I have been looking for this recipe for a very long time. My Aunt Patsy used to make it for every family get together and it was always my favorite. I didn't know what to call it, I just thought it was lemon flavored and it has a fluffy texture, well it's lemon fluff, duh! My cousin and I asked everyone in the family and no our only clue was her mom thought it had jello in it. I tried lemon ice box dessert and while that is super yummy, it just wasn't it. I found this recipe from Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen, posted by Twinks. So thanks a ton to Twinks, who has many great recipes on Tasty Kitchen. To all you and to my family, here it is Aunt Patsy's Lemon Fluff!
1 box lemon jello (3 oz)
1 ¾ cups very hot water
¼ cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 can evaporated milk (12 oz) chilled
*chill your mixing bowl too, for better results
2 ½ cups vanilla wafers, crushed
Combine the jello, water, lemon juice and sugar in a mixing bowl, and stir until jello is dissolved. Chill until partially set, about 1 hour.
Just before jello is set, pour the chilled evaporated milk into a large mixing bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. Fold together with jello mixture.
Pour 2 cups of vanilla wafer crumbs into a 13X9-inch baking dish. Top with jello mixture, then sprinkle remaining wafer crumbs. Chill until set, at least 2 hours, but best if allowed to chill at least 4 hours.