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Recipes Using Jello

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In addition to the mainstay of Jello salads and molds, Jello can be used in a variety of recipes. This page contains recipes using Jello.


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By 1 found this helpful
September 27, 2016

I make this drink a lot, it is a calming comfort drink. You heat a mug of water (1 minute 45 seconds on high power), then mix in half a box of any 3 ounce gelatin dessert mix. If you take a sip of the hot drink, you will see how nice it is. This is a popular treat at our house, especially when people feel they need something nice to drink on a nice cool evening.


You can also add Twizzler strawberry candy and dip them in the drink and then in the other half of the box of powder gelatin that is left. The Twizzler candy takes a rather distinct shape when taken out of the hot drink and put into the Jello powder. Besides the distinct shape, it leaves little round balls of powder. This happens after the Twizzler is stirred around in the powder after having been in the hot drink. You can then eat the Twizzler candy with yummy powder on the end of it.

I did read that gelatin has properties that boost the immune system, but I just like it for the fact that it is a wonderful drink.

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By 3 found this helpful
May 7, 2012

Put one small box of any flavored gelatin into a blender. Add 1 cup of boiling water and blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Add 1-1/2 cup crushed ice and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Pour into a small bowl and set in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. This dessert treat tastes like sherbet. Enjoy!

Source: I found this recipe over 18 years ago in some old recipe file my mom gave me.

By mama holiday from Houston, TX

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March 19, 20130 found this helpful

box of Jell-o

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This page contains Jell-o cookie recipes. You can make flavorful, colored cookies by adding Jello to the dough.


By 0 found this helpful
May 8, 2009


  • 4 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 3 pkgs. (3 oz. ea.) flavored Jello
  • 4 cups boiling water.


In large bowl combine Knox and Jello. Mix very well. Add boiling water and stir well until Gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour into large shallow baking pan (for example 13x9) and chill until firm.

Cut into one inch squares. Makes about 100 1" squares. You can cut recipe down. Great and easy for your kids to help you with, especially on rainy days!

By elyag from Rochester, NY

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By 0 found this helpful
March 24, 2009


  • 6 pkgs. gelatin (3 oz. size) different flavors
  • 1 1/2 cup water per pkg.
  • 1 pkg. Knox gelatin
  • 1/4 cup water (cold)
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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot pineapple juice (may be microwaved or heated on the stove)
  • 1 lg. container Cool Whip
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Dissolve each flavor gelatin in 1 1 /2 cups water. Let set and cut in small squares. Dissolve Knox gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup hot pineapple juice; stir and let cool. Fold in Cool Whip, gelatin and vanilla.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
June 25, 2008


  • 1 package orange gelatin (3oz.)
  • 1 package lemon gelatin (3oz.)
  • 1 3/4 cups orange juice
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, drained (small can)
  • 1 or 2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups small marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 package Dream Whip
  • cheddar cheese, grated


Dissolve orange and lemon gelatin in 2 cups boiling water in bowl. Add next 4 ingredients, mixing well. Pour into serving dish. Chill until firm. Combine pineapple juice, sugar, flour, eggs and butter in small saucepan, mixing well. Cool over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Prepare Dream Whip using package directions. Fold into cooled egg mixture. Spread over gelatin layer. Sprinkle cheese over top.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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January 23, 2008

Dissolve Jello in hot water. Add sherbet, stir until melted. Place in refrigerator until almost set up. Add oranges.

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By 0 found this helpful
November 15, 2006

Boil brown sugar, hot water and maple flavoring together for 10 minutes. Soak plain gelatin in cold water a few minutes. Then mix with hot syrup. Pour in pan; let set until firm.

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January 5, 20060 found this helpful

Pour 1 cup boiling water over mixture and cook until thick. Have 1 pt. berries in cooked pie crust. Pour thickening over and cool. Serve with whipped cream...

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By 0 found this helpful
April 2, 2006

I am looking for a recipe for a jello mixture that tastes like a creamsicle. I have looked high and low with no results and the lady won't give out her family recipe. The dessert has mandarin oranges, Cool Whip and what else in it?

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April 4, 20060 found this helpful

Type Jello Creamsicle Cool Whip Recipes into your search bar. Lots of recipes there.

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April 7, 20060 found this helpful


Thanks for all of the great receipes. They sound great. I am making the Dreamcycle Cake for Easter and the pudding tonight because my granddaughter will be here tomorrow. I would like to wish everone a Happy Easter. Angie

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By guest (Guest Post)
November 30, 20060 found this helpful

Hi - Here is my recipe for creamsicle pie - She is probably not giving it to you because it is SO EASY!!

Dissolve one package of orange jello with 1 cup of boiling water. Do not add the second cup, but add a few ice cubes. Remove the ice that does not melt. Add one 8 oz tub of cool whip (refridgated thawed). Mix - Add the mandarin oranges and pour into a pie crust. Top with cool whip and mandarin oranges. ENJOY

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By 0 found this helpful
September 19, 2008

Does anyone know of a recipe with orange Jello, crushed pineapple, and either whole eggs, separated or egg whites? I know this is an old recipe, maybe from the 30's or 40's. My Mom had it handwritten and it was called "Heavenly Delight". It was made in an 8x8 pan and I believe you cooked it on top of the stove and then mixed it together. It was fluffy and was an interesting combination. My Mom can't find the recipe either. Thanks for any help.

Colleen from Blair, NE

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 20, 20080 found this helpful

None of these are the recipe I'm looking for. It does not separate into layers, or that one would be it.

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September 20, 20080 found this helpful

Was it more of a dessert, or a salad...or something else? Were there any other ingredients that you can remember? I've got some old cookbooks I'll dig through, and my mom has an old (60s-70s) Jello cookbook, so maybe it's in there. I'll keep ya posted!

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 24, 20080 found this helpful

This was a dessert. I am going to see if the one that separates is it and maybe you just have to mix it together more to get it the way I remember. Thanks for all the help.

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By 0 found this helpful
December 29, 2011

Does anyone have a recipe for a jello dessert called Lime Delight? I got it from a dear friend along time ago and I seem to have lost it.

By Donna

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December 30, 20110 found this helpful

Go to & type in "Lime Delight Jello recipe" & you'll have a lot of links to check out. Hope you find the one that's just right! :)

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January 5, 20120 found this helpful

Lime Jello Delight

1 (6 oz.) pkg. lime Jello

1 lg. pkg. cream cheese

1/2 pt. whipping cream (heavy)

1 can crushed pineapple, drained

1 can chunky pineapple, drained (reserve liquid)

1 c. chopped walnuts

1 jar maraschino cherries (chop most, cut 10 in half)

Dissolve Jello with boiling water according to package directions, cut cream cheese into chunks, place in warm Jello water, stir with hand mixer. When melted, add pineapple juice and cold water to equal 2 cups. Stir. Slice cherries, chop walnuts. When almost set (firm but soft) whip whipping cream, fold in whipping cream, 3/4 cup of nuts, pineapple and chopped cherries. Sprinkle remaining nuts on top and place cherry halves on the top to decorate.

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January 6, 20120 found this helpful

If you want a lower calorie dessert, use cottage cheese, crushed pineapple and lime jello. You can also add the nuts if you want.

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By 0 found this helpful
June 30, 2008

Someone had asked a question about a recipe for straw jello. I've never heard of it. If anyone knows it, please send it out. I've ask everyone I can think to ask. Thanks.


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July 2, 20080 found this helpful

Are you sure they didn't write it down quickly and abreviated strawberry as straw. jello

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July 2, 20080 found this helpful

I agree it must be strawberry abbrv.

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July 17, 20080 found this helpful

Donita, I have a recipe for a strawberry Pretzel Salad. I wonder if that is what you are looking for. Pretzels kind of remind me of straw. Any way, I will give it to you and you can try it or not.

2 cups crushed pretzels

1 stick butter, melted

3 Tbsp. sugar.

Mix together well and press into a buttered 9"x13" dish. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Cool.

Mix together 1 (8oz.) pkg of cream cheese, softened with 1 cup sugar. Add 8 oz container cool whip and blend well.

Spread this mixture over cooled Pretzel crust. (seal edges well).Chill

Dissolve a 6 oz. pkg of strawberry jello in 2 cups boiling water. Add 2 (10 oz. pkgs sliced frozen strawberries. Stir and chill until slightly jelled. Pour over cream cheese layer. Chill several hours or over night.

That's it! It's really yummy.

Judy in Alabama

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By 0 found this helpful
April 8, 2013

I am going to make these jello worms. Do you think I should put it in the refrigerator to let it set? It has the kind of whipping cream you buy in a carton so I am thinking yes to the refrigerator, but it doesn't say in the recipe.

You basically add these things together, cool and then pour into a lot of straws in a glass with a rubber band around them.


2 packs Raspberry Jello
1 package unflavored gelatine
3/4 cup whipping cream
3 cups boiling water
100 flexible straws
or enough to fill your tall cup or container

If anyone has made these, how did they turn out also?

It is from an Australian Business Directory called WHOit. (

I don't want to leave out the whipping cream in the jello and set it out if it would be dangerous as far as health. I am not sure what the recipe means when it reads "set out until firm".

By Robyn from TN

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April 9, 20130 found this helpful

I made this recipe - with the whipping cream - and it turned out great! You must use the "flexible" straws because they look so real when the Jello-O is squeezed out. It IS time-consuming to squeeze out all the straws, but SO worth the effort. My kiddos were squealing!

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By 0 found this helpful
December 22, 2010

I am looking for a lime Jello recipe that has Jello, cottage cheese, celery, pimento, and maybe nuts and onions, or green peppers. It is served as a accompaniment to ham.

By Linda from BG, KY

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December 23, 20100 found this helpful

I've had this before and it is delicious. Just can't for the life of me remember when or where. :-( Hope someone else can post a recipe or link as now I'm craving it, big time! :-)

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November 14, 20050 found this helpful

I would like recipes for beverages containing jello and koolaid together.

Dreamer from Antioch, TN

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December 12, 20050 found this helpful  d+koolaid+drinks

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