Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Looking for a festive dish to light up the buffet? This pretty green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a delightful, tangy flavor. —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 quart lime sherbet
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Beat in sherbet until melted. Add whipped topping; beat well.
  2. Pour into an 8-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Unmold onto a serving platter.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To help gelatin slip seamlessly out of the mold, dip the mold in warm water for about 10 seconds before inverting it onto a serving platter.
  • This and other jello salad recipes can be made in a rainbow of colors and flavors. Try orange, raspberry or pineapple gelatin and matching sherbet.
  • To avoid a lopsided salad, be sure to store it on a level shelf in the refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 slice: 210 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.