Fourth Of July Jello Cups Recipe

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Fourth Of July Jello Cups Recipe – delicious easy red, white, and blue jello cups perfect for the 4th of July!

If you’re looking for a really easy to serve, single-serving dessert that is perfect for picnics and other parties, this patriotic dessert is a stunner.

These jello cups are a perfect easy and festive treat for your 4th of July party – they can be stored in the fridge until ready to serve, can be made into boozy jello shots, and are crazy easy!

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What Jello To Use For Red White and Blue Jello Cups

You could change the flavors of this recipe out if you aren’t sticking to the red, white, and blue theme – but

For the red: we recommend cherry or strawberry.

For the blue: we recommend blue raspberry flavor.

For the white layer, we’re using cool whip!

Red White And Blue Jello Shots

To make this recipe alcoholic for the 21+ crowd, use the following additions:

  • To make these jello cups as jello shots, add up to 2/3 cup of alcohol – we prefer about 1/2 cup.
  • This will add a kick to the shots, but will keep the bouncy jello texture and set.
  • Adding too much alcohol will prevent jello from setting.

How To Layer Jello

Follow our steps below to keep perfect jello layers so your red, white, and blue layers perfectly pop!

  • Make first layer of jello and add to cup.
  • Let jello chill to set.
  • Spoon in cool whip layer and smooth, very carefully, to have an even layer. We recommend using an offset spatula to make a smooth layer of cool whip.
  • Let cool whip chill to set.
  • Add blue layer jello, taking care to let it cool before adding so it doesn’t melt cool whip layer.
  • Chill to set.

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4th of July Recipe Ideas

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Recipe FAQs

How long do jello cups last?

These jello cups can last in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Jello is best covered with plastic wrap to keep flavors from fridge out of jello.

Can I add alcohol to jello cups?

You can add 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup of alcohol (vodka usually) into jello without losing the bouncy jello texture.

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A Fourth of July-themed jello cup recipe featuring red, white, and blue layers.
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Fourth Of July Jello Cups Recipe

Fourth Of July Jello Cups Recipe – delicious easy red, white, and blue jello cups perfect for the 4th of July!
Course Jello
Cuisine American
Keyword 4th of july jello cups, jello cups, red white and blue jello cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 32kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 1 3 ounce box Red Jello (strawberry, raspberry, or cherry)
  • 1 8 ounce container cool whip
  • 1 3 ounce box Blue Jello (blueberry or blue raspberry)

Instructions

  • Make the red jello according to the package directions (usually you’ll mix the powder with 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of cold water). 
  • Divide the jello between your cups and transfer them to the fridge until the jello has fully set (about 2 hours). 
  • Once the first jello layer has set, divide the cool whip between the cups. Make sure to smooth the top of the cool whip layer (I used an offset spatula but a spoon would also work).
  • Transfer the cups to the fridge to chill again– about 2 hours. 
  • Make the blue jello according to the package directions (again, mix the powder with 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of cold water).
  • Divide the mixture between the cups and place them back in the fridge to set completely (about 2 hours). 
  • Top with red, white, and blue sprinkles (if desired) and enjoy chilled.
  • Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to two days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 34mg | Sugar: 6g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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