blue jello in glass cup topped with whipped cream and chopped strawberries

These red, white and blue fruit and jello cups are an easy 4th of July dessert! You only need 6 ingredients to make this patriotic dessert. Family friendly 4th of July jello shots or make boozy jello cups!

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. 

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.

blue and red jello in glass cups topped with whipped cream and chopped strawberries and blueberries

4th of July Jello Cup Ingredients

  •  Strawberry Jello (you can also use cherry)
  •  Berry Blue Jello
  •  Water
  •  Cool whip
  •  Blueberries
  •  Strawberries, chopped

How to Assemble an American Flag Jello

Prepare the jello according to the package instructions. Fill the cups halfway full with jello. Add strawberries or blueberries to the jello if desired. Place them in the fridge to set. Top with whipped cream and fresh strawberries or blueberries. 

blue jello in glass cup on white background

How Long Does it Take to Make 4th of July Jello?

  • 10 minutes to prep the jello
  • 1 hour to set the jello
  • 10 minutes to add whipped cream and fruit 

How to Make Boozy 4th of July Jello Shots

For an adult only treat, simply replace the cold water with vodka. 

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blue and red jello in glass cups topped with whipped cream and chopped strawberries and blueberries

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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

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

These red, white and blue fruit and jello cups are an easy 4th of July dessert! You only need 6 ingredients to make this patriotic dessert. Family friendly 4th of July jello shots or make boozy jello cups!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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.

How to Make Boozy 4th of July Jello Shots

Simply replace the cold water with vodka.