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Close up of strawberry jello popsicle with mini strawberry jello molds.

Jello popsicles

Author: Sarah Brooks
These homemade jello popsicles are a fun, easy and budget friendly twist on this classic dessert the kids will love and will take you back to your childhood.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Freezing time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Austalian
Servings 6 popsicles
Calories 219 kcal

Equipment

  • Silicon/flexible popsicle molds and sticks

Ingredients

  • 2 packets flavored jello such as strawberry
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • ¼ cup matching fresh fruit, such as strawberries (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Boil the water. Pour both jello packets in to a large microwave proof jug
  • Add the boiling water and stir really well. If you are having trouble getting all of the jello to dissolve you may need to heat it in the microwave in thirty second bursts then stir again.
  • Chop the fruit into bit size pieces, if using.
  • Allow the jello mix to cool down. It can be warm but not hot anymore. Pour into the popsicle molds, leaving room for the fruit pieces if using. Add the stick sticks.
  • Put into the freezer and freeze for at least eight hours, or until firm.
  • To remove from the molds use your hands to push the popsicle up from the bottom. When the seal is broken around the molds you can gently pull from the top. If you Just pull from the top without pushing them up from the bottom first they may break.
  • Enjoy you delicious jello popsicles!

Notes

Because this recipe uses two packets of jello the popsicles freeze quite soft.  Flexible silicon molds are highly recommended to help get the popsicles out without breaking them.  You could reduce the amount of jello to one packet to make them freeze firmer, but they won't have the same jello like texture straight out of the freezer.
This recipe works with sugar free jello for a low calorie, keto friendly treat.  Simply replace the regular jello with the same amount of sugar free jello.  The sugar free version freezes firmer but are still delicious.  

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 4gFat: 0.04gSaturated Fat: 0.003gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 272mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 49gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: icy pole, jello pops, popsicle
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