Jello With Fruit Cocktail

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Jello With Fruit Cocktail is an easy dessert or snack that everyone will love! The flavor combination of the Jello and the pieces of fruit is simply delicious.

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Easy Jello Fruit Cocktail

Jello with fruit cocktail is like a fun, fruity dessert that’s super easy to make! You start by making your favorite flavored Jello—maybe it’s strawberry, orange, or even lime. Then, once the Jello mix is ready, you add a can of drained fruit cocktail to it. The fruit cocktail is full of different fruits like peaches, pears, cherries, and grapes all soaked in sweet syrup. Mix them together and let the Jello set in the fridge. After a few hours, you’ve got this wobbly, colorful dessert with juicy fruit bits inside. It’s a refreshing and sweet treat loved by both kids and adults!

forkful of Jello With Fruit Cocktail

It’s a playful way to enjoy a classic Jello dessert with the added surprise of various fruits. You can get creative by adding extra fruits or maybe even layering different Jello flavors to make it even more exciting. Whether it’s for a party or just a simple sweet treat, Jello with fruit cocktail is a simple and delightful dessert that brings joy to any occasion!

plate of easy dessert Jello With Fruit Cocktail

Love easy desserts? We’ve got tons of ideas! Check out Vanilla Milkshake, 5 Cup Fruit Salad With Marshmallows, or 2-Ingredient Microwave Fudge.

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How To Make Jello With Fruit Cocktail

Empty the contents of a packet of Jello mix into a bowl or pan.

Add (microwaved) hot water to the dish. Stir until all the sugar crystals from the Jello have dissolved. This will take about 1-2 minutes of stirring.

hand holding pan of Jello With Fruit Cocktail

Add 1 cup of cold water and stir to mix.

Next add in a can of (drained) fruit cocktail  to the bowl. Use a spoon to position fruit pieces into an even layer.

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Place dish in fridge for 4 hours or until Jello is set.

Pull out of fridge and enjoy!

spoonful of yummy Jello With Fruit Cocktail above a plate of Jello

Cooking Tips

  • Use any flavor of Jello with this recipe
  • Try any variety of fruit cocktail except for pineapple, which might prevent the Jello from setting properly
  • Any shape bowl or container would work for this recipe. Plastic or glass
  • The Jello is set when you can gently tip the container and the Jello stays stationary

fresh pan of Jello With Fruit Cocktail, just out of the fridge

Should You Drain Canned Fruit Before Adding It To Jello?

Yes, canned fruit cocktail should be drained before it is added to a Jello mix. If you would like to use the fruit juice, measure it out to replace the water in the recipe.

pan of easy dessert or side dish Jello With Fruit Cocktail

What To Serve With Jello With Fruit Cocktail

This easy dish is a great option for potlucks. Try serving with other “pass-around” treats like Cheerios Peanut Butter Bars, Microwave Rice Krispie Treats, or Homemade Kettle Corn.

close-up of fruit pieces in Jello

And for extra flavor, finish off this Jello dessert with yummy toppings like Fried Bananas, Sautéed Pears, or Air Fryer Pineapple.

hand holding spoonful of fruit cocktail in Jello

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Jello With Fruit Cocktail

Jello With Fruit Cocktail is an easy dessert or snack that everyone will love! The flavor combination of the Jello and the pieces of fruit is simply delicious.
Prep Time5 minutes
setting time4 hours
Course: Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: Jello With Fruit Cocktail
Cooking Method: No-Cook
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 71kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Jello 1 package, any flavor
  • 3/4 cup water hot, warmed in kettle or microwave
  • 1 cup water cold
  • 15 oz mixed fruit 1 can, drained (any kind of fruit except pineapple-can prevent setting)

Instructions

  • Empty the contents of a packet of Jello mix into a bowl or pan.
  • Add hot water to the dish. Stir until all the sugar crystals from the Jello have dissolved. This will take about 1-2 minutes of stirring.
  • Add 1 cup of cold water and stir to mix.
  • Next add in a can of (drained) fruit cocktail  to the bowl. Use a spoon to position fruit pieces into an even layer.
  • Place dish in fridge for 4 hours or until Jello is set.
  • Pull out of fridge and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use any flavor of Jello with this recipe
  • Try any variety of fruit cocktail except for pineapple, which might prevent the Jello from setting properly
  • Any shape bowl or container would work for this recipe. Plastic or glass
  • The Jello is set when you can gently tip the container and the Jello stays stationary
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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