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Mom’s strawberry jello dessert

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the syrup

  • In a saucepan add the water, sugar and cognac.
  • Place it over medium heat for 2 minutes until the sugar melts.
  • Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

For the cream

  • In a pot, add 500 g milk, the heavy cream and 100 g sugar.
  • Place over medium heat, bring to a boil and remove.
  • In a bowl, add 200 g milk, corn starch, 40 g sugar, the vanilla extract and the egg yolk. Whisk until the sugar melts completely.
  • Place a layer of rusks in a 25x35 cm ovenproof pan, making sure there are no empty spaces.
  • As soon as the milk boils, remove from heat and slowly pour it into the bowl with the egg yolk while whisking continuously.
  • Transfer the new mixture to the pot and place over medium heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the cream thickens while whisking continuously.
  • Remove from heat and add the butter. Whisk until it melts and is incorporated.

To assemble

  • Pour all of the syrup over the rusks with a ladle.
  • Spread the cream over the surface of the rusks with a spatula.
  • Cover with plastic wrap making sure the wrap touches the surface of the cream directly so that a film does not form.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours so the cream can chill.
  • In a bowl, add the jello powder and the boiling water.
  • Mix until the powder dissolves and add the cold water.
  • Remove the ovenproof dish from the refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap and add the liquid jello mixture over the cream with a ladle.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours until the jello thickens and sets.
  • When ready, remove from refrigerator and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
25 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
48 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
31 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
52 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
12 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
5 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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