Green Jello Parfaits

These green jello parfaits are the perfect dessert for St. Patrick's Day! They're easy to make too! They are made with any green jello and pistachio pudding. The different shades of green make for a prettier dessert. It's topped with whipped cream and gold sugar.

A photo of the front ofthe green jello shots in a glass


Green Jello Parfaits

Are jello parfaits a retro dessert recipe? It definitely feels like it, but I could be totally wrong. With all of these jello molds that are always hanging out at the thrift stores, I can't help but relate jello with old, classic recipes. I always admire all the copper molds with the fancy designs but have never really had a desire in buying one to make anything in.

Though as an older woman I can see myself being like the senile Aunt Bethany on National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I'll attempt to remake this for a family get together and garnish it with just a sprinkle of cat food on top for a pop of color. Cats are my thing along with hoarding and scary movies. I sound like quite the catch, don't I?

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Two green jello parfaits each sitting on a silver reflective plate

I think a strawberry jello parfait would be pretty fantastic too. Obviously not very fitting for St. Patrick's Day, but pretty awesome for my tumtum OR what about a yellow jello parfait? YES with the island pineapple flavor and banana pudding.

See, this is how I end up going on a streak of several similar recipes on the blog. I literally get so excited about the first one and need to have 10 versions even if I'm the only person excited about it.

several green jello parfaits shot far away

Some questions you may have:

How do you get the layers slanted on your jello parfait? Tilt your glasses in a muffin pan until the jello is set up. (Picture will follow)

How long does it take for the jello to set? 2 hours. Then you can add the pudding layer.

Can you swap out flavors of jello and pudding? Of course. I always say make the recipe your own.

A photo of the glasses tipped to the side in a muffin pan with green jello setting up in them.

How do you make jello parfaits

St. Patrick's Day desserts featuring green Jello parfaits and St. Patrick's Day treats.

Green Jello Parfaits

These green jello parfaits are the perfect dessert for St. Patrick's Day and so easy to make too! They are made with any green jello and pistachio pudding. It's topped with whipped cream and gold sugar.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 parfaits
Calories 213 kcal


  • 1 (3 oz) box green jello any flavor
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 (3.9 oz) box pistachio pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 T. powdered sugar
  • Gold sanding sugar


  • In a mixing bowl, add the jello powder and boiling water. Stir to dissolve.
  • Add the cold water and stir.
  • Divide the jello 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 or until the jello has solidified.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the pudding mix and milk. Whisk until it begins to thicken.
  • Divide the pudding among the cups and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Place the heavy cream and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Add the whipped cream into a piping bag fitted with a 1M tip. Pipe swirls on top of the parfaits.
  • Sprinkle the gold sanding sugar on top.


Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 72mgPotassium: 190mgSugar: 6gVitamin A: 780IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 164mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)



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