Fruit Jello Cups
68 mins (prep 8, cooking 60)
9 ingredients
7 servings
I'd like to preface this recipe by saying that I am posting Vegan Fruit Jello Cups too. I prefer it even though we are not vegans, but certainly gelatin is easier to find than the ingredient used to 'set' in the vegan recipe. I make either recipe depending upon what I have available to substitute for the store bought fruit Jello cups. It's easy and much more affordable. I like to use those mini-ziplock containers with the lid because they are perfect in size and can stack in the fridge. You could also save a few pudding, jello or applesauce containers and just use foil to cover. You will need 8 for this recipe. This recipe is easy enough that the kids can help too (just take care with the boiling liquid) and each cup has two servings of fruit! For my bigger kids (4 and older)I like to drop my soft gummy vitamin(s) in before setting in fridge to gel. My kids call them the "treats" in the middle! You can customize this for smaller kids by pureeing the fruit (puree the vitamin too!) before adding to the cups. I love being sneaky!

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  • 2 (1/4 ounce) gelatin (can use a smidge less for a softer set)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling fruit juice (apple juice is a great neutral flavor)
  • 1 cup cold fruit juice (any but real pineapple & kiwi)
  • 1 (14 ounce) mixed fruit, in fruit juice (or canned fruit of your choice)
  • fresh fruit, cleaned and small-chunked can be substituted for canned. (do not use kiwi or pineapple because those fruits contain enzymes that prevent the gelatin from gel) (optional)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon orange juice (for keeping fresh cut fruit from browning..can also use commercial product like (fruit-fresh) (optional)
  • food coloring (we like the extreme colors) (optional)


Serving Size (90.82 g)
Servings 7
Amount per Serving
Calories 58.57 Calories from Fat 0.99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.11g 1.18%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.3%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 6.41mg 1.87%
Total Carbohydrate 15.28g 35.66%
Dietary Fiber 0.09 g 2.4%
Sugars 15.11 g %
Protein 0.41g 5.75%
Vitamin A 40.82IU% Vitamin C 8.62mg%
Calcium 6.81mg% Iron 0.21mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cold, fruit, fresh fruit, food coloring