New this month
Lemon Dessert

Lemon Dessert

julie romagnoli

"This is the lightest, fluffiest, most refreshing recipe! It was served at the church's baby and wedding showers when my sisters and I were growing up. We loved it then; it's just as wonderful now."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

3 h 45 m servings 180 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 15 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 122 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

On Sale

What's on sale near you.

or

Sort stores by

These nearby stores have ingredients on sale!
Find the closest stores
(uses your location)



May we suggest

ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

Print
  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Mix graham crackers, 1/3 cup sugar, and butter in a bowl; press half the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine boiling water and lemon gelatin in another bowl. Mix lemon juice and lemon zest in a measuring cup and add enough water to make 1 cup; stir lemon juice mixture and 1 cup sugar into gelatin mixture until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate and allow mixture to partially set, about 30 minutes.
  3. Beat evaporated milk in a cold glass or metal bowl until medium peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the tip of the peak formed by the milk should curl over slightly. Fold gelatin mixture into whipped milk until evenly mixed.
  4. Pour gelatin mixture into prepared crust and sprinkle remaining graham cracker mixture on top. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.

Similar: RecipesVideosCategoriesArticles

Similar: {{title}} recipes videos categories articles

Reviews

Read all reviews 10
  1. 11 Ratings

  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5.  
  6.  
Most helpful positive review

I am so happy to see this recipe as I had lost the one I used years ago and I mean maybe 40 years! This is a great recipe as it was less expensive than condensed milk and whipped up beautifully...

Most helpful critical review

It sure would've been helpful to know that the evaporated milk needed to be in the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes before it would whipped into peaks… This totally messed me up.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

It sure would've been helpful to know that the evaporated milk needed to be in the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes before it would whipped into peaks… This totally messed me up.

I am so happy to see this recipe as I had lost the one I used years ago and I mean maybe 40 years! This is a great recipe as it was less expensive than condensed milk and whipped up beautifully...

Tasted good, but it never firmed up. Glad I tried it before bringing it to a hostess' home.

Followed recipe precisely, but it refused to set up and I ended up with a graham cracker crust-lemon mush disaster. Sweetened condensed milk was whipped for ages and never reached a stage where ...

Mmmm. I love lemon this set up camp in my taste buds and boy did it taste good.

I have tried to make this twice and both times it didn't come out. The first time the jello sunk down to the bottom and the next time the jello didn't set so I tossed it.

Glad I read the recipe completely before deciding to make it, otherwise the freezer time would have been a real pain. Lovely, light lemon flavor.

So happy to find this recipe. My mother used to make this in every possible flavor and color when I was a kid. For such a simple recipe, it can fail in so many ways. First, I never use soften...

This is a perfect summer dessert! I love that the lemon flavor is fresh because you use real lemon! Plus the topping of graham cracker and sugar just adds a wonderful flavor and texture!

Other stories that may interest you