4th of July Fruit & Jello Cups

4th of July Fruit & Jello Cups - these are perfect for the 4th of July, and super easy to make! It’s Tuesday! How’s your week going? Mine is pretty normal except that I sat on my peanut butter toast yesterday morning.. *palm to face*

I was in a rush to get some things done before I had to leave for work and my computer has been alerting me everyday that my computer hadn’t been backed up in 10 days, 11 days, 12 days.. so I was trying to get the external drive hard set up and I must have forgot that I put my plate of peanut butter toast on the couch.. usually I set the plate of the right side of the couch, but that morning I put it on the left. I went to sit down and I sat right on my toast.. peanut butter side up sticking to my pants and everything. I wiped it off the best I could while still wearing my pants but it left a good mark because everyone I told on Monday could see the stain. The kids I nanny for thought it was the most hilarious thing ever.

And if you’re wondering.. I did still eat my toast.

4th of July Fruit & Jello Cups - these are perfect for the 4th of July, and super easy to make! The general trend on my blog as of late seems to be cake, jello, and cheesecake. I just love jello and want to turn everything into a gelatinous mixture. It stays in one place and never falls over, unlike the great cake fail of 2015 where cake layers were sliding all over the place during a photo shoot.

4th of July Fruit & Jello Cups - these are perfect for the 4th of July, and super easy to make! These fruit and jello cups are perfect for 4th of July. You can easily make a whole bunch to serve a crowd. And the best part is that they are easy enough to prepare so you could make them a day in advance and cover the glasses with plastic wrap after the jello sets or you could make them about 2 hours before you want to serve them. Just be sure that your jello sets!

If you’re bringing them to a party, you could even assemble them there in a matter of minutes. Just bring along some cool whip, a piping bag and tip, blueberries and chopped strawberries.

4th of July Fruit & Jello Cups - these are perfect for the 4th of July, and super easy to make!

4th of July Fruit & Jello Cups


  • Strawberry Jello
  • Berry Blue Jello
  • Water
  • Cool whip
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries, chopped


  1. For each packet of jello, prepare using 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of cold water. You can easily double this recipe - for example if you only wanted to use strawberry jello, you can prepare both boxes of jello at one time in the small bowl, just double the amount of water added.
  2. Pour the jello powder into a mixing bowl. Add in 1 cup of boiling water, and stir for 1-2 to dissolve the mixture. Add in 1 cup of cold water, and stir to combine. Evenly divide the jello mixture among the glasses or cups. I chose to fill my glasses halfway full. If you’re using strawberry jello, place chopped strawberry pieces in each glass. If you’re using berry blue jello, place blueberries in each glass.
  3. Place the glasses in the refrigerator to set.
  4. Before serving, place cool whip in a piping bag fit with a piping tip (I used wilton 2D). Pipe a layer of cool whip on top of the jello. Top each jello cup with either chopped strawberries or blueberries.
Note: How thick you make the layers will determine how many boxes of jello you'll need. From one box of jello I got about 4-5 jello cups.   Equipment used: Libbey Just Desserts Bowls4th of July Firework Food Picks.
These are so fun, I can guarantee they will be a hit!

23 Responses to “4th of July Fruit & Jello Cups”

  1. You need to give me your super adorable and fun dessert making skills! I love how easy these are….I might have to make them and NOT SHARE ;) Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 9, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      I wouldn’t judge you hehe :)

  2. These cups look so super festive! Pinning into my 4th of July board!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 9, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks for pinning them Anna!

  3. So super fun and festive. And easy to make! Love these!

    PS- Your photos are beautiful!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 9, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you Michelle!

  4. Beverley @ sweaty&fit — June 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    what an awesome idea!! i love how you also threw the berries in the jello as well. a perfect yummy treat

  5. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — June 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    These are so festive! I love the fresh fruit mixed in!

  6. Justine | Cooking and Beer — June 9, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Can I hire you to come plan all of my holiday events? Pretty pretty please? I love your sense of creativity and these little cups are sooooo cute! Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      I’d LOVE that!!

  7. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — June 9, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    These are adorable and sooo festive! I love the healthy fruit/jello- a lighter dessert :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 9, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      And it was so delicious too!

  8. Sara — June 9, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    These are pretty much amazing, my kids will go absolutely crazy for them! Pinned :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 9, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      A 4th of july surprise for the kids?!

  9. Tonia from TheGunnySack — June 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Oh no! That is no fun. Hopefully the stain will come out. These jello cups are so much fun. I love the fruit floating in them and on top!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 9, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Good thing the stain did come out!!: :)

  10. I love those beautiful blueberries floating in that jello! All of them look so good! Who wouldn’t love this??

  11. I love all of the festive desserts you come up with! These jello cups are so fun!

  12. Nutmeg Nanny — June 10, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    These are so cute! Hello 4th of July deliciousness!

  13. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze — June 11, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    These are adorable and so fun Beth!! My son would love these! Haha you sat on your toast. Did you have to change your pants too? Poor thing. I hate mornings that are crazy like that. And I LOVE that you ate your toast still. Awesome! Pinned!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Haha, crazy morning, huh?!

  14. Love these! Sooo fun and festive! You seriously come up with the cutest ideas, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 16, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you Jessica!

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