Easy to make jello popsicles with only 2 ingredients are the ultimate summer treat! These homemade popsicles are delicious and they do not drip!

4 jello popsicles - 2 red and 2 blue on a white countertop with sprinkles scattered around them

I don’t know what it is, but there is just something about a popsicle on a hot summer day! Kids love homemade popsicles in the summer and I love making them and getting the kids involved, too! These kid friendly Jell-O Popsicles were a hit! They taste so good and they are super easy to make!

Not only is there very little work involved in making these homemade popsicles with jello, but there’s one more thing that makes them perfect. They don’t drip!

Seriously….

Jell-O Popsicles don’t drip.

It is pretty awesome because as it thaws it turns into regular old jell-o. I mean, I guess if it took you all day to eat them, like hours, upon hours then they might drip. But our kids can devour these jello pops in minutes so they don’t drip and make a huge mess like most popsicles do!

A child holding up an empty popsicle stick and the popsicle has been eaten off the stick.

As you can see from the picture above, the popsicle is almost done and it still isn’t dripping! That’s a win-win!

Close up of a blue jello popsicles with other popsicles in the back ground.

These frozen treats are a game changer for moms with little kids. The worst part about giving little kids popsicles is the dripping and the huge mess made by happy kids. Now, you can have happy kids, and happy moms without a mess to cleanup.

2 boys standing in front of a pool eating jello popsicles.

Mine loved them. Seriously loved them! Yes, we have twins… super cute twins, and they both approved of these homemade popsicles, but they especially loved the orange flavor.

A girl holding a red jello popsicles and smiling.

I was able to snap this beautiful picture of my daughter who was loving the strawberry Jell-O popsicles.

different flavors of jello popsicles on a white board

Jello Popsicle variations:

With a recipe this simple, it leaves the door wide open to change it up from time to time.

  • Add small pieces of chopped fruit for added flavor and as a sneaky way to get more fruit in!
  • Use multiple flavors of jello in one popsicle! Simply pick a couple of different flavors of Jello that compliment each other. After you’ve mixed them up, fill your molds almost halfway up with the first flavor and allow to set up slightly. Remove from freezer and top with the second flavor. Layer red and blue jello for the perfect 4th of July treat!
  • Make a low-carb popsicle by using sugar-free jello and splenda (or your favorite low carb sweetener) in place of the sugar.
  • Add an extra pop of flavor to your homemade popsicles by mixing together Jello and kool-aid. Simply mix jello, kool-aid and sugar together with the boiling water and proceed with the rest of the directions.
  • If you do not have popsicle molds, you can use paper kitchen cups and insert popsicle sticks in the Jello when you put them in the freezer. Tear away the paper cups when you’re ready to serve.
homemade no-drip popsicles on a white board with sprinkles scattered around them
Ingredients for Jell-o Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • Package of Jell-O (any flavor)
  • Water
  • Sugar
Strawberry Jello Popsicles on top of 2 blue jello popsicles

How to make Jello Popsicles:

1. First you need popsicle molds. I used these Ikea popsicle molds and this recipe filled up 10 popsicles with these molds. Since each popsicle mold is a different size it is hard to determine how many you will get if you use a different mold. Amazon has several other popsicle molds on sale, but I really liked the Ikea ones because they are a little smaller. Some of the bigger molds just seemed too big for my kids. This was the perfect sized treat for them.

2. Once you have your molds, bring 1 cup of water to a boil.

3. After the water has come to a rolling boil, stir the package of jell-o and the sugar into the boiling water. Stir all of the ingredients to combine.

Jello being mixed with water with a small whisk in a glass measuring cup

4. Then stir in one cup of cold water.

pouring liquid in the popsicle molds

5. Lastly, pour into popsicle molds and freeze over night. Truly, they should be done in a few hours if you want to eat them later in the day. To me that was the hardest part of making popsicles, waiting for them to freeze! When you’re ready to eat them, run the popsicle mold under warm water to loosen the frozen popsicle from the mold and enjoy!

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Super Easy Jell-O Popsicles – only 2 ingredients!

4.59 from 12 votes
Easy to make jell-o popsicles. How to make popsicles easily with Jell-O. These homemade popsicles are delicious and they do not drip! The best DIY Popsicles
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 52
Author Carrie Barnard

Ingredients

  • 1 package Jell-O (3 oz. package)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
  • Stir in the package of jell-0 and the sugar. Stir to combine until the jell-O and sugar are dissolved in the water.
  • Stir in one cup of cold water.
  • Pour into your Popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours but overnight is preferred.
  • When ready to eat run the popsicle mold under warm water to loosen them from the mold, remove and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These will last in the freezer for 6-9 months.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 52kcal, Carbohydrates 13g, Protein 1g, Sodium 42mg, Potassium 1mg, Sugar 12g, Calcium 2mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. The sugar adds the sweetness for these popsicles. You could make them with the sugar-free jell-O and that would be good. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I have made these before and they are so good especially on one of those hot summer days.

  3. I wonder if this recipe would be the same as what my mom made for us kids back in the early to mid 60s? They were yummy! She had popsicle molds from Tupperware, and sometimes she used the waxed Dixie cups. We loved that because they were so much bigger! She’d watch for them to set, and then place a wooden stick in the cup for us to hold. She also made fudgesicles using chocolate pudding. I can still taste them…yum

  4. That sounds great! I hope you try these out and let us know if they are similar to the ones that your mom would make you!