These layered rainbow jello cups are fun to make and even more fun to eat! They’re a delicious after-school snack, and they’ll make the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!
Rainbow Jello Cups
These rainbow Jell-O treats are always a hit with my kids! And you can’t beat the cost, right? The small packages are around a dollar a box and I was able to get about 10 small glasses of rainbow Jell-O with all the different colors!
The total time to make these treats is several hours, but it’s only several minutes of hands-on time.
They’re really easy to make, but if you’re trying to make these in the morning for an after-school snack like I was, you really have to plan your day around Jell-O. It takes less than 5 minutes to boil, mix and pour each color, but the longest part is waiting in between each layer for it to set, which takes about an hour in the fridge for each color.
How To Make Rainbow Jello
- 6 boxes of Jell-O in different colors and flavors – Don’t use unflavored gelatin for this recipe. Flavor suggestions are listed below.
- water + ice
- clear cups – I used disposable cups to cut down on the dishes I’d have to wash – especially if you’re using these for a party!
There are a TON of Jello flavors available –
- red – cherry, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon
- orange – orange, peach
- yellow – lemon
- green – lemon-lime
- blue – blueberry, blue raspberry
- purple – grape, black cherry
- Red is the first color of the rainbow, so we will start with red! Follow the directions on the box of red Jell-O – boiling hot water on the stove, and adding the packet gelatin powder. Stir until dissolved. I used the “quicker method” the box refers to, using a cup of cold water and ice to speed up the process
- Pour a small amount of the jello mixture into each clear plastic cup, then refrigerate until the liquid has set completely.
- Repeat step 1 with the orange Jell-O.
- Pour a small amount on top of the red layer Jell-O.
- Refrigerate until it has set and then repeat each step again until you have a jello layer of every color of the rainbow – yellow, green, blue, and purple.
- Once all your layers are looking pretty, add some whipped cream and sprinkles! Vanilla yogurt also tastes great if you prefer that instead!
Tip For Making Rainbow Jello
- Just be sure to mix one color at a time and let it set completely before you add the next color on top. If it hasn’t set, the colors will bleed together and mess up your rainbow.
How Long Can Jello Be In the Refrigerator
Jello can be stored in the refrigerator for 7-10 days before you’ll need to throw it out. I know it can take some time to make rainbow jello, so if you want to split the preparation over a couple of days, it will be totally fine.
Make Jell-O cups for every season and celebration!
- Orange and Black Cherry for Halloween
- Cherry and Lemon-Lime for Christmas
- Watermelon and Strawberry for Valentines Day
- Strawberry and Blue Raspberry for 4th of July
More Fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
- Green St. Patrick’s Day Drink – Shamrock Floats
- St. Patrick’s Day Parfait
- Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip
Rainbow Jello Recipe
These treats are a perfect way to celebrate with your friends and family! Leave us a comment below and let us know how much you liked them or tag us on social media because we would love to see how you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day!
Easy Rainbow Jello Recipe
- 1 box of each color of Jell-O
- Whipped cream
- Follow the directions on the box of red Jell-O
- I used the “quicker method” the box refers to, using ice to speed up the process
- Pour a small amount of the liquid into each cup
- Refrigerate until it has set completely
- Continue with the next color of the rainbow
- Add a small amount on top of your first color
- Refrigerate until it has set and then repeat each step again until you have used every color of the rainbow
- Once all your layers are looking pretty, add some whipped cream and sprinkles!