This cool and creamy Pineapple Jell-O salad is the perfect Summer side dish! Serve it as dessert, or as a cook-out or potluck side dish. It’s refreshing pineapple flavor makes it a crowd favorite.
Pineapple Jell-O Salad
I don’t know if you’ve ever had a Jell-O salad, but here in the South they are a WHOLE BIG THING.
Actually, I’m not sure if they let you in if you don’t like Jell-O salad. I think they send you to Indiana until you come to your senses, at least that’s what I’ve heard.
Of course, there’s nothing “salad” about a Jell-O salad. Kind of like macaroni salad or bean salad or potato salad, there is no actual lettuce involved, just lots of good tasting stuff that is very bad for you.
It’s actually quite the opposite of salad. That doesn’t even make sense, does it?
The thing about Jell-O salads is, they’re really light, which is nice for Summertime, and they’re sweet, but they aren’t counted as a dessert. Like if I went to someone’s house and they served me Jell-O salad after dinner, I would probably talk bad about them later to my husband.
You just don’t do that, people. You just don’t.
Jell-O salad is a dessert side. Which means that it’s kind of a dessert, but it’s a side dish. See? A dessert side. It doesn’t even count towards your dessert allowance or anything, it just gets lumped in with your potatoes and carrots.
This Pineapple Jell-O Salad is pretty amazing and simple — Pineapple Jell-O, Cool Whip, Pineapple Sherbert. Bam, zoom, you have a side dish. It’s light, creamy, cool and tropical tasting, and it makes a big batch, so it’s cookout friendly.
You are welcome, sirs and madams.
- 2 boxes (3 oz each) Pineapple Jell-O
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 quart pineapple sherbet
- 1 small container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Empty Jell-O into a large bowl. Add boiling water and stir until Jell-O is dissolved. Using an electric mixer, beat in sherbet until dissolved. Beat in whipped topping until smooth and combined.
- Refrigerate mixture until firm. Scoop out and serve.
Makes about 12 servings
Feel free to change the Jell-O and sherbet flavors to suit your taste. Enjoy and have a great day!