I don't care for jello. I don't know why, I just don't really like it. It's not the kind of food item I will ever pick on a buffet table. I won't eat it when I'm sick. I don't use it as a diet option. However, there is ONE jello that I will eat and it's my moms "Best Jello Ever" Jello. She's been making it for years.
Here's what you need....
1 3 oz. box of orange jello....
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup whipping cream
1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges in light syrup
Take the syrup/juice from the mandarin oranges and pour it into a measuring cup. Add just enough water so you have 1 cup. Heat it in the microwave until its hot. Add the orange jello mix and stir it until it dissolves.
Soften the cream cheese in the microwave and put it in a mixing bowl with the mandarin oranges. Add the dissolved jello. Mix it all with the mixer.
Put it into a covered bowl in the refrigerator for about an hour so it starts to set.
Meanwhile, take a small mixing bowl and your beaters and put them in the freezer for 15 minutes. Take them out and immediately put the 1 cup of whipping cream into the bowl. Keep mixing it on your mixer until it gets stiff and looks like this....
Fold the whipped cream into the partially set jello mixture. Stick it back into the refrigerator for an hour or 2. Once you take it out and start eating it, you won't stop. Your kids will probably hound you day and night to keep making it. It's that good!
My mom also adds 16 oz. of apricots to this recipe, but I prefer it without the apricots.