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Mardi Gras Layered Jello


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

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

MARDI GRAS LAYERED JELLO CUPS

Jello is a refreshing and light dessert and I love being able to do most of the work ahead of time. Layering colorful Jello in a cup is a treat that never gets boring.

Layers of purple, green and yellow bring so much color to the cup!

People enjoy walking around at parties and it is simple to do while enjoying a Mardi Gras Layered Jello because they are eaten with a spoon!

MARDI GRAS PARTY TREATS AND FAVORS

Mardi Gras is all about fun, food and fellowship. If you are throwing a Mardi Gras party there has to be plenty of food!

I visited New Orleans last year and although it wasn’t during Mardi Gras I can attest to how important food is in that city. The food was absolutely wonderful.

These Mardi Gras Layered Jello Cups are a simple dessert that will be a big hit. Other food traditions for Mardi Gras are King Cake, jambalaya, crawfish and any creole inspired dish.

If you are throwing a big Mardi Gras party be sure to have some basic party favors on hand. Beads, beads, beads are a must for any Mardi Gras party. Masks, hats and noisemakers are also going to be very popular. Make sure the decorations feature the traditional colors of purple, green and gold.

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

HOW TO MAKE MARDI GRAS LAYERED JELLO

To get started making Mardi Gras Layered Jello you need to gather these ingredients:

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

STEP ONE: PREPARE GRAPE JELLO

The first step is to make the Jello according to the package directions. Start with the grape Jello. While the Jello is still liquid pour equal amounts into 6 clear, disposable cups.

Refrigerate the cups of grape Jello for 2 hours or until set.

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

STEP TWO: PREPARE THE LEMON JELLO

It is time to repeat the same process above for the lemon Jello. This will create the 2nd layer in the cup.

Refrigerate the cups for another 2 hours to allow the 2nd layer of Jello to set up.

STEP THREE: PREPARE THE LIME JELLO

Go ahead and repeat the process above for the lime Jello. This creates the 3rd and final layer of Jello in the cup.

Refrigerate the cups for another 2 hours to allow for the last layer of Jello to set up.

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

 

STEP FOUR: ADD TOPPINGS

Once the Mardi Gras Layered Jello is all set up it is time to add some toppings.

You can add whipped cream, Cool Whip or any other creamy topping you would like to the top.

Add some brightly colored purple, green and gold sprinkles to the very top and you are ready to dig in!

Be sure to keep any extras in the refrigerator.

Mardi Gras Layered Jello Cups on a purple paperMARDI GRAS LAYERED JELLO RECIPE

If you are ready to make these delightful Mardi Gras Layered Jello Cups, just follow the detailed recipe card below.

Mardi Gras Jello dessert

Mardi Gras Layered Jello

Mardi Gras Layered Jello is the perfect treat for Fat Tuesday. The whole family will love digging into these colorful Jello cups.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Resting Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 162 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 clear disposable cups
  • 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 into 6 clear cups. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
  • Before serving, top with whipped cream and decorative sprinkles.

Notes

This makes 6 individual cups.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gSodium: 198mgSugar: 37g
Keyword dessert, jello
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6 thoughts on “Mardi Gras Layered Jello”

  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

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  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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