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Patriotic Jello Dessert

Easy to make patriotic dessert "starring" red and blue jello with a white cream layer.
Servings 12
Calories 2646kcal
Author Marty's Musings


  • 2 3 1/2 oz packages strawberry (or other red) jello
  • 1 20- oz. can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 2 3 1/2 oz packages berry blue jello
  • chopped nuts optional


  • Prepare strawberry jello according to directions on box and add pineapple (with juice). Pour into individual serving dishes (or plastic cups) or into a 9x13 glass dish and chill until firm.
  • Prepare unflavored gelatin according to directions on box. Beat cream cheese slightly and then add the gelatin mixture.
  • Beat gelatin and cream cheese until smooth. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Once this mixture has cooled, fold in the whipped topping until mixed together well.
  • Pour this mixture over the firm bottom layer and return to refrigerator and chill until firm, approximately 1 hour.
  • Prepare berry blue jello according to directions in box. (If desired you can add chopped nuts to this layer.) Pour over the two layers and chill until firm.
  • Can be served with a dash of whipped topping if desired.


I did not use chopped nuts for this recipe but in the future I probably will. I think the pineapple in the first layer and the nuts in the top layer give the jello a little variety.