1938 Depression Era Jell-O Ice Cream

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Apr. 02, 2019

Jell-O in Ice Cream? Is it ice cream? Is it a Jell-O Frozen Dessert Recipe? Who knows this depression era no churn ice cream recipe is pretty cool, and gives a snapshot look at a world just digging out of financial ruin - but running headlong towards WW2.


Raspberry jello 1/2 Packet
Boiling water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Milk 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1 Pinch



1. Dissolve Jell-o in the hot water with the sugar.

2. Add the milk and the vanilla. In another bowl whip the cream with the salt.

3. Fold the whipped cream into the milk, and freeze.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4