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Layered Jello for Mardi Gras


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5 from 2 votes
Total Time : 6 hrs 30 mins
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Last Updated on March 23, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

This Layered Jello for Mardi Gras is the perfect individual treat for Fat Tuesday. These colorful treats are easy to make ahead of time and are great for parties.

I love simple desserts like this one because not only are they creamy but they are also kid-friendly! If you love Jello you may also enjoy this Strawberry Poke Cake.

Layered Jello for Mardi Gras in cups topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and skittles on purple and yellow paper.

Jello Cups

Did you know that Jello was invented in 1897 and has been a favorite treat ever since? A few ingredients and some patience is all you need to create these tasty layered cups!

Why I Love This Recipe

This delicious, vibrant treat is the perfect individual dessert to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Not only is it easy to make in advance and great for parties, but this creamy treat is also kid-friendly!

  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties

If you love Jello, you may also enjoy this Weight Watchers Orange Fluff recipe.

Ingredients

a box of purple, yellow, green jello for Mardi Gras on a wood background.

You only need a handful of ingredients to help you make this delicious recipe. All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, which can save you a trip to a specialty store.

  • Jello – You will need grape, lemon and lime flavored jello packets.
  • Sprinkles – For this recipe you will need some sprinkles. I like to use purple, green and gold sprinkles.

Substitutions

Jello: You can change up the gelatin to match any color theme that you want.

Sprinkles: Switch up the colors of sprinkles to match your theme.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few ways that you can personalize this delicious dessert recipe.

Fruit: Adding some fresh fruit to the Jello before it sets can make this recipe even more delicious!

Whipped Cream: You could also add a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special treat.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a couple kitchen tools to help you make this festive dessert recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this sweet treat.

  • mixing bowls – You will need three different bowls.
  • cups – You will need some small plastic cups

How to Make This Layered Jello for Mardi Gras

This layered dessert comes together in just a few simple steps, layer and chill each set and you will have a festive recipe.

Step 1: Make the grape jello

Prepare grape Jell-o according to package directions. While the gelatin is still liquid, pour equal amounts into 6 clear cups. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Step 2: Make the lemon jello

Prepare lemon Jell-o according to package directions. While the gelatin is still liquid, pour equal amounts over the grape Jell-o. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Layered Jello Cups in a refrigerator with a carton of eggs in the background.

Step 3: Make the lime jello

Prepare lime Jell-o according to package directions. While the gelatin is still liquid, pour equal amounts over the lemon Jell-o. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

measuring cups and pans full of water and jello, and a box of green jello.

Step 4: Top with whipped cream

Before serving, top with whipped cream and decorative sprinkles.

Layered Jello for Mardi Gras in cups on purple paper. Mardi Gras mask on the side.

Serving Suggestions

This delicious recipe is great when served with this flavorful Instant Pot Jambalaya and with a side of this Instant Pot French Bread.

Layered Jello for Mardi Gras in cups topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and skittles on purple paper.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that your dessert turns out perfectly every time that you make it.

  • To get the perfect layered Jell-o cups, make sure to cool each layer fully before adding the next one.
  • When stirring in the sprinkles, add them slowly so that they don’t sink to the bottom.
  • Keep these cups cool until you are ready to serve them.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store

This recipe should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for up to three days.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, these Jell-o cups can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Can I freeze these cups?

No, Jell-o cups are not suitable for freezing.

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Layered Jello for Mardi Gras

Corinne Schmitt
Layered Jello for Mardi Gras is the perfect treat for Fat Tuesday. The whole family will love digging into these colorful Jello cups.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Resting Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 162 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • small disposable cups

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounce box Jello Lemon Gelatin
  • 3 ounce box Jello Grape Gelatin
  • 3 ounce box Jello Lime Gelatin
  • Water according to package directions
  • Whipped cream if desired
  • Decorative sprinkles or sugars if desired

Instructions
 

  • Prepare grape Jell-o according to package directions. While the gelatin is still liquid, pour equal amounts into 6 clear cups. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
  • Prepare lemon Jell-o according to package directions. While the gelatin is still liquid, pour equal amounts over the grape Jell-o. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
  • Prepare lime Jell-o according to package directions. While the gelatin is still liquid, pour equal amounts over the lemon Jell-o. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
  • Before serving, top with whipped cream and decorative sprinkles.

Notes

  • To get the perfect layered Jell-o cups, make sure to cool each layer fully before adding the next one.
  • When stirring in the sprinkles, add them slowly so that they don’t sink to the bottom.
  • Keep these cups cool until you are ready to serve them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gSodium: 198mgPotassium: 3mgSugar: 37gCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Layered Jello
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6 thoughts on “Layered Jello for Mardi Gras”

  1. 5 stars
    What a great Mardi Gras treat! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

    Reply
  2. what a great dessert perfectas you say for that special holiday and easy to make as well thanks for sharing
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    Reply

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