7UP Lime Jello Salad

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Make this easy 7UP Lime Jello Salad for everything from summer picnics to holiday gatherings. It’s a great side dish or dessert recipe. Use sugar free pudding and diet soda if you’d like to lower the calories.

Jell-o Salad. Most people love it or hate it. Me? I LOVE them. I could literally eat them all day long and not get tired of them.

This classic lime Jello salad is made with 7UP, cream cheese, Dream Whip and pineapple. A strange green jello salad, but a delicious combination that is popular at potlucks around the midwest.

A bowl of lime jello salad with whipped cream and cherry

About this Lime Jello Salad Recipe

  • Flavor: The flavor of this Jello is fresh and fruity. The pineapple and lime add to that flavor.
  • Texture: Jello salads can be all different textures, but the cream cheese that melts into the hot Jello makes this one a little creamy. It has less of a gelatin texture and is softer. Creamier.
lime jello salad in a serving dish with a spoon

How do you make Jello with fruit?

Sometimes making fruit salads with Jello can be tricky because the juices from the fruit cause the Jello not to firm up. This recipe uses canned pineapple that you’ll drain the juice from. It firms up beautifully.

Don’t try using fresh pineapple. It won’t firm up and will end up a watery mess.

Make Ahead Jello Salad

Jello salads are great for holidays and family gatherings. And I like them most of all because you can make them ahead of time and let them sit in the fridge for a day or two before serving. Be sure they are covered with plastic wrap so the top doesn’t dry out.

closeup of a bowl of lime jello salad

Christmas Jello Salad

Wouldn’t this make a pretty addition to your Christmas dessert table? The green paired with the white whipped cream and red cherries (or sliced strawberries) almost looks like a “Grinch” Jello salad. The kids will love it!

Lighten it Up.

Looking to lower your sugar intake? Use sugar free Jello, diet 7up soda, light cream cheese and pineapple in juice (instead of syrup). Will those changes change the texture and flavor? Maybe a little, but if you are used to eating a sugar free diet, it will still be very sweet.

green jello salad with whipped cream and cherries
green jello salad with whipped cream and cherries

7up Lime Jello Salad

4.58 from 26 votes
Make this easy 7UP Lime Jello Salad for everything from summer picnics to holiday gatherings. It makes a great side dish or dessert. Use sugar free pudding and diet soda if you’d like to lower the calories.
Servings 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups water
  • 6 ounces lime Jello (6 ounces) or any lime gelatin
  • 6 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cups 7Up soda
  • 1 package Dream Whip (prepared according to package directions)
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple, drained (1 small can)

Instructions
 

  • Heat the water to boiling in the microwave or on the stovetop. Once the water is boiling, place it in a large mixing bowl.
  • Dissolve the jello powder in the boiling water. Whisk well.
  • Add the softened cream cheese to the hot Jello mixture. Use a hand mixer to mix until the cream cheese has melted in.
  • Add the 7up and stir.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 60-90 minutes or until partially set.
  • Prepare Dream Whip according to the package directions.
  • Fold the Dream Whip into the Jello.
  • Stir in the drained pineapple.
  • Pour into a 3 quart baking dish and chill until firm (at least 3 hours, depending on pan size and depth).
  • Top with whipped cream (or Cool Whip) and a cherry when serving.

Video

Notes

*Use lemon Jello if you’d like.
Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving, with 1 serving being 1/12 of the Jello. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 77
Keyword corn side dish, jello salad, lime jello, pineapple

Other Jello Salad Recipes

These Jello fruit salad recipes are some of our family favorites. If you’re not into lime, try one of these other Jello flavors to switch it up.

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Michelle Watson
3 years ago

5 stars
Can I use Cool Whip instead? If so, how much? Thanks!

jean
3 years ago

My husband is allergic to pineapple is there anything else I could use

Dale frost
3 years ago

5 stars
Cool whip can be used, ive made this for years also I add one cup of pecans..

Iran
3 years ago

Can I use sprite instead

Christie
3 years ago

5 stars
Do you think it would hold up in a Bundt pan

Aliza
3 years ago

My Grandma had a similar recipe to this she called it Festive Orange Jellied Salad 1 box orange jello 1 cup boiling water 1 -8oz package softened/room temperature cream cheese 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice dissolve jello in boiling water add remaining ingredients to a blender or food processor, blend until combined , pour into moulds or dishes and chill until set I have also made this with other jello flavours and juice combos but the original is my favourite reminds me of a creamsicle ( cherry jello , pommegrante juice, etc (… Read more »

Chris
2 years ago

My jello is not completely setting up, the center is still pretty liquid. What can I do? Is there anything?

Edwina
2 years ago

5 stars
The color of this is amazing so I made it and my kids loved it. We didn’t even have a special occasion. I just made it to try it and we all thought it was delicious. Next time I’ll make it for a birthday or another event. Thanks for sharing such a family friendly recipe.

Lori Daniels
2 years ago

Can I whip up some heavy whipping cream and use it instead of dream whip?

Lori Daniels
2 years ago

Can I make it 2 days ahead?

Anonymous
2 years ago

What fruit can be used instead of pineapple

lillian palkovich
2 years ago

Can I use ginger ale instead of 7 up

Sherry J Brand
1 year ago

What do you call that decorating tip? It looks pretty! I am making the jello salad right now for a family dinner tomorrow!