How to Make Strawberry Jello

Skip the powder-in-a-box route and follow this easy guide to next-level jello.

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Strawberry Jello

Made with fresh strawberries and set in a silicone mold, this stunning dessert is not your average potluck jello.

Follow this step-by-step guide to make the ruby red delight. For the ingredients list, go to the Strawberry Jello recipe.

In a saucepan cook the strawberries and 1 cup sugar over medium-low heat. If you are using fresh strawberries you may need to add 2 tablespoons of water. Cook until the fruit is softened. Frozen and VERY ripe fruit will cook faster. 

Use a regular or immersion hand blender to puree the fruit. Strain the seeds and return to the pot. Using a chinoise strainer will make the job go much faster.

In a small bowl, pour the 3 packets of gelatin over 1/2 cup of water, making sure no dry powder remains. Let the gelatin sit until it "blooms" and absorbs all the water.

Heat the strained puree to a simmer, turn off the heat and add the bloomed gelatin. Stir until the gelatin is melted and evenly distributed in the puree. 

Choose a mold that fits at least 5 cups, such as the silicone Lekue Imperial Monarch Mold.

Fill the mold with 3/4 of the puree. Set the mold in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until a skin is formed on the top.

Pour half the remaining puree into a bowl. Whip the heavy cream with 2 tablespoons sugar and add it to the puree in the bowl. 

Gently fold the cream into the puree.

Add the cream/puree mixture to the mold, refrigerate for about 15 minutes, or until it has set slightly.

Add the remaining strawberry puree to the top. Set in the refrigerator for about 3 hours or until well set.

To un-mold the jello: fill a large vessel with hot water. 


Dip the jello into the hot water, being careful not to get water over the lip of the mold. You may need to use a knife to carefully separate the edge of the mold from the jello. Let the mold sit in the water for 15 to 30 seconds. Set the jello on a platter. 

Refrigerate until ready to serve. 


Use a thin bladed knife dipped in hot water to cut the jello.

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