This jello parfait recipe is so delicious and such an easy recipe! Whipped cream and jello are so perfect together, and they look so festive! It's really such a pretty dessert.
Many people would have this dessert on a card in their mother's recipe box. My mom had a similar one she tore out of a magazine.
You've probably seen jello cups in the store that are layered with whipped topping. The flavor is not even close to this dessert. These strawberry jello parfaits will be your new go-to sweet treat!
This recipe would be festive for Christmas and an elegant dessert for Valentine's Day. You could use red and green sprinkles for Christmas. Wouldn't that be pretty?
These fancy jello desserts are easy to make, and just changing up the flavor of jello changes the holiday! Go green for St. Patrick's Day, use your favorite team colors, and pink or blue would make this a great recipe for a baby shower.
I'm thinking I might make something festive for the Fourth of July this year using fresh raspberries and blueberries.
You could even use several different flavors of Jell-O to make diagonal layers for rainbow jello parfaits. It's such a fun treat and would be a big hit with the kids! The possibilities are endless for this perfect dessert.
I say any day is a perfect time to make something special for your family!
What You Need for a Jello Parfait
You'll only need four ingredients for this particular recipe, but feel free to get creative with different flavors of jello and fruit!
Gather your Strawberry Jello, fresh strawberries, Cool Whip whipped topping, and red sprinkles.
Making Your Own Whipped Cream
You could totally make your own whipped topping using heavy cream. I'm taking the easy way with this one, but you do you!
What you don't want is something huge that will end only being half full. These wine glasses are just 8 ounces.
How to Make a Jello Parfait
Prepare Jell-0 according to package directions. This is usually just stirring the jello into boiling water and then adding cold water, but take a look at the box for measurements.
Set aside ⅓ cup Jell-O in a medium bowl.
Chop strawberries into small pieces and set aside.
Add strawberries to remaining Jello-o
Spoon into 5 dessert or wine glasses.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill glasses at an angle until jello is set (overnight is best.)
Fold whipped topping into remaining (⅓ cup) Jello. This will give the whipped topping a pretty light pink color.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
Spoon topping mixture into glasses of set jello.
Garnish with sprinkles.
I love how festive this simple dessert looks!
Yes! Try this coconut whipped cream that is dairy free. With so many people more conscious of healthy eating, you'll find a couple of brands of dairy-free whipped toppings in stores now - made with coconut milk or almond milk.
Any fruit would be delicious! I think banana, pineapple, kiwi, or any fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries would all be tasty.
If you're on Weight Watchers, this dessert is 3 Points. To lower the Points, you can use sugar-free Jell-O to reduce the Points to 1. Using fat-free Cool Whip reduces the Points to zero.
Many Indonesian desserts have the same texture as jello and are deliciously different. Check them out!
Want to see a few more treats for Valentine's Day? You'll have a lot to choose from in this roundup of 32 Amazing Valentine's Desserts or this one with 30 Decadent Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day! You'll love this recipe for Red Velvet Brownies, too!
- 1 box Strawberry Jell-O 3 oz
- 10 fresh strawberries
- 2 ½ C Cool Whip
- 2½ tsp Red sprinkles
- Prepare Jell-0 according to package directions.
- Set aside ⅓ cup.
- Chop strawberries.
- Add fruit to remaining Jell-O
- Spoon into 5 dessert or wine glasses.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill glasses at an angle until Jell-O is set (overnight is best)
- Fold whipped topping into remaining (⅓ cup) Jello-O
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Spoon topping mixture into glasses of set Jello.
- Garnish with sprinkles and serve.
This post was first seen on Food, Fun & Faraway Places on February 10, 2016 and updated on April 28, 2021.