lime jello salad

by Kristina Sloggett

in Breakfast,Dessert,recipes

I had to do it.

This year when my mom and I were making our lists of holiday eats, my favorite jello salad came up in conversation. From as far back as I can remember, until sometime in college, probably, we’ve had this salad every Thanksgiving and Christmas.

It was one of my very favorites, and I remember being assigned the task of portioning it into dessert bowls and placing them on the table, right before we would sit to eat. I took this job very seriously, and probably asked no fewer than twenty times “is it dinner time yet?” and “should I start now?”

I told my mom I would be making the jello salad this year. It is so SO good – and it tastes like childhood.

and it is SO easy:

Lime Jello Salad

1 (3 ounce) package lime jello
1 cup milk
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
8 ounces cream cheese, cubed

Pour milk in saucepan, add marshmallows and stir until half melted.

Add jello, stir until dissolved.

Remove from heat, add cream cheese and pineapple. Place in fridge to cool and set halfway – about 20 minutes.

Whip cream!

Fold whipped cream into half-set jello.

Transfer to serving dish and place in refrigerator to set – preferably overnight.

This is a very sixties or seventies dessert, isn’t it?
Why is it called salad?

It is now Jason’s favorite too.

Do you have a favorite dessert like this from childhood?

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