Strawberry Whip Cream Jello Dessert

Mar 3rd, 2009
Learn to make the world's best strawberry whip cream jello dessert!

Growing up, I have memories of church potlucks where nice little old ladies would bring yummy strawberry whip cream jello dessert for everyone to enjoy. That yummy cool fluffiness was almost good enough to send me into a coma from sheer pleasure. There is nothing quite as sweet and refreshing, yet so simple to make. Learn to make the recipe I was handed down for strawberry whip cream jello dessert.

You will need:

  • 10 oz frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of water or strawberry juice (from thawed strawberries)
  • 1 3 oz package of strawberry or strawberry-banana Jell-O (Do not substitute sugar free!)
  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream

You will begin making your strawberry whip cream jello dessert by thawing out your strawberries and draining them thoroughly. You do not want the juice from the strawberries to mess up the action of the gelatin in the recipe. Anyway, reserve the strawberry juice, as you can use that later on in the recipe.

Next, mix the Jell-O with the cup of boiling water. Make sure to dissolve everything completely, as you do not want your strawberry whip cream jello dessert to be lumpy. Now, you will add water to your strawberry juice until it equals one cup. Mix that into the Jell-O mixture and then chill the Jell-O for 2-3 hours.

While the Jell-O is chilling, put a mixing bowl into the fridge or freezer to chill. When it's time to remove your Jell-O from the fridge, take out the chilled bowl. Whip your cold heavy whipping cream in the chilled bowl. This is one of the secrets to making the best strawberry whip cream jello dessert. Everything in this step must be cold. Whip your whipping cream until it forms well-defined peaks.

Now, beat the chilled Jell-O mixture with your mixer until it is nice and frothy. Then, take a rubber spatula to carefully fold in your whipped cream and your thawed strawberries. Transfer the mixture to a serving dish of your choice and refrigerate overnight to ensure that your strawberry whip cream jello dessert will be nice and firm when you serve it.

If you like, you can serve it with additional whipped cream and strawberries, but it's also very good on its own. If you've followed this recipe, everyone will thoroughly enjoy your strawberry whip cream jello dessert and probably ask you for the recipe to boot.

Note: Do not, I repeat, do not substitute Cool Whip or non-dairy whipped topping for the heavy whipped cream under any circumstances. It completely ruins the taste of this dish and adds all kinds of fake chemical ingredients that we shouldn't be eating anyway.

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