jello dessert

Give your Jello dessert a makeover! These new tropical flavors will be crowd favorites

Take the Jello dessert to the tropics!

This isn’t the Utah Jello you remember. Cast aside your stereotypes and pick up this fun family food again.

Recipe creator Amy Richardson has remade gelatin just in time for spring parties and summer picnics, including, a few flavors you haven’t tried yet.

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Pink Guava Jello


  • 2 cups Guava Juice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tbsp sugar


Paradise Passion Fruit Jello


  • 2 cups Passionfruit juice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tbsp sugar


Island Passion, Pineapple & Guava Jello


  • 1 cup Fresh Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup Passion fruit juice
  • 1/2 cup Guava fruit juice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tbsp sugar


Caribbean Coconut Lime Jello


  • 1/4 Coco Loco Coconut Cream
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh limeade
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tbsp sugar


Tropical Tiki Peach & Mango Jello


  • 1 3/4 cups mango peach juice
  • 1/4 cup sweetened  condensed milk
  • 1 envelope unflavored Knox gelatin


  1. Place 1/2 cup juice into a medium sized bowl.
  2. Sprinkle gelatin over the top, and let sit for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Heat remaining ingredients in a small saucepan or microwave until simmering. Stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour over softened gelatin, and stir lightly for about 5 minutes or until completely dissolved.
  5. Pour into desired glass containers, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  6. Repeat with additional flavors. Each batch makes about 2 cups.


Recipe by Amy Richardson

Amy Richardson is a longtime food and party contributor for KSL’s Studio 5. She is a self-taught home cook, recipe innovator, food stylist and food photographer. She shares her enthusiasm and creativity by bringing together beautiful food and family, to make wonderful memories!

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1 comment

  • I am a little confused. It shows that we need four packages of unflavored gelatin, but the directions only seem to call for two envelopes. Could I get some clarification?