Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 15 mins

This is the original Jell-O Ribbon Salad, as published in the Joys of Jell-O recipe book that my mom has had--probably since the 1950's. The holidays & other special occasions just wouldn't be the same without this dish on the table!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve gelatin flavors separately, using 1 C boiling water for each.
  2. Stir marshmallows into lemon gelatin; set aside.
  3. Add 3/4C cold water to lime gelatin; pour into a 13x9x2 pan.
  4. Chill until set, but not firm.
  5. Add 3/4C cold water to raspberry gelatin; set aside at room temperature.
  6. Add cream cheese to lemon/marshmallow mixture; beat until blended.
  7. Chill until slightly thickened.
  8. Then blend in mayonnaise, whipped cream& crushed pineapple.
  9. Chill until very thick; spoon gently over lime gelatin.
  10. Chill until set, but not firm.
  11. Meanwhile, chill raspberry gelatin until thickened; pour over lemon gelatin.
  12. Chill until firm.
  13. To serve, cut into squares.
  14. *Note:if deeper green& red layers are desired, use 6oz packages of lime& raspberry gelatins, 2C boiling water and 1-1/2C cold water for each large package.
Most Helpful

I wanted a new Jell-O Salad recipe this year and I was so happy to find this. My mother made it for Christmas years ago but unfortunately I did not have her recipe. It tasted exactly as I remembered it and my grandkids loved it. Thank you.

Gin35 January 06, 2013

darlene loves this she adds seedless grapes to lemon part

Dienia B. April 21, 2009

My absolute favorite jello "salad" -- it's really more of a dessert with its sweet, creamy texture. Even with the extra effort, I make it a few times a year.

lorilynn1190 June 26, 2006