A light dessert containing two popular fruits plus marshmallows.
1 package (3 oz.) Jell-O Raspberry or Strawberry-Banana Gelatin
Dash of salt
1 cup boiling water
1 can (8 3/4 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 banana, mashed
1 cup finely cut or miniature marshmallows*
Dissolve Jell-O Gelatin and salt in boiling water. Drain pineapple, measuring syrup. Add cold water to make 3/4 cup; add to gelatin. Chill until very thick. Then whip until fluffy (see directions below). Fold in pineapple, banana, and marshmallows. Pour into a 1 1/2-quart mold or serving dish. Chill until firm. Unmold: Makes about 6 cups or 8 servings.
*I like to use the Jet-Puffed fruit-flavored minature Funmallows whenever I make this!
For 16-18 servings: Use two 3-oz. or one 6-oz. package Jell-O Gelatin and double the remaining ingredients. Pour into two 1 1/2-quart molds.
How to Whip Jell-O Gelatin
One of the easiest things you can do to change the texture and appearance of Jell-O Gelatin -- just whip it until thick and fluffy.
Prepare Jell-O Gelatin (any fruit flavor) as directed on package and chill until very thick. Then beat with rotary beater or electric mixer until mixture is fluffy and thick -- about double in volume results in the best eating quality and flavor.