Summertime Beach Jell-O Cups

It’s almost summertime! These Cute beach Jell-O cups are a fun summer snack treat. Kids will love digging into this yummy snack. Perfect for pool parties.

Jell-O Beach snack cup

Beach Jell-O Cups

This fun summer treat idea is the perfect fun and refreshing snack on a hot summer day. They are perfect for a summer party or a beach party like this cute beach scene cookie, shovel and pail watermelon fruit bowl, or this adorable crab cookie and treasure chest cake


Jell-O Beach Cups

The images at the top do not have the fish tucked into the Jell-O. I have mixed feelings about adding the fish. I think it’s really cute but not at all necessary. If you do decide to add a fish to your “ocean water”, do it right before serving or it will get mush and gross.

Jell-O Summer treat for kids

It’s super cute, with or without the fish.

beach Jell-O cups

Tips for Adding a gummy fish to your Jell-O cups…

  • Don’t add the fish until just before serving – otherwise, it gets mush and will also change the color of the blue to purple.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a slit into the top of the Jell-O cup to insert the fish.
  • Insert the fishtail first.
  • You can completely submerge the gummy fish or let it peak its’ head out like it’s jumping.
Jell-O Beach Snack Cup

Tips for adding decorations to the top of your Jell-O cup…

  • you can add the decorations to the top of your Jell-O cup several hours before serving – there will be minimal moisture transferred
  • do not cover the cup before storing it – covering the cup will create a greenhouse effect and you’ll get moisture on your cookie, and candy
  • store the decorated cups in the refrigerator
Jell-O beach cup snack for kids

Are you looking for summer fun treats? Check out some of my other ideas, like…

Are you ready to make these fun Mini Fish Bowls? Let’s make sure you have everything that you need…

You’ll Need – For one fishbowl – (Serves 2 if using 9 oz. cups):

  • clear Solo cups – 9 oz. or something similar to a clear Solo cup
  • 1 small package of blue Jell-O
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • various candy – star sprinkles, Swedish fish, gummy bears, jelly beans
  • optional decorations – cocktail umbrellas and palm tree cocktail stirrers
summertime Jell-O snack for kids

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beach Jell-O cups

Summertime Beach Jell-O Cup

Beach Themed Jell-O cups kids snack
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
refrigerating: 4 hours
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 121cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $5


  • 2 9 oz. clear cups


  • 3 oz. small box of blue jello
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 vanilla wafers

Beach Themed Candy Ideas

  • 3 jelly beans = beach rocks
  • 1 oz. star sprinkles = starfish
  • 1 gummy bears = someone chilling on the beach
  • 1 Swedish fish = fish underwater

Other decorations:

  • palm tree drink stirrer
  • cocktail umbrellas


  • Prepare jello by boiling 1 cup of water
  • In a heatproof pitcher or bowl with a spout – mix the Jell-O packet and 1 cup of hot water
  • Whisk until powder is dissolved
  • Add the cold cup of water
  • Pour the blue Jell-O into the clear cups and place them in the refrigerator for the length of time it takes for the Jell-O to gel. (This might take around 4 hours)
  • When the Jell-O is firm, you can start to decorate the cups. (This can be done up to a day in advance)
  • In a zip tight back, use a rolling pin to crush the vanilla wafers into “sand”
  • Pour the cookie sand over half of the Jell-O cups
  • Add decorations to the sand, like stars, jelly beans, and a gummy bear
  • Push the palm tree into the jello – somewhere besides the bear and push the umbrella in over the bear

If you want to add the fish:

  • Just before serving, use a knife to cut a slit in the blue Jell-O and push the fish in – tail first


Storing your beach cups – Store uncovered in the refrigerator for up to one day
*Turn this snack into 4 servings by using smaller cups and doubling the decorations
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 121cal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 7mg

~ Melissa –

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