Jello Popsicle Recipe – Perfect Summer Treat

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A popsicle that doesn’t drip? Sign me up!  This jello pops popsicles recipe are your solution to a mess-free summer.

Popsicles. summery, sugary and sticky!  What kid doesn’t love a popsicle or two (or in our case, three or four or five) on a summer day?  And what mom hasn’t found a juicy handprint on their upholstery after a fun day in the sun.  I don’t think you can call it summer without popsicles but I also don’t like cleaning up sticky messes all day either. You know the ones… the messes that you don’t find until it’s too late to salvage?  Yep, I think every mom has been there. But popsicles can be fun and less messy.  You just have to know how to make ’em.  The secret is this no-drip jello pops popsicles recipe.

No-drip jello popsicles

In our house, I’m known as the popsicle maker. I have no idea how I got this title.  I do a lot of things around the home and popsicle making is just one of my superpowers. But I didn’t think that designation would ever make it onto my child’s school artwork.  As in “What is your mom’s favorite thing to do” Answer: “Make popsicles”.   Hmmm… but if my children look to me as the popsicle maker, I am not going to disappoint.

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This jello pops popsicles recipe takes a bit longer than my other popsicle recipes only because they are layered. But the result is worth it.  

No-Drip Jello Popsicles

Course Dessert
Keyword jello popsicle
Author Kelly


  • Red Jello 3 oz. box
  • Blue Jello 3 oz box
  • Clear gelatin 4 pack or Clear/white jello (3
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  1. Combine the red jello with 3/4 cup sugar
  2. Boil 2 cups of water and dissolve the jello/sugar mixture into the boiling water.
  3. Add 2 cups cold water and stir
  4. Pour red jello into popsicle molds
  5. Freeze until slightly firm.
  6. Place popsicle sticks in
  7. Repeat with the white and blue jello.

I can’t remember where I bought my popsicle mold but you can get a similar mold here. When making these popsicles, pour the red jello into the popsicle mold and set it in the freezer to set for a bit.  Make sure it doesn’t freeze all the way. You’ll need to catch it right when it starts to jell, probably about 20-30 minutes. Once it has started to jell, place popsicle sticks or straws into the jello. I’d recommend popsicle sticks because the popsicles are a bit hard to get out of the mold with the straws.  If the popsicle sticks stand straight up, the jello is firm enough.

Once the popsicle sticks are upright, place the popsicles back in the freezer to fully freeze.  Then layer the white jello and blue jello on top.

jello popsicles

For the white layer, I couldn’t find any white/clear flavored jello so I used regular gelatin and added some orange vitality essential oil for taste.  

jello pops

Every kid (and adult) deserves a jello popsicle.  Summer just isn’t complete without them. Because these popsicles are made of jello, they don’t drip or melt like regular popsicles.  My kids snagged a couple after this photo shoot and devoured them outside in the 90-degree heat.  Not one drip!

jello popsicle recipe



How to make these no-drip jello popsicles


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Let me know in the comments what your favorite summer popsicle recipe is! And I promise these jello popsicles will be a new favorite!

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