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Rainbow Gelatin Salad Recipe

This seven-layer gelatin salad will elicit oohs and aahs from all your guests. It's well worth the time it takes to prepare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 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, chilled, divided


  • 1. In a small bowl, dissolve one package of gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir in 3/4 cup cold water. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • 2. Dissolve a second package of gelatin in 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir in 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup milk. Spoon over the first layer. Chill until firm.
  • 3. Repeat five times, alternating with creamy gelatin. Chill until each layer is firm before adding the next layer. Refrigerate overnight. Cut into squares. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe takes time to prepare since each layer must be set before the next layer is added.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 130 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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