1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 pkg (8 serving size) strawberry OR cherry gelatin
2 cups cold water
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
frozen whipped topping, thawed
pineapple chunks (if using canned, drain very well)
halved maraschino cherries, if desired
In a large bowl, place the dry gelatin and add the boiling water. Stir two minutes to be sure all the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in the cold water. Add the ice cream and stir until smooth. Pour into a serving bowl leaving room for the toppings later. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm. Before serving, top with the fruits. Pile whipped topping in the center and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Top with some halved maraschino cherries, if desired.