My gramma always had a delicious treat waiting for my brother and me when we got home from school. It could be cookies, pudding, or pie, but it was always something yummy. Once I remarked that I’d enjoyed bread pudding at a friend’s house, and the next day I came home to the most delicious bread pudding I have ever tasted.

It’s a wonder my brother and I didn’t weigh 500 pounds.

On hot days my gram would make Lemon Bisque. It’s light, chilled, and refreshing, and I only messed up one little part when I made it.

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Lemon Bisque

you need:

Lemon Bisque

2 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (approximately one box of cookies)
1 can evaporated milk, chilled overnight
1 package lemon Jell-O
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
grated lemon peel (optional)

boil your water
Boil one and a quarter cups of water.

add your jell-o to the boiling water
Add your Jell-O package to the boiling water, stir until dissolved.

measure your ingredients
Measure out your other ingredients

add the honey, salt, lemon juice, and lemon peel
Add your honey, salt, lemon juice, and grated lemon peel to the mix. Chill mixture in the fridge until it’s slightly thickened.

turn your cookies into crumbs
Put the entire package of wafers into a plastic bag, then start smashing them.

get out some anger
Take advantage of the situation and get out some anger.

those cookies are crumbs, sucka
Your smashed cookies are now approximately 2 1/2 cups of crumbs! Nice work.

add cookie crumbs
Put about one and a half cups of crumbs on the bottom of your dish.

spread them evenly
Spread them evenly and pat them in place.

damn kids
Pour your chilled evaporated milk into an also chilled mixing bowl. Do not let your kids distract you! You are making delicious food and need 100% focus.

whip your evaporated milk back and forth
Whip your evaporated milk until peaks form. I had no idea what this meant. My mom says “until stiff.” Hee hee!

it takes way too long.
Whipping the milk takes forever and is super boring.

add your chilled Jell-O to your whipped milk
Add your slightly-thickened Jell-O mixture to your whipped milk. This is where I kind of messed up. I let my Jell-O mixture become…Jell-O… by leaving it in the fridge too long. You don’t want it that thick. It wasn’t ruined, but it made the next step harder.

fold the Jell-O and milk together
Fold the Jell-O and the milk together. I didn’t know what the hell “folding” was. My mom was over and she was all, “MOVE” and pushed me out of the way. She used a spatula to gently put half the whipped milk on top of the Jell-O, and kept repeating this until the milk and Jell-O were one. Or as “one” as milk and Jell-O can be when the Jell-O is a little too hard. My bad. You do this gently so the milk doesn’t lose its thickness.

pour the mixture into your dish
Pour the mixture into your dish.

sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top
Sprinkle the rest of the cookie crumbs on top.

chill at least two hours
Chill for at least two hours before serving.

mmmmm
Reward yourself while the bisque cools.

Lemon Bisque
It’s done!

delicious
Spoon a helping for your impatient family.

family taste test
They like it!

Serve six to eight people.

Enjoy!

Lemon Bisque
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (approximately one box of cookies)
  • 1 can evaporated milk, chilled overnight
  • 1 package lemon Jell-O
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup honey, depending on how sweet you want your dessert
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • grated lemon peel (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix Jell-O with boiling water, stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the honey, salt, lemon juice, and lemon peel, stir well.
  3. Chill mixture until it’s slightly thickened.
  4. Put the entire package of wafers into a plastic bag, then start smashing them.
  5. Put about one and a half cups of crumbs on the bottom of your dish and spread evenly.
  6. Pour your chilled evaporated milk into an also chilled mixing bowl.
  7. Whip your evaporated milk until peaks form.
  8. Fold your chilled Jell-O into your whipped milk, then pour the mixture into your dish.
  9. Sprinkle the rest of the cookie crumbs on top.
  10. Chill for at least two hours before serving.

 

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