Red, White 'n' Blue Salad Recipe
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Red, White 'n' Blue Salad Recipe

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Our striking "flag" salad drew plenty of attention at our Independence Day party. The shimmering stripes are formed with distinctive gelatin layers. It makes you want to salute before spooning some up! —Laurie Neverman, Green Bay, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Whipped topping and additional berries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 179 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Dissolve berry blue gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1 cup cold water. Add blueberries. Pour into a 3-qt. serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. In a saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add cream and sugar; cook and stir over low heat until dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla. Spoon over blue layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  3. Dissolve raspberry gelatin in remaining hot water; stir in remaining cold water. Add raspberries. Spoon over cream layer. Chill until set. Top with whipped topping and berries if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Red, White 'n' Blue Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2002, p37

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lauripobanz User ID: 33298 268258
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"I've been making this for years, a true family favorite! I do cut the white layer in half as my family didn't care for so much, and have subbed plain or vanilla yogurt for the sour cream. Greek yogurt works well."

peanutsnona76 User ID: 8027573 266246
Reviewed May. 23, 2017

"Family favorite for many years! Sometimes I double layer amounts, allowing extra cooling time in between each. Have also switched out flavors/colors of gelatines, used different berries- every variation has been well received. 4th of July parties wouldn't be the same without it! Thank you for this lovely recipe!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 250255
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"I was intimated to try this at first because of how pretty it looked but I'm glad I took a chance on it. Very easy to put together and very satisfying."

bicktasw User ID: 4201818 250114
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016 Edited Jul. 7, 2016

"What a wonderful recipe!!! My niece, Missy, made this for her 4th of July picnic and it was delicious! I must admit that I am not a big fan of Jello, but this salad was delicious! Fruity .... light ...... creamy. Just delicious! I think, for my taste, I would add a little more sugar to the white layer ..... all in all, though .....very tasty!!

I'm thinking this could be used for other holidays ..... red (strawberry or raspberry), white and green (lime) for Christmas??? Purple (is there grape flavored Jello??), white and yellow (lemon or pineapple??) for Easter ....... Orange, white and purple for Halloween.... maybe add gummy worms or gummy eyeballs for Halloween??? Possibilties are endless!!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 250054
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"This was a particular hit with the kids but everyone liked it. I used disposable clear cups and made individual servings."

Amandalovestocook User ID: 8887595 250027
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2016

"I thought it was very simple, next time i will increase the red layer, and make the blue jello the quick set method as the boiling water was in my opinion too hot at first to get it to set in 1 hr. The freezer helped though. Overall great recipe"

abreendre User ID: 1799143 228349
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"Came together easily and everyone loved it. A cut above the typical gelatin salad with the added fresh fruit."

Grannycakes5 User ID: 6622261 227081
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

"This recipe is always requested for the holidays. It is wonderful. I don't eat gelatin salads except for this one. This dish is a family favorite."

Mary K T User ID: 5562743 79506
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"This is one of the best jello's I have made. Even my husband liked it and he does not even like jello. Great mix of fruit and flavor!"

Feen User ID: 1925557 85356
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"This tasted good, but I had trouble with the white layer. I followed the directions to a T but it didn't set up properly. Even after a night in the fridge it was still not quite set. Disappointing, but I will try again.. would be nice in red and green for Christmas."

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