Sugar Free Orange Cream Jello

Last week, I published a post about the possible benefits of adding gelatin to your low-carb/keto diet. So whether you’ve decided to introduce jello to your diet or even if you’ve been a long time fan of the bouncy goodness that is jello, this recipe is for you.

Sugar-free jello has been one of my go-to desserts for quite some time now. It is stunningly low in calories, high in sweetness, and quite cheap – often sold for about a dollar per box. Here are the nutrition facts for one box of sugar-free orange jello:

sugar free jello nutrition label

After making the plain old basic jello recipe dozens and dozens of times, I recently decided to spruce up this old favorite by adding a little bit of extra flavor and creaminess to it. I decided to combine my childhood love of orange creamsicles with my new-found love of sugar-free jello.

Your standard sugar-free jello recipe calls for the following ingredients:

It doesn’t get any easier than that. You simply mix the 1 cup of boiling water with the entire packet of gelatin mix and stir for about two minutes. Once the mix has dissolved, you stir in the 1 cup of cold water.

I completed the first step (mixing boiling water and jello mix) as instructed. On the next step however, I combined a 1/2 cup of cold water and a 1/2 cup of half-n-half. That was literally the only change I made. I mixed in the water and half-n-half combination for about a minute and then tossed the bowl into the refrigerator for 4 hours.

The final product looked like this:

orange cream jello 1

A closer look at one serving:

orange cream jello 2

Just as you’d expect, the half-n-half adds a creamsicle-type flavor to the jello. Not only that, but the half-n-half also gives you a few added grams of fat which may be useful in hitting your macros.

Remember, sugar-free jello is available in just about every flavor including strawberry, cherry, raspberry, lime, and more. I imagine that adding half-n-half will do just fine in any of the flavors!


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