Frosted Seven-Up Fruit Salad

There are many types of risk takers.  One type of danger seeker may jump out of an airplane or repelled off rocks.  Both of these activities J has done and enjoyed before we met.  I have seen the sky-diving video though.  Some like to do a little gambling, cards, slot machines, dog racing, etc.  We did learn that old wives tales about how to pick a winning race dog, are pretty much old wives tales.

Other types of risk takers try a new recipe and take it to a family Thanksgiving dinner.  That would be me!  I am getting better at reading a recipe and predicting what I think it will turn out like.  I found this jell-o salad recipe in an old cookbook Mom didn’t want anymore.  This is listed as a salad recipe, but in my humble opinion, it makes a pretty good dessert.  I will let you decide for yourselves.

As usual I had to make a few modifications.  I didn’t want to, but living on the prairie 30 miles away from the nearest grocery store makes one flexible.  The original recipe calls for lemon gelatin.  I didn’t have lemon.  I did have 2 boxes of lime.  I like to use what I have on hand.  Frugal describes me well!

The original topping calls for pineapple juice; I had pineapple juice in the fridge.  I knew it had been there a little while and was sure that it was still in good shape.  After pouring a few drops of black liquid out of the pineapple juice can I knew pineapple juice was not an option.  Good thing orange juice is complementary to pineapple and bananas.


1 large box Lime Gelatin

2 C boiling Water

2 C small Marshmallows

2 C Seven-Up Soda

1-20 oz can Crushed Pineapple – I did not drain the pineapple

2 large Bananas, sliced

Disolve gelatin in boiling water.

Add marshamallows and stir well.  I stirred until the marshmallows were almost disolved. 

Add seven-up, pineapple and bananas. 

Pour in to a 9 X 13 inch pan and chill until set.


 2 Eggs

1/2 C Sugar

3 T Flour

1 C. Orange Juice

1-8 oz. container of Cool Whip

Walnuts – Optional

Mix eggs, sugar, flour and juice and cook until thick.


Fold in whipped topping.

Spread topping over jello salad.

Sprinkle with nuts.

The salad was a hit!  My next issue, how am I going to take an attractive picture of jell-o?  I tried to cut the salad into nice squares to dish up at dinner.  It’s jell-o neat pretty squares are not going to happen.  Then it hit me, freeze it for the pictures.  Genius!

Next time I make this recipe I am going to freeze it and let it sit out 15-20 minutes, cut and serve.  It will be much more eye-catching and easier to dish up.

Salad or dessert?  I don’t know, but it sure is delicious!


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8 Responses to Frosted Seven-Up Fruit Salad

  1. Candy C. says:

    My folks were both from Kansas and jello seems to be a staple in the midwest. Hardly anyone here in Arizona makes jello recipes. I have a recipe for Pretzel Jello “Salad” that is really more of a desert too! I hardly every make it though because it makes too much for just the two of us.

    • Robyn says:

      Growing up Mom was not a big jello salad fan. Up here it is almost required at cattle working meals. It always goes over well at potlucks too.

      Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a favorite of J’s family. I have never made it. It is more of a desert for me too.

  2. We make a recipe similar to this that we call Green Fluff!! Thanks so much for sharing on 2 Maids a Baking!!

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    So pretty! And it sounds good too. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. 🙂

  4. Miz Helen says:

    This is a wonderful classic salad, we make a similar salad here at the cottage. We don’t think we can have Christmas without it. Your recipe looks awesome and I know it would be delicious. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Robyn says:

      Miz Helen,

      I found your Full Plate Thursday through the Two Maids A Milking. I really enjoyed looking through your site and am glad I found it!

      I will be sharing more recipes with you and your readers.

      Thank Your for stopping by my blog; I appreciate it.

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