Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Childhood Memories of Jello Salad

How many of you remember those jello salads at family dinners or holidays? I know I do!!! In recent years, I've come to associate jello with being sick or having a medical procedure. Not a good association. While cleaning the basement, I ran across my jello molds. I am not sure if these came from my mom or Tim's mom. Finding these brought a smile to my face and memories of those jello salads from childhood.

I am not sure I have ever made a molded jello salad.

Julie's Jello Salad

1 box of Tropical Jello
2 cups boiling water
1 can of crushed pineapple
2 bananas
1 carton of Strawberry Greek yogurt

Add the boiling water to the jello, stir well. Chill until partially set. Whip until fluffy, gradually add yogurt, whipping until smooth. Add crushed pineapple.

Grease jello mold with cooking spray. Pour jello into mold. Add sliced bananas. Chill until set.
When ready to serve, dip the jello mold into a sink of hot water. Don't leave it in the hot water too long. Place a plate on top of the mold. Flip over to invert.


  1. I do remember molded jello salads, they were all the rage. I am surprised that jello salads have not made a comeback-they're pretty, light and everyone likes them.

    Your jello mold looks really nice. I like the addition of thick greek strawberry yogurt.

  2. Amazing! I don't think I've ever had a jello salad and I know I've never made one. Such a retro dish!

  3. This is so funny! I made tons of them when I was a new housewife! I bet I have 10 salad molds! And my Dad adored a bing cherry molded salad until he passed away in 2000. So I have actually been making them for a long time. (Haven't made one since he died though. I still use the molds once in a while for other things though.)

  4. Gosh, I haven't had a jello salad in ages! Mom used to do one with orange jello and fruit cocktail. Man, those were the days! :D

  5. You never see jello molds anymore. I remember my mother had a bunch of them hanging on the wall in the pantry. Copper ones. I just use a Tupperware one for my annual Thanksgiving jello dessert.

  6. I'm not a big fan of Jello. But your recipe sounds and looks worthy of a bite.

  7. Do I remember?!? My grandmother still makes them for our family hliday meals: a lime green jellow mold with pineapple and nuts. We all LOVE it! So nice to see we arent the only ones still enjoying them!


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