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Easy Jello Salad Ring Molds - Some favorite family recipes

Updated on February 27, 2016

Two Family Favorite Jello Recipes

Do you have a favorite family recipe for a jello mold? Many people do and we are no exception.

What pot-luck supper or family gathering would be complete without a jello mold addition? Jello mold recipes have been around for years and will undoubtedly grace many a table far into the future.

Here are two of our family favorites...Hope you enjoy them as much as we have over the years.



Mother's Congealed Carrot Salad

This congealed carrot salad recipe is one that my mother used to make quite frequently when we were growing up. It is a healthy addition to any meal as it contains nutritious vegetables and fruit in a gelatin base.

If one is concerned about sugar intake, you can purchase the jello made with sugar substitute.


1 package lemon jello

1 small can crushed pineapple

5 to 6 carrots, grated

2 stalks celery, finely chopped


Dissolve jello in 1 cup boiling water. Drain pineapple, reserving the juice. Use all of the reserved juice and fill with water to make 2nd cup of liquid. Add the vegetables and refrigerate.

Presentation suggestions:

This is pretty if put into a ring mold. When set it can be unmolded and put on to a bed of leafy spinach or garnished with parsley.

If serving individual portions and it was not put into a ring mold, it can be dressed up by serving a scoop of it in a lettuce leaf.


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My Grandma's Strawberry Jello Mold

This strawberry jello mold recipe is a real crowd pleaser!

Everyone raves about this special treat and always asked my grandmother to make it again and again.

I personally think of it as more of a dessert.

It is scrumptious!

(It makes a large portion but the recipe can easily be halved).


2 packages strawberry jello

2 cups water

1 pint frozen strawberries

2 ripe bananas

1 tall can crushed pineapple

1 pint sour creme

Dissolve jello in boiling water. Add frozen strawberries; mashed bananas and the pineapple. Mix and let it begin to set. Put 1/2 of mixture into ring mold; add sour creme; spread evenly, and then add the rest of the mixture. Refrigerate.

***Note...This recipe can easily be made lower calorie by substituting sugar free jello and using low fat or no fat sour creme.

This recipe will have people coming back for more!


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Cooking with Angela - Black Cherry Jello Mold

5 stars from 6 ratings of Easy Family Favorite Jello Salads


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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      As you said, jello molds were always served at large family gatherings back at least when I was growing up. That strawberry one of my grandmothers was more like eating a dessert in my opinion. So good!!! Appreciate the pin and share.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Seems like jello molds are always popular at large dinners and often look so pretty and very impressive too. Jello was nearly always included in our family dinners. You have some delicious looking jello molds here. Sharing this again with followers and pinned to Awesome Hubpages.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Thanks for sharing these good salad mold recipes with others. These were both family favorites!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This is another of your hubs I haven't seen before for some reason! Agree that a molded jello salad adds so much to a meal. You have some good classic recipes here.

      Voted up, AUI, pinned to my "Side Dishes' board, and will share.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Don,

      Glad that you liked these two family favorite jello recipes. Let me know how you liked the carrot one after you give it a try. It is certainly healthful! Thanks for the vote, 5 star rating and the share on FB.

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