25 Best Jello Recipes

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These jello recipes are ideal for treating your guests at your next get-together.

From mousse to pie, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Jello is a popular dessert that’s easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser.

 But what if you don’t have enough liquid?

That’s where jello comes in! You can stuff it with anything and everything you want.

 It’s like having a giant edible container!

Jell-O is also an excellent keto snack.

 So, if you enjoy sweet treats but hate the idea of eating sugar, give these jello recipes a try.

I know you’ll be as surprised as I was by how flavorful these desserts are!

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1. Creamy Low Carb Jello Whips

Jello Whips are the best way to add flavor and color to any dessert.

These skinny, zero-carb Jello waffles sing with sweet, salty, and creamy goodness.

 You’ll love how the whipped cream forms a mound on top.

But if you can’t have cream in your diet, try adding some nondairy whipped cream instead!

2. Strawberry Jello Mousse

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s low-carb, high in protein and fiber, try this strawberry jello mousse.

It’s creamy and sweet, and the fresh berries add an element of tangy sweetness that makes it delightful.

And best of all, it only takes about 10 minutes to make!

3. Broken Glass Jello

This is a fun recipe for kids and adults alike, and it’s sure to be a hit.

You can use whatever kind of Jello you like best, but I think cherry is the best choice.

It has a sweet taste that goes with everything else in this dessert.

I also added a little bit of lime juice to the mix for good measure, because who doesn’t love lime Jello?

4. Strawberry Jello Cake

Soap and glory is a name you should know.

This strawberry Jello cake is just what the name says: thick, creamy, and perfectly sweet.

The strawberries are tender and juicy while the flavor is subtle.

It’s easy to make yet extremely impressive.

 Plus, it’s completely customizable!

Add in any fruit of your choosing, including blueberries or mangoes.

5. Creamy Raspberry Jello Parfaits

Try this recipe for the perfect creamy raspberry jello parfaits.

You can make them with or without raspberry Jell-O in the mix.

 It’s up to you, though!

I like the added flavor from Jell-O and whipped cream that helps keep things light and airy.

6. Creamy Keto Jello Whips

I’m not sure why Jello has such a bad reputation on the keto diet.

 There is nothing wrong with it.

This recipe is proof that you don’t have to give up your favorite dessert if you want to make it healthy.

The secret ingredient in this whipped cream is almond flour which gives it a light and fluffy texture.

Add some cream cheese and avocado to keep it low-carb and top with chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

You can even add a little salt for extra indulgence!

7. Cherry Jello Salad

This is another salad full of stuff you probably already have on hand.

 That said, it’s a quick, low-calorie and tasty way to serve up cherries.

You’ll need to start by boiling the cherries and then pouring them into a dish with the jello mix.

 Then, go ahead and add your other fruit, nuts, and whatever else you like.

It’s like eating cherry pie without all the crust!

8. No-Bake Jello Candy Melts

These no-bake Jello candy melts are super easy to make and look fantastic.

They’re a great way to add color, flavor, and texture to your next party.

Plus, they’re so cute! The lollipop shape is perfect for kids of all ages.

You can pack these in a clear zip-lock bag with fun colors or use some special jello Icing (recipe below).

9. Rainbow Layered Jello

Rice pudding is a classic Christmas dessert, but it’s not always easy to make.

 Luckily, this rainbow layered jello recipe is the answer.

It all starts with mixing some Jello and white rice together.

 Then you add in the rest of your layers, like a big bowl of pudding!

For the top layer, you’ll toss chopped candy canes into Jello so they stick out and give off that gorgeous color.

If you want to change things up a bit, try using angel food cake or brownie chunks as your edible layer.

10. Mandarin Orange Jello Salad

This is the perfect recipe to whip up if you’re looking for a quick, easy, and healthy meal.

It has all of the flavors you love in an orange dessert – juicy oranges, creamy jello, sweet yogurt dressing, and salted nuts.

(Of course, it’s also super yummy without the nuts.)

Whether you serve this salad as a standalone dessert or with ice cream on top, it will be delicious.

11. Strawberry Banana Jello Mold

Jello mold is a fantastic way to cool down on a hot summer’s day.

This homemade version is sure to be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike.

 It’s easy, tasty, and ideal for using up any fruit you have in the fridge.

In this recipe, you will use strawberries and bananas to create your favorite strawberry Jello.

Simply add the jello mixture into the mold and freeze overnight.

 Then, let it set up while you enjoy some warm summertime goodness.

12. Cranberry Jello Salad

This recipe is a great way to use up any leftovers of your Thanksgiving dinner.

It’s a simple, no-cook salad that tastes like fall.

You can make the salad in advance and keep it refrigerated for an easy weeknight meal.

The cranberry jello salad is creamy and tart with a hint of cinnamon sweetness.

It’s perfect for dessert or as part of a holiday spread.

13. Coca-Cola Jello Salad

I’m pretty sure that the first jello I ever had was at a restaurant.

It was served in a glass pitcher and covered with some kind of creamy dressing.

This recipe substitutes a whole bottle of Coca-Cola for the dressing, which makes for an amazingly healthy version!

The difference is subtle but noticeable.

 The Jello does not need to be added to the cream for it to set up.

14. Lime Jell-O® Waldorf Salad

I’m a huge fan of Waldorf salads, but this recipe has it beat.

It’s sweet and tangy with just the right amount of zip.

 Plus, it has all the classic Waldorf flavors.

Lime Jell-O is a terrific base for a simple salad or tossed into soups and stews to give those complex flavors some oomph.

15. Pina Colada Jell-O Salad

Fruity, tropical, and just a touch sweet, this salad is the perfect dessert for summer.

It’s a colorful dish that tastes like the tropics.

Of course, you can use any kind of jell-o you want.

I recommend salted caramel or something that’s creamy.

I also like to add some mango slices for contrast.

 It’s colorful and delicious!

16. Christmas Jello

This Christmas, add a touch of fun to your jello-filled jar – with this festive Christmas Jello recipe.

Strawberry and vanilla flavors will tantalize your senses.

Meanwhile, the gelatin gives it a nice texture that you’ll love.

So if you have less than a week before Christmas, whip up this festive dessert instead of making the usual stuff.

It’s sure to be one of your favorite holiday treats!

17. Blueberry Jello Salad

Blueberry Jello salad is a colorful, refreshing dessert that’s perfect for summer.

It features blueberries, vanilla pudding, and marshmallows in a light and creamy blueberry jello.

The combination of sweet, tangy blueberries and creamy vanilla jello is downright divine!

18. Fluffy Lemon Jello Salad

You can’t beat the simplicity of this all-flavors salad.

 It has everything, including the deliciousness – nothing more, nothing less.

Use jello to make a simple and light dessert.

 If you love lemon desserts as much as I do, then this is a great recipe for you!

19. Grandma’s Lime Green Jello Salad Recipe

If you thought that lime green Jello was cute, wait until you check out this recipe.

It’s also a beautiful addition to any party or holiday table.

You can use many of the same components as above and add some fresh jalapenos, too.

The only difference is that instead of clear gelatin, you’ll use lemon gelatin.

 It has a much brighter flavor, and it isn’t quite as yellow.

I like mine with more coconut flavor since it gives it a richer texture.

That being said, I think the lime Jello works really well here too.

20. Coffee Jellos

Jello is a fantastic way to get kids involved in the kitchen.

 Add in some sweet and creamy marshmallows, and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing treat.

These would be great for kid’s birthday parties or just for the simple pleasure of making something super yummy.


21. Creamsicle Jello Shot

If you can’t get enough of Jell-O, this shot is for you.

Just mix the jello with cream and milk.

 You can even add in some fruit if you want to make it a little more tropical.

For those of us that don’t have access to the store-bought kind, homemade jello will give you just the right amount of sweetness.

Try experimenting with different fruits and flavors.

 The sky’s the limit!

22. JELL-O Marshmallow Candy (Pinwheels)

Jell-O is a tried and true classic, but this marshmallow candy is making it big!

Adding gelatin to Jell-O will make it extra soft, which is perfect for these chewy pinwheels.

Featuring colorful marshmallows and fun sprinkles, these are the perfect snack for any party.


23. Layered Jello Pie

New Englanders have a knack for making fun, creative, and delicious desserts.

This jello pie is no exception, but it’s so good that you’ll want to make it every day!

Along with the orange Jell-O and Cool Whip mix, this pie features layers of red velvet cake, white chocolate pudding, strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate shavings (for garnish), and more.

You can enjoy this as is or top it off with nuts or sprinkles for a holiday look.

24. Sugar-Free & Keto Raspberry Jello Whips

Jello needs an ingredient to give it texture, so why not use your favorite pudding mix and add some raspberry?

I know what you’re thinking: “But I can’t have sugar in my jello!”

That doesn’t mean you can throw out the whole batch though.

 You just won’t like the flavor.

Keep the keto ingredients and switch out the pudding for a milder raspberry version.

 It tastes great over ice cream or with a scoop of vanilla yogurt.

25. Ice Cream Jello Recipe

This is the Jello recipe that I’ve been looking for!

It’s a sugar-free, dairy-free dessert made with thick Jello and creamy coconut milk.

To make this at home, you’ll need to use either silken tofu or coconut cream.

Jello doesn’t taste like coconut, so you won’t get a strong coconut flavor when using it.

Also, if you have dairy-free gelatin in the house (or ready-made chocolate pudding), that can be used instead of regular Jello too.

The best part about this recipe? It only takes 15 minutes!

Now that’s my kind of dessert.

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25 Best Jello Recipes

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s low-carb, high in protein and fiber, try this strawberry jello mousse.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 31 kcal


  • 2 cups


  • 1 0.3 oz package Strawberry Jello (you can also use sugar free strawberry jello)
  • 2 cups thawed Cool Whip divided (you can also use sugar free Cool Whip)
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 cups strawberries sliced and divided


  • In a big bowl, put the strawberry jello. When the jello has completely dissolved, pour the boiling water into the bowl and stir.
  • To the basin, add the ice, and mix until all of it has dissolved.
  • 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip should be gently stirred into the jello. Fold 1 1/2 cups of thinly sliced fresh strawberries into the mixture once the Cool Whip has been thoroughly incorporated and there are no Cool Whip lumps remaining in the bowl. Place the mixture in serving bowls for dessert and chill for at least two hours.





Calories: 31kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Strawberry Jello Mousse Cups
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