These old fashioned jello salad recipes bring back memories. Whether you’re looking for a vintage recipe like grandma used to make or just a fun new twist on this classic, these old fashioned jello salad recipes will be just what you need. Most of these jello salads are healthy, and filled with fruit but are also so delicious you would never know.
Old fashioned jello salad recipes are great for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday dessert or just a quick and easy snack. The best thing about jello salad is that there is so many different ways to make it and it can be made with all different kinds of flavors and fruits. In this collection you’ll be able to find jello fruit salad, layered jello salad, molded jello recipes and more!
The jello mixture in most of these salads can be made with sugar-free jello if you’re looking for a lower-sugar option. And, there are unique additions such as mini marshmallows, walnuts, ice cream, fruit cocktail…even mayonnaise. When combined together the ingredients make a fun and tasty jell-o salad recipe.
Jello salad is overall a pretty easy thing to make. Just make sure the jello sets for long enough and serve. If you are making a jello mold, just make sure you have a good jello mold. You can find them here.
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Spice it up: Spice up your jello salad by molding it into different shapes. You can find different kinds of jello molds here.
Easy to swap: If you see a recipe you think you would like but want a different fruit, but easily swap out the fruit to your favorite one.
Assembling Tip: Closely follow the instructions for best results. It’s best to chill the jello for 1-2 hours until it is like a thick jelly, and then fold in the fruit evenly and let it chill for another 2-3 hours.
Variety: From layered jello salad, cherry jello salad, green jello salad, pistachio jello salad or Jello fruit salad there is something for everyone and every occasion.
Use the Proper Tools: Use a large enough mixing bowl. A large bowl ensures you won’t slosh the mixture all around. In most cases, you don’t need a mixer. You can easily use a whisk.
Jello Fruit Salad
Jello fruit salad is a simple and easy treat that is full of flavor. Its like eating a fruit salad but with a little sugary gelatin. There is so many ways to make jello fruit salad but here are some of the most tasty recipes.
Strawberry Jello Salad
This Strawberry Jello Salad is super easy to make and super delicious! Its a great healthy option with cottage cheese for a little protein and crushed pineapple to satisfy your sweet tooth.
For a healthy and delicious dessert, try these layered jello salad recipes. While the layers may look intimidating, these recipes are easy to make and everyone will be talking about not only how good the dessert is but how nice it is presented.
Layered Rainbow Jell-O Salad
So easy! And no one will ever guess how much healthier this Layered Rainbow Jell-O Salad is one of my favorite gelatin salads.
Raspberry Layered Jello Salad begins with a base of frozen raspberries, pineapple, and fresh bananas topped with a layer of sour cream, topped off with another thin layer of raspberries and jello! It’s the perfect side salad for Holidays and Special Occasions.
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I can’t find my old recipe for jello that forms three layers when it sets. There’s a clear layer then something in it separates and makes another layer or two.
the jello salads are my favorite because they are fluffy and full of flavor with multiple ingredients. they are enough sweet to be an irresistible treat. thanks for sharing and keep on sharing more sweet treats.
I am so glad you enjoyed it!
I am looking for strawberry jello mold recipe which included mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple and I believe cool whip. I enjoyed this years ago and possibly did not list all the ingredients, Maybe coconut and marshmellows too were added making it an ambrosia. A suggestion would be really helpful.
If anyone could help Lynda, that would be great! 🙂
It’s orange jello dry added to cottage cheese cool whip mandarin oranges crushed pineapple mini marshmallows and shredded coconut.
Hi Christina, for years I’ve been looking for an old recipe made with jello and vanilla ice cream, thats all! I remember making the jello as directed and scooping vanilla ice cream in it while still warm and then freezing it. I just dont remember the amounts! Can you help?
Can anyone help Maria out? I have not heard of the recipe she is mentioning.
Looking for raspberry jello recipe my aunt made in the 70s and 80s. It had raspberries and cream cheese and no, no pretzel bottom
I’ve never heard of that one. It sounds delish though!
I have been trying to find a recipe I made back in the 70 s for a jello mold salad. It had broccoli, mayo or sour cream, onions and jello. Have googled it but found nothing. Any ideas?
I’m sorry I don’t. But it definitely sounds interesting! Good luck with your search!
Does anyone know the recipe for a jello desert with the word “Carousel” in the name of the desert? It’s from many years ago, and you used a ring mold. Once the ingredients were chilled, I believe you mixed phili cream cheese with one or two ingredients and you would spread this on top of the jello before inverting onto a serving platter. We made this at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks
I don’t understand your website. I am looking for a lime jello mold with cottage cheese, crushed pineapple, mayonnaise, nuts and celery. You have a picture that might be it, but no matter what I do I can’t get to the recipe.
Recipes for photos featured in this post are all listed in the post. These recipes are not my recipes. This is a recipe collection of jello recipes from around the web. You’ll need to check out the links I provided to see which is the one you wanted.
My aunt used to make a similar one. Never could get the recipe from her but there is one called layered Christmas gelatin that might be close to what you want
I think this may be what you are looking for: 1 lime jello, 3/4 cup pineapple juice, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 can crushed pineapple, 1 cup creamed cottage cheese, 1/2 cup miracle whip (mayonnaise), 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/4 cup walnut pieces. Heat 1/2 juice to boiling and stir in jello until melted. Pour into mixing bowl and add remaining juice. Add remaining ingredients and pour into mood (or into appropriate sized bowl). Refrigerate until set (4-6 hours or overnight)…..hope this helps! I make it every year at Christmas!
It sounds as though you’re looking for one of our family’s holiday “staples!” My mother called it, “Pineapple-Cheese Mold” and wrote it out as:
3 oz. pkg lime gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup cottage cheese
20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup nuts, chopped (I use either walnuts or pecans)
Over the years, I’ve adapted it by doubling the gelatin, water, celery, and nuts. The 16 oz. cottage cheese container is basically 2 cups, so I use the whole container. I also use the entire 12 oz. can of evaporated milk. I do not double the pineapple or the mayonnaise.
Hope this is what you were looking for. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
It also has cool whip in it. Mine is called Emerald Salad.
Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I’m having the same problem and it’s
I believe this is the recipe that is featured in the top image: https://www.momontimeout.com/lemon-lime-jello-salad-recipe/