- 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 quart lime sherbet
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Beat in sherbet until melted. Add whipped topping; beat well.
- Pour into an 8-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Unmold onto a serving platter. Yield: 10 servings.
Reviews forSimple Lime Gelatin Salad
"I made this with orange Jello, orange sherbet and Cool Whip. I put it in the fridge for 24 hours but it didn't set well at all. Like another reviewer, mine became a blob on the plate, but it tasted really good! I argued with my mom about using Jello vs. gelatin. Was I supposed to use gelatin or could I use Jello for this recipe? I told my mom that gelatin doesn't come in flavors, she had a box of unflavored gelatin and said that was what I should have used but I told her that Jello would be fine and that Jello is flavored. Please someone answer me so that I can settle this disagreement with my mom. Overall, it tasted great but I wouldn't make it again unless I knew it would stay in mold shape."
"His was terrible! It was too sweet and didn’t set up very well. After 10 min out of the mold and fridge, it started to spread and turn to a thick liquid. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!"
"We love jello salads, so please keep them coming! This one is sooo good! I added nuts and marshmellows (small ones) to this. Yummy!"
"I love this recipe.....blast from the past....used to make it with orange jello and orange sherbet....wonderful.."
"This recipe was easy and oh so good! Big hit. I will be making this for years to come!"
"The name of this recipe should really say "SUPER Lime Jello salad!" In a fit and flurry preparing for Thanksgiving, I realized I didn't have the token Jello offering for the table. I picked this one because it was easy and I had everything for it. I used rainbow sherbert but no matter. Do not despise recipes that look easy, right? My friends LOVED it and so did I. I even tried a version with mango and orange jello. Nothing left. I'll be saving this one for the future in my trusted recipe file. You go, Cyndi! As a Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor, I heartily endorse this recipe!"
"Great recipe! This was quick and easy to assemble and oh, so good! The possibilities and variations with this recipe are endless! I wasn't able to find lime sherbet so I used orange Jell-O and orange sherbet and folded in mandarin oranges. My family often request me to make this salad for "special occasion' dinners; it has become a family favorite."
"Very tasty - love that it is easy to make & comes together quickly. A great side dish for any holiday meal. Next time I will try it with orange gelatin and sherbet & will add mandarin oranges."
"Always a hit wherever I take it -- been making for YEARS! Try adding a can of crushed pineapple (instead of sherbet -- I might try both together though) and you do not need to worry about draining. Also, can add some mini-marshmallows -- be creative."