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Berry Gelatin Mold

This refreshing gelatin mold is delicious and always a big hit! For a patriotic buffet, I add a scoop of frozen whipped topping, then place a fancy-cut strawberry and a sprinkling of blueberries for festive, red-white-and-blue color. —Anne Marie Papineau, Hanover, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling cranberry juice
  • 1-1/2 cups club soda, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup each fresh blueberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Additional mixed fresh berries, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling cranberry juice. Let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in club soda and lemon juice; refrigerate for 45 minutes or until partially set.
  • Fold in berries. Pour into a 6-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Unmold onto a lettuce-lined platter; fill center with additional berries if desired.
Editor's Note
If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 131 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.

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  • MomDawn
    Dec 26, 2020

    I'm just getting around to rating this and it's definitely a 5-star gelatin. I make it frequently for family gatherings--I load it with the fresh berries so the gelatin just covers them, and I quarter (or eighth, depending on size) the strawberries so they're about the same size as a raspberry. Great for summer holidays or Thanksgiving dinner.

  • kdenich
    Jul 24, 2015

    I was looking for a jello mold recipe to try and this was the one I picked. It took over 3 hours to partially set to add the fruit. My jello book said you should be able to drag a spoon through it and the line should stay visible. I took it to work and everyone loved it. It is beautiful as well.

  • s_pants
    Jul 2, 2015

    Wonderful recipe. Enjoyed the zip the club soda gives it. It does seem to take longer than the 45 minutes to get it to partially set, but maybe that is just my refrigerator. Just make sure to allow enough time.

  • zegunism
    May 9, 2013

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    Feb 20, 2013

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    Nov 10, 2012

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    Jul 12, 2010

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  • catsnhorses
    Jul 3, 2010

    WOW! My family loved this recipe! It's easy and fast to make, and tastes just terrific! I'll make this one again soon.

  • grannytwoshoes
    Jul 2, 2010

    Super dish on a hot summer day. After chilled and set, to serve outside, I turned it over in a plastc pan, set the pan in a larger pie pan and surrounded the pan with ice cubes to keep it chilled and solic. Was a sucessful favorite, especially with the children.

  • kerkt422
    Jan 1, 2010

    I made this for Thanksgiving and my husband loves it so much we also had it for Christmas dinner!!