If you like vintage Jello cookbooks, you may have already seen the recipe for combining lime Jello with ginger ale. I like the lime, and I've made my own versions with different flavors of Jello, adding pears or fruit cocktail, and a dollop of cream on top.
Jello made this way is enjoyable any time, and especially in the summer when a cool, refreshing dessert is ideal to top off a cook out or carry in dinner. Or, just to have on hand for the kids, so they’ll have a snack that’s easy and quick to eat.
The kids can learn to make this, too. Summer is a great time to introduce them to cooking. Jello is so simple, it almost doesn't feel like cooking, but they'll be proud that they made it themselves.
Photos by kimbesa.