Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello & Blendtec Giveaway!

Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello
You know why I love jello salad? Because you can legitimately serve dessert as a side dish with dinner and nobody bats an eye. Aunt Beatrice signed up to bring a nice green salad for Easter, but shows up with jello salad instead? It’s aaaall good.  Salad is salad people. Don’t question it.
Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello
Eric didn’t like jello as a kid (he has since mended his ways). His grandmother always brought a special jello recipe to family events and would get so offended when he didn’t eat it. She was always trying to convince Eric’s mom to force him to eat it, as if it were something actually nutritious instead of straight up sugar and fruit.
Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello

My sister-in-law Sandi has made this jello for multiple events over the past year, and every time I end up back in her fridge eating it with a spoon after the party is over. It was her idea to blend it all up. I love how creamy it is. I am all about fruit in jello, and this one certainly has it, but without the inconvenience of chewing. (It’s like the smoothie of jellos. You could even add some spinach to make it healthy. Oh my gosh I’m just kidding.)

Don’t even worry about the sour cream. It makes it creamy and even adds a nice little tang.

Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello
This Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello is a good option for Easter. It’s super easy, and make-ahead to boot. It may not be gourmet, but you know what, I don’t think anyone will complain once they taste it. Jello is a classic, embrace it!
Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello
Guess what guys!I’m helping host a giveaway this week! My friend Chelsea from Chelsea’s Messy Apron put together this giveaeay for a Designer Series Blendtec and Twister Jar. (The Twister Jar is handy for when you want to do heavy duty stuff, like nut butter.) Check it:

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P.S. Happy Easter to everyone! Here’s to remembering the reason for the season. I will be remembering with my family this Sunday that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and Because of Him we can be redeemed. I hope everyone, religious or not, can enjoy this season of joy, family, and rebirth.

Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello

Yield: Serves 10


  • 1 (6-oz) package Strawberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 24 ounces frozen strawberries, whole or sliced
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups (16-oz) sour cream, light or regular
  • fresh strawberries, to garnish (optional)


  1. Empty the jello package into a large bowl. Carefully pour the boiling water over the top, then stir until the jello is dissolved.
  2. Add the frozen strawberries and stir until mostly thawed. Pour this mixture into a large blender.
  3. In a small bowl, roughly mash together the banana and lemon juice. Add this to the blender.
  4. Add the 2 cups of sour cream. Blend for about 30 seconds, some lumps are okay.
  5. Prepare a jello mold or a 10-12 cup bundt pan with nonstick spray. (Or just use a pretty bowl, no need to spray).
  6. Pour the jello into the prepared pan, cover tightly, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight, until completely chilled.
  7. To invert the jello, place a plate over the mold and flip. If the jello doesn't come out, fill a large bowl with hot water and hold the bottom of the mold in the water for no more than 1-3 seconds, then invert again. (This will help melt the outer edge, releasing the jello.)
  8. Serve the jello with fresh strawberries.


The frozen strawberry amount doesn't have to be exact. If your store sells 10 ounce packages, then buy 2 and call it good.

Source: slightly adapted from

Creamy Strawberry Banana JelloJellooooooo! You know you want this.

Creamy Strawberry Banana JelloAdd the boiling water and stir it up.

Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello

Don’t worry about mashing the bananas too much, you just want to make sure to get the lemon juice all over it.

Creamy Strawberry Banana JelloDump it all in a blender (No this is not a Blendtec! I wish!)

Creamy Strawberry Banana Jello

And give it a whirl.

Creamy Strawberry Banana JelloIf the jello won’t come out,  hold the mold in a large bowl of hot water for a couple seconds. Should do the trick.

Check out this other jello I posted a while back: Coca Cola Jello Salad with Cherries

Coca-Cola Jello Salad with Cherries





  1. says

    I love that you’re not too cool to embrace the jello.
    I think I could totally get away with substituting the sour cream with Greek yogurt. In college we’d mix the jello with Cool whip and as it set up, the cool whip would rise to the top so that there were automatic layers. We thought we were culinary geniuses.
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  2. says

    This is totally taking me back to being a kid! My aunt used to make a jello salad on Easter, sour cream and all! I would take big scoops of it and plop it on my plate right next to my ham and mashed potatoes. Kind of a weird combination now that I think about it, but seemed totally normal then.
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  3. Sarah says

    It’s like my son was reading your mind…he demanded I buy strawberry jello today, and conveniently, I already have all the other ingredients. Can I just use a regular Bundt pan? There’s no secret to it? (PS we just bought a Blendtec and I love it.)

  4. Kayci says

    My family totally digs jello. It is a staple at dinners because my grandma has bad teeth. I made this but it was a fail. It did not set up. I am not sure what I did wrong because you know it is jello, but it was still pretty and looked good! I will have to try again.

    • says

      Kayci I’ve failed you! I’m so sorry it didn’t set up. How long did you refrigerate it? My sister-in-law (who gave me the recipe) just told me yesterday that it takes longer than usual to set up. So maybe I will change the directions to say refrigerate for at least 8 hours. (I did mine overnight). I’m glad it still tasted good!

      • Kayci says

        Well it would be in my scope of abilities to mess jello up! It did end up being almost like a smoothie, to which I could have added that spinach just fine!
        I think I put a little extra banana in, maybe that was it? I did refrigerate it for a long time though. I mixed it up last night, put it in the fridge and kept it there till about 5 pm today.
        So if all else fails it can be used as a smoothie!

  5. says

    I miss jello!! I need to make this. There was a woman in my church who used to bring jello shapes to church picnics when I was a kid. She had a mold that made the shapes of the 50 states… so cool! Haha. Jello makes me feel nostalgic. It was something we never really had at home, so I looked forward to having it at picnics and friends’ houses. :)
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    • Janice Zacharias says

      I could be that woman, I own one of those 50-state jello molds! [it was free if you bought jello] I just made this jello for Easter, it was as delicious as it looks – but I put it in a boring bowl, I should have been more patriotic!

  6. says

    I used to not like jello until I figured out how fabulous it tastes when combined with fruit! Loving the strawberry and banana combo – so glad I’m not missing out anymore. Looks so, so beautiful – the colors are so vibrant!!
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  7. Jana says

    I made this for Easter, pretty pink color. Tasted wonderful, but did not set up at all. It was more like a smoothie than a Jello Salad.

    • says

      Hi Jana! I’m sorry this didn’t set up for you. I’ve made it successfully several times since posting. Are you sure you used one 6-ounce package of jello? Some other readers have made the mistake of using one 3-ounce package, which is of course only half the amount you need. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you!

      • Jana says

        On your email to me, you stated two 6 oz jello packages, on your recipe you stated one, 6 oz jello package, is it two that I was supposed to use?

        • says

          Hey Jana– I figured that would confuse you! My apologies. I quickly wrote my response and hit publish and then re-read it and realized it was wrong. (Doh! Mondays…) I edited my comment of course but there was no way to change the automated email. Recipe calls for ONE 6 ounce package of Jello.


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