Homemade Strawberry Jello

Homemade Strawberry Jello is a quick and effortless delight, requiring minimal prep time. Made with all-natural ingredients and free from additives or preservatives, this recipe offers the option to create a sugar-free jello for those seeking a healthier alternative.

With its low-carb and gluten-free qualities, this delightful treat serves as a wholesome snack or a satisfying side dish that caters to various dietary preferences.

Homemade strawberry jello inside a glass cup with a slice strawberry on top.

How to make homemade Strawberry Jello?


  1. Start by boiling down chopped strawberries, water, and sweetener in a saucepan under medium heat. After 5-7 minutes, gently stir and break apart the strawberries while cooking.
  2. In a separate saucepan, bloom gelatin in cold water. Transfer the boiled strawberry mixture to the gelatin mixture, add vanilla extract, and heat gently until steaming. Be careful not to let it boil. Strain the mixture into a molding dish or bowl, using a strainer to remove any solids.
  3. Refrigerate the jello mixture for at least 3 hours until firm.
  4. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream for a delightful treat.

Recipe Variations

For a different texture, blend the boiled down strawberries instead of straining them in the jelly recipe. This will result in a jelly with a marmalade-like consistency. Enjoy the delicious flavors in a new way!

Homemade strawberry jello topped with whip cream.

What ingredients do I need to make strawberry jello?


  • Strawberries – fresh strawberries that have been washed and cut.  
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener. 
  • Filtered Cold Water – filtered cold clean water.
  • Gelatin – unflavored Gelatin used to make jelly. Can be found at your local supermarket.
  • Vanilla Extract – concentrated flavors of Vanilla found in baking section of grocery stores.

How to store leftover?

To store strawberry jelly, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. It is best consumed within 10-14 days to maintain its freshness and quality.

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Homemade strawberry jello topped with whip cream.

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Homemade strawberry jello inside a glass cup with a slice strawberry on top.

Homemade Strawberry Jello

Create a scrumptious and healthy treat with this Homemade Strawberry Jello recipe. Enjoy the clean flavors of fresh strawberries in this delightful, low-carb, and gluten-free dessert.
4.25 from 24 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: fresh strawberry jello, strawberry jello
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 17 minutes
Servings: 6
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Calories: 16kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • De-stem strawberries and chop loosely.
  • In a small stove top pot, add strawberries, sweetener, and 2 tbsp of water.
  • Cook on medium heat until boiling, then turn down to low stirring often. After about 5-7 minutes, lightly crush down the strawberries with a spatula, remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a new medium stove top pot, mix gelatin with cold water until well incorporated. 
  • Add strawberry sauce and vanilla extract, place on medium-low heat until lightly steaming then remove from heat. Strain mixture in a very fine mesh strainer and pour mixture into dessert dish or molds. Note - Do not boil.
  • Place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or until firm. Serve with optional whipping cream.


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. Can use frozen strawberries instead of fresh

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi! We’ve never used frozen strawberries before, but I’d think it would work just fine. Might take a little longer to thicken due to the extra ice/water though.

  2. Do you have to strain the mixture or would it set if leaving in the pulp?

  3. Hi, I want to do different flavors like blueberry, cherry, raspberry, orange, etc., How would I do this?.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Kelly! I think you can directly replace whatever fruit you want with the strawberry. You might need more of less depending on the exact fruit you’re using, but the berries should all be around the same.

  4. Does flavored BaKol Jel work for this recipe as well?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Elena – I’ve never worked with BaKol gel before, but looking at the description, I don’t see why not. I would suggest replacing the gelatin with the BaKol, water amount per instructions on package and adjusting sweetness to taste.

  5. would you follow the same steps even if using cookie cutters?

    • Hi Carol! If you’re using cookie cutters, I’d suggest setting the jello in a glass baking dish first, then using the cutters for your desired shapes. However, cookie molds could be even better as they won’t result in any wasted jello. Hope this helps!

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