Vintage recipes can be truly upsetting. But the food editors at Southern Living want you to give Jell-O molds a second chance. Their argument, presented in these seven recipes from their newest issue, is that with fresh ingredients and modern flavor combinations, congealed salads can be satisfying and delicious. Sorry but they are right so get on board.
1. Berries and Bubbles
Made with 3 cups of Prosecco, this is basically a giant jello shot. Get the recipe.
2. Spiced Coconut-Cherry Mold
Creamy coconut with cinnamon and a hint of cardamom. Get the recipe.
3. 21st-Century Green Top Salad
Sweetened condensed milk + lime juice + greek yogurt + pineapple + marshmallow creme + cream cheese. Get the recipe.
4. Lemon Cupcakes with Lavender Frosting
Seriously though if you made these for a baby or bridal shower it would be dope. Get the recipe
5. Cucumber-Tomato Aspic
Salty, tangy and delicious. Get the recipe.
6. White Sangria Salads
“For brunch, try it dolloped with vanilla yogurt. Pair the fruity mold with chicken or tuna salad at a luncheon. And at dinner, serve it alongside grilled fish.” OMG. Get the recipe.
7. Aunt Laura’s Stained Glass Cake
With a buttery graham cracker crust, airy pineapple cream and bits of flavored Jello, this recipe comes from one of the Southern Living food editors great aunts. Get the recipe.