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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!


  • 4 small boxes 3 oz Jello - 2 boxes cherry, 2 boxes lime (or other green and red jello flavors!)
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • whipped cream for topping, optional


  • For each layer, boil 1 cup water (I do this in the microwave) and then add the contents of one flavor of jello. Stir with a fork until the jello is totally dissolved and then divide the mixture in half, saving half in a separate bowl.
  • Add 1/2 cup yogurt to half of the jello mixture and stir until well combined. Pour the yogurt/Jello mixture into your dishes* and then place in the refrigerator in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes or until completely set.
  • Add 3 Tbsp water to the other half of the jello that you reserved. Set aside. As soon as the yogurt layer is set, you can pour the reserved layer on top. Refrigerate again until set.
  • Repeat steps 1-3 with the other flavor of jello and then repeat the steps two more times. If you use a deeper dish, you can repeat the layers as many times as you want - you'll just need more jello!
  • I like to put a little bit of whipped cream on top just before serving! Totally optional!


*NOTE: I made ten 5 oz. parfaits with this recipe. If you use a different sized dish, you will still follow the same recipe, but just divide the layers accordingly. (If you are making the jello recipe in an 8X8 pan, just pour the entire layer in the pan at once, don't divide into 10.) Also, keep in mind that if you are using a bowl or any type of dish that is smaller at the bottom, you may need to use a little less jello on the bottom layers or they will be a lot thicker than the top layers. If you have extra jello that you don't use in the bottom layers, you can just put it in another bowl/dish to snack on later!