Jello Mold Recipe

When is the last time you bought pre-packaged Jello cups from the grocery?  Did you eat them right away or did you let them sit in the fridge for way too long?  I used to buy these and my family just wasn’t interested in them.  Then I went to making Jello in small bowls, and that went over better, but not enough for them to ask me to make it again.  I have been watching my weight and thought it would be good for me to start snacking on sugar free Jello again, so I bought a large Jello mold.

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My kids were so excited to see how it worked, and to test it out.  I have to admit, the first time we made Jello in it, everyone was so excited to try it, that we didn’t let it set up long enough and the Jello mold wouldn’t stand up on its’ own. The next time I tried it, I made it in the afternoon and let it set up all night and well into the next day.  This Jello mold came out perfect and the kids were so excited that they could “cut” slices of Jello.  Having the Jello mold has made our family interested in eating the Jello and dreaming up different Jello concoctions for our next batch.  My kids want to try different layers of different flavored / colored Jello this week.

Jello Mold With Fruit Salad Recipe

  • 2 small boxes Jello flavor of your choice (4 serving size) or one large box Jello (8 serving size) – I use Sugar Free Jello
  • 1 1/2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 1/4 cups of cold water
  • 2 cups drained, canned fruit salad or you can choose fresh fruit instead
  • 1/12 cups of Cool Whip – Sugar free, low fat options available
  • cooking spray to coat the Jello mold before adding the Jello

INSTRUCTIONS:

Use a whisk to mix the Jello powder with the boiling water until all sugar crystals have dissolved. Once this is done, add the cold water and mix well.

Place the mixture in the fridge for 45 minutes and the Jello will start to harden.  Spray your Jello mold with cooking spray before pouring in the Jello mixture.

In a separate bowl, add the drained or fresh fruit with half of the Jello.  Pour the fruit/Jello mix in the Jello mold.  Place this mixture back in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Add the Cool Whip to the remaining Jello and blend until smooth.  Once the Jello mold has been in the fridge for 30 minutes, spread the Cool Whip/Jello mixture on top and place the Jello mold back in the fridge.  This should set completely after 6 hours in the fridge.

In order to remove the Jello from the mold, loosen the middle lid from the top and then remove the mold as if taking the top off a cake container. If you are using a bundt pan for your Jello, place a plate or serving dish on top of the bundt pan, then flip when the serving dish is now on the counter. If needed, wiggle it back and forth a bit until the Jello releases itself onto your serving tray.

The picture below is of regular Jello, without the Cool Whip layer.  In order to speed things up, sometimes I just make Jello, throw in a bit of chopped up banana slices and serve Cool Whip on the side.  The great thing about Jello molds is that you can use all sorts of combinations, including two layers of different Jello flavors.  This is such a low calorie snack, get creative with it!

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Have you ever used a Jello mold?  I picked this up from Tupperware and it has a cover that fits right over it where it can be easily stored in the fridge.  I love to eat this with Cool Whip Lite.  It allows me to snack without the guilt.  Does your family like to snack while watching television at night time.  That’s the perfect time for Sugar Free Jello, low calorie snacks or Skinny Pop.

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