Simple Lime Gelatin Salad
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 slice: 210 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
May 28, 2018
This is really good. I stirred in a half bag of mini marshmallows and a dash of salt as well and put it in a jello mold to set overnight. Next time I will add the whole bag of marshmallows to the mixture after it sets up a little in the fridge and then divide it between 2 jello molds.
Apr 3, 2018
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.
Apr 1, 2018
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!!!!
Mar 28, 2018
We love jello salads, so please keep them coming! This one is sooo good! I added nuts and marshmellows (small ones) to this. Yummy!
Mar 25, 2018
I love this recipe.....blast from the past....used to make it with orange jello and orange sherbet....wonderful..
Nov 25, 2017
This recipe was easy and oh so good! Big hit. I will be making this for years to come!
Nov 25, 2017
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!
Jan 8, 2016
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.
May 16, 2015
Quick & easy, and there are myriad ways to vary... raspberry gelatin & frozen raspberries are a nice tweak!
Mar 18, 2015
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.
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