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7 Layer Gelatin Salad

 7 Layer Gelatin Salad
Here's an eye-catching salad that my mother makes for Christmas dinner each year. You can choose different flavors to make other color combinations for specific holidays or other gatherings. -Jan Hemness, Stockton, Missouri
15-20 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 7 packages (3 ounces each) assorted flavored gelatin
  • 4-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk, divided
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Fresh mint, sliced strawberries and kiwifruit, optional


  • In a small bowl, dissolve one package of gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling
  • water. Add 3/4 cup cold water; stir. Spoon into a 13-in. x 9-in.
  • dish coated with cooking spray. Chill until set but not firm, about
  • 40 minutes.
  • In another bowl, dissolve another package of gelatin in 1/2 cup
  • boiling water. Add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup milk; stir. Spoon
  • over the first layer. Chill until set but not firm, about 40
  • minutes.
  • Repeat five times, alternating plain gelatin layers with creamy
  • gelatin layers. Chill each layer until set but not firm before
  • spooning next layer on top. Refrigerate entire salad overnight.
  • Just before serving, spread top with whipped topping. Cut into
  • squares to serve. Garnish with mint and fruit if desired. Yield:
  • 15-20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 71 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 3 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein.