This is a treat my mom and Nana have made most of my life. It’s cool, refreshing, not too sweet, a little crunchy, and perfect. I make it in a big bowl (I don’t own a jell-o mold) and serve it with a spoon, but if you’re so inclined, you can make it in a mold and slice it. I don’t know how my version will do with fitting in a mold though, as this version uses more fruit than versions I’ve seen elsewhere on the internet.
- 1 6oz (or 2 3oz) package orange gelatin
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 14oz can mandarin oranges (in juice or light syrup)
- cold water
- 1 20oz can crushed pineapple (in juice)
- 2 cups shredded carrots
Drain the mandarin oranges, reserving the liquid. Measure the liquid, and add enough cold water to equal 1 cup.
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups boiling water with the powdered gelatin. Stir until completely dissolved.
Add the 1 cup of water/mandarin orange liquid and the pineapple with juice. Stir and refrigerate until starting to set.
Fold in mandarin oranges and shredded carrots. Refrigerate until fully set.