Thursday, March 25, 2010

Layered Jello Fruit Salad

If you ask me what my favorite food is, I will tell you JELLO! There is just something about it's jiggly goodness. I amass a stockpile every time I go home since I can't get a sugar free version here. If you feel like donating some to the cause, I'll give you my address! Just kidding... sortof.

Layered Jello Salad

Layered Jello Salad

1 pkg Orange Jello
1 pkg Mixed Fruit Jello
2 cups vanilla yogurt (approx 1/2 a liter)
1 packet unflavored gelatin
500 grams strawberries
2 bananas
1 small can pineapple tidbits

Prepare the orange Jello according to the package directions, but use 1 3/4 cup water instead of two cups. This will make for a slightly firmer set. Pour into the bottom of your nice clear bowl and refrigerate for an hour or so. Carefully mix in the pineapple tidbits and let set until completely firm (2-3 hours).

Mix the unflavored gelatin in with the yogurt (follow the packet instructions for dissolving it first). You can skip this step, but it just makes it firm up better and if you're traveling with it it won't completely fall apart! Next, pour about a cup of the vanilla yogurt on top of the Jello. Slice the banana into coins and layer on top of the yogurt. Then pour the rest of the yogurt on top of the bananas and put it back in the fridge until the yogurt is set.

For the final layer, prepare the Jello as you did in the first step, using 1 3/4 cup water. Set aside and let cool (not in the fridge) while you hull and slice your strawberries. You will want your Jello cool, but not so cool it starts to gel. Layer the strawberries on top of the yogurt. Then spoon the Jello over the top of your berries. This is a little tricky because if you pour in too much it will ruin your yogurt layer (if you use the gelatin in the yogurt this won't be such an issue), so go slowly. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.

You can use whatever fruits and Jello flavor combinations you want. I think it would be fun to do a blue layer for a red white and blue salad.

I'm participating in Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday! Click the link below to see what other jolly jubilant joyful things people have posted about.

Jenny Matlock


GardenofDaisies said...

I like jello salads or desserts with some tangy fruit in them.

Jo said...

mmm, jello with fruit is cook ... my grandma used to make me lime jello with banana slices ... it was my fave way back when ...

laterg8r said...

that looks totally tasty TFS :D

Sarah said...

I often send or take sugar-free jello to a friend in France. Funny that one can't find it in Europe. The jello salad looks pretty and delicious.

Steph said...

Yum! I wouldn't mind putting my spoon to that bowl. I stockpile when I'm in the states too. :)

Amanda said...

Yum! This looks amazing! I would be happy to mail you some jello -- can you send me some tomato paste in a tube? :)

Jenny said...

Send me your address. I'll send you a bunch of sugar free jello!

It'll by my contribution to the foreign cause!

Cute J post!


Tam said...

Hey IF you EVER need Sugar Free Jello...just email! I will send you some! Jello is a staple in my pantry here!

Nadeen said...

Jello is such a fun food. Glad a fun food is one of your favorites!

Alison said...

This looks yummy! Lime and mixed fruit have always been my favorite jello flavors.

Alea said...

This looks delicious! I loved that you used yogurt in the recipe.

P.S. Thanks for letting me know about the failed links. It is supposed to be fixed by Thursday, but in the mean time it is driving me crazy!

Sherrie said...

I like sugar free jello although it does seem a contradiction doesn't it. Oh well, it looks yummy. I am glad that you liked my scarf, I always enjoy finding something a little different. Have a great day.

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