Frozen Ambrosia- Joys of Jello

I am thinking of giving myself a retro challenge of making a gelatin recipe once a week. There are so many weird and wonderful gelatin recipes out there is would be fun to give some of them a try. This one from Joys of Jello sounds quite good.
I have several copies of Joys of Jello but I like this one as the former owner made a lot of notes in it and wrote a list of the recipes she liked in the back of the book. I always find it interesting to read any notes people have written in their old cookbooks. Occasionally someone will even cross out a recipe and write no good over it. For some reason that always gives me a laugh.

Frozen Ambrosia

"A wonderful substitute for ice cream or sherbet that's just as refreshing"

1 package (3 oz.) Jello-O Orange gelatin

1/4 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup boiling water

2 oranges, peeled and sectioned

1 cup whipped cream or prepared Dream Whip Whipped Topping

1-1/2 cups (about) Baker's Angel Flake Coconut

1 teaspoon grated orange rind

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Dissolve Jello-o Gelatin, salt and sugar in boiling water. Drain orange sections, measuring juice and adding cold water to make 1 cup. Add to gelatin. Chill until very thick. Fold in whipped cream, coconut, orange sections, orange rind and mayonnaise. Pour into freezer tray or shallow pan. Freeze until firm. Makes about 4 cups or 6 to 8 servings.


Lidian said...

I like cookbooks that people have written in, too. I have one where someone wrote "lousy" over a recipe, which always makes me laugh.

Shay said...

oh, I have this cookbook too! we must shop at the same thrift stores ;-)

Kathy said...

I'm thankful for the comments of "no good" because I know someone else has already tested the recipe. I tend to take their word for it and skip over those recipes.

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