Patriotic Jello Cups


    Next weekend is Memorial Day and many people forget that this special holiday is for remembering the men and women who died while serving in this country’s armed forces.  Although most usually spend this day surrounded by family and friends outdoors, it’s very important to be reminded of the sacrifices that these brave people have made for all of us.  


    There is no better way to show your patriotism than by using the colors red, white and blue in everything that you do during this weekend.  My ten year-old son loves eating jello so I knew that making a special dessert that includes his favorite dessert will be a great way to teach him about our servicemen and servicewomen.


Patriotic Jello Cups


  • 2-3oz packs blue jello
  • 2-3oz packs red jello
  • 2-small envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • Whipped cream
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles



1. In a small pot, boil 1 cup of water and mix in two packs of red jello until dissolved
2. Pour your red jello into the bottom of clear plastic cups
3. Set your cups in the fridge for two hours
4. Place two envelopes of your unflavored gelatin in in one cup of cold water mix and bring to a boil
5. Mix in 7 ounces (about half a can) of your sweetened condensed milk
6. Take your white jello off your heat and let cool for about 15 minutes
7. Pour your white jello over your red Jello and set in the fridge for another two hours
8. Using a small pot again, boil 1 cup of water and mix and two packs of your blue jello until dissolved
9. Let cool for 15 minutes and pour over your white jello
10. Set in the fridge for another two hours
11. Top off with whip cream and sprinkles and enjoy!


Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you will be showing your patriotism this Memorial Day?

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  1. We love jello but have never thought to do this before. This will make the perfect Memorial Day weekend treat for the kids.

  2. How cute! These remind me of the patriotic strawberries we made a few years ago!

  3. I’m with your son–Jello is by far my absolute favorite dessert!! I even love the sugar free variety. These are so festive and look so good! Not sure what I will be doing this Mem’l Day weekend-but if I do go anywhere–I will be wearing red, white and blue.

  4. Wow! we likewise include Indian flag colors (orange white and green) in recipes on Independence day of India. I shared Patriotic jello cups recipe on Facebook so that more people could see and get inspired.

  5. So pretty! I would think twice before I ate it. Maybe after a dozen pics with it, then I would! Thanks for the idea. This is really easy to make and so patriotic!

    • HAHA, this is exactly what we do whenever we cook something special and unique. We take a lot of pictures, and sometimes videos as well before eating some great looking food.

  6. These are such cute jello cups!! I never realized how easy these would be to make up I am going to have to try them out.

  7. Those are so adorable! AND they look delicious! I’ll be making these soon.

  8. Now those are some awesome looking jello cups, delicious sounding and funky looking. Win – win!

  9. We make these every year! They are so simple and festive.

  10. These look great! I love jello and so do the kids! This would be perfect for spending the days outdoors.

  11. These patriotic jello cups look so adorable and will make a great dessert for any Memorial Day gathering. My daughter is a huge fan of jello, so we might copy your idea!

  12. I make mine similarly and my kids look forward to it every single year!

  13. These are perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday too. My kids love Jello treats and these turned out very patriotic and cute too. 🙂

  14. What a festive dessert idea. My kids will love this, thanks!

  15. What a great snack idea to make. Seems so easy to do but looks so special.

  16. I am just loving it, simple yet beautiful & so easy to do. We all love expressing our patriotism in some form of our daily activities & this is such a cute idea. The recipe looks so delicious & kids are going to love it.

  17. We didn’t make any plans for Memorial Day. I love this Patriotic Jello cups idea a lot! Fun and easy to make!

  18. Julie Wood says

    These are really cute Patriotic Jello cups that I want to make for the 4th! They are easy to make and so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Debbie Welchert says

    I love this recipe. This is something I can make for my grandchildren and I know they will just love it.

  20. meagan bs says

    These look fun! I used to make a flag cake every year, but I haven’t in a while.

  21. These are a fun dessert for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. Terri Irvin says

    This would also be perfect for Fourth of July! Thanks for the idea. The grandchildren would love this.

  23. cyndi br says

    This is a cute recipe for the holidays and the kids like jello.

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