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An absolutely delightful and easy-to-make Jello dessert: Jello Cloud Mousse. Only 3 ingredients and perfect for getting the kiddos involved!

jello dessert in a glass

This Jello Dessert is a yummy treat that is not just fun to make, but it’s also a hit with kids and adults alike.

This easy jello recipe is like a little bit of magic in a cup, with its light, airy texture and sweet, fruity flavor.

It’s easy to change up, too! Whatever flavor of jello you want, you can have it. Add some fruit or gummies. It’ll satisfy any sweet tooth!

It can be a sweet side dish or an indulgent late night snack. It’s the perfect light, fluffy texture and will be a new favorite treat, hands down.

I like to make my own whipped topping for this with heavy cream. You can go all store-bought if you want, though, and use cool whip.

This is one of those delicious desserts that everyone will remember and ask for again and again.

Perfect for any day of the week, this Jello Dessert will bring a smile to everyone’s face!

Some of our other favorite jello recipes we have on our site include: Easy Strawberry Banana Jello Pie (No Bake Recipe), Raspberry Jello Poke Cake, and Rainbow Jello Cloud Cake.

jello dessert in single servings

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Super Simple: This recipe is incredibly easy to make with just a few ingredients.
  2. Light and Fluffy: The mousse has a wonderfully airy texture that feels like eating clouds.
  3. Perfect for Parties: Its eye-catching appearance makes it ideal for family gatherings or parties.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Jello (berry blue flavor)
  • Whipped topping
  • Boiling water
  • Ice water
ingredients needed for jello dessert

HOW TO MAKE JELLO DESSERT:

  1. Boil ½ Cup water, add jello, and whisk until dissolved (about 1-2 minutes); take off the heat.
  2. In a ⅔ Cup measure, add in ½ Cup of ice cubes and fill with cold water. Pour ice water into the jello mixture. Whisk to combine.
  3. Whisk 1½ Cups of the whipped topping into the jello. Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge for 1 and a half hours to set. It will have a mousse-like consistency.
  4. Break up the mixture with a whisk until smooth. Fold in 1/2 Cup more whipped topping.
how to make jello dessert
  1. Place the mixture into a piping bag. Using a small glass, pipe jello mix 1/3 of the way up the glass.
  2. Add small dollops around the outside of the glass using the remaining whipped topping.
  3. Repeat twice, ending with the jello mixture. Add a dollop of whipped topping on top. Serve and enjoy!
how to assemble jello dessert

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

CAN THIS BE MADE AHEAD?

Yes, absolutely! One of the best parts about this Jello Cloud Mousse is its make-ahead convenience.

You can easily prepare it a day or two in advance and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. This not only saves time but also allows the mousse to set perfectly, ensuring that each serving is just as fluffy and delightful as you intend it to be.

Just remember to keep it covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container to maintain its freshness and prevent it from absorbing any fridge odors.

DOES THIS NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED?

Indeed, refrigeration is key to this recipe! Keeping the mousse in the fridge is essential until you’re ready to serve.

This chilling process not only helps it to set into that dreamy, cloud-like texture but also keeps it cool and refreshing – perfect for a sweet jello treat, especially during warm weather or family dinners.

Plus, the cold temperature enhances its creamy texture, making it a delightful cold dessert for any occasion, from a casual family reunion to a more formal gathering.

jello dessert in a small glass

CAN I USE THIS IN OTHER DESSERTS?

Certainly! The versatility of this recipe is one of its many charms. Think beyond serving it as a standalone dessert – you can creatively incorporate it into a variety of other sweet treats.

For instance, try using it as a light and tangy layer in a trifle, spoon it over a poke cake for an added layer of flavor, or even use it as a fluffy topping for jell-o shots or jell-o salads.

Its creamy texture and delightful taste can add an exciting twist to traditional desserts like strawberry pretzel dessert or even as a new layer in your favorite fluff salads.

The possibilities are endless, so don’t hesitate to experiment and find your next favorite dessert combination!

ANY ADDITIONS?

​There are all kinds of options for adding things to this sweet treat. Take a look!

  • Mix in fresh strawberries or other fresh berries for a fruity twist.
  • Add a layer of sweet treat, like a layer of cake mix or crushed cookies.
  • Use a layer of ice cream for a creamy addition when serving.
  • Top with fresh fruit for a refreshing twist.
  • Mix in some cottage cheese for a tangy flavor.
  • Add some lemon jell-o for a citrusy kick.
  • Include a layer of crushed pineapples for a tropical touch.
  • Combine with cream cheese for a creamy layer.
  • Sprinkle on some sour cream for a tangy twist.

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

Sure thing! Here is a good list that should satisfy. 

  • Swap out the berry blue flavor for any other jello flavors you love.
  • Replace part of the water with fruit juice for a natural flavor boost.
  • Use a dairy-free whipped cream for a lactose-free version.
  • Opt for unflavored gelatin or gelatin powder and add fruit juice for a natural sweetness.
multiple jello dessert in glasses

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep your Jello Cloud Mousse in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezer: You can freeze it for up to 3 months. Just thaw it in the fridge before serving.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Whisk Well: Ensure your jello mixture is well combined for the smoothest texture.
  • Gentle Folding: When mixing in the whipped topping, fold gently to keep it light and airy.
  • Customize Your Flavors: Feel free to experiment with different jello flavors.
  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh whipped cream or whipped topping can make a big difference in taste.
  • Chill Properly: Let the mousse set in the fridge for the perfect consistency.
  • Serve Immediately: For the best texture, serve shortly after taking it out of the fridge.
a spoon scooping out jello dessert

Jello Cloud Mousse is more than just a dessert; it’s an experience. With its dreamy texture and delightful taste, it’s sure to become a family favorite.

Whether you’re looking for a fun weekend project with the kids or a quick and easy sweet treat for your next family dinner, this Jello Dessert is the perfect choice. Enjoy the fluffy goodness!

If you’ve tried this JELLO DESSERT, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 13 votes

Easy Jello Cloud Mousse (Fun Layered Jello Dessert)

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsLife.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour 30 minutes
An absolutely delightful and easy-to-make Jello dessert: Jello Cloud Mousse. Only 3 ingredients and perfect for getting the kiddos involved!
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Boil ½ Cup water, add jello, and whisk until dissolved (about 1-2 minutes); take off the heat.
    ½ Cup boiling water, 1 85 g package jello, berry blue flavor
  • In a ⅔ Cup measure, add in ½ Cup of ice cubes and fill with cold water. Pour ice water into the jello mixture. Whisk to combine.
    ⅔ Cup ice water
  • Whisk 1½ Cups of the whipped topping into the jello. Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge for 1 and a half hours to set. It will have a mousse-like consistency.
    2 1/2 Cups whipped topping
  • Break up the mixture with a whisk until smooth. Fold in 1/2 Cup more whipped topping.
  • Place the mixture into a piping bag. Using a small glass, pipe jello mix 1/3 of the way up the glass.
  • Add small dollops around the outside of the glass using the remaining whipped topping.
  • Repeat twice, ending with the jello mixture. Add a dollop of whipped topping on top. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

If the “clouds” don’t look quite right to you, use a skewer to shape them how you want.
  • Whisk Well: Ensure your jello mixture is well combined for the smoothest texture.
  • Gentle Folding: When mixing in the whipped topping, fold gently to keep it light and airy.
  • Customize Your Flavors: Feel free to experiment with different jello flavors.
  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh whipped cream or whipped topping can make a big difference in taste.
  • Chill Properly: Let the mousse set in the fridge for the perfect consistency.
  • Serve Immediately: For the best texture, serve shortly after taking it out of the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 0.5mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.02mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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16 Comments

  1. This is so cute! SO smart and so simple!

  2. Visiting from SITS…That’s just about the cutest thing ever What a fun thing to serve at a kids party or summer get-together.

  3. These look delicious! So cute!

  4. 5 stars
    These are so easy to do! Thanks for the recipe

  5. 5 stars
    My kids would definitely love this! And it’s easy enough that they can even help make it! Thank you!

  6. How much does this recipe make?

  7. When you say whipped topping do u mean cool whip ?

  8. JustTabandMe says:

    How does it taste? Like plain cool whip? Could you do it with homemade whipped cream?

  9. It tastes like creamy jello. And, yes you can make it with whipped cream!

  10. Can you use any flavor of jello to make this or does it only have to be the berry blue Jello.

  11. Any flavor works, but the cloud effect looks best with blue in my opinion

  12. Can this be made in advance?

  13. Yes just cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days

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