Mint Cream Dream

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 6
Mint Cream Dream
(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Place the gelatin, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until completely dissolved, at least 3 minutes. Stir in the cold water. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.


Beat the whipping cream and peppermint extract with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Gently stir the cream mixture into the chilled gelatin until well blended.


Pour into molds, dessert glasses or a large glass dessert bowl. Refrigerate until set, 3 hours. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired.

One of the gourmet Jell-O desserts once served at the New American bistro Bambara in Salt Lake City. From chef Scott Blackerby.

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