Jello Popsicles

Thursday, July 6, 2017

I think there is a child in all of us? Well, these Jello Popsicles brought me back to my childhood days when mom would make amazing jello pops.

They were inexpensive and we made them together all summer long.

Oh, the great memories. Always think of her and the great times in the kitchen through cooking.

this is a popsicle made with jello molded into a popsicle mold then frozen into this popsicle shaped with a stick in it. It is on the blue cover shell top of the popsicle mold.

This is a pan of boiling water with jello in it and sugar dissolving to make a frozen popsicle treat.

A Childhood favorite

When I was growing up we made these often.

A childhood frozen treat. Jello was the main ingredient and always a fun easy project for kids.

We seem to never have money for the ice cream man that came around, even with both parents working.

Money was tight in the 1960's. Mom and dad both worked. She always found a way to cut costs.

Making everything homemade was one of those frugal ways.

I look back at that now and am grateful to take after her, make my own copycat recipes and know whats in what I'm eating.

The memories made with Mom are irreplaceable and I cherish every one of them.

Now having grandchildren, certainly shakes the child in me to make sure I make those lasting memories.

Now I want to recreate mom's great memories with them as they grow old, a fun and delicious treat that makes everyone smile.

My Adult Pop!

This is one of my favorite pina colada pops.

You may have seen this one in the past. I wanted to share it with the jello pops, they are an adult treat for sure!

These colada pops are made with pureed pineapple and not jello mix.

This is an adult popsicle with a pina colado pineapple base in it frozen on a stick in a Mexican style plate.

Jello Popsicle Pin for later

this is a popsicle made with jello molded into a popsicle mold then frozen into this popsicle shaped with a stick in it. It is on the blue cover shell top of the popsicle mold.

Jello Popsicles and more!

As an adult, I have revised my popsicle recipe making days over the years.

I make the sugar free popsicle version the most, since I want low carb and watch carbs.

I have also adapted them with wine, vodka and sangria substituting some of the water on special occasions .

The boozy Popsicle is a very refreshing adult pop! Of course you have to remember keep them hidden from the kids so they don't get mixed up. Luckily mine never lasted that long!

Another version of Jello Popsicles I make, that takes a little more time, are bomb pops.

You will need to buy more than one popsicle tray since you have to make raspberry(blue jello), red jello and the white is lemon. Pour one layer, freeze and repeat to layer the colors and flavors.

They sure are a pretty tasty bomb pop!

Great addition for the Patriotic holiday too, especially when it's hot out.

My last suggestion, using all sugar free products. I also like to add fruits to my popsicles to coordinate the jello flavors.

You really don't need additional sugar free sugar with sugar free jello, it's sweet enough.

Hopefully I gave you enough suggestions to keep cool and have a fun summer treat! Jello Popsicles are a cool delicious treat that brings out the child in all of us!

Watch my quick video clip on this Jello Popsicle Recipe

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Jello Popsicles

prep time: 5 minscook time: 3 hourtotal time: 3 hours and 5 mins
you can make these sugar free or the original style recipe. I also decreased the amount of sugar from the original recipe.


1- 3-ounce package any flavor jello (or sugar-free jello)
1/3 cup sugar  (if using sugar-free omit the sugar)
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water


Boil the water adding the sugar and jello mix for 2 minutes, stir to dissolve. Stir in the cold water.  Pour into Popsicle molds. You can also use dixie cups, however, set your timer for 2 hours, freeze in the cups then add sticks to the partially frozen pops so they will stand up. Proceed with adding the Popsicle sticks to your molds and freeze until solid around 8 hours or overnight.

Optional Ideas for AdultsAdult version: you can substitute 1 cup of red or white wine with any flavor jello in this recipe omitting 1 cup of the water. 

Bomb Pops for Kids Note: you can also make layered colored pops (bomb pops) layering the colors and freezing them every two hours with each color in between.
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  1. These sound so yummy!! I'd love to make the adult version for our next 4th of July party---maybe red white and blue!!!

  2. Hi! What are the 2 cups of cold water for? Thanks!


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