3 Ingredient Grape Jello Salad with a great grape flavor. Made with grape juice concentrate, this Jello salad is delicious and packed with flavor. This recipe only has 3 ingredients and will be great for picnics, gatherings and family suppers!
So I made this 3 ingredient grape Jello salad the other day and I had a 16 year old licking the bowl exclaiming that this grape salad is the best thing.
I had to agree. I have never had a jello salad so flavorful, so delicious, so, well, wonderful. You know, if I do say so myself.
By the way, if you never have had a 16 year old before let me tell you, 'tis scary to see them drive down the road solo for the first time. A whole lot of Crazies out there.
Different types of salads are great to have for picnics and BBQ's. Like this Red Potato Salad.
- grape jello
- grape juice concentrate
- whipped cream (Cool Whip)
The recipe for this grape jello is pretty basic but the two ingredients that make this Jello pop is the grape flavored Jello and the Grape Juice Concentrate. The grape flavors shine in this dessert, er salad, and it was definitely the grape juice concentrate that helped the flavors shine.
Can I use generic ingredients instead of name brand?
So can use use generic to make the flavors shine? The answer is: maybe. If you want to use generic (off brand) grape juice concentrate, absolutely that works.
It wouldn't be advised, however, use generic Jello. I would stick with the classic Jell-O brand or I have also used Welch's grape jello and it tasted great! You can use either generic or name brand whipped cream, though I recommend name brand (Cool Whip).
How to store this grape salad recipe?
This recipe is best if eaten within 24 hours of making it. You can store it covered with plastic wrap before serving and after if you have leftovers. Going to keep it real, I usually don't have leftovers. However, if you do, it does keep for 24-36 hours.
While it is being served, it can stay un-refrigerated for up to an hour, though after that I recommend putting it in the fridge to remain cool.
When do I whip in the whipped cream?
It is important to stir in the whipped cream at the right time or you will end up with soggy and runny jello. It still tastes great, just looks a little sloppy. The best time to stir in the whipped cream is after about four hours in the fridge.
The Jello mixture will be almost completely set and the whipped cream will mix into the Jello beautifully.
After you put the Jello in the fridge to set for another couple of hours, the grape jello salad is firm and scoops wonderfully onto a plate.
All you need for this recipe is grape jello, whipping cream and the grape juice concentrate (and water). You need to plan accordingly because you have to let the jello sit for about 4 hours then mix in the whipped cream. Then it needs to sit until it sets, about 1-2 hours more.
This salad recipe would be great for picnics, potlucks and family gatherings. Enjoy!
Like Jello recipes? Try: Cherry Lemonade Jello Salad
3 Ingredient Grape Jello Salad
- 6 oz grape jello
- 2 cups boiling water
- 6 oz grape juice concentrate
- 8 oz whipped cream Cool Whip
- In a medium bowl, put jello in bottom of bowl, pour in boiling water and mix well (about two minutes). Mix in grape juice concentrate
- Mix well
- Set in fridge let set for 4 hours
- Mix in whipped cream with hand mixer
- Let set in fridge for another 1-2 hours
- Remove from refrigerator and serve
Yes I made this recipe & people went crazy over it. I made it for a church function recently.
The young people started eating it like crazy, then some of the elders did. It was gone in no time. I also put the huge seedless, purple grapes in it .
Adding grapes is a great idea! I'm so glad everyone enjoyed it. It is a favorite at our house. I never brought it to church, maybe I should!!
The nastiness in that first comment about "trash foods like jello and cool whip" was uncalled for. One can express a strong opinion with a modicum of KINDNESS. Many people would not be able to find, afford, have the time to prepare or use all fresh ingredients. I'm kind of a food snob, myself, but I'll taste just about anything. I've learned that the sharing and preparing of food is a kind of love -- no matter how humble the offering.
Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I was a bit shocked at the tone of the comment. I feel, if you don't like something, look for something else! Everyone has different tastes and people may enjoy different foods than someone else. I do wish everyone would learn how to be kind again.
Garbage in, garbage out
LOL. It's cute that you're pretending to care about the quality of your ingredients ("use name brand!") when you're using trash like Jello and Cool Whip.
Either be an ingredients snob, or use white-trash fake food. Pick one.
Thank you for your comment! Since Jello doesn't seem to be your thing, maybe Crock Pot Dairy Free Potato Soup or this Apple Lettuce Salad would fit you better.
What is grape juice concentrate ?
Grape juice ?
It is frozen grape juice in a can. You can find it with the other juices in the freezer aisle. There is a picture of it in the post. I hope that helps!
It isn’t clear if the whipped cream is whipped before putting it into the gelatin mixture or just pored in unwhipped.
Thank you for a reply. Sounds good!
It is just plain Cool Whip Whipped Cream so just put it in straight from the container and mix it in with a hand mixer. If you want to use heavy whipping cream, I would whip it first, then mix it in the jello mixture. Hope that helps!