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.
"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.