A super light and easy dessert - this melts in your mouth. I never have leftovers
1 3oz package lemon-flavor gelatin
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup sugar or Splenda for Baking
1 cup cold water
Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
few drops of yellow food color if desired
1 12-oz can evaporated milk, chilled
2 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
1. Dissolve lemon gelatin in boiling water. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add cold water, lemon juice and zest and yellow food color. Refrigerate until mixture becomes syrupy.
2. Whip evaporated milk in chilled bowl with chilled beater until stiff. Fold in gelatin mixture.
3. Line bottom of 9x13 baking pan with 1 1/2 cups of vanilla wafer crumbs. Carefully spoon gelatin mixture over crumbs. Smooth top, then sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of vanilla wafer crumbs.
4. Chill until firm, at least 3 hours. Cut into squares for serving (I never have luck with cutting the squares so I scoop out with a large serving spoon. Not as pretty but still tastes yummy)