Every Sunday my Mom used to make a jello salad. I grew up LOVING it (especially the green jello with pineapple)! I don’t always have a lot of time to make an immaculate salad. This is my favorite “fast” salad. You don’t have to cook anything, it doesn’t need to set up before you eat it, and it is DELICIOUS!
The funny thing about this salad is how many names people have for it. Pink Fluff, Heavenly Delight, Grandma’s Pink Stuff…whatever you decide to call it, we know it will be a hit at your next potluck or family dinner.
How to Make 5 minute Jello Salad
When we say this will take 5 minutes, there is no catch. It really does take 5 minutes.
Start by putting the Cool Whip and the powdered (unprepared) Jello in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until they are well blended and most of the Jello dissolves into the Cool Whip.
Next, fold in the cottage cheese, strawberries, and bananas. Serve right away or store in refrigerator until you are ready to eat.
What other add-ins can I use?
Just like there are so many different names for Jello Salad, there are so many things you can mix in. Really, the trick is to pick the combination that sounds the tastiest to you. Here are some ideas:
- Jello: orange, raspberry, just about any flavor
- Fruit: fresh or canned, although we recommend draining your canned fruit
- mandarin oranges
- Additional mix-ins:
- mini marshmallows
Can you use Sugar Free Jello?
While we haven’t personally used the sugar free Jello, many of our readers have let us know that it works great. So, if you’re looking for a lower calorie option, go ahead and give it a try.
Some readers have paired the sugar free Jello with low-fat cottage cheese and Cool Whip.
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