homemade jello (pink) in a stainless container, and a spoonful of jello scooped up

Homemade Jello from Fresh Strawberries

Homemade jello is incredibly easy to make, has ingredients you can feel great about, and with a little "outside the box" thinking, you can still enjoy the convenience of taking it with you--without using plastic.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade jello, school lunch ideas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 15 kcal
Author Loriel Adams


  • 1 cup organic strawberries, hulled
  • 3 tablespoon granulated organic cane sugar or honey or coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grassfed gelatin
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a high powered blender, puree 1 cup of hulled strawberries, sweetener, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

  2. Pour into a mixing bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top of it. Bring water to a boil and then pour over the bowl of pureed strawberries and gelatin. Whisk until there are no clumps and the gelatin is completely dissolved.

  3. Pour into your desired containers and set in the refrigerator to chill (2-4 hours). Your homemade jello cups are ready to tuck into your lunch on the go!

Recipe Notes

This homemade jello will keep in the fridge for up to a week.