Category Archives: Gelatine Salads/Molds

Volcano Cocktail and Russian Salad


This is a glamorous, molded salad ideal for serving on cocktail plates as an hours d’oeuvre [sic] or, in the summer, as a light supper for 4 or 6.

1 quart borscht
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup mayonnaise
4 carrots, diced
1/2 pound cooking string beans, diced
12 cooked asparagus tips, chopped
1 cup diced, cooked potatoes
1 cup cooked baby peas
1 cup diced, cooked tongue
1 cup canned or cooked chopped mushrooms
2 cups chopped shrimp
10 anchovy fillets
Smoked salmon strips (optional)

Strain borscht, placing beets in large mixing bowl and measuring out 1 cup borscht liquid. Reserve remaining liquid for other use. Dissolve on package gelatin in borscht liquid over low flame until melted. Stir in mayonnaise. Refrigerate, but do not let gel. Combine carrots, string beans, asparagus tips, potatoes, peas, tongue, mushrooms, and shrimp, and mix well. Blend in mayonnaise-gelatin mixture and chill until mixture begins to thicken. Place mixture in deep, round bowl or in salad mold; cover with plastic wrap and chill 4 hours or overnight. Just before seeing remove plastic wrap and place large, round plate on top of bowl; invert to unmold salad.

To serve: Rinse anchovy fillets with water and pat dry with paper towels; arrange fillets lengthwise over salad mound; intersperce with thin strips smoked salmon, if desired. Sprinkle with capers; arrange gherkins around salad mound.

If desired, glaze mount with lemon- or lime-flavored gelatin and garnish with cherry tomato or cauliflowerette placed on top of mound.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Salad

Preparation time: 10 to 20 min.
First chilling time: 35 min.
Second chilling time: 2 to 4 hrs or overnight

You can prepare this salad in individual molds or one 4-cup
fancy mold. One layer is blueberries in gelatin, and the second is a creamy cheese mixture that takes the place of a dressing. unmold the salad on a bed of crisp greens and top with toasted pecans for a beautiful presentation.

For 1 mold, 4 to 6 servings, you will need:

1 can (about 15 oz.) blueberries
1 pkg. (3 oz.) black raspberry flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 pkgs. (3 oz. each) cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
Crisp lettuce leaves
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
3 or 4 pecan halves, for garnish


1. Drain blueberries and measure juice. You should have 1 cup. If not, add water to equal that amount. Set aside.

2. Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Add the lemon juice. Place bowl over ice and stir until gelatin is cool. Add blueberry juice and stir until the mixture has slightly thickened. Add blueberries.

3. Pour into 4 oiled individual salad molds, about 6-ounce size or 6 molds, about 4-ounce size, or pour into a 4-cup salad mold. Chill until set, about 35 min.

4. Whip cream cheese and sour cream. Spread over salad that has set in the mold. Chill 2 to 4 hrs. or overnight until ready to serve.

5. Unmold onto lettuce-lined salad plate or plates. Sprinkle with toasted pecans.

Good served with: Poultry or ham, along with a traditional holiday meal; or serve from large mold for a buffet.

Tips: For a firmer salad, reduce the amount of boiling water to 3/4 cup.

© MCMLXXXIV My Great Recipes. All Rights Reserved. Printed in Holland.

Corned Beef and Slaw Salad

©1963, Knox Gelatine, Inc., Johnstown, New York

Cottage Cheese and Kidney Bean Salad

©1963 Knox Gelatine, Inc. Johnstown, New York, Printed in U.S.A.

Pineapple Mint Freeze

1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple (juice pack)
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup mint-flavored apple jelly
Dash salt
1 cup whipping cream

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In saucepan soften gelatin in reserved juice. Add jelly and salt; heat and stir till gelatin is dissolved and jelly melted. If needed, beat to blend jelly. Stir in pineapple. Chill till mixture is partially set.

Whip cream just to soft peaks; fold into partially thickened gelatin mixture. Tint with few drops green food coloring, if desired. Spoon into 8x4x2-inch loaf dish. Cover and freeze till firm. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving. Unmold; slice and place on lettuce-lined salad plates. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Makes 8 servings.


1 21-ounce can strawberry pie filling
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 medium bananas, chopped
1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds

Stir together pie filling, softened ice cream, and lemon juice. Stir in bananas and nuts. Turn mixture into 8 individual molds. Cover and freeze until firm. to serve, let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Unmold onto lettuce-lined plates. Makes 8 servings.

© Meredith Corporation, MCMLXXX. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Tangy Tomato Aspic

1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 package (3 ounces) lemon-flavored gelatin
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion juice
1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce
Dash cloves
2 cups diced celery
Mayonnaise or salad dressing

Pour boiling water over gelatin in bowl, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in tomato sauce, vinegar and seasonings. Chill until slightly thickened but not set.

Stir in celery. Pour into 4-cup ring mold. Chill until firm. Just before serving, fill center of unmolded aspic ring with your favorite seafood salad. Serve with mayonnaise. 6 servings.

Gourmet Aspic: Omit celery and double amounts of aspic ingredients; chill until slightly thickened.

Draing 1 can (14 ounces) cut asparagus spears and 1 can (7 ounces) artichoke hearts; arrange vegetables in 6-cup ring mold. Pour thickened aspic over vegetables; chill until firm. Serve with Creamy Onion Dressing (below). 10 servings.

Cream Onion Dressing: Mix 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing, 1/2 cup dairy sour cream and 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours. About 1 1/4 cups.

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Beef in Aspic

Cooking time: few mins. only
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main utensils: quart casserole, spring form pan or mold

For 4-6 people you need:

1 1/2 tablespoons gelatin
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 lb. cooked carrots, sliced
sprigs of parsley
8 slices cold roast beef
1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme

sprigs parsley

1. Soak the gelatin in 1/4 cup of the water. Then dissolve it in remaining hot water.

2. Flavor the gelatin with Worcestershire sauce.

3. Spoon a 1/4-inch layer of gelatin in base of casserole. All to set.

4. Pour 3 tablespoons of remaining gelatin onto saucer.

5. Dip each carrot slice in this gelatin and arrange a border on base of casserole.

6. Dip a few parsley sprigs in gelatin and place in center of garnish. Allow to set.

7. Pour 3/4-inch layer of gelatin on garnish and allow to set.

8 Season sliced beef, add thyme.

9 Cut into small pieces and dip in the reserved gelatin.

10. Place some of the beef in casserole, allow to set, continue like this until all the gelatin etc. has been used.

TO SERVE: Allow to set, turn out and serve garnished with parsley and with a green salad.

TO STORE: In the refrigerator.

Printed in Canada ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Cherry-Olive Salad

1 cup boiling water
1 package (3-ounces) cherry-flavored gelatin
1 can (17 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained and cut in half (reserve syrup)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced

Pour boiling water on gelatin in bowl; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add enough water to reserved cherry syrup to measure 3/4 cup. Stir syrup-water mixture and lemon juice into gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 1 hour.

Stir cherries, walnuts and olives into gelatin mixture. Pour into 6 individual molds. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. 6 SERVINGS.

Cherry-Apple Salad: Omit walnuts and olives. Stir 1 medium unpared red apple, chopped (about 1 cup), into slightly thickened gelatin mixture. Divide mixture among 6 individual molds.

Timing Tip: If you want to serve at different times, Cherry Olive Salad will hold in refrigerator up to 24 hours.

© 1975 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.