Summer Berry Gelatin Salad with Miss Sophie

Yay, it's Wednesday and that means we get another great comfort food recipe from Miss Sophie!  

OK, I'll be totally honest with you.  When Miss Sophie told me that she was going to feature jello molds for this week's newspaper article, my heart groaned.  Being a native South Korean girl, jello is not something I grew up with.  So naturally, my four children rarely had it either.  

But out of three recipes she emailed me, this one caught my eye.  Colorful summer berries mixed with cranberry juice, and splash of fresh lemon juice and bubbly club soda?  Hey, this just may have some potential! 

And using these cute molds for the photo shoot was so fun!  Food geek all over here.   

The result?  Absolutely beautiful jello salad filled with fresh, crunchy berries with sweet-tart flavor that my four children and I went wild about.  My daughter even "instagrammed" it.  So, yes, it's officially good.  

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Summer Berry Jello Salad
Recipe by Miss Sophie
Used with Permission

6 oz strawberry gelatin
2 cups boiling cranberry juice
1-1/2 cups club soda, chilled
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup each fresh blueberries, raspberries and finely diced strawberries
Additional mixed fresh berries for garnish

 In a medium sized bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling cranberry juice.  Let cool for 10 minutes.  Stir in club soda and lemon juice; refrigerate for 45 minutes or until partially set.  (To quicken the jellying process, carefully put the bowl containing the jello mixture in a larger bowl of ice water and stir occasionally for about 10-15 minutes).

Fold in berries. Pour into a 6-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray or use several miniature molds as shown.  Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Unmold onto a pretty platter.  Garnish with additional berries and serve.  


  1. Lovely! Homemade jellies are fabulous, so refreshing and delightfully fruity.



  2. You are a food-photography rock star Kay! This looks beautiful, perfect for a light summer dessert. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Oh thank you, Donna! So happy we got to learn together in Charleston! Pray all is well with you and your family. :)

  3. I can't wait to make this! I haven't had one of these in years....you are so funny: When my daughter married last year it was a hot summer here and, like she and I had done so many years in the past, she made several jello recipes noting that her husband never ate any leaving some to go to waste each time. When she finally asked him about it he said he had never had jello and didn't know if he would like it. She found that incredibly funny but his mom, like you, is from South Korea and she never served it or let the kids order it at a restaurant. So, he told her to learn to make Kimchi - THAT he had eaten all his life! : )

    1. Perhaps we Koreans would like Kimchi jello? You are going to have some beautiful Amerasian grand babies, Kelli!

  4. Hello!

    My name is Danielle Zimmerman and I blog for Blog.RecipeLion.com. I just wanted to let you know that I loved your recipe for Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole so much that I added it to a blog post I did about our new website AllFreeCasseroleRecipes.com's launch. If you're interested, we would like to feature a few of your recipes on that website. I just wanted to give you the option but I mostly just emailed you to let you know that we linked to you here:


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  5. I love this! Wish I had some jello molds like that to serve my daughters. Too fun! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow, I think your berry gelatin is gorgeous, and so are the photos! I remember well, when Jell-o gelatin was oh, so popular in the seventies, and eighties, and now they're making a comeback!