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Easy Jello Yogurt Dessert

This is a very simple dessert that is a great choice when you are serving guests on a sugar or gluten restricted diet. (not that it isn't great any time!)
It was one of the desserts recently brought to a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe - including me!
The cook was happy to give it !

  • two packages of  Jello (flavored gelatin)  - use sugar-free for diabetics.   Choose Jello in two contrasting colours. The original recipe calls for lemon and orange -  I used lemon and raspberry. 
  • 2 cups boiling water 
  • 2 cups yogurt  (plain or vanilla) 
  • small tin of orange segments 
  •  whipped cream for garnish 
  1. In two separate bowls mix each jello flavour with 1 cup boiling water. 
  2. Let cool. 
  3. Then add one cup yogurt to each bowl,  stirring until well blended. 
  4. Put lemon Jello , or the flavour you want for the bottom layer of your dessert, in a glass serving bowl or in individual serving dishes. 
  5. Put serving dish(es)  into the fridge to set ... leaving the other bowl of Jello/yogurt  at room temperature.  . 
  6. Let the bottom layer  almost set .... then spoon the contrast Jello/yogurt on top ...garnish with mandarin orange slices.    
  7. Let completely set in fridge . 
  8. Top with piped whipped cream.   


  1. ohhhh I bookmarked this one! I always have those ingredients on hand...except for whipped cream. And with the orange on the bottom, lemon on top and then the whipped cream it would look like Candy Corn for Halloween.....

    1. candy corn dessert--such a cute idea!

  2. Looks delicious. Daughter's boyfriend is gluten free so this is a good one for us to make.

  3. This is my kind of dessert Julie. Simple and good! I would enjoy one right now!

  4. Jello, makes me think of my mom. I don't know if Jello was considered a Mennonite staple or what? Mom always made jello when she served faspa for Sunday supper.

  5. I have a question about the jello box size -- does this recipe use the 4oz box of jello or the larger one? Help & thanks. Judi in Phoenix

  6. For healthier version, you can buy pastured plain gelatin (amazon sells them by the pound)and use your own juice.


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