Summertime Strawberry Gelatin Salad Recipe
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Summertime Strawberry Gelatin Salad Recipe

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Meet the Cook: For years, this salad has been a "must" at family dinners and special occasions. It's as pretty as it is good, so it's nice for serving at holiday feasts besides. My husband and I have three children, all grown, and a granddaughter. -Janet England, Chillicothe, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 to 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 187 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a bowl, dissolve strawberry gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until set.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat cream (do not boil). Add softened gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  3. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the unflavored gelatin mixture; mix well. Carefully pour over the bottom layer. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  4. For top layer, dissolve strawberry gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water. Cool to room temperature. Stir in strawberries; carefully spoon over middle layer. Refrigerate overnight. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe takes time to prepare since each layer must be set before the next layer is added.
Originally published as Summertime Strawberry Gelatin Salad in Country Woman May/June 1998, p31

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Joscy 22207
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"YES would make this, again, and again. Making this in a few weeks for my nephew's HS graduation party. It is a very delicious, refreshing salad. It does take time to make, but well worth the time."

Joscy 22165
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"Definitely a keeper ~~ soooo glad to find this recipe. Am always proud to take this salad to Independence Day get-togethers."

jodil 46891
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"This is one of my favorite gelatin salads! I use a bit less water in both the top and bottom layers to help it firm up a bit more. Sometimes I double the bottom layer to even it out with the thicker top layer that has fruit in it."

joyces10 23574
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"I made this strawberry gelatin salad many times and it has always gotten great compliments. I am going to make it for Mother's Day it is a real treat!"

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