Anna Buckley
January 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Getty Images/Jay Paull

Back in the day, Jell-O molds were all the rage. Maybe your grandma made one of these gelatinous, colorful, wobbly delights for you as a child, or maybe you’ve seen them as the butt of an old sitcom joke. It is truly a vintage recipe. Either way, they’re a little alien and very fascinating to us modern dessert connoisseurs.

This Pinterest pin featuring a Jell-O recipe from 1928 (you know, back when Jell-O cost 10 cents a package) has us truly intrigued not just because it *looks* so weird, but because we imagine it must taste pretty weird too.


The recipe calls for:

The instructions themselves are pretty simple: Dissolve the lemon Jell-O in boiling water, add the chopped fruits, pour the mixture into the mold, and cool it until the Jell-O becomes, well, you know, Jell-O. Top it with fresh whipped cream and *voilà!*, you have a dessert that will simultaneously entice and disgust your dinner guests.

Just kidding. We’re actually super curious about trying this out. Don’t knock it till you try it, as they say. (And if you do, it’ll just wobble, so it’s fine.)