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Whipped Strawberry Jello Cups


Wanna make a dessert for your mom for Mother’s Day, but baking isn’t really your thing?  This quick and easy dessert is so simple and sure to please.  The first time I made this light and creamy strawberry dessert I was about 13 years old.  Enough said….simple!  Oh yes, you can easily convert this to sugar free, by switching out the jello for sugar-free and omitting the tiny bit of sugar in the whipped cream.

Here’s how I whipped it up…

Step one…the day before serving it…

I mixed up a small box of strawberry jello…

I reserved one cup of the liquid jello and divided the remainder jello between 6 dessert cups.  I placed the dessert cups in my refrigerator…

Next, I diced enough strawberries for 1 cup and set them aside…

Then I added 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, some pure vanilla, and a little bit of powdered sugar to the bowl of my stand mixer…

And whisked it on low-speed until soft peaks formed, then high-speed until stiff peaks formed.  I transferred about half of the whipped cream to a medium bowl and placed it in my refrigerator…

To the remaining whipped cream… I added the diced strawberries and my 1 cup of reserved liquid jello..

And I mixed it on low-speed just long enough to incorporate the strawberries and jello and I placed it in the refrigerator to chill overnight…

The next day…

I removed all of my ingredients from the refrigerator.  Using a large spoon, I slightly mixed and fluffed up the strawberry whipped mousse mixture…

And layered it on top of the set jello, dividing it equally between the six dessert glasses, stopping to lick the bowl of course…

Next, I spooned the reserved whipped cream over top of the strawberry whipped cream mixture and top each dessert glass with a halved strawberry…  So Simple!!!  I placed the dessert glasses in the refrigerator until ready to serve…

Quick, easy, light & delicious!!!

Make this for mom, the kids, for a cool refreshing summer dessert…or anytime at all…




Whipped Strawberry Jello Cups

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15


Layers of jello, strawberries, whipped strawberry mousse and whipped cream.



  • 1 small box, 3 ounces, Strawberry Jello*
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar**
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, halved or quartered


The Day Before

  1. Mix the jello according to box directions. Reserve one cup of the liquid jello. Divide the remaining jello equally between six dessert cups. Refrigerate.
  2. Add the whipping cream, vanilla and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer, (or use an electric mixer). Using the whisk attachment, whisk the whipping cream on low speed, gradually increasing to medium speed until soft peaks form, followed by high speed until stiff peaks form. Transfer about half of the whipped cream to a medium bowl and refrigerate.
  3. Add the diced strawberries and cup of reserved liquid jello to the remaining whipped cream and mix on low speed for a few seconds, just long enough to incorporate the strawberries and liquid jello. Refrigerate.

The Next Day

  1. Remove all ingredients from the refrigerator.
  2. Using a large spoon, slightly mix and fluff up the whipped strawberry mousse. Layer the strawberry mousse on top of the jello layer, dividing equally between the six dessert cups.
  3. Top each dessert cup with the reserved whipped cream, followed by halved or quartered strawberries.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to two days.


  • *Can substitute sugar-free jello.
  • **Sugar can be omitted for sugar-free recipe.


  • Serving Size: 6


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