Lime chiffon dessert: A tangy retro recipe made with marshmallows & gelatin

Lime chiffon dessert with marshmallows retro recipe 1970s

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Lime chiffon dessert with marshmallows (1978)

Lime light dessert made springtime easy.

Here’s a deliciously light springtime treat that’s easy to make — a no-bake lime chiffon dessert with marshmallows. Simply combine sweetened condensed milk and a few other ingredients, and pour into a graham cracker crust. You’ll be out of the kitchen and into the limelight in no time.

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Lime chiffon dessert with marshmallows vintage recipe from 1978

Lime chiffon dessert with marshmallows retro recipe 1970s

Lime chiffon dessert

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 ounces lime-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 14 ounces Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces canned crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons ReaLime reconstituted lime juice
  • 4 cups miniature white marshmallows
  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream, whipped
  • Lime twists (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in crumbs.
  2. Pat the crumb mixture firmly & evenly on the bottom of an 8-inch square or 11- by 7-inch glass baking dish.
  3. Chill.
  4. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in sweetened condensed milk, pineapple, and lime juice.
  5. Fold in marshmallows and whipped cream.
  6. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. Chill for two hours or until set.
  8. Garnish with lime twists, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 5g

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Lime chiffon dessert retro recipe card

Lime chiffon dessert with marshmallows recipe card

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