Homemade Jello Jigglers Recipe

You aren’t reading this wrong. It’s possible to create a healthy homemade Jello Jigglers recipe. One without the undientifiable ingredients, artificial sweetners, artificial colors and who-knows-what-else.

homemade jello jigglers with 100% real ingredients.

If you have kids (or grandkids, nieces/nephews…etc) you are going to look like a rockstar when you bring these out.

I like recipe re-creations. It can be these jiggler thingys, homemade strawberry milk, homemade icees, or even pancakes that taste like those cinnabon cinnamon rolls… I like dreaming up homemade versions that are healthier and just as much fun! -or more.

Growing up in Spain I wasn’t exposed to the world of jello. It seems that the obsession with colorful gelatin is largely an American thing. So, when I moved to America in my teens I couldn’t get enough of it. I thought it was pretty cool –then. 

easy to make and kid favorite homemade jello jigglers with 100% real ingredients.

How to make Jello Jigglers

I don’t know if my kids have heard of jigglers somewhere, seen a tv commercial or what… but my girl has been asking me to make her jigglers for a while now. Confession: I didn’t know what jello jigglers were until I had kids.

homemade jello jigglers recipe - uses 2 real ingredients!

Since I’ve become a lot more “ingredient savvy” in the last decade, the brightly colored box doesn’t get mixed and jellied here. But yet, my girl insists that she too, must “get her jiggle on.” Seriously, no idea where that came from but she asked for it. 

Homemade Jello

It wasn’t until my friend Jenn sent me a little “gift package” that I considered playing around the world of homemade jellos. She must know I have a thing for kid’s food… and well, Jenn is fantastic at all things culinary –seriously! She did the food styling for the book and it’s really cute.

homemade jello jigglers recipe - uses 2 real ingredients!

Inside of Jenn’s ” Chef Olivia” book, we found a recipe for jello jigglers that after a few tweaks, I wouldn’t mind feeding them to my kids! Of course, now that she can fully read, she saw the recipe too… and so it was decided (ok, she decided) that we should takle that one first.

homemade jello jigglers with 100% real ingredients. what else would you give your kids?

I love kid recipe books because it gives my kids and I the opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and spend time together making something they want. It just turns into great bonding time for us. We had blast making the jello jigglers too!

homemade jello jigglers recipe - uses 2 real ingredients!

The great thing about this homemade Jello recipe is that it’s using real ingredients, instead of processed food. I love finding easy swaps like this that allows my kids to enjoy the treats they love in a healthier way!

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Jello Jigglers Recipe

homemade jello jigglers via SuperGlueMom.com 2 real ingredients, loads of kid fun!

See how to make your own Jello Jigglers with homemade Jello. A healthy and FUN option for kids!

  • Author: Laura Fuentes - SuperGlueMom
  • Yield: 10 jigglers


  • 2 cups 100% grape juice (or apple)
  • 2 cups water
  • (4) 1/4-ounce envelopes unflavored plain gelatin, or
  • 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon grass fed gelatin


  1. Pour 1 cup of the juice into a medium bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the juice and sit for 10 minutes to soften.
  2. Pour the remaining 3 cups of liquid into a saucepan and bring just to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from the heat, pour into the gelatin mixture, and stir to combine.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 9-by-13 inch baking pan, let cool, cover, and chill for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.
  4. To serve, dip the bottom of the pan in hot water for about 10 seconds, then invert onto a cutting board. Using the large and small cookie cutters, cut out as many shapes as possible.


I have not tried this recipe with non animal sources of gelatin.


  • Calories: 47
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5g
  • Protein: 4.4g

Keywords: how to make jello jigglers, homemade jello


Leave a Reply 30 comments

Amy - October 24, 2013 Reply

I was just wondering what all the items in the baking kit are? It looks like a super cute gift idea. We’ll be trying out the jigglers soon too! 🙂

    Laura Fuentes - October 24, 2013 Reply

    Hi Amy! the baking kit has another really cute baking book and mini bread liners (think of them as the size of two cupcakes). I thought the same thing, they would make a great gift!

Carla - October 28, 2013 Reply

I can not wait to make these. My kids are going to be so excited.

    Laura Fuentes - October 30, 2013 Reply


Dawn - November 7, 2013 Reply

I can’t wait to try this, but I want to clarify something first. How many ounces of gelatine are you using? It looks to me like the recipe calls for 4 packages of gelatin at 1/2 ounce each. Making the total 2 ounces of gelatin. Is that correct? Or am I reading it wrong? I bought a box of Know gelatin with 4 envelopes in it and am not sure if I should use all 4 envelopes. Box says 1 ounce on it. Thank you!!

    Laura Fuentes - November 8, 2013 Reply

    Well, you beat me Dawn! I bought a box too and used all 4. I’ve changed the recipe to reflect 4, 1/2 oz envelopes. thank you for catching that!

Meredith - December 6, 2013 Reply

Sorry, Laura, would you mind clarifying the gelatin quantity again? The recipe says 41/4 ounces, but the comments say both 4 – 1/2 ounce packets AND a 1 ounce box. Should it be a total of four 1/2 ounce packets (totaling 2 ounces) or four 1/4 ounce packets (totaling 1 ounce)? I am planning to make these for my kids’ holiday party at school and want to make sure I don’t over/under gelatin them!

Thank you for the clarification (and the recipe)!

    Laura Fuentes - December 7, 2013 Reply

    A typical box has 4 packets with 1/2 ounce in each packet. therefore, use 4 (1/2) ounce packages. The spacing in the recipe is funny (sorry i can’t fix the code) but you get what i mean right?

Kelly Planko - December 29, 2013 Reply

Can you use grass fed gelatin?

    Laura Fuentes - December 29, 2013 Reply

    Kelly, absolutely. this is what I use.

Kelly Planko - December 29, 2013 Reply

Thx, that’s exactly what I have and love it!!

    Laura Fuentes - December 29, 2013 Reply

    Me too! It’s what I used to make the homemade marshmallows too.

Kelly Planko - December 29, 2013 Reply

So then, how many Tablespoons?

Christy - January 15, 2014 Reply

Just made these for my very sick little girl who doesn’t seem to want to eat or drink anything but she’s loving these. So glad I found this. Thanks a bunch.

    Laura Fuentes - January 15, 2014 Reply

    I hope she feels better soon!

Christy - January 15, 2014 Reply

So the kids thought they didn’t have much flavor so I remade them with all juice and no water and it made a huge difference. Really yummy. I do have a question though, soda is a treat that is only given when sick and I was asked to make Coca-Cola jigglers. Do you think it would work?

Tasha - February 5, 2014 Reply

Can you use any other juice (pineapple, mango, white grape, mixed fruit, etc.) or does the receipe only work with those two flavors. I really want to make these for my son’s pre-school class, but I want to give them options.


    Laura Fuentes - February 9, 2014 Reply

    You can make this with any juice. the purple color is what stands out with the grape juice of course!

Andrea - February 7, 2014 Reply

Have you tried using this recipe in a silicone mould?

    Laura Fuentes - February 9, 2014 Reply

    I have not. I’m sure it would work though

      Wendy - April 14, 2014 Reply

      I have made these in all kinds of various silicone molds. They come out great! My kids love them. It does help to spray them with olive oil spray before you pour the gelatin in so they don’t stick, especially if the mold has a lot of contours that make it harder to get out.

        Laura Fuentes - April 15, 2014 Reply

        thanks for the tip Wendy!

Elice - May 3, 2014 Reply

I did something wrong. I made this last night and it still isn’t set at 9:30 this morning :(. How can I salvage it? This non gmo juice is expensive. Only thing I can think of is it ended up boiling and not just simmer because I didn’t watch close enough.

    Laura Fuentes - May 5, 2014 Reply

    I’m not sure where you went wrong. The only way things go wrong with making gelatin is by not using enough of it.

      jen - November 20, 2016 Reply

      Old threat, but enzymes mean pineapple juice (and possibly some other fruit juices) will not set up with gelatin. It’s possible the juice used here included pineapple juice.

        Laura Fuentes - November 21, 2016 Reply

        We did not use pineapple juice in this recipe. We usually only use grape or apple and it works perfectly.

Elice - May 5, 2014 Reply

I used the green can Great Lakes grassfed Gelatin. Maybe this vs. the orange can requires more ?

    Laura Fuentes - May 5, 2014 Reply

    The green great lakes is a dissolving gelatin Elice. It doesn’t solidify. The Orange can is the solidifying gelatin. I drink the green daily.

Karen - August 31, 2016 Reply

I made this with straight juice (4 cups all natural fruit punch) and it was delicious! Thanks!

    Laura Fuentes - September 1, 2016 Reply

    straight juice will work too! glad it was great!

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