Jello is the perfect summer snack for both kids and adults. Yes grown-ups, you don’t have to be six to enjoy a good cup of jello every now and again! Another snack perfect for summer? Juicy watermelon. So when you combine the two, you get the perfect summer snack for all ages! This watermelon jello is a delicious, fun snack for the kids, but it’s just as refreshing and yummy for mom and dad. Plus, the presentation of this watermelon jello (actually inside the watermelon rind) makes this is a picture perfect dessert to serve at birthday parties and backyard barbecues! Watch the video below to see how you can whip up this summer treat yourself.

This adorable watermelon jello idea from What’s Up Moms comes after the popularity of the channel’s orange jello slices. If your kids are more into oranges than watermelon for a summer snack, that recipe is just as delicious!

Meg also uses grass-fed gelatin, as per her viewers’ suggestions. Grass-fed gelatin not only is viewed as more humane, but it also is better for you and your family to eat. There are less preservatives in grass-fed gelatin and even some health benefits to using it in certain recipes.

What do you think of this adorable jello recipe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Watermelon Jello


  • Whole watermelon

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 5 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • Instructions

    1. Slice your watermelon right in half, using a heavy knife.
    2. Scoop out the flesh of your watermelon, putting it into a high power blender to puree. Pour the leftover juice through a strainer and into a container.
    3. Puree the watermelon. Pour that through the strainer into the same container as the watermelon juice. Keep straining until you have about two cups of pure juice.
    4. Into a pot, combine your gelatin, coconut water, and watermelon juice. Let it sit for two minutes for the gelatin to dissolve.
    5. Turn the burner on low and whisk all the ingredients together in your pot for two solid minutes.
    6. Next, you’ll need to pour the gelatin mixture into your container – your empty watermelon. Pat out the watermelon so it’s dry before you pour in the watermelon gelatin.
    7. Let the jello sit in the fridge for 4-6 hours before serving.