This Keto Jello Recipe is an orange Creamsicle mousse that is super easy to make and will satisfy that sweet, creamy craving!
Being on a ketogenic diet or any low carb diet restricts the use of sugar, which can make it really hard to satisfy your sweet tooth.
However, thanks to so many creative people online AND artificial sweeteners, we can all find a recipe like this one that will save the day!
Keto Jello Recipe
Because this particular recipe has plain, non-fat Greek yogurt as an ingredient, you could technically call this a breakfast.
However, it’s a great way to get that “I-need-something-sweet-to-eat-after-dinner” treat as well!
I found this recipe on a site called Resolution Eats, a low carb food blog.
Be sure to check out Emily’s blog for all of her amazing keto & low carb recipes!
Keto Orange Creamsicle Jello Mousse Simple Ingredients
All you need for this sugar free jello recipe are these ingredients, easily found at your local grocery store:
- A 0.3 ounce box of sugar-free orange jello
- Boiling water
- Ice water
- 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
Keto Jello Recipe Steps
As you can see, the steps to this recipe are so extremely easy, you really don’t need my photos.
However, I included them for those of us (like me!) who prefer visual instructions.
Step 1: Combine Boiling Water and Jello Mix
First, add your boiling hot water to a medium bowl.
Then, pour the jello powder into the boiling water and stir until the jello powder has dissolved completely.
Step 2: Add Ice Water to Dissolved Jello
First, fill a 1 cup measuring cup with ice and add water to fill it to the top.
Then, pour the ice cold water into the bowl of dissolved jello and stir until the ice has melted.
Step 3: Pour Jello Mixture + 1 Cup Yogurt Into A Blender & Blend Well
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I LOVE my Magic Bullet!
As a matter of act, I regularly use it for my smoothies and even beating eggs before I scramble them.
Unquestionably, it’s the perfect size for this type of recipe.
By the way, if you don’t have a Magic Bullet, you can use an electric mixer to blend your ingredients as well.
Just pour your jello mixture plus 1 cup of yogurt to your Magic Bullet and blend until it is completely blended.
Isn’t that orange Creamsicle color so pretty?
Step 4: Pour Jello Mixture Into Serving Glasses or Bowls & Chill For 2 Hours
Despite not having any pretty clear glass dessert bowls to pour my jello mixture in, I used a cute set of small glasses.
Each glass fits 1/2 cup of the mixture.
Although, the serving size is 1 cup.
All the same, they look cute, so just go ahead and eat two of them at a time!
And when I say chill for 2 hours, I don’t mean you have to chill for 2 hours while you’re waiting for your jello mousse to set!
Of course you CAN chill if you want to, but I just mean to place your jello mixture in the refrigerator for 2 hours until it’s set and ready to eat.
Garnish Your Orange Creamsicle Jello Mousse
For instance, I used clementine oranges to garnish my jello mousse.
However, there are so many other versions of this recipe!
Here are some alternative ingredients that you can also add and still keep it keto friendly:
- Whipped cream (on top)
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Slivered Almonds
- Fresh Fruit: Fresh Strawberries. Pineapple, Grapes, Berries
- Heavy Cream
- Chocolate (sugar-free) Shavings
Or whatever else tickles your fancy!
In addition, you can totally change out your jello flavor!
There are a lot of flavors out there, so let’s say your favorite flavor is lime jello over orange jello, then by all means, make it with lime jello!
How It Turned Out
Oh my goodness!
Do you remember the orange Creamsicle push-up pops that the ice cream man used to sell back in the day?
I have no idea if they still sell them, but it was one of my favorites!
Well, this orange Creamsicle jello mousse has the same flavor!!
Indeed, it’s not ice cream, BUT it’s light and creamy and melts in your mouth!
In addition, adding the Greek yogurt gives you a boost of protein, which is an added bonus.
Not only is a 1 cup serving only 35 calories, but also, it’s just 2 g net carbs, and 6 grams of protein!
Alternatively, I’ve seen similar recipes that include cream cheese and cool whip.
Obviously, that sounds amazing too, but it won’t give you the protein punch that this recipe gives you.
Keto Jello Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Mousse
Keto Jello Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Mousse
- 1 box Sugar-Free Jello, Orange Flavor (0.3 oz)
- ¾ cup Boiling water
- 1 cup Ice water
- 8 ounces Non-Fat, Plain Greek Yogurt (8 oz)
- Boil 3/4 cup of water and add to a medium to large bowl with powdered jello.
- Mix until the jello is fully dissolved.
- Fill a 1 cup measuring cup with ice and add water to the top of the cup.
- Add ice water to jello mixture and stir until ice melts completely.
- Add jello mixture + 1 cup yogurt to blender and blend until completely blended and the color looks like a creamsicle color.
- Pour mixture into 1 cup serving glasses or bowls and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
- After jello mousse is set, garnish with clementine oranges, slivered almonds, pineapple, or chocolate shavings.
2 grams net carbs
6 grams protein
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