Rating: 4 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

The name does not accurately describe this dessert but since it has been a family favorite for so many years I am loathe to change it. This is a light, child-friendly dessert we instituted for the children at Christmas. It is especially well-received after a heavy meal. You will be asked for seconds!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
7 hrs 30 mins
8 hrs
1 9x13-inch pan


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place lime, orange, and strawberry gelatin mixes into 3 separate 9x9-inch glass dishes.

  • Pour 1 cup boiling water into each flavor of gelatin mix; stir the gelatin until dissolved.

  • Pour 1 cup cold water into each flavor of gelatin, stir to combine, and refrigerate the 3 flavors of gelatin until set, at least 4 hours.

  • Heat pineapple juice in a saucepan until hot but not simmering. Stir unflavored gelatin into pineapple juice until dissolved. Refrigerate pineapple juice mixture until cool and thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  • Mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and brown sugar together in a bowl. Set 1 cup of crumb mixture aside for garnish. Press remaining 2 cups crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch cake pan to make a crust.

  • Pour cream into a large metal mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until the cream is fluffy and forms soft peaks, about 3 minutes. Slowly beat sugar into whipped cream, 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time; beat in vanilla extract.

  • Cut the different flavors of gelatin into cubes. Use a thin spatula to lift the cubes away from the bottom of the dish and loosen them.

  • Very gently fold the thickened pineapple juice and gelatin cubes into the whipped cream mixture until thoroughly combined. Spoon into the graham cracker crust.

  • Sprinkle the cake with reserved graham cracker crumb mixture.

  • Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 52.7g; fat 24.1g; cholesterol 74.7mg; sodium 269.1mg. Full Nutrition