Jello Pops Recipe ~ Favorite Homemade Summer Treats!

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Jello Pops Recipe - Must Have Mom

One memory I have from my childhood is my mom making Jello Pops. They were my favorite! She had these Tupperware molds that she made them in and it was such a treat when we got to have them. The texture of these Jello popsicles is so fantastic. They are unlike regular ice pops and the flavor is amazing. They are really quick and easy to make and even easy enough for the kids to help.

Jello Pops Recipe #ShowUsYourMess - Must Have Mom

All you need to make Jello pops is a 3 oz pack of Jell-O, 1 packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid, sugar and water. First bring 2 cups of water to boiling. I put mine in the microwave for 4-5 minutes until boiling.  Then stir in the Jell-O, Kool-Aid and sugar until dissolved. Add the cold water and then pour into molds. Freeze 4-6 hours until solid.

Danika #ShowUsYourMess - Must Have Mom

Danika made quite the mess with her Jello pop! She was so excited to eat them that we took them out of the freezer a bit early so they melted fast! Luckily I had a canister of Wet-Nap wipes nearby so she could clean up easily all by herself.

Carson #ShowUsYourMess - Must Have Mom

Carson is by far my messiest little guy. My husband jokingly calls him Pigpen from Charlie Brown because he is ALWAYS a mess no matter how “clean” the treat may be. One thing he loves though is to have his own wipes. He is 2 years old so of course he can do EVERYTHING by himself (whether he is actually able to or not) and likes to clean himself up. Having Wet-Nap wipes around makes my life a lot easier. When he is done eating I just tell him to grab a Wet-Nap and wash up. He gets to wash up all by himself and my bathroom doesn’t end up flooded as a result.

Aiden #ShowUsYourMess - Must Have Mom

Aiden is my sensitive little guy and is full of allergies. Some baby wipes contain a chemical ingredient called methylisothiazolinone (MI) which Aiden is allergic to. It causes a red, scaly rash and we cannot use those wipes on him. I’m really happy that Wet-Nap products do not contain MI and Aiden can safely use them! They are fantastic for on the go and have replaced baby wipes in our vehicle.

Wet-Nap Wipes #ShowUsYourMess - Must Have Mom

Wet-Nap products come in a full range of sizes and scents. You can get them in canisters or individually packed wipes which are perfect for purses and diaper bags. We always keep a canister in the car to wash hands before and after eating and clean up messes on the go.

Jello Pops Recipe Homemade Summer Treats - Must Have Mom

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Jello Pops Recipe

Easy, homemade Summer treat using Jell-O and Kool-Aid

10 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (3 oz) package of any flavor Jell-O
  • 1 pack unsweetened Kool-Aid, any flavor
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 Cups boiling water
  • 2 Cups cold water


  1. In a pitcher combine Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Sugar and boiling water (I boil my water in the microwave for 4-5 minutes).
  2. Stir until completely dissolved.
  3. Add cold water and pour mixture into popsicle molds.
  4. Freeze 4-6 hours until solid.
  5. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: Treats


What do your kids make big messes with?


  1. Looks like they really enjoyed the pops and I can see that the wipes came in very handy.

  2. I make homemade Popsicle’s often but have never made actual Jello pops. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. do these have the consistency of jello? they’d be cute in a rainbow of colors

    • These have a really nice texture. They aren’t like Jell-O but they are different from regular freezer pops. It’s hard to describe!

  4. My kids make messes with everything, lol. Cool treats are definitely one of them though. Never thought of freezing jello.

  5. My kids are a DISASTER! We only eat pops outside because of the mess! I love having Wet Naps handy for easy clean up!

  6. Those look so tasty, I’m gad the wet naps picked up the mess.

  7. I have never tried making popsicles with Jello; my boys would love these.

  8. I think my mother deprived me of a complete childhood experience because we never had these as kids. Food isn’t fun unless you make a mess with it!

  9. shelly peterson says:

    We made popsicles as kids but never Jell-O pops. My kids would love these. I need to invest in some popsicle molds.

  10. ellen beck says:

    We had popsicles when we were kids- my Mom had the same molds. With 4 kids making a mess she could barely keep up!

  11. Pops like that are so much but you are right they are messy! It is great you had clean up on hand to not make that stressful.

  12. These look delicious! Heck, I’m an adult and will admit I sometimes apparently channel my inner kid and make big messes. 😉

  13. Love Wet-Naps! They’re so convenient. And those jello pops look good, I’m going to have to make these for my kids.

  14. I’m glad you shared that about Wet-Naps not having the irritating ingredient. Your summer treats sound fabulous!

  15. My toddler would love these. YUM!

  16. Vickie Couturier says:

    that looks so good,my grandkids would love for me and them to make these,,thanks

  17. Carrie Phelps says:

    Such an easy recipe, the color is so bright I know they must be tasty!

  18. I love the popsicles. I think the mess they are making is worth it. These are great pictures too. It is always great to have something great to clean up after them with too.

  19. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Oh I like these. I never tried using jello for freezing as popsicles. Really neat and something to try and I am sure kids love them.

  20. Sarah Hayes says:

    they look so good. my daughter loves popsicles and you def need somethind to clean up with when they are finished eating. ill look for those wet naps at the store

  21. I’ve made the watermelon jello pops before using strawberry jello, lime jello, cream cheese and mini chocolate chips. A bit tedious, but they were a super big hit with kids and adults!

  22. vickie couturier says:

    looks really good but messy,,how hard was it to clean up?

  23. anne stewart says:

    what a great idea!

  24. I make my own pops as well but I have never tried to make them with Jello. I usually blend fruit with a little bit of milk and that will do the trick. I will try these =]

  25. Jello pops, those bring back memories. Yogurt pops are cool too – I remember wolfing those down on summer days…

  26. Great hands-on fun project for kids; and they can get messy and have fun and it’s all okay. Like the wipes, can’t live without them!


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