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4th of July Jell-O Ice Cubes: Add Color and Flavor to Your Drinks

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Add a splash of patriotic color and a burst of fruity flavor to your drinks with these easy-to-make red and blue Jell-O Ice Cubes. Perfect for your 4th of July celebrations, they’re as delicious as they are festive!

Close up of a glass filled with red and blue Jell-o ice cubes and lemon lime soda with a red and white polka dot  paper straw

Looking to add a fun and festive twist to your 4th of July celebrations? These red and blue Jell-O Ice Cubes are perfect for your patriotic party! Not only do they look amazing, but they also add a burst of flavor to your drinks.

These tasty Jell-O ice cubes don’t melt; instead, as they thaw, they turn into an icy-cool and refreshing treat to nibble on when your drink is gone. They kind of remind me of a fruity slushy! Best of all, they’re easy to make and are sure to impress your guests, making your Independence Day celebration even more special.

If you can find ‘white/clear’ Jell-O, you can make these ice cubes in red, white, and blue for an even more patriotic touch. Unfortunately, as a last-minute recipe, I couldn’t find any clear/white Jell-O. But no worries—you can always add real ice cubes to the Sprite as they look white once in the liquid or do what I did and have the soda be the ‘white’.

Ready to get started? Follow along with this easy recipe, and don’t forget to share your creations with us on social media and tag me so we can celebrate together!

Two glasses filled with red and blue jell-o ice cubes and lemon lime soda

Reasons Why You Will Love This Recipe

In addition to their delicious taste, these festive Jell-O ice cubes will be a hit at your 4th of July celebration! Here’s why you’ll love them.

  • Patriotic Colors: Perfect for 4th of July celebrations with vibrant red and blue colors.
  • Kid-Friendly: A fun treat for kids and adults alike.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps with just a few ingredients.
  • Delicious: Adds a burst of flavor to your drinks.
  • Fun to Eat: The Jell-O cubes are great to munch on once they thaw.

How Many Jell-O Ice Cubes Does This Recipe Make?

Each box of Jell-O makes enough for 24 to 36 individual Jell-O ice cubes. So with both colors, this recipe makes about 48 – 72 Jell-O ice cubes total. Since I did not need that many, I simply poured the remaining Jell-O in a dish and made layered Jell-O.

How to Make 4th of July Red & Blue Jell-O Ice Cubes

Creating these festive Jell-O ice cubes is an absolute breeze! In fact, you only need two simple ingredients: Jell-O and water.

Here’s how to make them step by step.

You will find the complete list of ingredients and instructions in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Overhead shot of glasses with red and blue Jell-O ice cubes

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Pro Tip

I highly recommend you use flexible silicone ice cube trays or molds as they make it much easier to pop the frozen Jell-O ice cubes out. You just push the mold nearly inside out, and the cubes come right out. I bought my ice cube trays on Amazon, but I’ve seen them in the dollar store, Big Lots, Dollar General, Walmart, Target, and other large retailers.

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Ingredients

Gather these simple ingredients to create your festive red and blue Jell-O Ice Cubes. You’ll love how easy and fun this recipe is!

  • Berry Blue Jell-O
  • Cherry Jell-O
  • Bottled water – you can use faucet water, but I prefer nice, clean bottle water 🙂
  • Lemon-lime soda
finished Jell-O ice cubes on a white plate with a bottle of lemon lime soda and two glasses next to it

Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these easy steps to make your red and blue Jell-O Ice Cubes. They’re quick to prepare and perfect for your 4th of July celebration!

Step One: Prepare the Jell-O

Prepare each box of gelatin according to the package directions. However, keep the amount of boiling water the same but reduce the amount of cold water added by half.

Step Two: Pour into Molds

Pour the Jell-O mixture into silicone molds or silicone ice cube trays.

Step Three: Freeze

Freeze the molds until the Jell-O is solid, usually 4 to 6 hours. Place the molds on a small baking sheet for easy moving!

Red and blue star-shaped Jell-O ice cubes removed from molds and placed on a white plate

Step Four: Remove the Ice Cubes

Carefully remove the frozen Jell-O ice cubes from the molds and place them in the empty glasses.

Two  mason jar glasses with jell-O ice cubes in them

Step Five: Serve

Top with lemon-lime soda, add a straw and enjoy!

Two mason jar glasses filled with lemon lime soda and easy Jell-O ice cubes

And that is it! Easy peasy!

FAQs

Can I make Jell-O Ice Cubes in advance? Yes, you can prepare the Jell-O ice cubes a day or two ahead and keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.

What if I don’t have silicone molds? You can use regular ice cube trays, but silicone molds make it much easier to remove the cubes without breaking them.

Can I use other flavors? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different Jell-O flavors and colors to match other themes and occasions.

Close up of star shaped Jell-O ice cubes in a glass with lemon lime soda and a paper straw
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Show Me What You’ve Got!

I’d love to see how your 4th of July Red & Blue Jell-O Ice Cubes turn out! Share your festive drinks on social media and tag me. Let’s celebrate together!

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Printable Recipe Card

Yield: 48 ice cubes

Jell-O Ice Cubes for Patriotic Holidays

Two mason jar glasses filled with lemon lime soda and easy Jell-O ice cubes

Add a splash of patriotic color and fruity flavor to your drinks with these red and blue Jell-O Ice Cubes. Perfect for 4th of July celebrations, these easy-to-make ice cubes are a fun treat for kids and adults alike!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 oz box Cherry Jell-O
  • 3 oz box Blue Jell-O
  • Lemon Lime Soda
  • Bottled Water

Instructions

  1. Prepare each box of gelatin according to the package directions. However, keep the amount of boiling water the same but reduce the amount of cold water added by half.
  2. Next, carefully pour the Jell-O mixture into silicone molds or silicone ice cube trays.
  3. Freeze the molds until the Jell-O is solid, usually 4 to 6 hours.
  4. Carefully remove the frozen Jell-O ice cubes from the molds.
  5. Place the Jell-O ice cubes in a glass and top with lemon-lime soda.

Notes

Each box of Jell-O made enough for 24 to 36 individual Jell-O ice cubes. So with both colors, this recipe makes about 48 - 72 Jell-O ice cubes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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