Layered Strawberry Jello Cups

Layered Strawberry Jello Cups – a fun jello dessert to make for Valentine’s Day!

Layered Strawberry Jello Cups - a fun jello dessert to make for Valentine’s Day!
We’re getting ready for Valentine’s Day by celebrating with a whole week of Valentine’s themed parfait recipes! That means every recipe we’re sharing this week will be served in a glass, which is pretty much my favorite way to serve anything – like french fries and pretzel sticks!

I adore parfaits for a few reasons.
1. they are served in glasses. Yes, this is totally obvious, but to me this means less of a mess.
2. they are already made into individual servings.
3. they are made up of layers upon layers of deliciousness.

And our first recipe for Valentine’s Parfait Week is just that – it’s all about the layers!

Layered Strawberry Jello Cups - a fun jello dessert to make for Valentine’s Day!
If your Valentine is a fan of jello, I think they will be impressed if you make these layered strawberry jello cups! Or can you imagine the look on your kids faces if you were to surprise them with these jello cups?!

Usually I am all about chocolate on Valentine’s Day (just wait, a chocolate parfait will be coming) but jello is just so fun. Does it weird you out that you can mold it into any shape? That’s what I really like about jello!

Layered Strawberry Jello Cups - a fun jello dessert to make for Valentine’s Day!In terms of Valentine’s Day treats, this one isn’t going to ruin your diet or send your kids into a chocolate induced sugar frenzy. Plus, it’s a great dessert for our non-chocolate loving friends, which is bizarre, how can you not like chocolate?!

This recipe calls for a few simple ingredients: 5 packets of strawberry jello mix, water, cool whip, and strawberries. Easy!

Because each layer needs to set before you can add the next, this recipe takes a minimum of 11 hours, however that is based on estimating how long each layer will take to set. I found that it was easiest to make this recipe over the course of 2 days, just be sure to cover the cups in plastic wrap if they will be sitting in the fridge overnight.

Layered Strawberry Jello Cups - a fun jello dessert to make for Valentine’s Day!Layered Strawberry Jello Cups - a fun jello dessert to make for Valentine’s Day!You can easily switch out the strawberry jello for raspberry, mixed berry, or watermelon.. pick your Sweetie’s favorite!

Layered Strawberry Jello Cups

Total Time: 11 hours

Ingredients:

  • 5 packages of Strawberry Jello mix
  • Water
  • 2 cups of Cool Whip, plus more for topping
  • strawberries, to top each parfait

Directions:

  1. Layer 1: Combine 1 cup boiling water in a bowl with a packet of strawberry jello mix. Stir until the mixture is dissolved. Add in one cup of cold water and stir. Evenly divide this mixture among the cups you’ll be using. Refrigerate until set, 1-2 hours.
  2. Layer 2: Combine 1 cup boiling water in a bowl with a packet of strawberry jello mix. Stir until the mixture is dissolved. Add in one cup of cold water and stir. Add in 1 cup of cool whip, and stir until mixed. Evenly divide this mixture among the cups you’ll be using, layering on top of the previous jello layer. Separation may occur, causing a lighter and darker layer. Refrigerate until set, 1-2 hours.
  3. Layer 3: Combine 1 cup boiling water in a bowl with a packet of strawberry jello mix. Stir until the mixture is dissolved. Add in one cup of cold water and stir. Evenly divide this mixture among the cups you’ll be using. Refrigerate until set, 1-2 hours.
  4. Layer 4: Combine 1 cup boiling water in a bowl with a packet of strawberry jello mix. Stir until the mixture is dissolved. Add in one cup of cold water and stir. Add in 1 cup of cool whip, and stir until mixed. Evenly divide this mixture among the cups you’ll be using, layering on top of the previous jello layer. Separation may occur, causing a lighter and darker layer. Refrigerate until set, 1-2 hours.
  5. Layer 5: Combine 1 cup boiling water in a bowl with a packet of strawberry jello mix. Stir until the mixture is dissolved. Add in one cup of cold water and stir. Evenly divide this mixture among the cups you’ll be using. Refrigerate until set, 1-2 hours.
  6. Before serving top each parfait with cool whip and a strawberry.
NOTE: DEPENDING ON HOW MANY CUPS YOU ARE MAKING AND HOW THICK YOU WANT EACH LAYER, YOU MAY HAVE LEFTOVER JELLO FROM EACH LAYER. EITHER POUR IT IN A DIFFERENT CONTAINER TO SET OR THROW IT AWAY.

Layered Strawberry Jello Cups - a fun jello dessert to make for Valentine’s Day!