Patriotic Gelatin Salad



16 servings



2 pkg. berry blue flavored gelatin
2 pkg. strawberry flavored gelatin
4 cups boiling water, divided
2-1/2 cup cold water, divided
2 pkg. unflavored gelatin
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
2 cups sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract


In four separate bowls, dissolve each package of gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1/2 cup cold water to each and stir. Pour one bowl of blue gelatin into an oiled 10-inch fluted tube pan; chill until almost set, about 30 minutes. Set other 3 bowls of gelatin aside at room temperature. Soften unflavored gelatin in remaining cold water; let stand 5 minutes. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat just below boiling. Stir in softened gelatin and sugar until sguar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and vanilla until smooth. When blue gelatin in pan is almost set, carefully spoon 1-1/2 cups sour cream mixture over it. Chill until almost set, about 30 minutes. Carefully spoon one bowl of strawberry gelatin over cream layer. Chill until almost set. Repeat, adding layers of blue gelatin, cream mixture and strawberry gelatin, chilling in between each. Chill several hours of overnight.

Author's Comments

This salad takes time of prepare since each layer must be almost set before the next layer is added.

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