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7-Up Salad

by Laura

Here is a great recipe for 7-Up Salad that I found on What’s For Dinner … and dessert? I always like a good Jell-O salad and this recipe was different from what I have made in the past. When I served this, my husband said his mom use to make a Jell-O salad just like this when he was growing. He also said how much he really enjoyed it.

I don’t think I got the topping just right. Mine turned out a little runny. I think that I didn’t let the topping mixture cool enough before I added the whipped cream. The Jell-O was also not as firm as I like it. I’m not sure if my pineapple wasn’t drained enough or what. So next time, I think I’ll decrease the 7-Up by 1/4 cup. The other thing was I used Sprite. Even with these issues it was still really delicious and I will definitely make it again.

Here is what you need to make the

7-Up Salad

  • 7-UP
  • EGG
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7-Up Salad


  • 1 lg. pkg lemon Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups 7-up
  • Sliced bananas (I used 2 but 3 would have been better)
  • 1 ½ cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 Lg. can crushed pineapple (drained)—save the juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice you saved (add water to make 1 cup)
  • 1 egg (well beaten)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped


  1. Dissolve in Jello in the boiling water.
  2. Add the 7-Up to the Jello and let set until slightly thickened in fridge. (I think I waited 20-30 minutes)
  3. Fold the bananas, marshmallows, and pineapple into the thickened Jello and pour into a 9 x 13 pan. Place in the fridge and let the Jello set completely while you prepare the topping.
  4. In a sauce pan, combine the reserved pineapple juice, egg, sugar, and cornstarch. Mix and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until thick. Allow mixture to cool.
  5. Fold whipping cream into the cooled juice mixture and spread on top of set Jell-0.
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Jessie Ciolli June 3, 2021 - 1:38 pm

I love this recipe.
I use mozzarella cheese or toasted coconut as the final topping.

Debra Anders July 2, 2021 - 1:59 am

HI Jessie,

I am looking for a childhood recipe 7 Up Salad. I remember it with mozzarella cheese. Is this this same recipe just add mozzarella?

vickie December 2, 2017 - 12:24 pm

I use lime jello..I also just put the bananas in before I let it jell..It makes a pretty dessert..

Steve Hall November 18, 2016 - 11:42 am

This has been in my family for 45+ years….what the OP did wrong was the liquid ratio is off….for the large box it should be 2 cups boiling water dissolve the jello ( I put my jello powder in the 13×13 dish and pour in the 2C boiling water and stir until dissolved then pour in 2C ice cold 7-Up or Sprite……then go ahead and put the drained crushed pineapple in and stir to mix things up really good….then I layer my bananas on top of the jello…they will sink partially……then layer the small marshmellos on top and refrigerate over night……..we make the topping different as the recipe calls for dream whip not cool whip but we have done it both ways…….with the dream whip you mix the flour and pineapple juice, eggs, sugar (we have always used flour not corn starch) and mix together then let cool until thick….then fold this into the dream whip or cool whip mixture and layer on top of the marshmellows.

Kelsie December 24, 2013 - 10:07 pm

Make sure you clarify that Cool Whip is required in the ingredient section rather than as an after thought in the instructions (I would let this cool down quite a bit before you add the whipped cream – WHAT whipped cream? – I skipped your intro paragraph)
Made the jello salad Christmas Eve for a Christmas dinner. Then realized it required Cool Whip after all the stores had closed. 🙁

Mary Pence January 26, 2013 - 12:03 pm

How do I print receipe ?

mary December 25, 2012 - 7:22 am

I made it but used strawberry banana jello and put friut cocktail drained crushed pineapples drains and save juice from pineapple and sliced bananas and on the topping put toasted coconut and peacans pieces

Judith June 6, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Just a follow up to my previous comment, the jello and topping (I cooled the cooked part in the refrigerator) were completely set this morning. I made it for a funeral and it all went…thanks for the recipe!

Judith June 5, 2011 - 7:48 pm

I’m making this right now, and I let the jello set for 1 1/2 hours, which is what it says to do on the box of jello. I kept checking the thickness and at 1 1/2 hours it was the right consistency for folding in the marshmallows, etc. Instead of cutting back on the 7-UP, try letting it set for that amount of time. I haven’t put the topping on yet, but it seems to be firming up nicely.

Letter #42 – April 14, 1968 Easter Sunday | letters to larry November 18, 2010 - 7:40 am

[…] we got home from church, we had ham that I fixed yesterday, baked beans, potato salad and some Seven-up salad for desert. Carol baked a white cake last night, so we have plenty to eat all day. Sure wish you […]

Colleen October 1, 2009 - 10:06 am

I remember my Mom making this salad. I loved it. Her recipe also stated to put some shredded cheddar cheese on the top. It is a yummy salad.

Joe November 22, 2013 - 9:49 am

Cheddar cheese is the best complement to this salad !

Barb November 19, 2016 - 9:39 am

I have put the shredded cheddar cheese and other times I would add chopped pecans on top. Either way is delicious.

Krystal April 25, 2009 - 7:07 pm

yum! was it fizzy? and I agree, that color is great!

Debbie April 25, 2009 - 3:17 pm

It looks really good. Very pretty and …..spring-like.

Heidi April 25, 2009 - 11:01 am

This salad sounds really good. 7-up and jello go together well. Sometimes I make jello using 7-up or sprite instead of water.


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