Creamsicle Jell-O Mold
Get your best Throwback Thursday ever with this creamsicle jello recipe.
There’s something about orange creamsicle flavor that feels like hanging out with your favorite people. Whether it’s getting dreamsicle dessert pops from the ice cream truck or enjoying a creamsicle jello mold after dinner with friends, this flavor just says, “it’s a good night.” It’s easy to have a good night – or afternoon – with this recipe for creamsicle jello, which is super easy to make. All you need is a few ingredients, and a few hours for it to chill, and you can enjoy your own slice of happiness with your friends and family.
From the Chef: Jell-O molds are an iconic part of the baby boomer era of food. Jell-O had many different appeals. It was budget-friendly since leftovers would last longer when encased in Jell-O. Plus, it was a tidy dish where guests wouldn't have to worry about leaving crumbs everywhere. This creamy version is an homage to the once-popular dish.
- Addie Gundry
This recipe is from RecipeLion's 103 Cookbook series, Retro Recipes from the ‘50s and ‘60s: 103 Vintage Appetizers, Dinners, and Drinks Everyone Will Love.
Preparation Time20 min
Chilling Time8 hr
- 2 (0.25-ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups fresh orange juice
- 2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
- 3 (0.25-ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup sugar
For the orange filling: In a medium bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over cold water and set aside for 5 minutes. The gelatin will soften and "bloom." Pour the boiling water over the gelatin and whisk until completely dissolved. Add the sugar and orange juice and stir to dissolve the sugar.
Pour into an 8 x 8-inch dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until firm.
For the vanilla base: Scoop the ice cream into a large bowl and melt in the microwave, about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
In a medium bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and set aside for 5 minutes. The gelatin will soften and "bloom." Pour the boiling water over the gelatin and whisk until completely dissolved. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Stir in the melted ice cream.
Allow the mixture to rest and return to room temperature.
Remove the orange filling from the fridge and cut into cubes. Transfer the cubes to a Jell-O mold of your choice. Gently pour the vanilla mixture over the orange cubes. Carefully shake the mold to release any trapped air pockets. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to serve, fill a large container (or the sink) with hot water. Carefully dip the bottom of the mold into the water for 5 to 10 seconds. This will help release the Jell-O from the mold. Dry the bottom of the mold and invert it over a serving dish.
Cut into slices and serve.