Holiday ribbon ring: A vintage Christmas Jell-O mold recipe (1987)

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Editor’s note: This vintage Christmas-themed molded Jell-O ring in red and green colors will help make the season bright! Lime and strawberry gelatin flavors were recommended in the ’80s, but you can update this eye-catching layered jello recipe with other flavors if you like — like pomegranate-blueberry (for the red) and melon fusion (for the green).

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A Christmas-themed molded Jello ring in red and green colors

Holiday ribbon ring recipe


2 (4-serving size) package Jell-O Brand strawberry flavor gelatin
5 cups boiling water
2/3 cup sour cream or vanilla yogurt
2 (4-serving size) package Jell-O lime flavor gelatin


1. Dissolve strawberry flavor gelatin in 2-1/2 cups of boiling water. Pour 1-1/2 cups into 6-cup ring mold. Chill until set but not firm, about 15 minutes.

2. Chill remaining gelatin in bowl; gradually blend in 1/3 cup of the sour cream and spoon over gelatin in mold. Chill until set but not firm, about 15 minutes.

3. Repeat with lime flavor gelatin, remaining 2-1/2 cups water and 1/3 cup sour cream, chilling dissolved gelatin before measuring and pouring into mold.

4. Chill at least 2 hours. Unmold.

Makes 12 servings

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