When the Utah Senate met for the heated debate over what would become Utah’s official snack both Jello and Ice Cream were included in the discussion.
After all, Jello Belt residents love Jello and they love Ice Cream. I think it has to do with the high concentration of non-drinking, non-smoking Mormons. Their drug of choice is sugar. Anyway, as we all know Jello won the contest.
Maybe the following comment by Senator Gene Davis gave Jello the lead: “Ice Cream is not sexy- it’s not wiggly and jiggly.” Since when did wiggly and jiggly become sexy? I am all over that trend. My 3 month, post baby delivery stomach has just become sexy!
This yummy dessert combines these two favorites: Jello and Ice Cream. It can be chilled and ready to eat in an hour. Can’t beat that!
Ice Cream and Jello Cooler
1 3oz. package Jello, any flavor
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 pint vanilla ice cream (do not use ice cream with vanilla bean or you will have black specks in the bottom)
1. Dissolve Jello in boiling water in a large bowl. Stir until all the Jello is dissolved. Then add cold water to Jello mixture and stir.
2. Add ice cream by spoonfuls, stirring until melted.
3. Chill until slightly thickened- about 30 minutes. Stir for a few seconds, then pour into serving dishes. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes more.
Makes about 4 servings
Now Go and Have Some Jello Joy!