Sinful Salad - ☺

Sinful Salad

This salad is a sweet Jello® based fruit and layered sour cream delight. It is perfect for summer picnics. I’ve modified Marie’s recipe by adding more than the one cup of water I found in her recipe as I believe that was a typographical error. I also added all of the juice from the frozen strawberries and the fruit cocktail. A large package of Jello® calls for four cups of water, and I figure what I have used will be about three cups in total, which will make a fairly firm gelatin mixture without being too firm.


1 large 6 oz. package of Strawberry Jello®

2 cups of boiling water

3 medium size ripe Bananas, mashed

20 oz. package of frozen strawberries

20 oz. can of fruit cocktail

1 pint of sour cream


Combine the Jello® and boiling water in a two quart mixing bowl. Stir until the Jello® is completely dissolved.

Cover the bowl and chill the Jello® in the refrigerator for about 15 to 30 minutes but do not let it set. Add the mashed bananas, strawberries and fruit cocktail to the Jello® and stir gently to combine. Divide the mixture in half.

Pour one half of the Jello® and fruit mixture into a 13"x 9"x2" inch glass baking dish. Refrigerate it until it is set (about 1 to 2 hours). Keep the remaining Jello® and fruit mixture at room temperature.

Take the dish with the set Jello® and spread the sour cream evenly over the top.

Gently dispense the remaining Jello® mixture on top of the sour cream slowly and evenly. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate the salad until it is set, about 1½ hours.

Serve cold.