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St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups

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Celebrate the luck of the Irish with festive St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups sprinkled with lucky flecks of gold! They’re super easy to make with just three ingredients plus water. Whether you’re planning a party with friends and family, or just a relaxing laid-back day, these beautiful Jello-Cool-Whip treats are the perfect touch to a wonderful day. Follow along with me here and learn how to make this quick and simple St. Patrick’s Day recipe.

St. Patrick's Day Jello Cups

Ingredients for St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups

These are the simple ingredients for making this fun and festive Jello parfait recipe: one box of green Jell-O, boiling water, cold water, one large container of Cool Whip, colorful jimmies and edible gold stars.

Jello Cups served on a cake stand.

How to Make Jello with Cool Whip

Begin by boiling 2 cups of water. Add the powdered gelatin to a heat-resistant glass batter bowl with a pour spout. Pour the hot water over the lime gelatin. Whisk for two minutes until the powder is completely dissolved. Add cold water to the mixture. Whisk again.

Gelatin Recipe for St. Patrick's Day Jello Cups.

St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups

Divide the gelatin evenly between nine 7.5-ounce dessert cups that can fit inside a cupcake pan.

Gelatin recipe for St. Patrick's Day

Tilt the cups sideways as you place them into the cupcake rounds. Refrigerate the St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups for 4 hours or until firm. Pull the tub of whipped topping from the freezer and stick it in the refrigerator to defrost.

Jello and Cool Whip Recipe for St. Patrick's Day Jello Cups

How to Assemble the Jello Cups

Spoon the Cool Whip into a zip-top bag. Gently press the air out of the bag and zip it shut. Snip off a bottom corner of the bag. Squeeze the bag to pipe the the Cool Whip into the dessert cups. Refill the bag with more Cool Whip, as needed.

St. Patrick's Day Jello Cups

Finishing Touches for St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups

Sprinkle candy confetti over half of the Jello cups. Sprinkle edible gold stars on the remaining Jello cups.

Jello Cups ready to be enjoyed with a spoon.

Refrigerate your St. Patrick’s Day Jello cups until serving time, or pull out some spoons and enjoy them right away!

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Recommended Kitchen Tools for St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups

When making these cute St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups, you’ll only need a few basic kitchen tools. If you don’t have a set of glass dessert cups that will fit sideways into a cupcake pan, you can use some short, stout, clear plastic cups instead. The Bodega dessert cups below are the exact same set I used for making these Jello cups.

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Jello Cups ready to be enjoyed with a spoon.

St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups


Description

These yummy festive St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups are quick and simple to make! Because of the refrigeration time needed with Jell-O, you can start this recipe the night before, or begin first thing in the morning so they’ll be ready to enjoy mid-day.


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Ingredients

  • 1 6-ounce box of lime Jell-O
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 16-ounce container of Cool Whip
  • Green sprinkles and/or edible gold stars

Instructions

  1. Defrost the container of Cool Whip in the refrigerator according to package directions.
  2. In a small saucepan with spout, boil 2 cups of water. Add the powdered gelatin to a heat-resistant glass batter bowl with a pour spout. Pour the hot water over the lime gelatin. Whisk for two minutes until the powder is completely dissolved. Add 2 cups of cold water to the mixture. Whisk again.
  3. Divide the gelatin evenly between nine 7.5-ounce dessert cups that can fit inside a cupcake tin. Tilt the cups sideways as you place them into the cupcake pan. Refrigerate the St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups until firm (about 4 hours).
  4. Spoon the Cool Whip into a zip-top bag. Gently press the air out of the bag and zip it shut. Snip off a bottom corner of the bag. Squeeze the bag to pipe the the Cool Whip into the dessert cups. Continue to refill the zip-top bag with more Cool Whip, as needed.
  5. Sprinkle green jimmies over half of the Jello cups. Sprinkle edible gold stars over the rest.
  6. Refrigerate your Jello cups until serving time. Enjoy!
  • Category: Snack, Dessert, Party
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: St. Patrick's Day dessert, jello cups

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How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do you make one or more fun festive recipes? What do you think about these St. Patrick’s Day Jello Cups? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. Adorable and so easy! These are super cute and would work well for a party or fun afternoon snack! I love the added sprinkles on top! Can’t wait to make them.

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