Tangy Citrus Gelatin Cups Recipe

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Orange and grapefruit juices give these cute dessert cups their zesty flavor. They're pretty enough to serve guests but easy enough to make for an everyday snack...or even at breakfast. "I tried out this recipe on friends, and they loved it," relates Barb Klenk of Bridgeton, New Jersey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 3 cups orange juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened grapefruit juice
  • 2 packages (.3 ounce each) sugar-free orange gelatin
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1 envelope whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 93 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.


  1. Chill 2 cups orange juice. In a saucepan or microwave, bring grapefruit juice and remaining orange juice to a boil. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Stir in chilled orange juice. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Stir pineapple juice into gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until partially set, about 1 hour. Fold in reserved pineapple
  2. In a bowl, beat whipped topping mix, milk and vanilla on low speed until blended. Beat on high for 4 minutes or until soft peaks form. Fold into gelatin mixture. Divide among individual serving dishes. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Citrus Gelatin Cups in Light & Tasty December/January 2003, p46

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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cajeanjean User ID: 1063593 45132
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"I love this dessert. It is really easy to make. I would omit the pineapple next time, and add an additional 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice instead of the pineapple juice, for a creamier dessert. I liked the whipped topping mix better than cool whip. I used regular jello and found that using the grapefruit juice really reduced the sweetness, which was nice."

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