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Rainbow Jello Parfaits are such a festive and fun treat for many occasions, especially for your kids on St. Patrick's Day! To make these joyous Jello parfait cups you only need two simple ingredients...Jello and yogurt! 
Prep Time30 mins
setting time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rainbow Jello Parfaits
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 65kcal


  • 6 small boxes Jello 3 oz - Use whatever flavors you want as long as you have purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red!
  • 3 cups vanilla yogurt I used Greek yogurt just to add some more protein and feel a little bit healthier but you can use regular yogurt


  • I used 5 oz parfait dishes and made 10 parfaits. The smaller the dish, the shorter the set time for each layer! You will also want to use a clear dish, that way you can see the beautiful rainbow layers. 
  • For each layer of Jello/color, boil 1 cup of water (I do this in the microwave) and then add the box of Jello.
  • Stir until the Jello is totally dissolved and then pour half of the Jello mixture into a different dish. Then, add ½ cup of yogurt to the separated half of the Jello mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Pour the yogurt/Jello mixture into your parfait dishes/cups you are using and then refrigerate until set.
  • Repeat for each color/flavor of Jello. 
  • Back to the other half of each of the Jello, add 3 Tbsp cold water and set aside.
  • As soon as the yogurt layer is set, you can pour the reserved (non-yogurt)Jello on top.
  • Keep repeating until you have used up all of the Jello and have layered all the different colors. 

If you are doing a rainbow, you will want to remember that you need to have room for 12 layers, so try to pour them accordingly. If you use dishes that are smaller on the bottom than the top, you may need to use less Jello on the bottom layers - I just poured any extra Jello into an additional bowl and let my kids have it as an extra snack!


    These Rainbow Jello Parfaits are such a festive and fun treat for many occasions, switch up the colors/flavors and you can make these for pretty much every holiday and occasion! 


    Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 161mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1mg