I don’t know exactly when Jello became so uncool, maybe it’s because sometime long ago it became a staple hospital dessert. But forget those stereotypes! I am here to present you a beautiful, healthy, and darn tasty treat with berries, jello, and a smidge of whipped cream.
If you are anything like me, this treat will be a little extra encouragement to drag yourself out of bed in the morning!
The amount and type of the ingredients is almost trivial because it all relies on your personal tastes. “Then how can you even bother calling this a recipe?!” you may ask. Yeah, well, um… look over there! It’s Hugh Jackman! Or some other celebrity type person. Kanye West? I get the two confused all the time….
- 1 box Strawberry Jell-O
- 32 oz Fresh or Frozen Strawberries, cored and cut into quarters
- 8 oz Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
- Whipped Cream
- Anything else you want
You will want to begin by locating containers for this recipe. I used 4 pint jars and 1 quart jar. 6 pint jars would work just as well, or anything else you have on hand.
In a large bowl combine the fruit and mix it with a large spoon. Continue then to spoon the berries into your containers, filling them to the top.
It is time to follow the instructions on the back of the back of the Jell-o box. After emptying the contents of the package into a bowl, you will want to add 1 cup of boiling water. Stir for two minutes and then add 1 cup of cold water. I like to transfer the jello to a glass measuring cup, this makes pouring the liquid into the jars a lot less messy and wasteful.
Fill each jar to the top.
Cover and refrigerate for however long it takes for the gelatin to set, a couple hours minimum.
Aside from adding a bit of whipped cream to the top and digging in, you’re done!
If you live in a part of the country that doesn’t have local berries in season yet, don’t feel bad about using frozen! We have been having a very warm winter here on the west coast, so finding good looking fruit in the stores isn’t too difficult.
Keep refrigerated and enjoy!