We wanted to share this next post with you as more ideas for summer fun recipes! This week was a big stock up week on Jell-O as there was a coupon that came out last week (SS 6/6) for buy one get one FREE Jell-O products! You can use this coupon at Walmart and get the gelatin for .26 and the pudding for .39.
- Buy 2 Jell-O Gelatin for .52 each = $1.04
- Then use BOGO FREE SS 6/6 – .52 = final is .52 for 2 or .26 each!
- Buy 2 Jell-O Pudding for .78 each = $1.56
- Then use BOGO FREE SS 6/6 – .78 = final is .78 for 2 or .39 each!
So what to do with all of that Jell-O??? Well…… reader Cindy notified us that she makes her own ice cream using Jell-O!! She makes a Sugar-Free version for her special diet needs, but this works for Sugar-Free or regular Jell-O! As we just stocked up this week, we are looking forward to trying these recipes out!! Yummy!
Here is the recipe that Cindy shared with us to share with you! She wanted to try an updated version to Sugar-Free ice cream and stumbled upon a treasure in using Sugar-Free Jell-O as the alternative to the sweetener! The best part is……it’s CHEAP and EASY!
For a 4 quart ice cream freezer (I have one made by Rival that works well) you will need:
- 10 1/2 cups of 2% milk (sometimes I use a little more,…and I am sure that other milk is fine,…that is just what I use)
- 1 large or 2 small packages of sugar free jello (pour dry mix into the milk)
- 1 large or 2 small packages of sugar free/fat free instant pudding (pour dry mix into the milk)
Make sure that you stir the Jell-O and pudding well so that there are not clumps of it in the milk.
Put the mixture of the three ingredients in the ice cream freezer can and start making the ice cream. Use the ice and rock salt as the directions on the ice cream freezer suggests.
A Few Tips:
What kind you make is up to you! Here is what I have made in the last 2 to 3 weeks:
- Sugar-free lemon jello and sugar-free lemon pudding to make lemon homemade ice cream
- Sugar-free lime jello and sugar-free lemon pudding to make lemon/lime homemade ice cream
- Sugar-free cherry jello and sugar-free vanilla pudding to make cherry homemade ice cream
- Sugar-free orange jello and sugar-free vanilla pudding to make orange homemade ice cream
There are many combinations that you can make.
- Did you know that you don’t have to buy the expensive rock salt that you find near the spices in the store? I use my Mortons Salt (Halite) that I bought for my driveway last winter. It is much cheaper, and you can use it instead of the expensive kind. So buy a little extra salt next winter for your summer homemade ice cream.
- Also a few days ahead of time when you know that you are going to be making homemade ice cream, start stocking up your ice cubes from your ice cube maker in your freezer so that you don’t have to buy the bags from the convenience store. So, all in all a tasty homemade ice cream that is relatively easy to make – not high in calories – and you have 4 quarts in no time (about 20-30 minutes or so when after putting in the ice cream freezer).
Thank you so much Cindy for sharing!! What a treat for everyone!
Also, don’t forget about the recipes using the Cool Whip as Cool Whip has been cheap stock up at Kroger and affiliate stores the last couple of weeks. Check out the comments and the Facebook post as well for even more ideas with using Cool Whip!
Are you lovin’ these summer recipes as much as we are?