Jell-o Balls - A Beautiful Christmas Treat

One of my favorite projects as a child each Christmas was making Jell-o balls. This is a simple easy holiday recipe that even the youngest child can help with, and makes a tasty treat that also looks wonderful on the table at Christmas. The recipe can be changed and made with different flavors of Jell-o if desired. For our family this was something we only served at Christmas, which made it special. It's so fun to find fun Christmas projects that are tasty too.

I hope you enjoy this quick and simple recipe, and maybe you and your family will make memories with it too.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Makes around 20 Jell-o balls


  • 7 ounce bag Shredded Coconut
  • 1 small box Red Jell-o, (I prefer cherry)
  • 1 small box Lime Jell-o
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Granulated Sugar


  1. Divide the sweetened condensed milk and the coconut into two equal portions.
  2. Add one box of jell-o to half the milk and half the coconut.
  3. Stir well and form into small balls, around 1 teaspoon worth.
  4. Do the same with the other box of Jell-o.
  5. Now, roll the balls in granulated sugar, refrigerate for at least an hour and serve!
  6. These can be made with sugar-free jell-o to reduce the sugar content, but the sweetened condensed milk is still going to make this a rather rich treat

Update 2011

As someone who is on a low-carb diet, I have been looking for some low-carb holiday treats to make this year. I came back to this recipe and decided to see if it could be tweaked. Browsing the Splenda website, I found a sugar free alternative to sweetened condensed milk. This recipe is credited to Splenda:

1 (12 oz) can evaporated skim milk
1 1/2 c nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 c Splenda

Simply mix the ingredients well until all the powder is dissolved.

Now, you can make low-carb jello balls using this substitution and sugar free jello. Simply use granulated splenda instead of sugar on the outside of the balls.

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