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Jello Popsicles

Looking for a tasty treat to help keep cool this summer? These Jello Popsicles are the perfect summer popsicle! Made with Jello and Kool-aid, these are a fun summer recipe to make at home with your kids.

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Jello Popsicle Recipe

These colorful popsicles use both Kool-Aid and Jello to give them a fun fruity taste. The Jello also helps make them drip less when eating them too!

Ingredients Needed

  • ½ teaspoon of Kool-Aid (Cherry, Grape, Lemon-Lime, Orange, Lemonade) – you can substitute with another prank of flavored drink mix
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of cold water

Supplies Needed

  • Spoon
  • Saucepan
  • Large Pot (to submerge popsicle mold)
  • Bowls (optional for leftover Jello liquid)

How many popsicles can I get from one box of Jello?

Using a standard 3oz package of Jello, you can make 5 popsicles of the same flavor. If you would like 10 popsicles of the same flavor, double the recipe and use 2 packages of Jello, 2 cups of boiling water, and 2 cups of cold water. If doubling the recipe, you can use the entire Kool-Aid packet.

Can I use the entire packet of Kool-Aid in the popsicles?

We don’t recommend it. This will make the popsicles sour and would require more sugar to take the sourness away. Double the recipe if you would like to use the entire packet and it will make 10 popsicles.

Why are my popsicles hard and icy?

Your freezer temperature might be too low. Try adjusting the freezer settings or letting the popsicles sit at room temperature for a few minutes before eating.

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Jello Popsicles

An easy to make Jello popsicle recipe!
Prep Time20 minutes
Freezing Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 20 minutes



  • Popsicle Mold
  • Saucepan
  • Large pot


  • 3 oz Jello package (Cherry, Grape, Lime, Orange, Lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp Kool-Aid or flavored drink mix (Cherry, Grape, Lemon-Lime,Orange, Lemonade)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water


  • Bring one cup of water to a boil.
    Boil water
  • Pour in one flavor of Jello powder and ½ teaspoon Kool-Aid of the same flavor. For example, Cherry Jello with Cherry Kool-Aid. You can also experiment with different flavor combinations but the colors may turn brown.
    Add Kool-Aid and Jello to water
  • Once the Jello and Kool-Aid have dissolved into the boiling water, add the cold water and stir until mixed.
  • Repeat this process with any other remaining flavors you'd like to make. Each recipe will make 5 popsicles.
  • Pour the liquid from the saucepan into a measuring cup with a spout – the spout makes pouring into the popsicle mold cavities much easier.
    Pour about 1/2 cup of liquid into each popsicle mold cavity.
  • Place the lid onto the popsicle mold and insert the popsicle sticks halfway once the lid is on. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight, if needed.
    Mixture into mold
  • Once the popsicles are frozen and ready to eat, fill a large pot halfway with warm water and submerge the bottom of the popsicle mold for 30 seconds. This will help loosen them and make it easier to remove them from the mold.
    Frozen popsicles

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 105kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.04g, Sodium: 84mg, Potassium: 2mg, Fiber: 0.002g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 0.04IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.03mg


Optional: If you would like to make the popsicles sweeter, you can add a tablespoon of extra sugar to the mix. 
Getting the popsicles out: submerge the bottom of the popsicle mold in warm water for 30 seconds. Then gently pull up on the popsicles.  If the popsicle still feels stuck, try to pull each side of the individual cavity of the popsicle mold slightly apart. This will help loosen them even more.

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