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Patriotic Jell-O Cups

Updated: May 11


Patriotic Jell-O Cups (non alcoholic)
Patriotic Jell-O Cups (non alcoholic)

Celebrate America with Patriotic Jell-O Cups: A Fun and Festive Dessert Idea


Get ready to add a burst of patriotic pride to your next gathering with these festive and fun Patriotic Jell-O Cups! With layers of vibrant red, white, and blue gelatin, these treats are sure to be the star of any Independence Day celebration. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or heading to a Fourth of July party, these colorful desserts will have everyone cheering for the red, white, and blue! Let's dive in and learn how to make these delicious treats that are as American as apple pie.


Welcome to our blog post, where we will be sharing a fun and creative way to celebrate America's Independence Day – Patriotic Jell-O Cups! As we approach the 4th of July, it's the perfect time to gather with family and friends and show our love for our country by incorporating patriotic elements into our celebrations. And what better way to do that than with these colorful and tasty Jell-O cups?


Patriotic Jell-O cups are a classic dessert that never goes out of style. They are not only delicious but also visually appealing, making them a great addition to any party or gathering. These red, white, and blue treats are easy to make and can be enjoyed by all ages.


The idea behind these Jell-O cups is simple – layering different colored gelatin in clear plastic cups to create the iconic red, white, and blue stripes of the American flag. It's a simple yet impressive dessert that will surely impress your guests.


Servings: Makes approximately 40-50 shots when using 1 oz shot glasses.


Prep Time: About 30 minutes (active preparation)

Chill Time: 6-8 hours (including time for each layer to set)


Ingredients For Patriotic Jell-O Cups




Ingredients For Patriotic Jell-O Cups
Ingredients For Patriotic Jell-O Cups

Blue Layer (Bottom):

• 1 box of blue Jell-O (e.g., berry blue)

• 1 cup boiling water

• 1 cup cold water

White Layer (Middle):

• 2 packets of unflavored gelatin

• ½ cup cold water (for blooming the gelatin)

• 1 cup boiling water

• 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

Red Layer (Top):

• 1 box of red Jell-O (e.g., cherry or strawberry)

• 1 cup boiling water

• 1 cup cold water

For Garnish:

• Whipped cream

• Red, white, and blue sprinkles





Instructions For Patriotic Jell-O Cups

• Blue Layer (Bottom): Dissolve the blue Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water.

• Mix in 1 cup cold water.

• Pour the mixture into your 1 oz shot glasses, filling up to one-third of the way. Place in the refrigerator to set, about 2-3 hours.

• White Layer (Middle): Sprinkle 2 packets of unflavored gelatin over ½ cup of cold water. Let it sit for a few minutes to "bloom."

• Add 1 cup boiling water and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

• Stir in the sweetened condensed milk until well mixed. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

• Once the blue layer is set, gently pour the white gelatin mixture over it to fill another third of the glasses. Return to the refrigerator and let set for another 2-3 hours.

• Red Layer (Top): Dissolve the red Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water.

• Mix in 1 cup cold water.

• Once the white layer is set, carefully add the red layer on top, filling up to the top of the glasses. Refrigerate until set, about 2-3 hours or overnight for best results.

• Garnish: Just before serving, top each Jell-O shot with a small dollop of whipped cream.

• Sprinkle red, white, and blue sprinkles over the whipped cream for a festive finish.




Jell-O cups are the perfect treat for any summer gathering. Not only are they easy to make, but they also add a touch of fun and festivity to any table spread. Plus, they can be customized in various ways to fit your personal taste and style.


Whether you choose to make red, white, and blue layered cups or opt for a more creative design like star-shaped Jell-O bites, these treats are sure to impress your guests. The vibrant colors of the Jell-O represent the flag's colors and will surely add a patriotic touch to your celebration.


But beyond their aesthetic appeal, these Jell-O cups also offer a burst of flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more. From classic flavors like cherry and berry blue to more unique options like lemon-lime or watermelon, there is no limit to the delicious combinations you can create.



Patriotic Jell-O Cups (non alcoholic)
Patriotic Jell-O Cups (non alcoholic)

Not only are these Jell-O cups great for sharing with friends and family at backyard barbecues or picnics, but they also make for a delightful dessert after indulging in some traditional Fourth of July dishes like hot dogs and hamburgers.


And let's not forget about the kids! These colorful treats are sure to be a hit among little ones who will enjoy both making them (with adult supervision) and eating them. It's a simple yet fun activity that allows children to participate in the preparation process while learning about the importance of Independence Day.


Adding patriotic Jell-O cups to your summer festivities is an easy way to celebrate in style while satisfying everyone's sweet tooth. So, whether you're planning a big party or a small family gathering, don't forget to include these delicious and festive treats in your celebration.


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