Monday, June 25, 2012

Creamy Orange Jello

My mom has made this recipe for as long as I can remember. It is so easy and so refreshing especially during these HOT summer days!
I always bring this when I make a meal for a new mom. There's just something so yummy about the cold fruit and pudding topping.
We've always had this as part of the meal, more like a side dish rather than dessert.

Creamy Orange Jello

2 boxes (3 oz) orange gelatin powder
1 cup boiling water
2 cups orange juice
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can crushed pineapple, drained

2 small boxes (instant) lemon pudding mix
2 cups milk
1 small carton cool whip

Combine gelatin and 1 cup boiling water in a 9x13 dish. Mix until powder is completely dissolved. Add 2 cups orange juice and stir. Add mandarin oranges and pineapple. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours until set.

For the topping: Mix together pudding mix with 2 cups milk. Beat for 2 minutes. Fold in cool whip. Spread topping over jello. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.