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Red, White ‘n’ Blue Salad

Our striking "flag" salad drew plenty of attention at our Independence Day party. The shimmering stripes are formed with distinctive gelatin layers. It makes you want to salute before spooning some up! —Laurie Neverman, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Optional: Whipped topping and additional berries


  • Dissolve berry blue gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1 cup cold water. Add blueberries. Pour into a 3-qt. serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • In a saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add cream and sugar; cook and stir over low heat until dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla. Spoon over blue layer. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Dissolve raspberry gelatin in remaining hot water; stir in remaining cold water. Add raspberries. Spoon over cream layer. Chill until set. Top with whipped topping and berries if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 179 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Dawn
    Feb 15, 2021

    Came out great but for the white laye5, I think the next time I'll use vanilla yogurt instead of the sour cream next time. I dudntmind the sour cream but other family members did but it was still a big hit. You can make this for Halloween with orange and grape jello and for Christmas with red and green jello. Great recipe.

  • cookandbaker
    Jun 26, 2019

    I have made this for every Fourth of July for years. The holiday simply would not be the same without it. I would give this more than five stars if I could!

  • asnunez
    Jun 3, 2018

    Made the red layer strawberry because it’s what I had on hand. It was amazing! I plan on making the next one with cherries for my Granddaughter. It’s one of her favorite flavors.

  • vsa
    Sep 14, 2017

    Good one

  • lauripobanz
    Jun 22, 2017

    I've been making this for years, a true family favorite! I do cut the white layer in half as my family didn't care for so much, and have subbed plain or vanilla yogurt for the sour cream. Greek yogurt works well.

  • peanutsnona76
    May 23, 2017

    Family favorite for many years! Sometimes I double layer amounts, allowing extra cooling time in between each. Have also switched out flavors/colors of gelatines, used different berries- every variation has been well received. 4th of July parties wouldn't be the same without it! Thank you for this lovely recipe!

  • Angel182009
    Jul 10, 2016

    I was intimated to try this at first because of how pretty it looked but I'm glad I took a chance on it. Very easy to put together and very satisfying.

  • bicktasw
    Jul 5, 2016

    What a wonderful recipe!!! My niece, Missy, made this for her 4th of July picnic and it was delicious! I must admit that I am not a big fan of Jello, but this salad was delicious! Fruity .... light ...... creamy. Just delicious! I think, for my taste, I would add a little more sugar to the white layer ..... all in all, though .....very tasty!!I'm thinking this could be used for other holidays ..... red (strawberry or raspberry), white and green (lime) for Christmas??? Purple (is there grape flavored Jello??), white and yellow (lemon or pineapple??) for Easter ....... Orange, white and purple for Halloween.... maybe add gummy worms or gummy eyeballs for Halloween??? Possibilties are endless!!

  • aug2295
    Jul 4, 2016

    This was a particular hit with the kids but everyone liked it. I used disposable clear cups and made individual servings.

  • Amandalovestocook
    Jul 3, 2016

    I thought it was very simple, next time i will increase the red layer, and make the blue jello the quick set method as the boiling water was in my opinion too hot at first to get it to set in 1 hr. The freezer helped though. Overall great recipe