Recipe: Lemon Glop

In our family, Lemon Glop is an institution.

First named Lemon Glop by my Grandma S., it is the dessert of choice for every member of our rather large family.

You can read up on Glop Love if you click on this link, but why not take a look at the recipe?   I promise you, this is a lemony, citrusy, sunny, happy recipe.  A guaranteed hit.

I have attached the pdf file for this recipe right here for your enjoyment.  Go ahead, print it out, copy it and have your own Glop-a-palooza!!!

Lemon Glop Recipe


Before you even begin, put your Evaporated Milk in the refrigerator.  If you want to be extra-sure that this recipe will work, go ahead and put your mixing bowl and beaters in the refrigerator as well.

It's hot out, move over....

–  For the Glop:

1   3 oz. pkg Lemon Jello

3/4 Cup Boiling Water (I’ll just bet you have that available)

1   12 oz. Can Chilled Evaporated Milk

1  Cup Sugar

1  Lemon

–  For the Topping:

30 Vanilla Wafers

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Butter


Dissolve Jello in 3/4 cup hot water.

You will find yourself singing the J-E-L-L-O song. I just know you will. Me too.

Let stand until syrupy.

Syrupy, not solid. Liquid sunshine.

Once the Jello is syrupy, whip it and set it aside (you might want to make the topping now).

The jello gets nice and fluffy as you whip air into it. New song for Willow Smith: "Whip my Air".

Now you can get the chilled bowl and beaters out of the refrigerator.  Whip the chilled evaporated milk until stiff.

Believe me. You will NOT be able to whip this unless the milk is chilled.

Now that the milk is whipped, add the sugar, lemon juice and the grated rind of the lemon.

Be sure to have this ready to put in the whipped milk.

Add the whipped Jello mixture and mix it all together.

Oh, the lemony lusciousness. A marriage made in heaven.

To make the topping, crush the vanilla wafers.   Just pop the cookies in a zip lock bag and crush them with a rolling pin, can of corn (or whatever you happen to have in your pantry), mallet or tiny, powerful little hands.   You can also put the cookies in a Cuisinart, but if you are cooking with kids, I guarantee they will want to crush the cookies for you.

If kids are helping, you may be surprised to find that you can only get 30 cookies out of a box. Wonder what happens to the other cookies?

Mix the cookies with 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of melted butter.

You can mix everything together in a bowl, or if you like to use your gadgets (like me) you can use a Cuisinart.

Grease a 9 x 12 glass dish with butter and sprinkle with 1/2 of your sugary, buttery vanilla wafer crumbs.

Add the Glop.

Leave a little in the bowl, you will want to .... um ... taste some..

Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top.

The best light was outside. It was 95 degrees outside. I stayed inside for the picture (not quite as cool as a refrigerator, but good enough)

Cover and keep in freezer until you serve.

To serve, let it set out just a few minutes to soften.

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(2) Comments and (2) Replies

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  2. Twisha | March 13, 2016 at 10:22 am | Reply

    What can you use to replace Jello?
    We don’t get it here in Africa

    • jill | March 14, 2016 at 8:26 pm | Reply

      Hmmm That is a puzzle. Do you have gelatin in Africa? If so, you can make the lemon jello with the gelatin and a lemon. But doggone it, if you don’t have jello send me a message via email with your address and I’ll mail you some! You must try the glop!!

      Have a great day

      • Twisha | March 15, 2016 at 4:49 am | Reply

        Ya we have gelatin but not the unflavoured one
        it is either strawberry or orange
        will the orange on be okay?

  3. Twisha | March 15, 2016 at 4:51 am | Reply

    Ya we have gelatin
    But it is not unflavoured
    It is either strawberry or orange
    Will the orange one do?

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