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Jello Ice Cream all started with an idea that I wasn’t sure would even work. Boy was I wrong! This sherbet-like homemade ice cream (that can be made without an ice cream maker) is, by far, one of the BEST desserts I’ve ever made!
Jello Ice Cream
Not only is this better than any rainbow sherbet I’ve ever had, it was simple to make and you can even customize the flavors using whatever Jello variety you like.
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- Junket Ice Cream Mix in Very Vanilla – I found mine above the Jello mix at my grocery store or you can get it HERE. This mix makes vanilla ice cream and you can add anything to it!
- Whole milk – not lighter milk or non-fat
- Heavy whipping cream
- Powder Jello flavors – Berry Blue, Orange, Raspberry, Lime (or whatever flavors you desire!)
- Kitchen Aid Mixer and coordinating frozen ice cream-making bowl (optional)
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 4 smaller glass bows
- 1 sealable container to store the ice cream in the freezer
Place 4 small glass bowls in the freezer for about 30 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the Junket Ice Cream Mix, whole milk, and heavy whipping cream. Transfer the mixture to the KitchenAid ice cream-making bowl. Mix on low speed for 25-30 minutes until ice cream forms.
It’s important to have small frozen bowls to work with when it comes time to add the Jello later on!
Once the ice cream has formed, remove the small bowls from the freezer. Separate the ice cream evenly into them. Sprinkle powdered Jello flavors over the ice cream and gently mix with a spoon until fully combined.
Try to do this as fast as you can to prevent the ice cream from melting (which is why the frozen bowls are necessary).
Transfer all of the Jello ice cream into one larger container that can be sealed (as pictured above).
Gently use the back of a spoon or a spatula to swirl the different Jello ice cream flavors and layers together (as pictured below).
I just can’t get enough of this! It’s creamy, sweet, yet has the perfect sherbet flavors of orange and lime mixed in with a bit of berry. Unbelievable!
People will never believe you actually made this with Jello. It looks incredible, tastes like heaven, and is actually fun to make. Not to mention: it’s incredibly easy to make.
Jello Ice Cream Recipe
Jello Ice Cream
- KitchenAid ice cream-making bowl (optional)
- Large mixing bowl
- 4 small glass bowls
- Sealed container to store the ice cream in the freezer
Ice Cream Maker Recipe:
- Make sure your KitchenAid ice cream-making bowl is frozen before beginning
- Place the 4 small glass bowls in the freezer for about 30 minutes
- With a whisk, combine the Junket Ice Cream Mix, whole milk, and heavy whipping cream until fully dissolved
- Put the KitchenAid ice cream-mixing bowl on “stir” mode. Gently pour the cream mixture into the KitchenAid mixing bowl
- Let it stir for 25 to 30 minutes, or until vanilla ice cream is formed
- Remove the 4 glass bowls from the freezer and evenly separate the vanilla ice cream into the 4 bowls
- Put ½ tablespoon of the different Jello powder flavors in each small glass bowl and gently mix with a spoon until fully combined. Try to do this as fast as you can to prevent the ice cream from melting.
- Put the 4 different ice cream flavors in 1 larger container that can be sealed
- Use a spoon or spatula to swirl the flavors together
- Cover the container and place it in the freezer for about 1-2 hours
Recipe without Ice Cream Maker
- Combine the Junket Ice Cream Mix with 1¼ cups of whole milk and ¾ cups of heavy whipping cream.
- Stir until dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into a freezer safe dish and freeze it until it is firm.
- Break it into chunks with a fork, then put the chunks into a mixing bowl.
- Beat the chunks with an electric mixer until smooth (about 2 minutes)
- Repeat steps 6-10 in the first set of directions above