This is a delightfully light gelatin dessert with small pearls of tapioca mixed in. You may use any flavor of gelatin mix that you like, and even stir in your favorite fruit when you fold in the whipped cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and pour in the tapioca pearls. Cover, and let stand for 30 minutes. If the mixture is clear, it is done. If not, set over low heat and warm slowly until it becomes clear. Heat the water to almost boiling if you did not have to reheat, and stir in the gelatin and sugar until dissolved. Cover, and refrigerate until almost set, about 1 1/2 hours.

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  • In a large bowl, whip the cream using an electric mixer until fluffy. Fold into the gelatin mixture, and pour into a bowl or mold. Chill until set, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

544 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 70.1g; fat 29.4g; cholesterol 108.7mg; sodium 87.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2005
If you don't like the name "Fish Eye Salad" at least keep an open mind and try it. Remember there is a WONDERFUL recipe for "Frog Eye Salad". It's all in a name isn't it? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2019
Mistakenly used minute tapioca - makes a big glutinous mess. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2005
If you don't like the name "Fish Eye Salad" at least keep an open mind and try it. Remember there is a WONDERFUL recipe for "Frog Eye Salad". It's all in a name isn't it? Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2008
My Grandma used to make a recipe similar to this she would cook the tapioca not add the gelatin and let cool. She would then make the whipped cream with sugar fold into the cooled tapioca mixture along with pineapple tidbits colored mini marshmallows chopped walnuts and sliced bananas (add bananas just before serving). This recipe brings back fond memories of a yummy holiday treat!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2012
Yummy! Makes a great church potluck salad. I prefer letting the jello/tapioca mixture completely set before adding whipping cream. I liked the consistency better that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2015
Yumm! I used a mixed fruit flavored jell-o packet and if I had fresh sliced strawberries to mix in that would have made it even more delicious! I waited until the tapioca / jell-o mix had fully chilled before blending in the whipped cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2018
Our Grandma used to call it fish eye salad! I remember the grapes and marshmallows. My kids (and me) Went crazy for it. I looked for this recipe for years. Will make it soon. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2019
Mistakenly used minute tapioca - makes a big glutinous mess. Read More
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