Strawberry Jello Parfaits: the colorful dessert recipe

Total time: 30 min + chilling time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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strawberry jello mix
5 packages
cool whip, plus more for topping
2 cups
strawberries to top each parfait

Think it’s impossible to make a delicious dessert with only 3 ingredients? Think again! These Strawberry Jello Parfaits are not only quick and easy to make, but they’re also very elegant. And you only need three ingredients: fresh strawberries, strawberry jello, and cool whip—and of course, not counting the water.

The Strawberry Jello Parfait Cups are just the right dessert to serve on a special romantic occasion like Valentine’s Day. It’s sweet and creamy, with a beautiful layered look. To make it, you simply prepare the jello and create distinct layers with the jello and jello-whip mixture. Topped with whipped cream, it’s ready to be enjoyed!


What are Strawberry Jello Parfaits?

Strawberry Jello Parfaits are easy desserts, made from jello and cool whip. It’s served as a parfait and is the perfect cool dessert for spring or summer!

Strawberry Jello Parfait Cup Ingredients

Jello – for this recipe, we used strawberry jello. You can use any other berry flavor if you can’t find strawberries.

Cool whip – besides being used for the topping, some of the cool whip is mixed with the jello to make a light pink layer. You can also use strawberry pudding mix to make a layer.

Strawberries – use fresh, fully ripened strawberries for best results.

How to make Strawberry Jello Parfaits

To make these Strawberry Jello Parfaits, you first need to prepare the jello according to package instructions. One half of this mixture will be used as is, while the other half will be mixed with cool whip (to form a light pink layer). These two mixtures are then poured into glasses, alternating between the two, making sure to chill for at least 1 hour between layers. Topped with whipped cool whip, and serve!



To make these Jello Parfaits without sugar, look for sugar-free jello. For a dairy-free version, use coconut cream. The Jello contains gelatin which causes it to set.

Variations: instead of multiple layers, create two layers with one being strawberry jello, and the other strawberry pudding mix.

Toppings: instead of fresh strawberries, you can also sprinkle the Jello Parfaits with freeze-dried strawberries. Other fruits will also taste great: banana, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.

How to store Jello Parfaits

The Jello Parfaits can be made the day before. Place the glasses on a tray and cover them with clingfilm. They will keep up to 5 days in the fridge.

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Combine 3 cups boiling water in a bowl with a packet of strawberry jello mix. Stir until the mixture is dissolved.


Add one cup of cold water and stir. Divide jello mixture into two parts.


Mix one of them with cool whip.


Make 5 layers, first without whipped cream, second with cream, and so on. Chill each layer for 1 hour.


Top with whipped cream and strawberry.


Use any other flavored jello packages with this dessert if you can’t find strawberries.

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