15 Jello Dessert Combinations You Must Try
Ah, Jello, the classic colorful, jiggly snack and dessert from most everyone’s childhood that comes in a variety of flavors to please a wide range of palettes.
However, although Jello flavors are great on their own, sometimes it’s fun to experiment with different combinations of flavors as well as other fun ingredients and textures that can either complement each other or take your taste buds to a whole new level and change up the same old same old. So, grab your favorite bowl and spoon and come with us as we check out some fun Jello combinations!
Jello Fruit Salad
This one is a fairly refreshing, yet simple Jello recipe that makes a great summer treat. Simply mix together Jello in any fruit flavor, wait for it to begin to firm, and then mix in a can or two of fruit cocktail and refrigerate for a cool, fun eat.
Rainbow Jello Cubes
These fun, colorful Jello cubes are made by layering different colors and flavors of Jello as they gradually cool to create the neat rainbow stripe effect. Cut them into fun, bite-sized cubes and watch your guests, especially any younger Jello lovers, enjoy!
Pucker-Up Mandarin Orange Bites
If you like oranges, then this one is definitely one you have to try! This one is more of a tart treat with the orange jello, mandarin oranges, and fresh lemonade all mixed together.
Now, here’s a different, yet fun way to enjoy Jello! Instead of making it the wiggly, jiggly way, it’s made into a fruit gummy-like substance by adding marshmallows, and then it’s rolled up into a fun spiral-shaped, chewy fruit roll!
Layered Jello Salad
This is the same idea as the rainbow Jello cubes, except you make this in a lovely glass container to show off all of the beautiful, colorful layers. This makes a great addition to backyard barbecues and even holiday parties. Best of all, the flavors can be customized to suit the holiday or occasion, and you can have as many layers as you like!
Pina Colada Molded Salad
Use a mold pan in order to make this fun Jello salad! With this recipe, you use an unflavored gelatin mix to achieve an authentic tropical flavor with ingredients like cream of coconut, coconut, macadamia nuts, and pineapple.
Another cool way to use Jello to enhance other desserts is to make a poke cake! With this dessert, you simply bake a cake in either white or strawberry, poke holes in it,
and then you pour the freshly mixed Jello over top of the whole cake and let it soak in, then place it in the refrigerator after frosting with either your favorite frosting or whipped cream. It makes the cake even moister and it’s a great dessert to bring to potlucks and summer block parties.
Floating Coconut-Raspberry Clouds
This treat is packed with sweets from the raspberry Jello to the shredded coconut mixed into it and then topped off with whipped cream. Cut into small squares for a bite-sized little cloud of coconut-raspberry goodness!
Creamy Raspberry Jello Salad
Here’s another one for the raspberry lovers out there! Pull off this cool summer salad to beat the heat with raspberry Jello, canned pears, cream cheese, and whipped cream.
Pina Colada Jam
Yes, you read that correctly – jam from Jello! But the real kicker is the fact that this recipe calls for fresh zucchini! Simply by mixing together some pineapple Jello, shredded and peeled zucchini, pineapple, and a few other ingredients and you’ve got a deliciously sweet jam that you can spread on anything, or even use to top off some ice cream!
Stained Glass Jello
This is another fun and pretty Jello dessert that the younger set will really enjoy! The way you make each flavor of Jello and then chop it into little squares before mixing it with the fluffy whipped topping makes it just as much fun to look at as it is to eat. You can either let it set up in a shallow baking dish and then cut it up into squares, or you can place it into a mold for an even prettier presentation.
Bubbling Blueberry Sparklers
This refreshing, bite-sized Jello creation consists of lemon Jello and sparkling water, then it’s topped off with blueberries when it’s about halfway firm. Between the plump, juicy blueberries, the sweet tartness of the lemon Jello, and the slightly fizzy sensation from the sparkling water used, it makes an especially great summer treat!
Jello Watermelon Slices
We have another fun Jello recipe to try with and for the young ones in your life! To make this cute little snack, all you have to have is lime and some red Jello in whatever flavor you prefer.
Green Flop Jello
Why is it called Green Flop Jello, you may be asking? This is because the lemon-lime flavored clear Jello in this fluffy dessert always seems to sink to the bottom of the dish. Cream cheese, whipped cream, and lemon-lime soda help to bring this dessert together and make it come out fluffy.
Cherry Creamy Dream Delights
This Jello mashup uses cream soda and black cherry Jello to cause a bursting explosion of flavor to dance right on your tongue. To make it extra special, top with some whipped cream and a cherry!
Try Something New With Jello Today!
So, whether you like the idea of incorporating different flavors of Jello into desserts for explosive flavor combinations, or if you like experimenting with different kinds of food, beverages, and textures in your Jello, then we encourage you to try any one of these recipes. We hope that they inspire you to come up with some of your own or to seek out even more fun Jello combinations to try!