Christmas Jello Cups

These Christmas Jello Cups are as easy to make and fun as individual Christmas desserts. Jello is always a big hit, especially with the kids.  These Christmas Jello Cups are a perfect simple dessert for those holiday parties.

Christmas Jello Cups

Christmas Jell-O

To me, Jell-O is an old-fashioned dessert or even a side dish. Some type of Jell-O salad made an appearance at every Sunday dinner. Like this layered Jell-O salad or dreamsicle Jell=O salad.

I love how the whipped cream melting through the jello cubes gives the jello a stained-glass Jell-O look without the taste of white jello. My kids always love the look of white jello mixed with other jello colors, but they never liked the taste of the sweetened condensed milk jello. These cups have all of the ingredients they love. Finish them with a Maraschino cherry and you’ve got yourself a win-win. 

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Expert Tip

Make the jello for these cups a day in advance or the morning of your party. The jello takes several hours to set up – allow for about 3- 4 hours of refrigeration 🙂


Christmas Jello Cups

Christmas Jello Cups

Colorful easy dessert for Christmas
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 384cal
Author: Melissa Haines
Cost: $10


  • 2 9×13 baking pans
  • paper towel 
  • 9 oz. clear plastic cups


You’ll Need

  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise

Red Jell-O

  • 6 oz. red jello
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups cold water

Green Jell-O

  • 6 oz. green jello
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 13 oz. whipped cream I used a store bought can of refrigerated whipped topping
  • 16 oz. maraschino cherries with stems


  • Prepare the pans by rubbing a thin layer of mayonnaise with a piece of paper towel – It’s an old trick my mom taught me. Nobody will taste the mayonnaise and you won’t get oil on the jello by using cooking spray
  • Prepare the red jello by stirring  2 cups of hot water with the red granules, until they are dissolved
  • Add the cold water and mix in
  • Pour into one of the 9×13 pans
  • Next, prepare the green jello using the 2 packages of green jello, 2 cups of hot water, and 2 cups of cold water
  • Pour into a prepared pan
  • Place both pans of jello into the refrigerator
  • Allow the two jello pans to set up in the refrigerator for about 3 hours

To Prepare the Cups

  • (You’re basically cutting the jello into cubes)
  • When it’s ready, Pull the jello out of the fridge and cut it into strips about an inch wide
  • turn the pan and cut strips going the other way about an inch wide
  • Spoon some red jello cubes into the bottom of the plastic cups- going about halfway up
  • Spoon green jello cubes onto the red
  • When you or your guests are ready, add whipped topping, and a cherry to the top and enjoy the yumminess! 🙂


  • The picture in the post shows the whipped cream melting a bit and running down through the cracks of the cubes. Depending on your climate, the whipped topping can take anywhere from a few minutes up to 15 minutes to start trickling down. The melting whipped cream mixed with the jello is delicious and so beautiful! Just have a can of whipped topping to top the jello off with more on top, and add a cherry.
Nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 384cal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Merry Christmas 

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

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