Today we have a very easy, layered gelatin dessert!


This is Tangy Layered Dessert!


Tangy Layered Dessert
Author: Jell-O, 1987
Serves: 6
  • 1 – 3 oz pkg, any flavor, Jell-O gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 7-10 ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup drained canned pineapple
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add ice cubes and stir until gelatin starts to thicken – 3-5 mins; remove any unmelted ice.
  2. Measure 1 cup of thickened gelatin and add the pineapple; spoon into dessert glasses. If desired, stemmed glasses may be tilted in refridgerator by catching the base between the bars of the rack and leaning the top against the wall. Chill until firm.
  3. Add sour cream to remaining gelatin; beat until foamy and soft; spoon over gelatin in glasses. Chill at least one hour, tilted as before if desired.



Actually, as insane as this sounds, this is the first time I have ever done this quick-set method with the ice cubes. Which is NUTS because I’ve made HUNDREDS of gelatin dishes for my blogs.

I was surprised that this actually does work. In no time at all, the gelatin was ready for the pineapple.



I had doubts about what sour cream and gelatin tasted like together, but it didn’t look half bad.


So pretty! I wanted to make it tilted, like the recipe suggested, but I don’t have wire shelves in my fridge! They are all glass. So, no tilty desserts for us.



“How is it?”

“This tastes familiar. Add some coconut or something and this will be directly from my childhood.”

The Verdict: Tastes Like Childhood

From The Tasting Notes –

This is a pretty classic gelatin dessert. I thought the sour cream might be a little weird in there, but it was good.  The top layer was tangy and creamy, and the bottom layer tasted like red Jell-O with pineapple in it. Delicious if you are into that sort of thing, and since you are reading this blog, I am assuming you are. Switch this easy layered dessert up by varying the mix-ins and gelatin flavors.



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