Total Time
6hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 6 hrs

My mom used to make this every Christmas and every 4th of July. It was a real treat and was requested at all my siblings high school graduation open houses. It's yummy and beautiful to look at - so make sure you assemble it in a clear dish. Use your favorite Jello flavors and colors or vary by season! I'm having to guess at the preparation and "cook" (refridgeration) times, just so I can post this - so don't expect them to be exact.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 2 cups whole milk and 1 cup sugar.
  2. Soften 2 packages of gelatin in ½ cup cold water. Heat over medium heat until dissolved. Add to milk and sugar.
  3. Add 2 cups sour cream, 2 teaspoons Vanilla and beat until creamy. Set aside. *Do not refrigerate.
  4. Prepare first color of jello (3 oz pkg). Pour into pan and refrig. Until firm.
  5. Pour 1 ½ cup white mix over it and refig. For ½ hour.
  6. Repeat with each color of jello.


Most Helpful

Made this as a side dessert to go with cake for my grandparents 60th anniversary party. My dad has celiac disease so this was perfect for him. I used berry, lime, and strawberry flavors. Everyone loved it! I think next time I'm going to try to use nonfat milk and nonfat/light sour cream. Definitely a keeper!!!

lmaiorana August 10, 2008

This is the best jello salad EVER! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

tara_stahl February 21, 2008

This is very similar to my recipe except that I use four flavors of Jello and when preparing the Jello, I use 1 cup hot water and 1/2 cup cold water. My kids LOVE this recipe. I like to keep the bowl with the last little bit of white sauce in another bowl of warm water to prevent it from setting prematurely.

HisPixie April 28, 2007

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a