Special Strawberry Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
This berry-filled salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort. I treat family and friends to this dish on special occasions. —Linda Goulet, Hadley, Massachusetts
Special Strawberry Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) unsweetened frozen strawberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges


  1. Dissolve unflavored gelatin in cold water. In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat cream and sugar until sugar dissolves. Stir in gelatin mixture until dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and vanilla. Pour into a 2-qt. glass bowl; chill until firm. Dissolve strawberry gelatin in boiling water. Drain orange liquid into strawberry gelatin; blend well. Gently stir in strawberries until thawed. Pour over cream layer; arrange oranges on top (allow to settle) and chill until firm.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 233 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.