Growing up, this was the favorite Jello salad in my family. It looks very pretty in a crystal or glass bowl! It was a Christmas and Thanksgiving favorite.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • In a bowl, pour boiling water over gelatin, stirring to dissolve. Stir in frozen strawberries until thawed. Set aside.

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  • In a small bowl, stir lemon juice into mashed banana. Stir banana mixture into gelatin, and mix in sour cream. Pour into serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight, or until set.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 21g 7% DV; fat 8.1g 13% DV; cholesterol 16.9mg 6% DV; sodium 58.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2007
Note to previous reviewer: This is my family's recipe and I wanted to say that I actually like the little pockets of sour cream in this jello salad! So I don't mix it to totally melt the sour cream but of course its all to taste! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2011
I was hoping for something better I guess. Easy to make so that is a plus. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2007
Note to previous reviewer: This is my family's recipe and I wanted to say that I actually like the little pockets of sour cream in this jello salad! So I don't mix it to totally melt the sour cream but of course its all to taste! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2007
I thought this was great! we loved the yummy strawberry flavor. I think next time I might try making it with yogurt instead of sour cream to lighten it a bit. Thanks Tan for a great recipe! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2008
i dont know why this recipe doesnt have more reviews people must not make a lot of jello my family LOVES jello and they LOVE this recipe i did alter it a bit i use 1 cup of sour cream instead of 2 and i add 1 cup of cold water after the jello is added to the 2 cups boiling water and i mix the smashed banana with the sour cream. Great recipe we will use it for all major holidays along with the 7 layer jello and pretzel jello. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2007
I've made this dish twice now and we love it! I actually mixed everything in the blender and it turned out fantastic! Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
Refreshing! My 2 yr. old doesn't like the jiggly texture of jello yet but loves this since it is so creamy. I used plain yogurt in place of sour cream. If someone doesn't like the chunks of sour cream all they have to do is mix it in with the banana mixture before stirring into jello mixture. We like using blackberries rather than strawberries. I've also made it with orange jello and blueberries. Yum! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
Loved this salad! We ate it as soon as it jelled and it was much better the day after when the flavors had time to meld so I would give it 6 stars if I could! After reading about the sour cream lumps I mixed the sour cream in with the banana and the added some of the jello mixture little by little until the sour cream was runny and then dumped it all together! I want to try this again with a pretzel crust. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
Made this twice now...Easter and Christmas. I've always made something similar only with cool whip....yuck...oil. Love the sour cream! I've always for some reason used Strawberries but used Raspberry Jello...very good combination. Good with and without banana. Thanks for sharing this very nice jello salad. Will continue to use this recipe every Thanksgiving Christmas and Easter. I'd like to try...crushed pineapple/lime or lemon jello. Canned mandarin oranges with Orange jello. EDIT..If you let the jello and fruit mixture thickin a little in the fridge for about an hour to an hour and a half the sour cream mixes much better. I have a problem with the fruit going to the top and the sourcream to the bottom. Hope I explained myself well enough:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2006
Make sure you mix thoroughly mix the ingredients to avoid seeing bits of sour cream in the salad. Good taste. I think it easily serves 12 probably more like 14-16. Makes alot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2011
I made one change to this recipe and that was adding a half package of mini marshmallows to the salad when I folded in the sour cream. The recipe dosen't specify using low sugar or lighter products but I did use sugar free Jello and reduced fat sour cream. This was really yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2011
I was hoping for something better I guess. Easy to make so that is a plus. Read More
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