Thursday, August 26, 2010

Foodie Friday - Self Layering Dessert

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm playing Foodie Friday hosted by Our Dear Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum. I haven't played in so long. I've been thinking about nostalgic things a bit and thought about this simply easy olden dessert. You've all probably made it before.

Self Layering Dessert

Can you see the three layers?

Now can you see them?

This is a very easy dessert using Jello ~ any flavor you want, sugared or sugar free.

Here's the two for Mr. Precious and me. I'll have the one with less foamy on top. I'll give the other to Mr. Precious! :)

I used sugar free Cherry jello and poked little strawberry halves into the foam.
Life is sweet! ;0
Align CenterIf you'd like an easy fluffy and light dessert, this will do just fine.

Self Layering Dessert

3/4 cup boiling water
1 Package (4 servings size) Jello, any flavor
1/2 cup cold water
Ice Cubes
1/2 cup thawed Cool Whip

Pour boiling water into blender. Add gelatin, cover and blend at low speed until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 30 seconds.
Combine cold water and ice cubes to make about 1 1/4 cups. Add to gelatin and stir until ice is partially melted.
Then add whipped topping and blend at high speed for 30 seconds. Pour immediately into dessert glasses. Chill about 30 minutes. Dessert layers as it chills.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


Wiggle while you’re wriggling free
Come and giggle while you jiggle in a wiggling spree.
It's a tight squeeze
So come on please
Give me some wiggle room
That's what I want

Do it if you're bad
Do it if you're little
Do it with a jiggle
When you're looking for a giggle
Anywhere, anytime, anyone can wiggle
~sung by the Barenaked Ladies


  1. I've never tried this but it looks like fun:@) Lovin' the angle of your second pic!

  2. Oh it looks so good and so cool and refreshing. Way too hot for something heavy. I love it in the wine glasses. Gorgeous pics too. Hugs, Marty

  3. That looks really good and it is so pretty. I will have to try that.

  4. A perfect summertime dessert!

  5. Hi Shelia
    I think I've had this looks awfully familiar. I can see the layers and it looks soooo delish..oh my. Can you even imagine it jiggling away nice and cool and refreshing...
    I will have to give it a try from what I remember.. I loved it before.

    I hope you have been having a great week...enjoy the weekend.
    Judi *hugs*

  6. Delightfully delicious and pretty to boot!

    It looks wonderful and I think my whole family would enjoy this dessert. These jello desserts are light and tasty at the same time.

    Summer blessings,

  7. Looks good enough to eat, S! :)
    Ah Sugar,oh honey, honey, you are my candy girl!,

  8. mmm those are so pretty. lovely photography. Sounds perfect for a lite dessert.

  9. Yum Sheila, that looks so good and pretty too. I like Jello so I will try this as soon as I get some cool whip. Low calorie too ,even better.

    I left you a note on Chloe Dawn's contest. I missed that post.Sigh!

    Hugs, Jeanne

  10. I love this. Do you remember when they used to sell jello-123? My kids loved it. I'm so sorry they don't make it anymore.

    I'll be giving this a try for sure!


  11. What a fabulous drink. It will definitely be on my "to try" list. You're so sweet to share this yummy drink. ~ Susie

  12. Yum! This is easy too...just up my ally!lol...Chase would love this too. Thanks for checking out my new table. I really liked my old one too, I remember you said you have one similar with the inlaid wood. That was my favorite part about that table. I hope my brother takes good care of it.

    I hope Chloe Dawn wins the contest...what a cutie! Kristen

  13. Hi Sheila
    That looks so good. Reminds me of something I made years ago at school and lost the recipe. I want to give it ago. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    x - kiss for Chloe Dawn.

  14. I have never seen this delicious treat before Sheila;it looks fabulous, especially the way you have presented it. I assume that cool whip is cream? I might google that. If it is cream I am definitely going to give this a try soon as it starts getting warmer as it will be perfect on a hot summer's day!

    Best wishes,

  15. Oh Sheila, that looks delicious and I love how elegant they look in your wine glasses! Great touch!


  16. That looks like a light and delicious hot weather dessert. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.

  17. Oh boy that looks SO good. It has been very hot here and this looks cool and refreshing.

  18. I remember Jello 1-2-3 too! This looks really yummy! ANd Imlvoe the sugar-free part too!

  19. What a blast from the past! I have not made this in a very long time. I think I shall surprise my son this weekend and make it for him.



  20. I used to make's been quite awhile. Had forgotten about it.

    Yours look delish, Shelia.

  21. Your jello dessert looks so pretty and so good, Shelia. I love jello so I will have to try it...Christine

  22. So pretty it has to be good!

  23. Wow yummoliciousness!!! They are beautiful

  24. No, I haven't tried this before, but would like to! It looks delicious, and easy!! Very pretty presentation!


  25. YOU KNOW this is delicious...not to mention beautiful! My Mom used to make something like this...and it was wonderful. Not half as pretty to look at as yours. You have a knack for that, you know?
    LOVE it!
    g'nite sweet Shelia..and thanks for your sympathy in my ant situation! sigh*
    Love and hugs,

  26. Love that nostalgic recipe and anything nostalgic lately. I must be missing my mom and dad and my childhood or something? You made it look so pretty...the photos are gorgeous....of course you do that with everything my friend! .~. Yum!

  27. I vaguely remember making something like this years ago, Shelia. I can't wait to try it again!! I have everything in the house...even the strawberries.

    Thanks so much for jogging the ole' memory banks with this one.


  28. Sheila: This sounds light and tasty and lo-call. But, even if it didn't sound so good, I'd make it for the autumn color anyway. A hostess has got to do what she's got to do!!


  29. Yummy and besutiful!
    You are very professional photographer, Shelia!
    Your pics are amazing!

    Have a sweet, blessed Sunday!


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