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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Holiday ribbon ring recipe

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Holiday ribbon ring (1987)

Yield: 12
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours


  • 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.
  2. Pour 1-1/2 cups into 6-cup ring mold.
  3. Chill until set but not firm, about 15 minutes.
  4. Chill remaining gelatin in bowl; gradually blend in 1/3 cup of the sour cream and spoon over gelatin in mold.
  5. Chill until set but not firm, about 15 minutes.
  6. 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.
  7. Chill at least 2 hours.
  8. Unmold.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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