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Jello Dessert Recipes

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A good start to many yummy dessert dishes is a package of jello. This page contains jello dessert recipes.


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By 7 found this helpful
May 19, 2010

This is a delicious Jello dessert with a couple of surprises in it. It is sometimes called a salad, but as you'll see, it's really an interesting dessert with an awesome flavor.



Mix sugar and pineapple in small saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring. Remove from heat. Set aside and allow to cool.

Add 1 cup boiling water to lemon Jello and stir to dissolve. Stir in pineapple-sugar mixture. Allow to thoroughly cool. Stir in shredded cheese and chopped pecans. Refrigerate. Allow to congeal slightly, then stir in Cool Whip. Refrigerate 4-6 hours or until ready to serve.


This can be really dressed up for a party by adding a swirl of whipped cream to the top of each serving. Add a maraschino cherry and a mint leaf or two.

Servings: 6-8
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time - must be made ahead
5 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: From my daughter who makes this for me almost every time we go to visit them. The payback is, I have to make her cinnamon rolls before I leave. :-)

By Pookarina from Boca Raton, FL

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By 2 found this helpful
March 29, 2010

This is a sweet tip especially here at Easter when you might like to serve pastel colored Jello. Make up large or small packages of Jello using only half the suggested amount of boiling water. Be sure to stir it really well so that it's completely dissolved.


Then add ice cubes to equal the amount of cold water suggested (ice cube sizes differ in size, so measure how much water you need to fill a tray of ice cubes or allow ice cubes to melt and measure the melted amount to see how much it is. Write those figures down on paper to tape on the inside of a kitchen cabinet door to use in the future. (I also keep a paper there with quick substitutions of various things as well as a table of measurement conversions).

Now, add 1 cup of Sour Cream (for large pkg of Jello and 1/2 cup if you're making a small pkg) and stir it in until it's fully incorporated. This should look like a creamy pastel version of whatever color Jello you're using.

If you want a pretty multi-colored Jello salad, just make up several different colors, allow them to set up in flat pans, then cut them into cubes and pile them up on lettuce leaves. With a nice big Easter Dinner, there's sometimes only room for Jello.


Happy Easter and Happy Passover to Everyone.

Source: My Mother always made this for us when I was growing up. I think it was also a way for her to get us to eat more dairy products.

By (Pookarina) Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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By 3 found this helpful
May 10, 2010


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. strawberry or raspberry jello


Combine sugar, cornstarch, and water in saucepan. Cook until thick and clear. Add jello and stir until dissolved. Use as a filling in pies or as a topping for cream cakes. May be doubled as needed. Yummy!

Source: Amish Cookbook

By crazymissmary from Malad, ID

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By 1 found this helpful
March 29, 2010


  • 1 small pkg. cherry gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
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  • 1 large tub Cool Whip


Add boiling water to gelatin. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add can of pineapple with juice. Refrigerate until mixture is fairly set. Fold in finely grated cheese and Cool Whip.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
January 11, 2008

This is a very simple but classy desert. Would be great after a candlelit dinner. The ingredients are for 2, 4, 6, depends how you build it.



Prepare Jello early in the day, or the night before, so it will have time to set up. At least a few hours, or can be done several hours before desert is to be served, layer the ice cream and Jello, in the wine glasses. And pop into the freezer and let it rest. This will set the layers and refreeze the ice cream. Just before serving put a dollop of cool whip, or whipped cream on top, add a cherry, and serve.

Source: I learned how to make it when I was just a little kid, my beloved mother, made it for desert after special dinner for close friends. I have never in 61 years, found anyone who ever even heard of it. So it has always been her specialty, I think of her every day, but when I make it for fancy dinners, I can hear mother telling me to be careful that I don't break any wine glasses. She has been gone for almost 9 years, but I miss her more than words can describe.

By Rustie Rock from Clearwater, Florida

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By 0 found this helpful
February 18, 2008

This is a great and quick dessert. You take one large Jello gelatin, any kind you like, one container of Cool Whip, 1 container of cottage cheese, the smaller size, and about a cup of cut up nuts.

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By 1 found this helpful
March 2, 2010

Drain the pineapple and reserve the juice. Add water to make 1 cup, heat until mixture is boiling. Dissolve the jello in the boiling liquid. Cool. Stir in ginger ale slowly. Chill until partly set.

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December 13, 2008

In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the boiling water and 1 package of Jello. Stir until dissolved. Add 1 of the cut quarters of ice cream to the Jello and stir until it melts. Pour the Jello and ice cream into a 9x13 pan.

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March 12, 2008

This is one of my children's favorites: Add recommended amount of boiling water to jello to dissolve. In place of cold water, add an equal amount of orange sherbert. Stir to dissolve. Place in refrigerator.

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Try adding yogurt to your Jello mix for a different version of this popular treat. This is a guide about making Jello with yogurt.

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February 21, 20140 found this helpful

This is a guide about making ribbon and layered Jello. Ribbon Jello is a fun dessert made up of fruity Jello layers and creamy layers. It is perfect for a hot summer day.

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This guide is about making a jello beach dessert. This delightful jello dessert is perfect for a summertime party.

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July 23, 2012

This is an apricot lover's dream. You can also add chopped pieces of apricot, if you would like, though the recipe does not call for that.

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July 7, 2012

Easy, cool, no bake, low calorie, even good for breakfast.

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November 22, 2006

Recipe for Jeweled Jello Dessert. In a small bowl dissolve strawberry, grape, lime and orange gelatin each separately in 1 cup boiling water each. Cool, then add 1/2 cup cold water to each and pout into loaf pans 8x5x3 inch coated with nonstick spray.

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January 27, 2006

Make Strawberry Flavor Jello according to package directions. Chill and then add a can of drained Mandarin Oranges when partially jelled...

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By 0 found this helpful
November 7, 2007

Does anyone out there have the recipe for Cranberry Fluff - About 30/35 years ago I had a recipe for a salad called cranberry fluff. It contained fresh cranberrys, walnuts, mini marshmallows and red jello, among other things. It just filled the old Tupperware Wonderlier bowl. I lost the recipe years ago and have been trying to find it again. Thank you for your help.

Sheri from Rathdrum, Idaho

Editors Note: Here is a link to a recipe for Cranberry Fluff without red jello: Cranberry Fluff


By guest (Guest Post)
November 8, 20070 found this helpful

4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3 cups miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
1/2 cup halved green grapes
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Place cranberries in a food processor or blender; cover and process until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl; add the marshmallows and sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, stir in the apples, grapes, nuts and salt. Fold in whipped cream.


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By guest (Guest Post)
November 9, 20070 found this helpful


1 pkg. cherry Jello
1 c. hot water
1 lb. can whole cranberry sauce
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. diced celery
1/4 c. chopped walnuts

Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Let chill until slightly thickened. Beat cranberry sauce until saucy. Stir into gelatin with celery and walnuts.
Fold in sour cream. Pour into mold and chill until firm.

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