JELL-O Magic Mousse

JELL-O Magic Mousse


"Children will love this magical mousse and since this delicious dessert serves so many people, it's a great choice to serve at your next party."


8 h 10 m servings
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Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Whisk in COOL WHIP until well blended. (Mixture will be thin.)
  2. Pour into 10 glasses or dessert dishes, 1-1/2-qt. bowl or 6-cup mold sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Refrigerate 8 hours or until firm. If using mold, unmold dessert onto serving plate just before serving.


  • Substitute: Prepare as directed, using JELL-O Brand Lime Flavor Gelatin.
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  1. 46 Ratings


One of my most favorite desserts ever. This takes me way back to when Grandma would make this for me when I was a kid. It never really lost it's magic for me. EDITED: I now make this "lighter", ...

My mother made this for me when I had all of my wisdom teeth removed, but now I crave it all the time! It's super-easy and tasty. I love it. We refer to it as "fluffy jell-o" :)

I find it funny to rate jello five stars! But, for what it is, it's a great recipe. I used strawberry jello and prepared in individual serving sundae dishes. My boyfriend wolfed his first one...

I halved this recipe but completely failed to halve the cool whip along with it. In fact, now that I'm looking at the recipe I managed to halve the jello and water and quadruple the amount of ...

i love jello, and i love cool whip, so i figured this recipe would be ideal. unfortunately, even after trying this recipe a few times with different flavors, i kept finding the same results: w...

Like others, I've been making this recipe for years. I find that it mixes and pours better in a blender. I have made it with 8-oz. Cool Whip--it works with small layer of topping..still good. ...

I don't have the 6 glass bowls, so I just used a large glass bowl sprayed with cooking spray. My picture looks really ugly and the color looks weird, but it was really good. Very easy to make an...

I made this and I was amazed at how simple and good it turned out but a few of the people that tried it said they didn't care for the top cool whip/jello mixture.

This dessert is fun and tasty! My mother taught me to make this about 30+ years ago, when Jello stopped making a product called Jello 1-2-3. I will definitely make this delightful dessert ofte...