A cute layered Jello parfait recipe, this St Patrick’s Day Jell-O Parfait is a fun no bake dessert for kids to help make!
Layered Jello Parfait Recipe
This fun St Patrick’s Day parfait is a classic. I think we’ve made some version of it for almost every holiday and Ella still thinks it’s the coolest thing ever.
Swap out the green-on-green for just about any color combination. Red Jell-O with strawberry pudding for Valentine’s day, orange Jell-O with chocolate pudding for Halloween, red Jell-O with pistachio pudding for Christmas – or use the colors for any party theme, a sport’s team, etc, for this super customizable dessert.
If you’re looking for more easy St Patrick’s Day party foods, check out our:
- Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Rainbow Fudge
- Rainbow Pasta Salad
- Rainbow Salsa
- Leprechaun Cookies
- Rainbow Fruit Salad
- Over the Rainbow Cupcakes
- Homemade Rainbow Bread
This layered jello parfait recipe makes a cute party dessert or a classic classroom treat – just make sure you swap out the pistachio pudding for some vanilla pudding with green dye if you decide to send this in to the school.
I thought the pistachio and lime would be an odd combination but it worked – the kids all loved it and so did I. If you’re not sure, the vanilla and lime combine to taste somewhat like a creamy key lime pudding/pie, so it’s a safe swap.
You can make this recipe a few days in advance but try to avoid adding the whipped cream and sprinkles until the last minute.
Jell-O Parfait Ingredients
1 box green Jell-O
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 box pistachio pudding (or vanilla pudding with green dye)
3 cups milk
Whipped cream, as needed
Tip: swap out the flavors and colors of Jell-O and pudding as you desire.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowls
- Clear glasses or containers for serving
How to Make Layered Jell-O Parfaits
Prepare Jell-O as directed on box.
Divide the Jell-O among 6 serving cups.
Use a loaf pan or muffin pan to hold the parfaits tilted sideways.
Place in the fridge and set for 2 hours.
Prepare the pistachio pudding by combining the pudding mix with the milk and whisk until it begins to thicken.
Divide the pudding among the cups and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles, as desired.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 136mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 10g Protein: 5g
These super simple St Patrick’s Day desserts were a fun afternoon project for Ella and I and were ready to enjoy with our daycare kids by the time nap time was over!