We make this Jello Fruit Salad for major holidays, family gatherings, parties of all types, and never have any to bring back home with us.
It's easy, tastes great, and people love it.
Step 1: What you need
- 4 boxes of jello, 2 each of 1 flavor (you can use whatever flavors you want, but we normally stick with flavors that complement the fruit we are using)
- Sour Cream
- 1 large package of FRESH Strawberries (dont be lazy and use frozen, fresh strawberries are what makes this fruit salad the best)
- 3-5 Bananas
- Crushed Pineapple
- Pan for Boiling Water
- Measuring Cup
- 1-2 Bowls for Mixing the Jello and Water
- Glass Pan or Bowl for the Jello Fruit Salad itself
Step 2: First Layer
So first, you need to decide on what flavor of jello you are going to use to suspend the pineapple in. We have used just about every flavor you can think of over the years, from strawberry and green apple, to blue raspberry and orange.
Once you have decided on the jello flavor, make it with half the water the box calls for because you are wanting your jello to be nice and firm.
If the box calls for 1 cup of water, use half a cup.
If you are doing a large batch, essentially a double batch like we do, you would use 1 cup of water total.
Make sure to use good water, such as the water from a Brita Water Filter (see this instructable on how to refill your own Brita Water Filters yourself).
Step 3: Making and Cooling
This not only reduced the overall time needed to make the jello, it also adds a bit more water to the mixture.
Step 4: Finish the Layer
Put the pineapple into the glass container you are going to use and add the jello. Stir it to get a good mixture.
Then refrigerate until nice and firm.
Step 5: Sour Cream
We use about 8 ounces of sour cream for the middle.
Spread out the sour cream across the top completely.
Step 6: Bananas
Return the container back to the refrigerator to keep it cool and firm.
Step 7: Final Layer
Follow steps 2 and 3 on the making of the top layer's jello.
Step 8: Strawberries!
Grab your strawberries, rinse them, and slice them up into chunks.
Add them on top of the bananas.
Step 9: Spooning
You dont want to just pour it, because that can not only be messy, but it can also mess up the sour cream layer.
Once you have spooned all of the jello liquid, place in the refrigerator for a few hours to firm up completely.