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Festive and Delicious Jello Parfait

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.

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I enjoy serving festive desserts, like this Patriotic Jello Parfait recipe, patriotic s’mores brownies and these mousse filled chocolate chip cookie cups. all three are easy and so pretty to display!

Many people would have this Jell-O 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!

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 for this Jello with whipped cream by simply using heavy cream. I’m taking the easy way with this one, but you do you!

Parfait Glasses

Of course, pretty parfait glasses or dessert dishes would help make this great dessert even more festive. Champagne glasses or wine glasses would work nicely, too.

What you don’t want is something huge that will end only being half full. These wine glasses are just 8 ounces.

Jello Parfait INGREDIENTS 1 package (3oz) Strawberry Jello-o 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (optional) 1 cup thawed Cool Whip whipped topping

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 1/3 cup Jell-O in a medium bowl.

Chop strawberries into small pieces and set aside.

Add strawberries to remaining Jello.

Spoon Jello mixture 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 (1/3 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.

This jello parfait recipe is so delicious and such an easy recipe! Whipped cream and jello are the perfect combination, and they look so festive, too! This will be your new go-to dessert recipe! Perfect for Valentine's Day, but also great for any celebration!

I love how festive this simple dessert looks!

Variations

This recipe would be festive for Christmas and an elegant dessert for Valentine’s Day. You could also 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.

This dessert is also WW friendly, so if you’re counting Points, check out this list of delicious Weight Watchers desserts.

Is there a dairy free option for the whipped cream?

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.

What other fruits can I use in this dessert?

Any fruit would be delicious! I think banana, pineapple, kiwi, or any fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries would all be tasty.

How many Points is this on Weight Watchers?

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!

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This jello parfait recipe is so delicious and such an easy recipe! Whipped cream and jello are the perfect combination, and they look so festive! This will be your new go-to dessert recipe! Perfect for Valentine's Day, but also great for any celebration! I'm thinking green jello for St. Patrick's Day, and a mix of red and green for Christmas! The possibilities are endless!

Jello Parfait

A delicious and festive jello parfait dessert that's also super easy to make.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 139kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box Strawberry Jell-O 3 oz
  • 10 fresh strawberries
  • 2 ½ C Cool Whip
  • tsp Red sprinkles

Instructions

  • Prepare Jell-0 according to package directions.
  • Set aside 1/3 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.
  • Fold whipped topping into remaining (1/3 cup) Jello-O
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Spoon topping mixture into glasses of set Jello.
  • Garnish with sprinkles and serve.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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This post was first seen on Food, Fun & Faraway Places on February 10, 2016 and updated on April 28, 2021.

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  1. 5 stars
    What a festive dessert – and something that even older children and teens could make for a party. One tip regarding the pineapple, make sure to use canned pineapple. The enzymes in uncooked pineapple will keep it from setting. (That is an experiment we did, which is pretty cool.)

    Thank you so much for sharing this delightful, and easy recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    This looks so yummy and pretty. I like that you can change the flavor and adapt the same recipe for a different holiday. Thanks for sharing. Pinned. #HomeMattersParty