While many of us probably associate Jell-O most closely with the 1950s and ’60s, this gelatin dessert has actually been around since 1897. Recipes using Jell-O started appearing in newspapers not long after, which means there are roughly 120 years’ worth of Jell-O recipes out there! If you love Jell-O, Newspapers.com is a great place to discover vintage Jell-O recipes from decades past.
The number of Jell-O dessert recipes out there is truly astounding. Have you tried any of these?
- Apple Snow Jell-O (1928)
- Molded Stuffed Prunes (1956)
- Crested Jell-O Whip (1949)
- Sparkling Jell-O (1931)
- Lemon Jell-O Cake (1970)
- Strawberry Springtime Surprise (1929)
- Lemon Jell-O Salad (1964)
Or have you ever tried a savory Jell-O recipe?
- Salmon Mold (1948)
- Piquant Ham Mold (1944)
- Ham and Celery Loaf (1931)
- Jellied Pineapple Relish Salad (1930)
- Tart Tomato Salad (1930)
On Newspapers.com, you can also find tips and trivia about Jell-O, see some of the earliest Jell-O newspaper ads, and read about the Jell-O recipe a Kansas minister claimed was sure to make the fish bite.