Thursday, April 11, 2013

Knockoff Banana Strawberry Jello Salad Found on a Chinese Buffet Recipe

I have to admit I am a big fan of this dessert salad on the Chinese Buffets.  Every time we go no matter how stuffed I am I find room to eat this sugary sweet banana strawberry combination. I started mixing and combining idea's on how to get the consistency right and not use too much sugar. Well this worked perfectly for me. I probably could have made it a little thicker adding another 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch but I loved how this just coated it without a big glob.
If you want thicker glaze then add the extra. 



 Here's how to make this simple jello sauce for you fruit salad! (see notes at the end for different idea's and taste suggestions)

You will need:
1  package strawberry jello
1 cup sugar
2 1/2  tablespoons corn starch (or 1/2 tablespoon more for thicker sauce this is medium.)
1 1/2 cup cold water
Assorted fruits: I used 8 medium sized bananas and 1 quart of strawberries other suggestions below

In a medium sized saucepan:

Add the water to the pan whisk in the corn starch and add sugar. Boil until thickened, around 3 to 5 minutes. Add the package of strawberry jello, blend evenly.

Cool mixture completely on the counter in a glass bowl. Add sliced bananas, I also added fresh strawberries to the bowl and keep in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving or until set.

Other fruit suggestions I have tried:

Kiwi, seedless grapes, apple slices, blueberries with blue jello, raspberries with raspberrie jello, oranges with orange jello.  I am sure you can come up with your  favorites.

One last note: If you prefer a less sweet sauce, reduce the sugar to 1/2 a cup. It will still thicken just not be as sweet. This is is very sweet sauce and this is created to my own personal taste. It is not pasty, it's a smooth clear sauce medium thickness and for me perfectly sweet.

Serve with whipped cream or plain.


+claudia lamascolo Author

5 comments:

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, It is so nice to be back and visiting with you.
I have missed you all so much, but your visits and encouragement through this time has made my heart happy knowing you all are there and care. It makes such a difference.
We are survivors and the Lord does give us strength we never even knew we had and shows us miracles right before our eyes.
I am so grateful to have you as a friend.
Blessings dear, Catherine xoxo

p.s. The dessert looks delicious and refreshing.

a lovin' forkful said...

I love this recipe. I also can't pass this kind of stuff up. Sometimes some of the yummiest things are the easiest things! Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary said...

Ah, so you have a secret indulgence that's not Italian! lol Thanks for taking the time to test this out for us. I know this is something our grandsons (coming this weekend) will love. And so will their mother, since it's not too, too sweet.

Sarah Olson said...

Did you use a small or big box of jello?

claudia lamascolo said...

small box thanks!