BEST Jello recipes ever, all gathered in one place! Jello recipes for holidays, parties, dessert and more. We cover jello salad recipes, jello cakes and cookies and layered jello desserts. Fun, tasty & easy jello recipes for any occasion.
We’ve been creating recipes for this site for over 5 years now and I realized something the other day. We really love Jello! Seriously- we have a ton of jello recipes! So I thought I’d gather them all in one place and feature our very favorites.
Jello is a fun addition to any table. I mainly serve it as a sweet side dish, but it can also be a dessert. Some of these jello dessert recipes are pretty fancy, but they’re all easy to make. Enjoy!
Jello Gelatin Flavors
What Jello flavors are there?
There are quite a few Jello flavors with special flavors being released often. I find our local Walmart store carries the most variety of Jello. Here are all the flavors of jello: Apricot, Berry Blue, Black Cherry, Blackberry, Blackberry Fusion, Cherry, Cherry Lemonade, Concord Grape, Cotton Candy, Fruit Punch, Grape, Green Apple, Lemon, Lemon-Lime, Lime, Mango, Margarita, Melon Fusion, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Strawberry-Banana, Tropical Fusion, and Watermelon.
How many Jell-O gelatin flavors are there?
There are over 20 different flavors of Jello available! I find the most variety at my local Walmart store. Don’t discount other brands too; I recently found Jolly Rancher Jello in 2 flavors and my kids loved both!
What are the 4 original flavors of jello?
The 4 original flavors of Jello were Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon and Orange. Strawberry continues to be the most popular flavor of Jello til this day!
Best Jello Fruit Combinations
What fruit can go in jello?
We love adding blueberries, strawberries, banana, mandarin oranges, diced pears, apples and peaches to jello.
What fruit can’t you put in jello?
Avoid adding pineapple, mango or kiwi to jello as it’s difficult to get jello to set when using these fruits.
Can you add fruit to jello right away?
You can add fruit to jello immediately, however it will likely sink to the bottom of whatever dish your jello is in.
How do you add fruit to jello?
Thoroughly whisk the jello mix with hot and cold water according to package directions. Place jello in the fridge and set a timer for 30 minutes. When the timer dings, add the fruit, cover and return to fridge to finish setting.
How long should jello set before adding fruit?
We recommend waiting 30-40 minutes for jello to partially set before adding fruit, so that the fruit sets in the middle of the jello, as opposed to all along the bottom.
Jello Gelatin Dessert
Is jello a dessert or side dish?
Jello can be either a dessert or a side dish. Our family considers it a “sweet side dish” and we often serve it as a salad for Sunday dinner. It’s also popular on our holiday dinner tables.
What type of gelatin is in jello?
Gelatin in jello is animal collagen, namely from pigs. Check the organic section of your local grocery store to see if they carry any vegan jello options, if you prefer.
Classic Jello Recipes FAQs
Here are some answers to common questions we get about Jello:
Making Jello layers is much more simple than it seems, it just takes some time. You prepare your bottom layer first, by dissolving the package in boiling water, stirring in cold water, and putting it in the pan or container of your choosing. You refrigerate it until it’s almost set, usually about 45 minutes. Next you prepare your next layer the same way and gently spoon it over the first layer, then refrigerate for 45 minutes. You repeat until you have all the layers you desire.
Yes, jello can melt. It loses it’s firmness slowly at room temperature and quickly on hot days. It melts completely at 95 degrees.
You can usually buy Jello at your local grocery store, like Walmart, Kroger or Target. I am able to find the largest variety of jello at Walmart. Jello is almost always in the baking aisle. It commonly found around cookie mixes, cake mixes, and brownie mixes. You can also buy Jello online, if you’d prefer.
Basic jello will set in about 3-4 hours. If you’re using jello for a salad or other type of recipe, it will likely set in 2-4 hours. Thin layers of jello set in about 2 hours.
No, Jello will not set if you add too much water, so be sure to measure accurately using a liquid measuring cup, like the common glass measuring cups with handles.
Jello does not contain any gluten in the ingredients, so it can be considered gluten-free. However, Jello, which is manufactured by Kraft, is not considered “Certified Gluten Free” meaning that it’s made in a facility that can contain trace amounts of gluten.
In order for jello to set, it has to be mixed according to package directions and then chilled. If your jello didn’t set, you likely added too much water, added fruit with too high of water content or are attempting to make it set in a location other than the refrigerator. You can attempt to fix jello by combining 1 cup boiling water with a small 3 oz box of jello in the same flavor. Whisk until jello is dissolved, then stir into your not-set jello recipe. Refrigerate until set. On the side of the box of Jello it gives fruit addition suggestions. I’ve found that I can use fruit even they don’t recommend if I simply decrease the water by 1/2 cup in my recipe.
Click here to see Homemade Whipped Cream Recipes for your delicious Jello recipes.
Jello Salad Recipes
Jello Pie Recipes
Jello Cookie Recipes
Jello Cake Recipes
Holiday Jello Recipes
Traditional Jello Recipes
Additional Jello Recipes
Raspberry Jello Salad
- 1 box 5.1 oz instant vanilla pudding
- 32 oz. container vanilla yogurt
- 8 oz. container Cool Whip thawed
- 1 pkg. frozen raspberries (12 ounces)
- In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix and the vanilla yogurt, stirring until well mixed.
- Fold Cool Whip into the mixture. (You can use a spatula or a whisk!)
- Lastly, fold in the raspberries. I had set mine out for about 10 minutes before making the salad, but you can put them in frozen and they will thaw very quickly so you can serve the salad right after mixing. If you don’t serve the salad immediately, the raspberries will thaw more and the juices will add a raspberry flavor to the entire mixture – I like it both ways!
Recipes with Jello Mix
Jello Salad Recipes:
Raspberry Fluff Jello Salad
Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make and it is perfect as a side dish or even dessert. This recipe only requires 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make and then it is immediately ready to serve! It is simply amazing! I just recently found this jello salad recipe and LOVE it! It only has 4 ingredients and it literally takes just a couple of minutes to make. It’s absolutely the easiest (and fastest!) jello salad recipe you will ever make! Not only that, but it can be eaten immediately after preparing (or saved for later!)…and it’s delicious too! Make it now with this recipe!
Berry Jello Pretzel Salad
Berry Jello Pretzel Salad made with fresh berries & fruity Jell-O on a buttery pretzel crust! Gorgeous Jello salad recipe that tastes amazing and is so easy to make. I love serving this lovely Berry Jello Salad for holiday dinners or any special occasion. The end result is stunning and everyone loves the sweet berry flavors in this light jello salad. See the full Berry Jello Salad recipe here!
Orange Jello Salad
Orange Jello Salad is light, refreshing and makes the perfect side dish or dessert! Made with orange jello, tapioca pudding, whipped topping, mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple. I grew up eating this Orange Jello Salad on a pretty regular basis. It was a family favorite recipe that I have made dozens and dozens of times. Easy enough to make for a family dinner, but yummy enough to bring to parties or to serve on holidays and other special occasions! Get the recipe for Orange Jello Salad here!
Cranberry Jello Salad
Cranberry Jello Salad made with 3 festive, delicious layers of pretzels, pudding, cranberries & Jello! Impressive, easy addition to your holiday meal. It’s a staple to our holiday spread! I love the festive flavors. This version is perfect because it’s not too sweet and accompanies ham and turkey beautifully. It’s a very versatile recipe too! See the Cranberry Jello Salad Recipe here!
Blueberry Jello Salad
Blueberry Jello Salad is a quick and easy side dish or dessert that is full of blueberries and topped with a sweet and creamy layer! Start with raspberry (or strawberry Jello) and then add a can of blueberry pie filling for a delicious double berry flavor. The sweet and creamy layer on top complements the gelatin layer so well and you can get really creative about decorating the top with fresh berries for a beautiful presentation too! Get this Blueberry Jello Salad Recipe here!
Easy Raspberry Jello Salad
Easy Raspberry Jello Salad is made with raspberry pie filling and jello and then is topped with a creamy raspberry layer. Only four ingredients for an easy jello recipe that works as a side dish or a dessert! Easy Raspberry Jello Salad is one of those recipes that only takes a few minutes to make, and everyone absolutely loves it! I love adding fruit to jello, but this is the first jello recipe that I’ve made where you add pie filling to the jello and now I can’t believe I didn’t try this sooner. Using pie filling in the recipe is so convenient, especially during seasons where fresh fruit is hard to find! Find the Easy Raspberry Jello Salad Recipe here!
Tropical Jello Pretzel Salad
Tropical Jello Pretzel Salad is a combination of orange, pineapple and coconut flavors all in an easy-to-make sweet jello salad recipe! It’s a combination of orange, pineapple and coconut flavors all in an easy-to-make sweet jello salad recipe! The pretzel crust ends up tasting like chopped pecans. It adds a wonderful flavor and texture to this light & sweet easy jello salad recipe.
Strawberry Jello Salad Mold
Strawberry Jello Salad Mold is a fun and delicious way to serve a jello salad. It is set in a bundt pan and has two layers, one is fresh strawberries in jello and the second is a creamy sweet jello bottom layer! It is no lie, Jello is easy to make and delicious! Kids love it and it seems to be a staple at every family party (especially holiday parties!) I attend. I say, elevate that and make it fancy!! Get this Strawberry Jello Salad Mold Recipe here!
Raspberry Ribbon Salad from Mels Kitchen Cafe
The tangy and sweet raspberry mixture compliments the luscious creamy layers beautifully, and like a good jello salad, even though it looks a bit messy on the plate, it tastes like heaven. See for yourself by following this jello salad recipe!
Strawberry Jello Fruit Salad from Meatloaf and Melodrama
Easy Strawberry Jello Fruit Salad is a retro recipe that’s perfect for spring and summer holidays, parties and potlucks. It’s a recipe from grandma so you know it’s a going to be a good Jello salad! You’ll love this foamy pink treat! Check out the recipe here.
Dr Pepper Jello Salad from Spend with Pennies
This Dr Pepper Jello Salad is a fun, no bake, retro dessert loaded with cherries, pineapple, and pecans! The perfect make ahead dessert for any gathering. I love that it’s so easy to make, requires very little prep work and no baking which makes it a warm weather win in my book! The twenty-three flavors in Dr Pepper make this dessert an instant hit, add in some extras for additional flavor and texture and we’re in business! Find the full Jello salad recipe here!
Blueberry Cream Cheese Jello Salad from Jamie Cooks it up
This Blueberry Cream Cheese Jello Salad has been a staple at our Thanksgiving dinner for years and years. The flavors of blueberry and cream cheese go so nicely with turkey and gravy. You can find out how to make this simple but delicious dessert here.
Broken Glass Jello Salad from Just Jenn Recipes
Jello is an absolute must on the dessert table. It’s light, pretty and jiggly. In Hawaii it’s known as Broken Glass Jello, but recipes can also be found with the name Stained Glass Jello. Either way, this beautiful dish is always a crowd pleaser. This gorgeous jello only looks like a lot of work, but in just a few steps you’ll have delightful little cubes of flavorful jello in no time. I’ve even used primary colors to make Lego Block Jello for a kids party. The colors and flavor options are endless! This is the perfect party food, easy to pick up and fun to eat. I guarantee your guests will be impressed! Find all you need to get started here.
Jello Pie Recipes:
Strawberry Pie Recipe With Jello
Strawberry Pie Recipe with Jello made easy with fresh strawberries, strawberry jello & buttery pie crust hearts! It’s a perfect pie for Valentine’s day! You are going to love this simple and delightful fresh strawberry pie recipe. It comes together quickly and easily so you spend less time prepping and more time enjoying your romantic day and holiday dinner. Serve this dessert up and it is sure to have everyone swooning. From the heart-shaped crust pieces to the fresh strawberries, this pie is charming, refreshing, and oh so delicious! Get this Strawberry Pie Recipe With Jello here!
Creamy Peach Pie
Our Creamy Peach Pie is made with only 5 ingredients in only a few minutes! Peach Jello, vanilla ice cream and fresh peaches are combined into a delicious, refreshing dessert! This recipe only takes a few minutes to whip up and then just a couple of hours to set up in the refrigerator before it is ready to serve. There are technically 6 ingredients but I feel pretty good about saying 5 since one of the ingredients is water! Mixing vanilla ice cream and Cool Whip with peach Jello and fresh peaches is absolutely amazing. So amazing that we were all trying to the filling before we even made it to the pie crust. You’ll see when you make this easy Jello recipe!
Glazed Strawberry Fruit Pizza
This delicious Glazed Strawberry Fruit Pizza is made with pre-made sugar cookie dough topped with a cream cheese layer, fresh strawberries and a strawberry glaze! This dessert pizza is absolutely perfect for kids and adults, and for all occasions! It’s a favorite that everyone will enjoy! Start cooking now with this easy Jello recipe!
Creamy Lime Jello Pie from The Spruce Eats
When you want something cool and refreshing that takes no time at all, this lime Jello Cool Whip pie is the perfect dessert. It’s great for parties and dinners, and it’s so easy, the kids could make it themselves. It isn’t really an adequate substitute for key lime pie, but it has a similar sweet-tart flavor. Check out the recipe here!
Jello Cookie Recipes:
Patriotic Jello Sugar Cookies
Patriotic Jello Sugar Cookies are easy to make with red and blue jello and a simple buttercream frosting that can be flavored to match! These sugar cookies can be rolled and cut out into shapes or just quickly scooped out into balls. Get the Patriotic Jello Sugar Cookies Recipe here!
Jello Cake Recipes:
Raspberry Cheesecake Jello
Raspberry Cheesecake Jello made with only 4 ingredients for a delicious side dish or dessert. This Jello recipe is made with cream cheese, yogurt and pie filling and can be made in any flavor you want! I love how simple this Jello is! Adding cream cheese to one layer of Jello and adding pie filling to the other layer of Jello creates a recipe that tastes a lot like cheesecake! We absolutely love using raspberry Jello and raspberry pie filling, but strawberry, peach or cherry all work well too. Get the Raspberry Cheesecake Jello Recipe here!
Raspberry Jello Poke Cake
Raspberry Jello Poke Cake is a simple yet flavorful cake recipe. White cake infused with raspberry jello topped with cream to make one memorable, easy poke cake! Poke cakes became more popular a few years back so if you haven’t tried one, consider this a sign from the universe! They are not only so easy to throw together, the colors and flavors just simply can’t be beat! Get the Raspberry Jello Poke Cake Recipe here!
Strawberries & Cream Poke Cake
Strawberries & Cream Poke Cake is the perfect light and refreshing dessert for any gathering with family and friends – it is delicious and so pretty! Strawberries & Cream Poke Cake is the perfect light and refreshing dessert for any gathering with family and friends – it is delicious and so pretty! Get this Strawberries & Cream Poke Cake recipe here!
Strawberry Jello Angel Food Cake from 12 Tomatoes
If you’re going to go ahead and judge a cake by its outward appearance — maybe by its smooth frosting, or piped flowers, or delicate chocolate drizzle — then this probably isn’t the cake for you. However, if you’re going to judge a cake by it’s actual merits — by its irresistible flavor, by the ease of its preparation, by the nostalgic comfort it provides — well then, you’ve just found the cake of your dreams, and you can find the recipe here.
Strawberry Flan Jello Cake from Living Sweet Moments
This decadent Strawberry Flan Jello Cake Recipe is a 3 in 1, a cake and flan encased in a refreshing jello shell. A showstopper dessert for any occasion. In one bite you will get 3 different cakes, 3 different textures, and 3 different flavors! Just because this 3-1 dessert looks amazing, it doesn’t mean that is super difficult to make or that it requires expertise skills as a baker. On the contrary, this recipe is SOOO easy.
Holiday Jello Recipes:
Christmas Jello Poke Cake
Christmas Jello Poke Cake uses a cake mix and red and green Jello to make a simple and delicious holiday dessert! This Christmas cake recipe is easy to make and absolutely beautiful to serve! Making this jello poke cake is so easy to do, but looks so fancy that no one will ever guess how simple it is to make. Red and green jello make this cake perfect for Christmas, but you can use any colors you want and make this cake for any occasion! Get the recipe for this Christmas Jello Poke Cake here!
Rainbow Jello Parfaits
Rainbow Jello Parfaits are so festive and fun, and can work for holidays! You only need two basic ingredients to make these…jello and yogurt! These layered Jello treats are so easy, and if you pick the right colors, it looks just like a rainbow! You do have to give yourself a day to make them just to allow all of the layers to set, but each layer only takes a few minutes to make and is not as hard as it may seem! Check out the simple trick to this creative dish here.
Patriotic Layered Jello Salad
Patriotic Layered Jello Salad has a raspberry layer and a blueberry layer with a delicious vanilla layer in between! This red, white and blue dessert is perfect for the 4th of July and is so yummy, you’ll want to eat it the rest of the year too! Get this Patriotic Layered Jello Salad Recipe here!
Layered Valentines Jello Cups
Layered Valentines Jello Cups are so fun and easy to make for Valentines Day! All you need is jello and yogurt to make this delicious and simple jello recipe! Everyone loves jello and this layered jello recipe is absolutely perfect for Valentines Day! This jello recipe is super easy to make too – you can use any type of red jello that you like – strawberry, raspberry, cherry, etc. To make the other layers, you just combine the jello with yogurt. That’s it! Get this Layered Valentines Jello Cups Recipe here!
Layered Christmas Jello Cups
Layered Christmas Jello cups are fun, festive and easy to make for holiday parties! This layered Jello recipe is made with cherry and lime gelatin for a delicious flavor combination in the perfect colors for Christmas! Everyone loves jello and this layered jello recipe is absolutely perfect for Christmas! This jello recipe is super easy to make too – all you need is 2 different flavors of jello and vanilla yogurt! Get the recipe for these Layered Christmas Jello Cups here!
Birds Milk Jello Recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen
If you wanted something easy, fun and pretty to make for Christmas – try this Birds Milk Jello recipe. It’s Vera’s famous ptichiye moloko recipe (bird’s milk); a layer of creamy mousse topped with raspberry jello (don’t worry, I’m wrapping up my bird’s milk spree). I hope you enjoy this super easy and fancy dessert, recipe found here.
Traditional Jello Recipes:
Creamy Raspberry Jello
Creamy Raspberry Jello made with just 3 ingredients! Easy Jello recipe made with jello, vanilla pudding and whipped topping for a simple and delicious dessert. Creamy Raspberry Jello is so simple and makes a wonderful dessert. Combine vanilla pudding with your raspberry jello for the perfect raspberry vanilla flavor! Jello is just so easy to make and you can’t beat a dessert with only 3 ingredients. Easy low-calorie and low-fat dessert or snack! Get this Creamy Raspberry Jello Recipe here!
Creamy Lemon Jello
Creamy Lemon Jello made with just 3 ingredients! Easy Jello recipe made with jello, vanilla pudding and whipped topping for a simple and delicious dessert. Creamy Lemon Jello is so simple and makes a wonderful dessert. Combine vanilla pudding with lemon jello for the most refreshing flavored treat! Jello is just so easy to make and you can’t beat a dessert with only 3 ingredients. Easy low-calorie and low-fat dessert or snack! Get this Creamy Lemon Jello recipe here!
Creamy Raspberry Jello Salad recipe from Jamie Cooks it up
I have a great little jello salad recipe for you. It could really almost be a dessert. Canned pears are blended with cream cheese, raspberry jello, cool whip…seems tasty, yes? A dear friend brought this tasty treasure to me a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t get enough. The color is so inviting, the texture creamy and the flavor sweet and wonderful. It’s a fun twist on regular jello. Make it in a 9×13 pan, or pour it into individual cups for a personal touch. Find the full jello salad recipe here!
Strawberry Jello Parfaits
Pretty Strawberry Jello Parfaits made easy with just 3 ingredients! Strawberries, jello & whipped cream combine for a simple, elegant dessert. Fun & festive Jello recipe perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion! Strawberries are a very fun and festive fruit to use to celebrate Valentine’s Day and these strawberry jello parfaits are the perfect dessert that doesn’t cost much or require a culinary degree to pull off. Jello desserts have been around for decades and they’re still just as popular as back then because there’s always room for jello. Find the Strawberry Jello Parfaits Recipe here!
Additional Jello Recipes:
Easy Jello Milkshakes
Easy Jello Milkshakes made with ice cream, milk and any flavor of Jello. Colorful and delicious homemade milkshake recipe that the whole family will enjoy! I’ve been trying to get creative with some cold recipes. And these Jello milkshakes are amazing! Only take about 2 minutes to make and you can make any flavor you want! Get these Easy Jello Milkshakes Recipe here!
Creamy Jello Fruit Dip
Creamy Jello Fruit Dip is made with only 3 ingredients – it can be made with any flavor and it’s the perfect dip for all of your favorite fruits! If I had the option between normal “dessert” (sweets) and a big bowl of fresh fruit, I would gladly take the bowl of fruit! My kids love fruit too, but even more, they love dipping fruit (or any food) – in this tasty and colorful fruit dip is always a big hit. This delicious Creamy Jello Fruit Dip comes together in just a few minutes and you can make it any flavor you want, in order to match the decor/season you are looking for! Any time you need an easy and yummy side to take to a party, using this recipe is your new go-to!
Creamy Pineapple Lemon Jello
Creamy Pineapple Lemon Jello made with just 5 ingredients! This jello recipe is made with lemon pudding, lemon jello and crushed pineapple. I love this Creamy Pineapple Lemon Jello recipe! It works great as a side dish or a dessert and doesn’t take more than a few minutes of prep time to make. The lemon flavor is so strong because the recipe calls for lemon pudding AND lemon jello. A great deal of the creaminess of this jello comes from sour cream, but you can swap that out with Greek yogurt and get a little bit of protein from your dessert too! Get the recipe for this Creamy Pineapple Lemon Jello here!
Cherry Coke Jello (and Other Flavors too!) from Something Swanky
I love cherry Coke. And cherry Diet Coke. And Jell-O is pretty awesome too, right? Well, as it tuns out, you can substitute Coke or Cherry Coke (or Pepsi, if you swing that way) for the water in the standard Jell-O recipe, annnnnnnd….. VOILA! Find the recipe for Cherry Coke Jello, as well as Lime Coke Jello, Shirley Temple Jello, Strawberry Orange Fanta Jello, and Orange Ginger Ale Jello here!
Jello Sherbet Ice Cream from Smart Schoolhouse
You don’t need to have made homemade ice cream before, you don’t need an ice cream maker, you just need an appetite for incredibly good sherbet! Not only is this better than any rainbow sherbet I’ve ever had, it was simple to make and you can even customize the flavors. Click here for ideas for flavors and the very simple recipe!
Teddy Bear Jello Pool from I Heart Naptime
Teddy Bear Jello Pool… these little guys make a great treat! Refreshing Jello and a dollop of whipped cream make for a yummy treat everyone will love! Sometimes a cool and refreshing treat is just what the hot summer days are made for. My little guys loved these fun little teddy bear characters but you could easily swap them out for some candy fish or gummy octopus candies. Find the recipe here.
Gluten Free Creamsicle Jello Mold from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
This Creamsicle Jello mold is a no-bake recipe that is sure to be a hit at any party or potluck. Gelatin molds are classic vintage recipes and this one is also one of the best gluten-free no bake recipes in my recipe box and one of the gluten free spring recipes I love to make! With no box mixes here, there’s nothing more fun, pretty, or totally retro than cubes of fresh orange juice gelatin seemingly floating in a sea of wobbly vanilla ice cream. See how good it is for yourself by making this recipe!
Marshmallow Jello Pinwheels from Raining Hot Coupons
This snack is a fun one that is super kid friendly and easy to make. Even sweeter, it only takes 3 ingredients (gelatin, marshmallows and water)! You may already have these ingredients at home and if so, I definitely recommend making these! You can use any flavor or color you want… I like making them for the kiddos Birthday parties so for Miley, I will make the pink ones and for the boys, I like to make blue and green. This recipe is so fun and easy to make! Enjoy!
Strawberry Jello Parfait from Family Fresh Meals
This classy dessert looks fancy, but it’s actually very simple to make. You just save part of the Jello mix to blend with your whipped topping, so you have pink strawberry whip to layer on top of the chilled Jello. And because you set the glasses on an angle to chill, you end up with cool diagonal layers that look much more spiffy than flat ones. You can top it with fresh strawberries or, if you like, just put a dollop of plain Cool Whip on top. Either way, it’s a romantic little dessert. You can find the easy jello parfait recipe here.
Shark Tank Jello from Lady Behind the Curtain
Celebrate Shark Week with this fun Shark Tank Jello! Your kids can have all kinds of fun with these fun treats. Perfect for a pool party, shark theme or beach party. It is really easy and you can make them in inexpensive jars. Follow the easy Jello recipe here.
7Up Lime Jello Salad from Tastes of Lizzy
Make this easy 7UP Lime Jello Salad for everything from summer picnics to holiday gatherings. It makes a great side dish or dessert. You can use sugar free pudding and diet soda if you’d like to lower the calories. Check out the full recipe here.
Lego Jello from Cute DIY Projects
LEGOs are great – as long as you do not forget them on the floor and accidentally step on them, for that can be super painful! We all used to have our own LEGOs to build different things as children, but as we grew up, we started to become more… practical. This is how we invented the LEGO gummy candy! Here is how you can make your own, at home.
Any Flavor Jello Roll Ups from One Little Project
I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE making Jello. I think it must be all the brightly coloured boxes they get to choose from? But they’ve been getting tired of regular old jello lately. You know how it goes – begging you to make it and then refusing to eat it once it’s made. So I was really excited when I came across this recipe for Jello Roll-Ups because 1. It’s Jello – and they love making Jello – and 2. It’s a novel new specialty item they’ll be excited to eat because they get to *brace yourself*, unroll it with their fingers! Find out how here!
Layered lemon Jello Cups from the First Year Blog
Our jello cup craze all started with these layered strawberry jello cups which we shared for Valentine’s Day. I thought they were going to be more of a seasonal thing people come to the blog for, but ever since I shared the recipe, it’s still one of the top 3 recipes people are coming for each day! So if the people like jello, I will give them more jello! Here is how to make these delicious Layered Lemon Jello Cups!
Root Beer Float Jello from Pint Sized Baker
These no-melt Root Beer Float Jello treats are sure to be a summer favorite! All the flavors you love without a huge mess. Do you every have one of those days where you’d rather scrub the kitchen floors and clean and bathrooms instead of doing the work that you’re supposed to be taking care of? That’s the kind of day that I have been having. However, don’t worry, there was actually no cleaning accomplished today. I took a nap instead – lol! You see, you can totally make this root beer float jello and take a nap! There’s some downtime between layers, so you can doze while you make dessert. Win-Win! Find out how here!
Watermelon Jello Jigglers from Tornadough Alli
With summertime fast approaching I figured it would be fun to have one of our favorite summertime treats turned into a jello jiggler! Say hello to these fun Watermelon Jello Jigglers! Now I’m going to be straight up with you guys here, this isn’t one of those recipes that is just super easy to throw together. It takes a little while for the jello layers to set up, there are 3…the skin, the rind and the actual watermelon person. So here is a simple kid friendly recipe; simple BUT a little time consuming and delicate.
Very Berry Gelatin from My Recipes
Very Berry Gelatin is a quick, easy and affordable side dish or dessert that will impress your guests. Follow this recipe and you’ll find yourself with a great dish and some extra time!
BEST Jello recipes ever, all gathered in one place! Jello recipes for holidays, parties, dessert and more. We cover jello salad recipes, jello cakes and cookies and layered jello desserts. Fun, tasty & easy jello recipes for any occasion.
Jean Moore says
I love the idea of the fresh fruity flavors of the pretzel salad. I am allergic to strawberries and that is the only way I have seen pretzel salad made. I think that would be wonderfully refreshing for an Easter buffet.
Aw, I’m sure a raspberry pretzel salad could be delicious. You could even adapt this recipe BERRY JELLO PRETZEL SALAD to be made with other berries instead of strawberries.
Pamela Barnes says
I make Jello poke cakes all of the time! They were HUGE in the 70’s. I brought one to work a few years back and everyone said how they had forgot about them and how much they loved them. They all started making them again! I also make a lot of Jello with my young grandkids. Last week my grandson and I made blue raspberry Jello with gummy sharks, starfish, and fish in a round vase to look like an aquarium. Jello is the first thing my kids and grandkids learn to make in my kitchen! Many memories are made! I have admit, the pretzel salad is my ultimate favorite! Sweet and salty is my thing!!!
That sounds like so much fun! We love making poke cakes with the kids too. We’ve got so many fun variations of it on this site you might like too 😉
Rose Schaalma says
Love jello salads of any kind. Strawberry pretzel can even be a dessert😋
Salad…dessert…tomato tah-mah-toe… jello salads are always welcomed around here 🙂
Emma L says
I like using jello in poke cakes to make the color bright and the cake spongy. The weird thing I like to do is participate in jello waterslides (usually put on by the city). Kids are the cutest to watch there 🙂
Both of those sound like a lot of fun!
I like to use jello in pies.
Bonnie Heyblom says
Anything jello is always a 5. Jello makes light tasty desserts no matter how simple or fancy they are. My all time go to is an orange jello with a can of manderine orange sections. A dab of whip cream on the top adds an extra bonus. Everyone loves the freshness of this.
That sounds almost tropical, I bet it’s fantastic for summer!
Hanna Forrest says
Diana Sue King says
I love the strawberry jello salad
Us too 🙂
Mary K says
Well, I tried very hard to make this, but my renditions of your recipes never seem to come out quite so pretty! I made it quite a while ago so I don’t remember exactly what looked funky, but I certainly remember how great it tasted! Yum!
Sorry to hear that, but even the ugliest of desserts can still taste great. I’m sure yours was perfect (we are often our own worst critics)
I like using Jello in poke cakes. I want to try the stained glass jello recipe!
I love jello fluff ‘salads’, have been doing low carb a year and a sweet treat with sugar free jello and sugar free whip cream on it’s own!
Sounds like a healthy way to treat yourself 🙂
I love to make it as directed but substitute sprite for the cold water. And use an electric hand mixer to beat until good and frothy and pour into popcicle molds or cups. Or just freeze whole thing in a bowl pop it out slice it and top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Awesome in summertime! 😋
Wow that sounds good!
Donna Christiansen says
It was so delicious refreshing and so yummy there was nothing left. Can’t wait to try Jell-O Pie
I’m sure you’ll love it! 🙂
Sylvia Fiala says
I love using instant Jello pudding. makes desserts creamier and more moist.
I LOVE Jello pudding in my cookies and cookies too. (It also works wonderfully at making stabilized whipped cream frosting)
I’m not a big fan of the texture of straight up jello but I do love to muse jello for poke cakes. Jello adds the flavor and the pretty colors!
Jello is always perfect when it’s added to something else
Vicki Hansen says
My families very favorite is a recipe called Yum Yum Salad and also the Raspberry Pretzel Salad – Yummy
raspberry pretzel salad is great
Love making the jello pie. My father in law loved it so made it for him often. So light and just enough sweetness
Aww thats sweet. Its funny how some jello recipes can bring back nostalgic memories
I love this recipe brings back memories. My mom and I made the exact thing it came out great
Jello has that nostalgic effect on many people
I made the Orange Cream fruit salad, it was so easy to put together and everyone loved it!
That’s great! It’s one of our favorites 🙂