Brain Jello Mold

Jello Brain Mold
Stephanie Gallagher
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Chill: 5 hrs
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
91 Calories
5g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 45mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This brain jello recipe will scare and delight your guests. Once you learn how to make the gross-yet-cool brain using this set of simple instructions, you can adapt it to suit your tastes. Many people like green brains, for example, in which case you'd simply substitute the strawberry flavor with lime. You can also use peach- or watermelon-flavored gelatin to get a more "natural-looking" brain.


  • 1 (3-ounce) package strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping (thawed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Spray a brain jello mold or brain ice cube mold with cooking spray.

  3. Mix the gelatin and boiling water, stirring until all crystals are completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Place mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour— you want the jello to be thickened but not firm.

  4. Beat whipped topping into thickened jello with an electric mixer until well-incorporated. Pour the mixture into the brain mold, leaving about 1 inch between the top of the jello and the top of the mold.

  5. Place brain mold in a dish with sides, such as an 8x8-inch dish or a pie pan, to stabilize it and return to the refrigerator. Refrigerate jello brain mold until firm, between 4 and 24 hours.

  6. Run a knife around the edges of the mold to loosen. Invert the brain mold onto a plate and serve.

  7. Enjoy!