Keto Jello Salad


Keto Jello Salad is a fun and festive dessert for the holiday season with three layers of red, white, and green. Make it ahead of time and serve it with whipped cream on top. This is an addition to your holiday table that everyone in the family will love.

It doesn’t seem like Christmas dinner is complete without a jello salad or a layered jello dish, it a sweet side dish that everyone will love, especially if you want something more festive than a fruit salad or jello whip.

Two slices of Christmas jello salad on small white plates topped with whipped cream and sprinkles with Christmas ornaments nearby.

This keto jello salad uses just a few ingredients and you can use shortcuts like packaged sugar free jello and marshmallows for the creamy white layer. Take it with you to your next family gathering or Christmas party and amaze your friends and family with this multi-layered beauty! The best part is that this jello dessert is sugar-free so everyone can enjoy it!

How to make keto jello salad

The steps to make this keto layered jello are very easy. It just takes time in between each layer to allow them to set. The good thing is that you don’t have to do it all at once if you don’t have the time. Make one layer and let it sit in the fridge until you’re ready to make the next layer and continue.

  1. Red layer: Mix the sugar free strawberry jello in a mixing bowl. Pour it into a jello mold or square baking dish, and refrigerate until set. This will become the top layer when the jello is flipped over and removed from the mold.
  2. White Layer: Mix the unflavored gelatin with water and let it bloom for 3-5 minutes. Transfer the bloomed gelatin to a larger bowl and pour in boiling water. Add marshmallows. Heat the mixture in the microwave or stove-top until melted. Stir in the whipping cream. Let it cool to room temperature, pour the red layer over the top, and refrigerate until set.
  3. Green Layer: Mix the sugar free lime jello for the bottom layer, let it cool to room temperature, pour it over the white layer, and refrigerate until set.
  4. Remove the gelatin salad from the mold and serve your gorgeous jello dessert.

A jello mold on a plate with red, white and green layers and topped with dollops of whipped cream.

Key ingredients

You can easily find the ingredients for this sugar free jello salad  at your local grocery store or you can order them online. Here is what you’ll need to make this gelatin dessert.

  • Sugar-free strawberry jello powder – You should be able to find a box of this in the baking aisle at your local grocery store.
  • Unflavored gelatin – You’ll find this in powder form in a bottle or small package in the canning aisle if you can’t find it in the baking aisle.
  • Sugar-free marshmallows – The only sugar-free marshmallows I know that are available are ones by ChocZero and Max Mallow.
  • Heavy cream – Used to add creaminess to the white layer and to brighten the white color.
  • Sugar-free lime jello – You may be able to find this in the baking aisle, but may need to order it online.

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Keto Jello Salad Ingredients

Keto Jello Salad Directions

  • Keto Jello Salad
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    Types of sugar-free jello

    Keep in mind that not all sugar-free jello is created equal. Look at the ingredients on the back of the box to ensure there are no added ingredients like hidden sugars.

    The Jello brand has a sugar-free option but it has ingredients like maltodextrin that may affect your blood sugar.

    Instead, try the brand Simply Delish which is sweetened with stevia and erythritol and is also plant-based in your keto layered jello.

    A slice of layered jello on a plate with layers of strawberry, marshmallow and lime.


    Jello salad is a great recipe to make changes based on your tastes and preferences. It’s easily adaptable and you can add all kinds of mix-ins. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

    • Add fruit like fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries to the strawberry jello.
    • If made the jello in a square or rectangular dish, you can top it with a mixture of softened cream cheese, sour cream, and powdered sweetener.
    • Top the jello with whipped cream or cool whip.
    • Sprinkle crushed keto crackers, chopped pecans, or coconut flakes on top of the whipped cream.
    • Serve with cottage cheese

    Storage information & meal prep instructions

    This keto jello salad recipe is the perfect dessert to make ahead of time to serve at a holiday party. It stays fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.

    You can make the jello a couple of days in advance of your gathering and then right before serving, add your topping of choice for a fun, festive layer.

    Do not freeze your jello salad.

    This is a dish your whole family will love!

    Keto Jello Salad: FAQS

    When did jello salads become popular?

    Jello salads were popular in the 1960s and went out of style for a while. Luckily this trend has come back to popularity so we get to enjoy this fun dessert.

    How do you make jello not stick to the mold?

    First, make sure the jello has had enough time to properly set. The top of the jello will no longer be sticky when touched with a finger. This should ensure the jello slides out of the mold without a problem. If you're still having trouble, carefully set the bottom of the mold in hot water to loosen the bottom so the salad will come out easily.

    Do you grease a jello mold?

    No, you don't need to grease a jello mold before using it. Doing so will make the jello oily and you don't want that. There are other, better ways to remove the jello from the mold if you're having trouble with it sticking.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Jello Salad

    Servings: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 31
    Fat 3.5g
    Protein 0.2g
    Total Carbs 6.9g
    Net Carbs 0.2g

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