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Nifty Jello in a Can
February 10th, 2013 by Eunice

The other day I was browsing around on Pinterest and I came across this pin of a old Dole Pineapple advertisement.

My first thought was why haven’t I ever thought of this?  So I decided then and there that I must try it!  It really couldn’t be easier to make and my kids thought that it was the best Jello that I had ever made.  I credit that to the cool visual effect- kids dig it.  Recently I made 6 cans for a family dinner:  2 with blue Jello, 1 with orange Jello, 1 with lemon Jello, 1 with lime Jello and one with red Jello.  I liked the look of the green the best, but they all tasted good.  After all of that, we were snowed in and stuck with 6 cans of pineapple Jello.

Nifty Jello in a Can

Pour out liquid from a can of sliced pineapple and discard.

Dissolve a 3oz. box of lime Jello in 1 cup boiling water (you could also use the pineapple juice and water to equal 1 cup liquid)

Pour hot Jello water over pineapple rings in the can.

Chill until set.  Run hot water on the sides and bottom of can to loosen.  Then cut the bottom of the can and push the mold out.  Cut between pineapple slices and serve.

*Optional:  top a slice with an ice cream scoop of cottage cheese or a dollop of whipped cream.

*You could also do this with other canned fruit and flavors of Jello, but you would lose the nifty pineapple ring effect.

Now Go Can Some Jello and Have a Nifty Night!


8 comments on “Nifty Jello in a Can

  1. Denice Lewis on said:

    Yum! In going to have to make this tomorrow for dessert.

  2. joywooden on said:

    This is a great way to make jello

  3. Judy Sharpe on said:

    Been looking for this.. My Mother used to make this as a special treat…

  4. Susan Petrie on said:

    This is such a great idea….thank you. I am going to try this on Easter.

  5. Jello Girl on said:

    Hope they worked out well!

  6. Jello Girl on said:

    You had a fun mom!

  7. Marcela on said:

    Do you add any cold water as directed on the jello packet?

  8. Jello Girl on said:

    For a 3 oz. pkg. you will use 1 cup of water.

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