If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll remember this crown jewel jello cake we made around Christmas time. So many of you messaged me after that post asking me to make other vintage recipes, that I started thrifting books and searching for some recipes that we could put a little modern spin on! And we’re sharing the first one today!!! This recipe was originally found on an advertisement “Jello-O for Red Letter Desserts” from the 60s, and after some trial and error, we’ve modified it a little to bring it up to date. I hope you all like the start of this new series, I’m pretty hooked on making jello now so expect more in the future!
Jello mold (we used a vintage copper tin)
3 3oz packages of orange jello (to make the recipe vegan, you can substitute the jello packets and add these ingredients)
2 1/4 cups of orange juice
2 1/4 cups of ginger ale
Cool whip (optional)
Orange zest for garnishing (optional)
1. Put the ginger ale in a small pot and bring to a boil. Once the ginger ale is boiling, remove from heat and mix in the jello packets, stir until completely dissolved.
2. Add in the orange juice and stir until combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and place in the refrigerator.
3. While the jello mixture is chilling, spray the inside of your jello mold with cooking spray so it releases from the mold easily.
4. Once the mixture has thickened slightly, use an electric mixer to whip the jello until it become airy and frothy.
5. Pour the mixture into your jello mold and set overnight or until it has hardened completely.
6. To get your jello out of the mold, submerge the mold into a bowl of warm water for 10 second intervals. Place a chilled plate on the bottom of the mold and flip both over to release the jello. If the jello isn’t releasing from the mold, run a knife along the edge of the jello to allow airflow to get into the mold.
7. Garnish with cool whip and orange zest. Enjoy!
Just look at that jiggle haha!!! I’m so proud of how this turned out, and it actually tastes great (unlike some of the other vintage jello recipes I’ve tried)! We’re getting started on our next vintage-inspired recipe this week, but let me know if there’s anything you’ve seen or had in the past that you want us to try to make. And don’t forget to follow along on Instagram stories, we’re documenting the whole process!