The 70s Called And Wanted You To Make Jello Desserts Again

Jill Caren

Jello was all the rage in the 1970s and these recipes will transport you back in time with the fruit flavors in so many ways.

Categories 4th of July, Dessert Ideas

Kids of the 1970s know the joys and fun that jello brought to the table. From plain jello with whipped cream to poke jello cake, the color and flavors were not to be missed.

The jello recipes come from bloggers around the world, but they all bring the amazing fruity jello flavors in some unique desserts.

Jello Roll Ups

jello roll ups on a plate
Princess Pinky Girl

A fun and colorful plate of these jello roll-ups will brighten up any party. Mini marshmallows, water and your favorite jello is all you need to make these adorable and fun sweet treats. Add a bowl of whipped cream for some dipping fun too!

Red White and Blue Jello

red white and blue layered jello stars
Princess Pinky Girl

A perfect dessert for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. These red, white, and blue layered jello creations require some waiting time between layers, but the result is worth it. Layers of colored jello and sweetened milk create the perfect patriotic – and fun dessert.

Sugar Free Key Lime Jello Pie

sugar free key lime jello pie
The Sugar Free Diva

This sugar free key lime jello pie is a no bake dessert that features lime gelatin. Mix the gelatin with a whipped topping and layer it on a graham cracker crust for a delicious, yet light summer dessert.

Stained Glass Jello Salad

stained glass jello salad
Grits and Gouda

The kids will go nuts over this one. The stained glass jello salad is a fun and vibrant jello dessert that kids and adults alike will love to look at – and eat. This dessert can be made with coconut milk and a variety of colored jellos.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

slice of strawberry pretzel salad on a plate
The Cookin Chicks

For those that love the mix of salty and sweet, this strawberry pretzel salad will become a fast favorite. A buttery pretzel base is covered by a layer of cream cheese and then topped with jello filling that features sliced strawberries. It is a perfect recipe for summer events or just because.

Layered Jello Pie

layered jello pie on a plate
Amandas Cookin

Layers of jello in cherry, lime and lemon on a pie crust make this a delicate treat that has amazing flavors. The colors of this layered jello pie make it perfect for Christmas, the lightness makes it great for summer. So this is one for all year round.

Jello Cloud Mousse

jello cloud mousse
This Silly Girls Kitchen

Three simple ingredients is all it takes to make this amazing jello cloud mousse. Use your favorite jello, the image here uses berry flavor, and some whipped topping to create an amazing light and air anytime sweet treat.

Jello Strawberry Cake (Poke Cake)

strawberry poke cake on aplate
Cake Mix Recipes

A childhood favorite of mine is the strawberry poke cake! A vanilla caked with holes poked in it that allows all the delicious jello to seep inside. Then the top is covered with a strawberry sauce, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. A perfect summer blend that all the guest will love at your barbecue.

Orange Jello Salad

orange jello salad in a dish
Little Sunny Kitchen

This orange jello salad is a retro dessert that everyone will enjoy. Orange jello mixed with mandarin oranges, coconut and marshmallows will fill your mouth with awesomeness. Feel free to be creative too, for example maraschino cherries may be another great addition.

Strawberry Pie with Jello

strawberry jello pie
Vintage Kitchen Notes

A perfect way to use those fresh strawberries is this strawberry jello pie. A flaky crust and a sweet filling of strawberry jello mixed with fresh strawberry slices is the ultimate summer treat. Top it off with fresh cream and you have a dessert that you will like is from heaven.

Low Calorie Jello Trifle

jello trifle in a glass
Healthy Hearty Wholesome

Trifle is a popular British dessert, and this jello trifle takes a traditional dessert and makes it something even better. Four layers of goodness are created to make this dessert. Jello mixed with strawberry, lady fingers, custard and whipped cream create an amazing taste sensation.

Almond Jello

almond jello in a bowl with mandarin oranges
Chew Out Load

One of the more unique recipes on this list is almond jello. Plain gelatin is the key to this recipe. Mixing that with some almond extra extract and milk make for a perfect almond goodness. Mix the jello with some mangoes, mandarin oranges or any other tropical fruit will deliver a powerful flavor punch.

Jello Cheesecake

strawberry jello cheesecake
A Mummy Too

Graham cracker crust covered with a raspberry jello and cream cheese mix gives all the fruity creamy feels. Top off the jello cheesecake with some fresh strawberries for a fresh look and delicious taste.

Champagne Gelée with Raspberries & Pomegranate

Champagne Gelée with Raspberries & Pomegranate
Fodmap Everyday

An adult dessert perfect for entertaining. A little plain gelatin mixed with champagne or sparkling wine is the key to this Champagne Gelee with fruit. Add in some raspberries and pomegranate to escalate the level of deliciousness.

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