Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Strawberry Jello Salad

"We often ask my Mom to make this yummy dessert for us.  It's my favorite jello salad!"

1 cup boiling water
2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry gelatin
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed
1 (15.5 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained very well
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream*

Add boiling water to gelatin, strawberries and drained pineapple and mix well.  Pour half of mixture into an 8x8 pan and place in refrigerator until geletin is set up.  Allow remaining gelatin mixture to sit at room temperature until ready to use.  When gelatin is set up, remove pan from refrigerator and spread sour cream over the top.  Pour remaining half of gelatin mixture over the top of the sour cream and refrigerate until completely set up.  When ready to serve, cut into squares. 

*TIP:  My Mom leaves the sour cream out on the counter while the 1st layer of gelatin is setting up so it will be easier to spread.    


  1. This sounds very good. I am going to try it right away!

  2. Hello Kandy, Do you think this will work with fresh strawberries instead of frozen?

    1. Hi Mike. Thanks for your question. To be honest with you, I have never made this recipe with fresh strawberries. The frozen strawberries that are called for in this recipe are in a sweetened syrup. If you want to try using fresh sliced strawberries, you will have to sweeten them with a desired amount of sugar and allow them to sit for a little while so the strawberries will let off their own juices. I'm not sure how the gelatin mixture will set up, but I wish you good luck! Let me know if you try it and how it turns out.


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