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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Sweet Treat: Red, White, 'n' Blue Salad for the 4th of July (Taste of Home)

This is the "sweet treat" that I'm going to prepare for the 4th of July festivities on Monday.  I've never made it before, but it has great reviews, and I'll finally put my trifle bowl to good use.  You can find the recipe here at Taste of Home.


  • 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Whipped topping and additional berries, optional


  • In a large bowl, dissolve berry blue gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1 cup cold water. Add blueberries. Pour into a 3-qt. serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add the cream and sugar; cook and stir over low heat until gelatin and sugar are completely dissolved. cool to room temperature. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla. Spoon over the blue layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  • In a large bowl, dissolve raspberry gelatin in remaining hot water; stir in remaining cold water. Add raspberries. Spoon over cream layer. Chill until set. Garnish with whipped topping and additional berries if desired. Yield: 14-16 servings.


  1. This turned out really well! I love a good Jell-O "salad" and this one fits the bill. So pretty and tasty!

  2. This is SO pretty! Great idea for lots of occasions, just use different colored Jello :D

  3. I agree, Tina! Definitely can change the colors up -- great idea! : )