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Cream Cheese/Jello Dessert – Recipe

Jello Mold - 2Jello desserts are great any time, but I love them that much more during the summer months.

Then again, whipping up a jello dessert mixed with cream cheese and fruit, how can you beat that?

The recipe I am about to share with you is also very quick and simple to prepare, and it makes a very refreshing dessert for your family barbecue, or a dish to pass at a neighborhood get together.  I made this jello mold for numerous occasions, and I never had to worry about storing any leftovers…..it’s yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes  (3 oz each) of Strawberry Jello
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 large box frozen strawberries (12-16 oz)
  • 2 cups crushed pineapple , drained ( 2 – 20 oz. cans)
  • 1 small sour cream ( 8oz)
  • 1 package cream cheese ( 8oz)

Directions:

  1. Dissolve jello in hot water.
  2. Drain the strawberries, and mix into jello.
  3. Cool until partially set (the frozen strawberries will cool the jello very quickly).
  4. Mix in the crushed pineapple.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese with the sour cream, to a smooth paste.
  6. Add to the jello mixture, fold in well.
  7. Place in a serving bowl.
  8. Cover.
  9. Refrigerate until well set (couple of hours or overnight).

Enjoy!

13 thoughts on “Cream Cheese/Jello Dessert – Recipe”

  1. Johnny says:

    This is a great recipe! I may try to put a border of whipped cream along the edge to enhance the color and flavor.

  2. Suburban Grandma says:

    The whipped cream edge would look nice, but whipped cream does not hold very well for too long, so it might make it messy looking, once it starts to melt down. I would suggest to offer whipped cream on the side if anyone wanted to add some on the top of their own serving.

  3. Michelle says:

    The directions for the pineapple are missing

  4. Suburban Grandma says:

    Thank you so much Michelle, for pointing this out to me.
    I just updated my original post with the addition of the crushed pineapple.

  5. Suburban Grandma says:

    Michelle, thank you very much for pointing this out to me.
    I just updated the original post with the addition of the crushed pineapple.
    I appreciate your visit to my post and your input.

  6. Mrs Annam Senthil Kumar says:

    Thank you for the valuable and interesting Post. Thanks!!

  7. Suburban Grandma says:

    You are very welcome, indeed.
    Please stop by any time.

  8. Jane Delgado says:

    Just came across your post today, I had never thought of putting cream cheese with Jello. It looks so easy! And I definitely like the idea of no leftovers… this is often the case with desserts!

  9. Suburban Grandma says:

    I am glad that you found my recipe.
    This is a very refreshing dessert…less calories than ice cream or cake….

  10. Mags says:

    Can I use fresh strawberries

  11. Suburban Grandma says:

    I don’t see why not…
    Fresh strawberries, most likely, will make this dessert a little less sweet, and maybe more chunky.
    Nonetheless, it will be delicious!

  12. esmeralda says:

    Why do u have to let the jello partly set can u just mix everything together at once

  13. Suburban Grandma says:

    Very hot jello mixture would practically cook the frozen strawberries, making them mushy..so it’s better to cool the jello then mix in the strawberries and pineapple. I love this dessert for hot summer months…or anytime…

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