11 Cool, Jiggly Jell-O Treats

When mixed with fresh fruits, molded into clever shapes or spiked with booze, Jell-O becomes much more than a nostalgic treat.

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Fresh Homemade Strawberry Jell-O

Puree fresh strawberries, mix in a bit of gelatin and set the liquid in a beautiful mold for this mostly natural recipe. You want to use just enough gelatin to enable the dessert to keep its shape, while preserving the smooth texture of blended fruit.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Homemade Strawberry Jello

Petite Watermelons

These adorable miniatures are as simple to make as they are cute. Simply spoon bright red Jell-O into lime rind halves and sprinkle with black sesame seeds.

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Pretzel Peach Jell-O Pie

A crumbly, salty pretzel crust is the perfect counterpoint to this summertime pie's creamy peach filling.

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Summer Berry Red, White and Blue Jell-O

Layered with fresh blueberries, strawberries and a giant dollop of whipped cream, this All-American beauty would make Uncle Sam proud.

Get the Recipe: Summer Berry Red, White and Blue Jello

Blackberry Mint Julep Jell-O

Bring the taste of the Kentucky Derby to your next gathering with a classic Southern cocktail, dessert-i-fied. Sweet mint and bourbon flavors stay true to the original recipe, while blackberry adds a refreshing summery edge.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry Mint Julep Jell-O

Classic Rainbow Mold

Pick and choose five of your favorite colors to create a beautiful 10-layer rainbow mold. Mixing condensed milk with a portion of each Jell-O packet creates opaque lines and makes each clear color pop.

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Margarita Jell-O Shots

Cheers to the good times of spring breaks past with festive tequila Jell-O shots. Use cocktail picks instead of plastic cups for easier shot consumption.

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Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries

For a simple and classy gelatin dessert, add some bubbly and fresh strawberries. Ginger ale adds a final spicy-sweet touch.

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Watermelon Limeade Jell-O

A summer picnic is incomplete without watermelon. Mix the seasonal fruit into a simple gelatin mold with some lime juice and a good pour of vodka for a tangy-sweet adults-only treat.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Limeade Jello

Honey Tangerine Gelatin

Fresh tangerine juice makes these individual molds both ultra-fresh and extra sweet. Serve in glasses or bowls, and garnish with whipped cream and cookies for extra indulgence.

Get the Recipe: Honey Tangerine Gelatin

Lychee Gelatin Shot

The warm caramel notes in rum pair nicely with sweet lychee and pineapple in these boozy fiesta treats. Use shot glasses or small plastic cups as individual molds for easy prep and consumption.

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