Best Jello Side Dishes and Classic Jello Recipes
J-E-L-L-O! To me, these big red letters have always been associated with my childhood. I have vivid memories of going to my grandma's house for dinner and being fed this fun, jiggly, gelatinous dessert in all kinds of colors and flavors. Orange, red, blue and green were the colors that I remember most. I loved playing with my JELL-O on my plate, wiggling it around and around until my mom told me to stop. I do admit that I still play with my JELL-O! It's just so fun to see it wiggle and hold its shape!
JELL-O is the most popular brand of gelatin dessert and it was trademarked in 1897 in New York. However, did you know that gelatin has been a component of desserts since the 15th century? Gelatin used to be a sign of wealth; only members of the elite social classes could afford it. Luckily, now anyone can afford a gelatinous dessert for their families.
With over 100 years of JELL-O products, countless recipes have been invented to make the most of this versatile dessert. People put fruits and vegetables inside of it, put it in cake, make it in molds of all kinds of shapes and sizes, and much, much more.
We at Simply Side Dishes narrowed down our favorite JELL-O recipes to give you the most delicious and easy-to-prepare desserts for you to make for your family, or your next potluck. With a variety fruit, whipped cream, cream cheese and/or nuts, you can make plain JELL-O more delicious! You'll want to try all of these recipes!