Tupperware Molds: A Part of Our Holiday Traditions

Jello MoldOver the Thanksgiving holiday this year, I was reminded of how much Tupperware molds for jello are not only a part of our every day lives, but also of our holiday traditions.

Once again, my sister was here to visit. Together with our mother, we met up in my kitchen for the holiday feast preparation. We made the standard turkey, dressing, potatoes, pasta, deviled eggs, pumpkin pies and a ton of other food, but at almost the last moment, I cried loudly, “where is the jello mold!” The whole family stared helplessly at me. I suspect a guest might think I was a bit crazy since we spent hours cooking and already had enough food to feed a small army, but my mother just simply said, “you know, that is one of her favorite dishes.”

All 3 of us laughed. Seriously, who would believe that jello with fruit is a favorite after over 50 years, but it is true. If you had asked me before, I doubt I would have even realized that myself, but my mother obviously knew and the holiday meal would not be complete without the Jello beautifully shaped in my Tupperware mold.


Tupperware Mold Jello is a Holiday Tradition

For as long as I can remember, we have had our easy jello treat on the holiday table. One of us always grabs the trusty Tupperware mold and quickly whips up the jello and fruit, which we eat as appetizer, a side dish, dessert and between meals treat. It has always been a family favorite.

It might have been a little late this year, but it did make it to the table with the desserts! Next year, I will have it ready for breakfast!

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My Jello Fruit Recipe


  • 1 Lg. Box of Strawberry Banana Jello
  • 1 Can of Fruit Cocktail
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Cups of Boiling Water
  • Last, but by no means least, a Tupperware Jello Mold


Directions for Preparing My Jello Fruit Mold

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  • Drain the juice from the can of Fruit Cocktail into a cup or bowl (do not discard)
  • Make the Jello according to the Instructions on the Jello box, except substitute the 2 cups of cold water, with 2 Cups of juice from the Fruit Cocktail
  • Pour the Jello in the Tupperware Mold
  • Add the drained Fruit Cocktail
  • Set the Mixture in the refrigerator for approx. 30 minutes
  • Cut up the banana into small slices and add the slices to the mixture
  • Set the Mold back into the refrigerator and let it finish setting completely


Instructions to Easily Remove the Jello Fruit from the Tupperware Mold

Tupperware Jello Mold

  • After the Jello completely set (approx. 4 hrs.), Take the Jello Mold from the Refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 15 min.
  • Remove the center piece of the Jello Mold
  • Turn the Jello Mold upside down onto a plate (like you would a cake from a cake pan)
  • Simply allow the Jello Mold to “drop” onto the plate or Tupperware Mold Lid.


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Originally posted 2013-12-15 17:12:21.

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  1. Susie says:

    Tupperware does make very nice molds. They look so much more festive rather than using a serving bowl.

  2. Ruthi says:

    So true that jello molds are a part of the holiday tradition. You have me reminiscing my momma’s Tupperware jello treats!

  3. Wednesday_Elf says:

    Those Tupperware molds sure do give the festive jello dish a pretty shape. Love the little fluted edges. We usually have jello as a dessert with a ‘dollop’ (or more…LOL) of whipped cream, but my hubby’s grandmother used to serve jello with shredded carrots and grapes and such with every dinner meal as a salad, putting the jello serving on a lettuce leaf and adding a dab of mayonnaise on top. First time I ever saw it, I thought (silently) ‘how odd’, but, do you know, it was delicious. 🙂

  4. Susan says:

    You know I didn’t realize there are still jello molds around. I remember the metal ones that my mom would hang on the wall as a decoration in the kitchen. But I just thought that was days gone by. It is nice to see these I really used to love them.

  5. Charli Mills says:

    So true! I have that very same Tupperware mold (the lovely mint-green version) and have had it for over 26 years! We do the “Mills Family Salad” in it every Thanksgiving and at Christmas we use it for our PFS Dessert of pistachio pudding, cool whip, crushed pineapple and maraschino cherries.

    • Wednesday_Elf says:

      I want some of your PFS dessert, Charli, along with Sylvestermouse’s fruit jello! Just bring them by my house Christmas Eve and we’ll be all set. 🙂

  6. Susan says:

    A family tradition for breakfast! Ha, you’ve given me a great idea to go with our traditional egg strata. A Tupperware molded Jello salad would be perfect.

  7. Diana says:

    I totally understand how important the jello is to the holiday meal. When I am coming home for the holidays, my whole family knows they must make Aunt Diana’s Jello. It is a cherry jello with cherry pie filling as the main ingredient. So creamy rich and delicious. Festive looking, too. For years, I loved the copper jello molds. Our kitchens walls were adorned with them.

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