minutes googling, but decided this site would be the best place for help.
I am sure it was before the days of Cool Whip.
It very possibly could have been made with cream.
I would love to prepare this for him and would be very grateful for help. Thank you!
Thank you, Christina. That sounds as if it could be what he is thinking about.
There's one question: He is a diabetic which I didn't mention because I didn't think it would factor in, as there is sugar-free jello available. But she says don't use SF. Does anyone have a thought as to why not? Could it be volume? If so, maybe I could add Splenda.
What I knew as "whipped Jello" was simply that--
let any Jello get thick and chilled but not quite firm. Then just whip it with an electric hand-held mixer--it turns to foam, gets much lighter in color (red to pink) and can then be chilled again. It firms up to a mousse texture, can be put in a mold, no longer see-through. (Just as if you took transparent shampoo and turned it into suds).
Kids love it too. No cream or evaporated milk is added.
I always loved whipped Jello as a kid, and I still do.
Make the Jello. I always use sugar free using about 1/4 less water than recommended. Let it gel to the soft gel stage and whip with an electric mixer. It will triple in volume and turn a light color. I usually add Ricotta Cheese mid whip. Pour or spoon into a rinsed mold, cover with Saran wrap and chill until totally firm.. Unmold and srround with fruit.
Low calorie, and low carb as well.
Not silly at all. I'm sorry it wasn't clear. When you put a mixture into a mold to jell, you want it to release as easily as possible. Rinsing the mold in cold water and not drying it out, helps that.
I suggest letting the filled mold sit in the fridge overnight. Sometimes I use a fancy shaped mold, sometimes just a loaf pan.
My mother also made whipped jello for us and this is how she made it:
1 Packet Jello Gelatin
1/2 Can Evaporated Milk
1. Make jello as per packet.
3. When it is nearly set, slowly add the evaporated milk in and beat till frothy with electric beaters.
4. Chill till set.
We loved it! I hope this is the one that your father's mother made for him.