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Red White and Blue Jello Dessert

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If you are looking for a simple 4th of July dessert, look no further. This red white and blue Jello dessert is low in calories and a crowd pleaser.

red jello on a glass surrounded by American flag napkins

Happy Independence Day! Today we plan on doing some grilling since that it what we typically do on summer holidays. We also plan to get some sparklers and little fireworks for the kids too.

This red, white and blue Jello dessert is perfect for a warm day because it’s light and chilled, so no cooking required. I love desserts that are no-bake and simple.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Perfect patriotic treat
  • Low in calories and carbs
  • Easy to make ahead for parties or family fun
four red jellos in glasses with whipped cream and fruit on top

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How to make this recipe

1 – Make the Jello according the the package and split it up between 4 cups.

2 – Place Jello in the fridge. It takes several hours for Jello to set up, but once it’s done it’s ready to go.

3 – When you’re ready to eat the Jello, top with whipped cream and your favorite fruit. I like to use strawberries and blueberries because they are in season and are festive for the holiday.

If you are going to serve this for an afternoon or evening treat, I recommend getting started first thing in the morning since Jello takes some time to chill and set up in the fridge.

There are methods to expedite the chilling process, such as adding ice to the Jello mixture when preparing. All the information is right on the box.

red jello in a glass with whipped cream and chopped strawberries on top

I used the original Reddi-Whip for my dessert, but they also offer non-dairy options made with almond or coconut milk.  

What are the benefits to eating gelatin?

Gelatin is made by boiling animal bones, cartilage, and skin to extract the collagen. When collagen is processed, it becomes a flavorless, colorless substance called gelatin. After gelatin cools, it has a jelly-like texture.

Gelatin dissolves in hot water, which collagen does not do, making the texture practical to use in sauces, soups, and desserts. The health benefits of gelatin are similar to the benefits of collagen since gelatin contains the same amino acids.

close up of red jello in a glass topped with whipped cream and strawberries and blueberries

Tip: If making these to serve for a party or gathering, they can be made in paper or plastic cups. This way you don’t have to worry about any of your dishes getting broken, especially if at an outdoor event.

How long can I store jello?

Prepared Jello will last about 7-10 days in the refrigerator. 

Calories per serving (1 cup): 44

Yield: 4 Servings

Red White and Blue Jello Dessert

red jello on a glass surrounded by American flag napkins

If you are looking for a simple 4th of July dessert, look no further. This red white and blue Jello dessert is low in calories and a crowd pleaser.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounce box sugar-free strawberry Jello, or any flavor you like.
  • 8 tablespoons Reddi-Wip cream
  • 2 large strawberries, chopped small
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

Instructions

  1. Prepare Jello according to direction on box. Divide Jello mixture into 4 cups. Chill in fridge approximately 3 hours, or until set.
  2. Top each cup of Jello with about 2 tablespoons Reddi-Wip cream. Top with strawberries and blueberries.
  3. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

Keep Jello in fridge until ready to serve. Once topped with Reddi-Wip, Jello should be served immediately as both will melt if it's too warm.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

    Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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    Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef

    Sunday 11th of August 2019

    A perfect summer dessert to cool off with and simple to make too which is always a win!

    simplylowcal

    Sunday 11th of August 2019

    Thanks! :)

    Morgan

    Friday 2nd of August 2019

    These are so cute and look super easy to make!

    simplylowcal

    Friday 2nd of August 2019

    Thanks! They are easy and so fun to eat! :)

    Beth

    Friday 2nd of August 2019

    Love this photo and how easy this dessert is!

    simplylowcal

    Friday 2nd of August 2019

    Thanks! :)

    Colleen | Bakes & Blunders

    Thursday 1st of August 2019

    That's so easy and cute! My son would love this.

    simplylowcal

    Thursday 1st of August 2019

    Thanks! My kiddos love it!

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