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Homemade Jello

A real fruit homemade jello recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chill Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade jello, homemade jello recipe
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 146kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups juice Raspberry flavored lemonade, lemonade or apple juice
  • 1/4 ounce unflavored gelatin We used 1 packet of the Knox brand. Check the packet for quantity.
  • 3/4 cup fruit puree Note: this is for strawberry, for blueberry quantities, see notes below.
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup of the juice then add the gelatin and mix to combine. Allow to bloom and set aside.
  • Puree fruit in a high speed blender. To make 3/4 cup of puree, you need about double the quantity of fruit. We used almost 2 cups of whole fruit.
  • For the strawberry flavor, place 3/4 cups of the puree and the remaining 1 cup of juice into the saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly over medium heat.
    Add Puree to Stovetop
  • Take off the heat and add in the bloomed gelatin and honey.
    Add Bloomed Gelatin
  • Whisk to combine until the gelatin is melted.
    Whisk Puree and Juice Together
  • Pour into a heat proof container and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  • Cover and place into the fridge to set overnight. Note: your jello may set after a few hours. If you'd like to eat it the same day, check after 2 hours if it has set. If desired, you can cut the jello into small squares for serving.
    Real Fruit Jello



For blueberry: you can add more fruit if you'd like: add 1/4 cup more of puree and then reduce the juice quantity by 1/4 cup. 
For a sweeter jello, use apple juice. For a slightly sour taste, use lemonade. 
If you want the jello to still be a little more sweet, you can add more honey to your liking. 
To make the jello harder, you can add slightly more gelatin. 


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg