This easy homemade popsicle recipe is delicious and awesomely drip free which makes it the perfect summer popsicle treat for kids of all ages. With a few simple ingredients, you can make a tasty frosty summer treat full of fruity deliciousness that won’t make a big mess.

red and yellow drip free jello popsickles on a blue background with Drip-Free Jello Popsicles Recipe text and the Kids Activities Blog logo
Yummy and refreshing drip-free popsicles!

LET’S MAKE Drip-free jello popsicles RECIPE

Do your kids want to do all things by themselves? If yes, then this easy drip-free popsicle recipe is just so perfect for them!

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The inspiration for these popsicles came from hearing about the dripless ice cream that they make with jello, and after having to hose down a toddler covered in traditional popsicle goo, we made jello popsicles and the kids love them!

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Drip-free jello popsicles ingredients

  • Box of Jello – choose the flavors your kids love!
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 or 2 cups of mashed fruits – bananas, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and more…
  • 1 cup water (or check Jello instructions)
  • Popsicle molds

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE drip-free jello popsicle RECIPE

Step 1

First, we are going to make Jello! There are several different sizes of Jello boxes, so grab the amounts for water from the box.

  1. Boil a cup of water (or whatever amount suggested by the Jello instructions)
  2. Pour the gelatin mix into a medium size bowl.
  3. Add the boiling water to the bowl and stir with a spoon for 2 minutes until all the gelatin is dissolved.
  4. Instead of adding cold water at this point, go on to the next step where you can add fruit juice and fruit instead…

Step 2

Once the gelatin has dissolved, add the desired mashed fruit and stir to combine.

Step 3

Add 1 cup of orange juice (or your favorite fruit juice) instead of cold water to the mixture and stir.

Step 4

Step 4 - Drip-free jello popsicles RECIPE shown filled in popsicle mold coming from freezer
Fill in the popsicle cups and freeze for a few hours until frozen.

Fill in the popsicle cups and freeze for a few hours until frozen.

Finished Jello Popsicles

So simple! Kids will love the sweet orangey taste with fruit! And you will like that they don’t make as much of a mess as a popsicle.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Easy Drip-Free Jello Popsicles Recipe

Easy Drip-Free Jello Popsicles Recipe

Enjoy munching this yummy drip-free Jello popsicle with the kids!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Box of Jello – choose the flavors your kids love!
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 or 2 cups of mashed fruits – bananas, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and more…
  • Popsicle cups

Instructions

    1. Make the Jello according to package directions until the adding cold water part: Boil a cup of water, add to gelatin in bowl and stir x 2 minutes until the gelatin dissolves.

    2. Once Jello has dissolved in boiled water. Pour the mashed fruit and stir for a little while.

    3. Add 1 cup of orange juice and fruit to the mixture and stir.

    4. Fill in the popsicle cups and freeze for a few hours until frozen.

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18 Comments

  1. I hate to be a “Negative Nancy”, but both sets of the instructions fail to mention the actual Jello! I assume that we mix the Jello into the boiling water and stir until it is dissolved and THEN proceed with the remaining instructions?

    1. Nonna, thanks so much for your feedback! I have updated the popsicle recipe and popsicle recipe card inside this article to be more clear. You are right! It will be easier when the Jello box instructions are added into the popsicle recipe! No negative Nancy complaints from me!
      Holly

  2. Thanks for sharing this popsicle recipe. I’ve made them a few times for my kids now and it is our new family favorite! Any other healthy kid-friendly recipes? Thank you!

  3. So smart to keep the mess down when making homemade popsicles. So smart! Can’t wait to try this popsicle recipe with my kids this summer.

  4. I love this idea for easy no drip popsicles! My kids need something to do. I just stopped by from Blog Frog, I love your blog. Definitely bookmarking it! I have four kids and I always need ideas to help me keep them busy and productive! We will try these popsicle recipes soon!
    Kristy

  5. Love this popsicle recipe idea. Just bought some new lolly molds, so can’t wait to try new recipes!

  6. JDaniel would love these. They wold take care of our drip issues. Have a wonderful 4th!