I never thought jello with fruit would be so filling, but when you have bariatric surgery, you can only eat so much at a time and only certain things. Additionally, jello with fruit is packed full of protein. Extra protein helps reduce hunger. Essentially, a jello a day keeps the cravings away. Jello is something you will want to stock up on for your pre-op or post-op liquid diet. You can also eat it on days when you need an easy, guilt-free treat. Here’s all you need to know about making jello with fruit: 

Best Jello Fruit Combinations

In this recipe, you can choose the fruit of your choice. However, you will want to keep these things in mind when choosing your fruit. 

No Fruit with Proteases

You do not want to use fruit that has a protein called protease in it. Proteases do not allow the gelatin in the Jello to solidify. Steer clear of pineapple, guava, mango, and kiwi when making jello with fruit. 

Fruits You Can Use

Fruits that work well in jello include apples, strawberries, and oranges. You can also use berries such as cherries, blueberries, and blackberries. For a tropical flavor, you can use bananas and coconut. 

Lemons, peaches, and plums work well in lemon-flavored JELL-O. 

Jello Fruit Combinations

You can buy jello in a wide variety of flavors. This means you can pick and choose your jello and fruit options. Here are a few options that you can try:

  • Lemons, peaches, and plums pair well with lemon-flavored jello. 
  • Lemon slices complement lime-flavored jello very well. 
  • Orange slices can be added to orange-flavored gelatin. 
  • Kiwi flavored jello is perfect for adding strawberries too. 

Get creative and find your own perfect combination. 

Ingredients For Fruit Jelly

How to Make Jello with Fruit

Jello with Fruit


Making fruit with jello is very easy. You simply melt the jello blocks or crystals depending on what pack you buy into boiling hot water and mix it around until it dissolves.

Jello with Fruit

You can make the jello in a large bowl or if you have jello pots you can put them into pots. Ours cost £1 from Tesco which wasn’t too bad to say we are going to reuse them many times for different desserts!
Jello with Fruit

We added mandarins segments into our jello posts. I wanted to add some fruit as a healthier option. We then added the jello into the pots, popped on the lids and placed them in the fridge to set.

Jello with Fruit




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Jello with Fruit: A Jello a Day Keeps the Cravings Away

If you haven't ever added fruit to your jello, find out how to do it.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 package of Jello Gelatin
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1 cup of fruit of choice


  1. Boil the water and add it to the Jello in a bowl or container.
  2. Stir for about 2 minutes, until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Add one cup of cold water and stir.
  4. Put 1 cup of fruit at the bottom of your bowl. Pour Jello on top
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours, or until a thick jelly-like consistency.
  6. Add other fruit into Jello, if you choose, spread evenly.
  7. Place back into the refrigerator for about 2-3 more hours.
  8. Enjoy!