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Strawberry and Chocolate Jello Mold

You won’t find any funky meat, cheese, or veggies in this stunning Strawberry and Chocolate Jello Mold. It’s not like Grandma used to make!

A Strawberry and Chocolate Jell-o mold made in a bundt pan with the center filled with whipped cream and gresh berries.

Strawberry and Chocolate Jello Mold Dessert

Recently, I was approached to create a “Party like it’s 1965” retro recipe. Of course, the first thing that popped into my head was a jello mold recipe. The ladies were crazy about their jello molds and came up with some pretty interesting combinations.

I wanted to go for something beautiful to serve and delicious to eat. Enter this Strawberry and Chocolate Jello Mold dessert. From the bright strawberry jello made with a pint of fresh strawberries to the chocolate jello base, this dessert is sure to turn a few heads at your summer party.

My friends flipped when they saw this beautiful Strawberries and Chocolate Jello Mold. It's not like your Grandma used to make!

What mold to use?

This dessert just screams to be made! Get a large, 12 cup bundt pan to make this dessert. Of course, you can always find some real Tupperware Jello Molds,  but the ones I found were only 6 cups and this recipe made 9, so plan according.

Slices of this stunning strawberry and chocolate jello mold served with fresh whipped cream and mixed berries along with chocolate milk and strawberry milk in small glass bottles.

When to make a Jell-o Mold

You can make Jell-O molds any time your heart desires. However, I find that they are perfect for summer gatherings with lots of great people.

Are you already planning a few fun summer get-togethers with friends? I remember when I was a kid, my mom would take us to my grandparent’s place on Lake Erie in Canada and they would throw big picnic parties and there would be no less than three different Jell-O salads brought by friends and neighbors.

The jell-o salads were usually green or pink and while most had fruit cocktail added to them, some had ricotta cheese and others had milk or cream added to them.

This isn’t your 1950s Jell-O mold

Thank goodness that by the 1980s, most people had stopped adding meat, cheese, or veggies to their gelatin molds. UGH! Throwback jello molds from the ’50s and ’60s are more like throw-up jello molds.  Don’t believe me – just google “1950 jello mold recipes” and look at the images. OMG! Horrendous!

But your totally safe with this recipe.  Trust me.

You won't find any funky meat, cheese, or veggies in this stunning Strawberries and Chocolate Jello Mold. It's not like Grandma used to make!

I served this fun dessert with the choice of strawberry milk or chocolate milk. Isn’t that just so cute? I love my little milk bottles. (Got them at Target in the Dollar Spot!)

Decorate with the fun tassel banner and loads of fresh berries and you’ve got your dessert covered for your party. What’s even better, is that you can make this the day before your party so that you have all day to get your yard in order for the festivities.

Serve up a smile with this Strawberry and Chocolate Jello Mold. Served with whipped cream and fresh berries, this dessert is going to knock your socks off!

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Bring back the popular Jello Mold for your summer PARTY! This Strawberry and Chocolate Jello Mold is beautiful to serve to your guests.
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Strawberry and Chocolate Jell-o Mold

Bring back the popular Jello Mold for your summer PARTY! This Strawberry and Chocolate Jello Mold is beautiful to serve to your guests.

Slice into this stunning strawberry and chocolate jello mold and serve it with fresh whipped cream and mixed berries. It's an amazing dessert that feeds a crowd.

Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes


For the Strawberry layer

  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 packet ( 1 tablespoon) gelatin powder
  • 1 cup water, approximately
  • 1 (3oz) box Strawberry Jello
  • 2 cups water (1 boiled) 1 cold

For the Chocolate layer

  • 3 cups milk, whole milk works best
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 packets (2 tablespoons) gelatin powder
  • 1/2 cup water


    For the Strawberry layer

    1. Wash, hull, and quarter the strawberries. Place into a pot with 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar. Cook over medium-high heat until strawberries are soft and easily squished, approximately 10 minutes. Use a potato masher or fork to completely mash the strawberries to a pulp. You should have 1 cup of strawberry puree. Set aside.
    2. Sprinkle the packet of gelatin over 1/2 cup of water and let it absorb for two minutes. Pour the mixture into the hot strawberry puree and add enough water to bring it to two cups.
    3. Make your strawberry jello according to the directions on the box. Mix the boxed jello with the pureed strawberry jello (now 4 cups total) and pour it into a large bundt pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

    For the Chocolate layer

    1. Whisk together the milk, cocoa powder sugar, and vanilla. Bring just to a boil like you’re making hot chocolate.
    2. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and allow 2 minutes for it to fully absorb. Add to the hot milk mixture, stir and then cool on the counter until the strawberry jello is set, or at least 330 minutes.
    3. Pour over the strawberry jello in the bundt pan and refrigerate at least 6 hours - overnight is best.
    4. To release the mold, fill your sink with warm/hot water. Dip your bundt pan into the water for 1 minute. Carefully pull the edges away from the pan so that they are not sticking. Place your serving tray over the top of the bundt pan, then flip it over. Give the bundt pan a little shake to help release the mold.
    5. Serve with 1 cup sweetened whipped cream and fresh berries.

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    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

    Laurie in Virginia

    Monday 13th of February 2023

    I may have to skip the chocolate layer. This recipe basically asks you to thicken three cups of hot chocolate with two packets of gelatin powder. It sounded wrong, and mine is not working. I wish I had at least started with a cornstarch pudding before adding the gelatin. I won’t serve it until tomorrow, but I think my family will have to settle for a strawberry jello mold - which will be delicious, but not what I had in mind for our family Valentine dessert.

    Karyn Granrud

    Wednesday 15th of February 2023

    Yes, that's the recipe for the chocolate jello. I've made it a few times and it always turns out. Did you have time to chill it overnight? I hope it worked out in the end.

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    Monday 23rd of May 2016

    Looks so cool! Love jello! Pinning to try it!

    Karyn Granrud

    Monday 23rd of May 2016

    thanks for the Pin. Let me know if you make it :)

    Kim Beaulieu

    Thursday 19th of May 2016

    This is such a cool recipe. My mom made jello molds every single week. She was obsessed with them. I still love throwing fruit in jello to this day. My kids look at me like I'm nuts. ha

    Karyn Granrud

    Monday 23rd of May 2016

    Fruit jello is a favorite of mine too. My kid however, hates fruit in her jello. I got a weird kid!

    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    Thursday 19th of May 2016

    I'm not usually a jello fan, but I might have to make an exception for your strawberry chocolate jello mold. I've never seen chocolate jello, and now I'm really intrigued.

    Karyn Granrud

    Monday 23rd of May 2016

    The chocolate is pretty much hot chocolate with gelatin added to it. It's a bit strange your first bite because your mouth isn't expecting something to "eat". lol. But it's really good!

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