Raspberry Cool Whip Jello Recipe

Raspberry cool whip jello dessert recipe

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill: 90 mins
Total: 105 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
236 Calories
17g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 236
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 104mg 2%
*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.)

It may be a bit retro, but this Cool Whip Jello is a great recipe for a holiday or potluck and may even be the hit at the dessert table. Raspberry gelatin is combined with whipped topping, then layered with a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, and Cool Whip. The finishing touch is a garnish of fresh raspberries.

A simple and delicious dessert that is refreshing and light. The pretty pink color is perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, a baby or bridal shower, and even Christmastime. It's also great for summertime barbecues, potlucks, or picnics. Use a decorative clear glass dish with high sides so everyone can see the attractive layers.


  • 1 (3-ounce) package raspberry Jello

  • 2/3 cup boiling water

  • 1/2 cup cold water

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup skim milk

  • 2 (9-ounce) containers thawed low-fat Cool Whip, divided

  • 1 cup raspberries, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for raspberry cool whip jello
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  2. Place the Jello powder in a large bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Stir in the cold water.

    Place jello in bowl
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  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    Cover the bowl
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  4. Meanwhile, beat the sugar and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.

    Beat sugar and cream cheese
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  5. Beat in the milk. Stir in one container of Cool ​Whip.

    Beat in milk
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  6. Remove Jello from the refrigerator and stir in the remaining container of the Cool Whip until completely smooth.

    Remove jello from fridge
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  7. In a glass bowl with tall sides, pour half of the raspberry Jello mixture, leveling it out.

    Pour raspberry jello in
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  8. Top with the cream cheese-Cool Whip mixture, using a rubber spatula to even out.

    Top with cool whip
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  9. Add the remaining raspberry Jello mixture, smoothing out the top.

    Add mix
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  10. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

  11. Garnish with raspberries in whatever design you prefer.

    Garnish with raspberries
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  12. Serve and enjoy!

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  • The Jello mixture is put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes only, that way it is not completely set and easy to mix with the cream cheese Cool Whip mixture. When mixing these two mixtures together, stir by hand, don't use an electric mixer.

Recipe Variation

  • Garnish the dessert with a combination of berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, instead of just raspberries.
  • Change it up and use strawberry gelatin and strawberries instead of raspberry flavor. Or use your favorite fruit, just use the same flavored gelatin as fruit.

How did Jello come to be?

Jello came to be in 1897 in Leroy, New York. It was invented by Pearle Bixby Wait and then Mary, his wife, added flavoring to the gelatin.

Jello Fun

  • Jello in England is called jelly.
  • Utah has a national Jello week every year on the second week of February. They also consume more Jello than any other state in the U.S.

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  1. The History of Jell-O. www.jellogallery.org