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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.
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.
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.
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.
7up Lime Jello Salad
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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.
1packageDream Whip(prepared according to package directions)
8ouncescrushed pineapple, drained(1 small can)
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.
*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.**