When we read this article on sweetened condensed milk and Jell-O, featuring the Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn, we were captivated! We asked Victoria, the Jello Mold Mistress herself, if she would contribute a recipe for Dessert Week, and she kindly obliged. Here is a fresh return to that old-fashioned dessert: the Jell-O mold!
Once celebrated as "America's Most Famous Dessert", Jell-O has fallen from favor since its heyday in the 1950's. This often misunderstood treat was once the medium of the creative post-war housewife to make inventive meals and desserts, but it has since been relegated to ranks of hospital food and fraternity party Jell-O shots. However it need not be this way.