Tropical Orange Jello Salad

Light & refreshing, this Tropical Orange Jello Salad is loaded mandarin oranges, pineapple, bananas and topped with a cloud of coconut flavored, sweetened sour cream.

Course Dessert, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Recipe, fruit, jello
Prep Time 10 minutes
Set Time 2 hours
Servings 4


  • 2 3 oz boxes orange flavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 C boiling water
  • 15 oz canned mandarin oranges, drained
  • 20 oz canned pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 3 medium bananas, sliced
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1/2 C sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 C sliced almonds
  • extra coconut, mint leaves, orange slices to garnish, optional


  1. Whisk together gelatin and boiling water in a large mixing bowl. Gently fold in each kind of fruit, fully incorporating before adding the next. Pour or ladle gelatin and fruit into individual serving bowls or into a 9x13 baking dish. Place in refrigerator to set for 1-2 hours.

  2. Mix together sour cream, sugar and coconut and refrigerate until gelatin is set.

  3. When gelatin is set, top individual fruit salads with a dollop of the sour cream topping, sprinkle with sliced almonds and extra coconut. If using a 9x13 dish, top entire dish with sour cream layer. Finish the layer with the back of a spoon to create creamy waves. Top with sliced almonds and extra coconut.

Recipe Notes

Sliced oranges and mint leaves are optional garnishes.