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Strawberry Jello Mold (With Cream Cheese)

A luscious cream cheese sweet gelatin layer hugged by a strawberry jello and topped with fruits. A delicious no bake easy dessert that has the wow factor you need.

Total time 4 hours 30 minutes

A festive jello mold recipe, one of the best jello recipes with cream cheese you can make. A luscious cream cheese sweet gelatin layer hugged by a strawberry jello and topped with fruits. A delicious no-bake easy dessert that has the wow factor you need.

jello mold cut from the middle with a slice cut to show the inside.

This dessert is so easy to make, as well as make-ahead,  it just requires time to set in the fridge while you enjoy your time with family and friends during the holidays. Adding some fresh fruits in the center gave this dessert a healthier look.
Try these mini pomegranate jello parfaits, so decadent.

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❓Why You’ll Love This Jello Mold

  • This mold recipe gets everyone excited, a showstopper dessert by all means.
  • You do not need to even buy a jello mold, just use your bundt pan.
  • A no bake recipe that’s not just for summer time but perfect for holidays when you need your oven for other things.
  • Can be themed to any occasion, just change the jello color.
  • Feeds a crowd.

Jello strawberry cake or should I say bundt is a no bake cream cheese and strawberry mold that will get everyone excited. So light and refreshing.
If you are looking for something to make that looks fancy and will make an excellent impression, this is the one. My kids were so excited to try this out, they kept seeing it in the fridge for almost two days while I was waiting for some quality daylight to shoot it.

📝 Ingredients

Note: This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.

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  • Unflavored gelatin, use any brand you like.
  • Water, you will need cold and boiling water.
  • Sweetened condensed milk.
  • Cream cheese.
  • Evaporated milk.
  • Strawberry flavored gelatin, I used JELL-O brand.

🥄 Instructions

Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.

A two image collage showing how to dissolve gelatin for jello mold.
  • Sprinkle gelatin on a cup of cold water and let stand for 10 minutes or so, the powder will kind of sets and blooms.
A collage of four images showing how to make jello cream cheese mold.
  • After gelatin has turned into gel form, microwave for 40 seconds to turn it into  liquid.
  • In your mixer, add cream cheese, both milks and the gelatin mix. Mix until everything is very well combined.
  • Lightly oil, or use cooking spray, your bundt either by a spray, a brush or with a kitchen towel just wet enough with few drops of oil.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture and refrigerate for a couple of hours to set.
preparing the jello and pouring it over the cream cheese layer.
  • In a large bowl, make the Jell-o by following the instructions on your packet. Dissolve the jello in hot water first then pour in the cold water and waiting for it to completely come to room temperature.
  • Take the bundt out of the fridge and try carefully with your fingers to loosen it around the edges. You can also try to flip it over in a plate then immediately return it back in the bundt. This step is shown in details in the video.
  • Now pour the jello mixture over the cream cheese, you’ll notice that the cream cheese part will float. Return to fridge to set completely. Serve with fresh berries or fruit salad .

💡 Expert Tips

  • Read the instructions on your gelatin packet first, some gelatin require hot water to bloom in so do that if this is the case.
  • You will need to make sure that your cream cheese part has loosened completely from the sides and base of your bundt for it to float in the jello. Pour the jello carefully with a ladle for it to go to the sides and bottom of your bundt. The dessert will still taste and look great even if your cream part did not float. It will just look different so do not get frustrated.
  • To get it out of the pan, this is the part when I usually get nervous, try putting it in warm water (not boiling) for just 5 seconds and it will come out easily and nicely. Turn it into your serving platter garnish with lots of fruits free style.

💬 Recipe FAQs

What type of bundt pan should I use?

Practically any bundt that can hold up to 12 cups, which is the standard, will do. Just try to avoid pans with very decorative details, like those with castles and stuff at the bottom as the jello would not hold the shape neatly and might tear giving you a hard time to get it out. I’ll put up a link by the end of this post for the recommended bundt pan that I’ve used many times for this recipe. In the video though, you’ll see me using a different bundt pan which gave me a hard time and I am not using anymore.
I’ve had an amazing fan over pinterest who made this recipe as a soccer field with green jello and she made it in a rectangular pan. So bottom line, get creative.

How long can jello last in the fridge once made?

As a general rule, jello can stay in a properly sealed container in the fridge for up to 7 days. In our case here and because we are using different types of milk, I would suggest 5 days at most.

A clode up image of a spoon cutting a piece of jello mold with the whole slice in the back.

👩‍🍳 Variations

Readers here are very creative, while many used only strawberry jello, I’ve had readers use all kinds of jello colors for different variation. A brilliant reader made it into a soccer field for her kids, another one shaped them it into bars. Check out the images below.

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A close up photo of cream jello Cake on a plate

Jello Cream Cheese Mold

A luscious cream cheese sweet gelatin layer hugged by a strawberry jello and topped with fruits. A delicious no bake easy dessert that has the wow factor you need.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Mexican

Diet: Halal

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Servings: 16 servings

Calories: 169kcal

Ingredients

For the cream cheese Layer:

Instructions

Make the cream cheese layer:

  • Sprinkle gelatin on cold water and let it stand for like 10 minutes until it solidifies. Heat in the microwave until it turns liquid again, almost 40 seconds.

  • In your blender add, cream cheese, gelatin, vanilla extract and both milks. Mix well until everything is combined.

  • Lightly brush or spray a bundt pan with oil, pour the cream cheese mixture in and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Make the jello layer:

  • Prepare jello according to package directions by simply dissolving the packet in 2 cups of hot water then adding the cold water in and mix well.

  • Let it cool down completely to room temperature.

  • After the jello has cooled, take off the bundt from the refrigerator and try to separate the cream cheese layer from the pan. You can do this by trying to loosen it with your fingers from the edges or carefully turning it into a plate and quickly returning it back again.

  • Poor hello mixture over, you’ll notice that the white layer will float over the jello.

  • Refrigerate again for another 2 hours or overnight to set completely.

  • Take your jello cake out by placing it briefly for like 5 seconds in hot water.

  • Flip it into a serving plate and garnish with fruits in the middle and around the plate.

  • Enjoy

Notes

  • Read the instructions on your gelatin packet first, some gelatin require hot water to bloom in so do that if this is the case.
  • You will need to make sure that your cream cheese part has loosened completely from the sides and base of your bundt for it to float in the jello. Pour the jello carefully with a ladle for it to go to the sides and bottom of your bundt. The dessert will still taste and look great even if your cream part did not float. It will just look different so do not get frustrated.
  • To get it out of the pan,this is the part when I usually get nervous, try putting it in hot water ( not boiling) for just 5 seconds and it will come out easily and nicely. Turn it into your serving platter garnish with lots of fruits free style.
  • Some people suggested serving it with vanilla ice cream too.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 197mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg

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First published Jan 19, 2018 . Last updated November 28, 2022 for better readability and use experience.

👩‍🏫 The Recipe Story

One day I was looking for ways to consume gelatin when I stumbled upon this dessert idea.
This lovely lady here on youtube has so many gelatin cake/mold/bundt, or whatever you want to call them, ideas that are so brilliant and look so good. Among all the fantastic ideas that she had, I’ve decided to try this one. It looked promising and very appealing.

This jello dessert can be made to celebrate Christmas, Valentine’s day, Mothers day or to celebrate any day of the year actually. Simply change the fruits and the jello color to go with any theme you want.

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