Jello salads may be considered old-fashioned, but you can't beat a creamy strawberry or raspberry jello salad at a potluck or barbecue! A fluffy side with fresh berries and whipped cream is always a crowd-pleaser!
Why Choose This Recipe
- Fluffy, Creamy, Easy
- 5 Ingredients!
- Full of fresh berries!
- Berries - You can use strawberries, raspberries, or both!
- Cool Whip - You can substitute 2 Cups of fresh whipped cream instead.
- Pudding Mix - must be cooked and served. Instant pudding mixes don't work well for this recipe.
- Combine a small package of strawberry jello (or raspberry jello if you're making this with raspberries instead), a small package of Cook and Serve Vanilla pudding, and 2 cups of water in a pot on the stove.
- There is a difference between instant and cook-and-serve puddings, so make sure you have the cook-and-serve kind.
- Whisk those together and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
- After it has boiled for 1 minute, pour the jello into a glass bowl.
- Cover and refrigerate until cool (about an hour)
- To cool faster, place the bowl over a container of ice.
- Beat the chilled jello until it's completely smooth and no lumps remain.
- Beat in the cool whip.
- Fold in your berries of choice and refrigerate for another 2 hours before serving.
Recipe FAQs and Expert Tips
Yes, you can; you will need 2 Cups whipped cream, which is 1 cup heavy cream beat to stiff peaks.
If stored in the fridge, this salad is good for up to 4 days.
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Berries and Cream Jello Salad Recipe
- 3 oz Strawberry or Raspberry Jello 3 oz pkg.
- 3 oz Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding 3 oz pkg.
- 2 Cups Water
- 8 oz Cool Whip 8 oz container
- 1 ½ cups Strawberries chopped or 2 cups Raspberries (*see note at end)
- Combine the jello and pudding mixes in a pot with the water.
- Whisk together and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and pour into a glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate until cool (about an hour).
- To speed up the cooling, you can place the bowl over a container of ice.
- Dump the now chilled jello into a mixing bowl and beat until it is smooth and there are not any lumps.
- Beat in the cool whip.
- Fold in the berries.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to serve.
- Strawberries or raspberries may be fresh or frozen. If using frozen berries, thaw and drain before using.
- 2 Cups of Fresh Whipped Cream may be substituted for the cool whip.
- Do not substitute instant pudding for the cook-and-serve pudding mix.