We've all had our fair share of Jell-O, whether it be bowls of it on those blistering hot days during our childhood or one too many Jell-O shots at a Super Bowl Party circa 2015. It's a fan favorite, and never fails to please crowds of all ages.

This recipe takes the classic strawberry flavor and throws some more ingredients in there, making it a kind of Jell-O like you've never seen. Forget the shots, try this sweet strawberry banana Jell-O that's ultra satisfying, even when you don't really have an occasion to celebrate.

Strawberry Banana Jell-O

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:45 mins
  • Servings:10
  • Medium


  • 1 large box strawberry Jell-O
  • 2-3 cups boiling water
  • 20 oz frozen strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 8 oz sour cream
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  • Step 1

    Gather your ingredients and combine 2/3 cups boiling water to strawberry Jell-O mix in a large bowl. Stir until mixture has completely dissolved.

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  • Step 2

    Thaw one 20oz bag of strawberries and combine with Jell-O mix in bowl.

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  • Step 3

    Mash 2 bananas (I used a potato masher, but you can use any utensil that does the trick) and spoon into Jell-O bowl.

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  • Step 4

    Drain one 20oz can of crushed pineapple and add to bowl.

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  • Step 5

    Chop 1/2 cup walnuts either with your fists, a knife, or a glass chopper and add to mixture.

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  • Step 6

    Stir ingredients together and pour half of the contents into a large glass container. Let freeze for 15 minutes.

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  • Step 7

    Spread a thick layer of sour cream across the top with a spatula or spreader. Pour the rest of the mixture on top, refrigerate, and serve when chilled for long enough.

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#SpoonTip: To help you get the most out of this recipe:

1) Cool Whip will work just as well as sour cream, feel free to substitute.

2.) Mix up the fruit choices – peaches, blueberries, or any tropical fruit will taste fantastic too.