Jello Whip


A fluffy, fruity treat you can make in under 5 minutes

Jello whip is a fluffy, creamy dessert you can make in minutes and only requires 3 ingredients. One bite and you'll be hooked by the texture and flavor of this jello recipe.

A cool treat you can make in a snap, this Jello whip is kid friendly and mom approved too. It’s an easy sugar free dessert you can make in minutes. It has an airy texture similar to cheesecake fluff or mousse, but not as dense.

a spoon digging into a pink strawberry jello whip topped with whipped cream and a strawberry

Jello whip combines three ingredients that most probably already have in their refrigerator or pantry – heavy cream, cream cheese and a flavored gelatin mix. Use any flavor from lemon jello, cherry jello, or strawberry. The combination of the whipped cream with the gelatin creates a creamy, cloud like texture with a punch of flavor. If you want chunks of fruit, you can add in fruit to match or compliment your jello flavor to make a jello salad. Enjoy right away or chill it for several hours to thicken up. Top with fresh strawberries and whipped topping.

How to make Jello whip

  1. Beat softened cream cheese until fluffy.
  2. Add heavy cream and beat until stiff peaks form.
  3. In a separate bowl, add cold water to jello packet to bloom the gelatin.
  4. Pour in boiling water. Mix to dissolve.
  5. Slowly add jello mixture to the whipped cream and mix until combined.
  6. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight.

creamy bowl of jello gelatin whip sits by a striped towel and a bowl of strawberries

Key ingredients

  • Cream cheese – Add for texture and very slight tangy, cheesecake flavor. This could be omitted; however, if you don’t have cream cheese on hand or don’t care for it.
  • Heavy cream – Used to make our jello dessert creamy and fluffy. Whipping air to the whipped cream makes this treat expand like fluffy clouds.
  • Gelatin packet – Flavored sugar free jello is used to make this easy keto dessert. I used strawberry for this recipe.

Jello Whip Recipe Video

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Keto Jello Whip Ingredients

  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (0.7oz) packet sugar free gelatin, flavor of choice
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Jello Whip Directions

  • Jello Whip
  • a bowl of fluffy jello whip with a spoon sitting in it and topped with a strawberry

    Sugar free jello

    When it comes to flavored gelatin mixes, there are a couple different options.

    • Sugar free Jello: This jell-O is gelatin based and is zero carbs; however, it does contain some questionable sugar free ingredients like maltodextrin and aspartame. It comes in different flavors like black cherry, strawberry, peach, grape, raspberry.
    • Simply Delish Jel Dessert: This jello mixture has cleaner ingredients. It is plant based which makes it vegan friendly. It is sweetened with erythritol and stevia. Simply Delish is zero carbs and comes in a variety of flavors from strawberry, raspberry, orange and peach.

    You can make your own jello as well by just using unflavored gelatin. Then add in a flavor extract like strawberry along with food coloring to match the color of the flavor.

    a mason jar with pink jello whip inside topped with whipped cream and a green leaf

    Cool whip

    Packaged Cool Whip that you find in the freezer section of your grocery store is not very keto friendly. In two tablespoons of Cool Whip, there are 2 grams of carbs. That might not seem like a lot of carbs but unless you only plan on having 2 tablespoons of dessert, you’ll need a lower carb option.

    With this recipe, we make our own keto cool whip by combining softened cream cheese with heavy whipping cream. The cream cheese helps to thicken and stabilize the whipped cream. Plus this homemade whip cream is more keto friendly with less than 1 g net carb per 2 tablespoons. Actually it’s closer to zero carbs.

    Storage information

    Store keto jello whip in the refrigerator for optimal texture. As the jello whip sits out at room texture, it will soft and be more pudding like rather that a thicker custard.

    Jello Whip: FAQS

    Can I make this dairy free?

    To make dairy free jello whip, omit the cream cheese or substitute with vegan cream cheese and use coconut cream in place of the heavy whipping cream.

    Is jello whip vegan?

    As the recipe is written, Jello whip is not vegan but you can easily turn it into a keto vegan dessert but using vegan cream cheese, coconut cream instead of heavy cream and a plant based gelatin packet.

    How many carbs are in Jello?

    Jello dessert is high in sugar. There are up to 20 grams of carbs in 1/2 cup jello.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Jello Whip

    Servings: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 415
    Fat 41g
    Protein 2.8g
    Total Carbs 3.3g
    Net Carbs 2.3g

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    1. Can you use whipped topping (Cool Whip) instead of the cream cheese and heavy cream? I make one of these with Cool Whip and instant pudding, but the pudding flavors are limited.

      1. How do you make this recipe with cool whip instead of cream cheese and heavy cream? Amounts, jello box size!

      1. That’s what I’m going to try. I have unflavored gelatin so after I whip everything up and add the gelatin disolved in hot water, I’m going to add some chopped strawberries that I’ve thawed from the freezer. Fingers crossed!

      1. Gelatin usually needs to be bloomed to be used in a recipe. Blooming gelatin helps it to dissolve cold liquid. If you are using a gelatin other than simply delish, you might not need to bloom it. Just follow the instructions on the box.

      1. The brand of gelatin I uses carrageenan to get the gel consistency, so the weight is different. If your box says 6oz, you probably have sugar free jello brand or generic brand. A box of that should substitute 1:1 for a box of the Simply Delish brand I used in this recipe.

    2. Will the recipe still firm up if I added the jello to the whipped cream too fast and it got liquidy instead of being fluffy?

      1. If it doesn’t get fluffy with continued mixing, you can try to add in more whipped cream. In a separate bowl, beat 1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Then gently fold the whipped cream in the jello mixture.

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