Pink Salad

Strawberry Jello Salad is super popular, especially around holidays and especially with those of you who grew up with this classic side dish. Often served in the midwest when jello molds were all the rage during the 50s and 60s.

This is definitely more of a dessert salad. It's pink, sweet and kind of foamy. And it's loaded with strawberries, which is always a good thing! It's also super easy to make.


  • 3 oz. Strawberry Jello

  • 1/2 Angel Food Cake

  • 10 oz Frozen Strawberries

  • 1 Tbsp Sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • 8 oz container of Cool Whip

  • 1 1/2 cups Boiling water


Dissolve Jello in 1 1/2c boiling Water

Stir in Strawberries, thawed

Add sugar and salt

Refrigerate until it begins to thicken ~ 30 min.

Stir in Whipped cream and angel food cake

Place in mold and refrigerate overnight.

Tips for Success

  • Use plain frozen strawberries, not strawberries in syrup or sugar.

  • Fresh strawberries are fine, but slice them and refrigerate until ready to use so they're not too warm.

  • You can also freeze fresh sliced strawberries instead of buying frozen ones.

  • Using an electric mixer helps whip the Jello up before adding the whipped topping.

  • Thaw the Cool Whip in the fridge before adding it to the Jello.