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Danish Dessert

Strawberry Danish Dessert

Strawberry Danish is a strawberry gelatin dessert with strawberry slices. You can eat it by itself or with whipped cream, use it as an ice cream topping, or make a layered dessert with strawberry Danish topping. It is a refreshing and summery dessert.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
cool 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Amish
Servings 20 servings
Calories 117 kcal


  • 6 c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 pkg. Kool-Aid
  • 3/4 c. cook-type clear-jel
  • 1 c. cold water
  • 1/2 c. gelatin powder
  • strawberries, fresh or frozen


  • In a large saucepan, heat the 6 c. of water, sugar, and Kool-Aid. Bring to boiling point.
    6 c. water, 1 c. sugar, 1 pkg. Kool-Aid
  • Mix clear-jel and 1 c. of cold water.
    3/4 c. cook-type clear-jel, 1 c. cold water
  • Slowly pour the clear-jel mixture into your hot Kool-Aid mixture, stirring constantly. Bring the mixture back to boiling. Be careful, as it may splatter if you let it boil too wildly.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the gelatin until dissolved. Cool.
    1/2 c. gelatin powder
  • Wash and slice fresh strawberries. Or you can add frozen strawberry slices.
    strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • If you are using fresh strawberries, allow your sauce to partially cool before adding the strawberries. If you use frozen strawberries, you can add them anytime after it's done cooking.
  • You can add as many or as little strawberries as you want. Make it to suit your taste.


To make strawberry danish, I usually use strawberry Kool-Aid and strawberry gelatin. You can make raspberry danish by using raspberry flavored Kool-Aid and gelatin. Or you can use any variation you want and make any kind of berry sauce.
I like to use sliced strawberries, but you can use crushed or whole strawberries if you prefer.
After being completely chilled, this strawberry sauce sets up pretty firmly. If you want a more runny consistency cut back on the amount of gelatin.
This makes a large batch, feel free to halve the recipe if you don't want a big pot of danish dessert.
You can also use this sauce to make strawberry pies, although you may want to add a bit more clear jel or cut back on the amount of water by about a 3/4 cup.


Serving: 1servingSodium: 33mgCalcium: 11mgVitamin C: 28mgVitamin A: 6IUSugar: 19gFiber: 1gPotassium: 73mgCalories: 117kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 29gIron: 1mg
Keyword Danish Dessert, Danish Dessert Recipe, Strawberry Danish Dessert, Strawberry gelatin dessert
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