Try something new by making your Jello in a Pineapple Can! Fill with Lime Jello or your favorite flavor.
This isn’t the first time I’ve tried making this Jello in a Pineapple Can. When I was first married my best friend told me she likes to make lime jello in the pineapple can. She also told me she serves it as a side dish for dinner over cottage cheese! Such a great idea. This time I made it I tried a few variations.
How to make Jello in a Pineapple Can:
You will need:
- Jello (lime is the most popular)
- Dole Pineapple Rings (drained)
- Cherries or mandarin oranges
All of the pineapple juice must be drained off, but you can save it for another use.
Mix the jello as the package directs and pour into the can, it’s that easy. Add cherries or mandarin oranges if desired.
Below you can see how my Jello in a Pineapple Can turn out. Mine did not turn out like the ad, but still so pretty!
I really love the cherries in the middle, such a pretty pop of color. I did do mandarin oranges in the orange jello and that turned out great.
The red Jello was absorbed more into the pineapple than the others as you can see in the photos.
Even though my dishes or tabletop in these photos aren’t vintage these pineapple rings sure make the entire scene look retro.
I saved the drained pineapple juice as a beverage for my daughter, and there was a lot since we ended up doing 12 cans for this recipe shoot.
Each 3-ounce box of Jello will do two 20 ounce cans of pineapple rings.
Would you try this? I hope you enjoy this fun little recipe. Be sure to see the video in the recipe card below to see how easy it is done!
Jello in a Pineapple Can
- 3 oz. box jello (any flavor)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- 40 oz. Dole pineapple slices, (two 20-oz. cans) drained very well
optional filling ideas:
- mandarin oranges
- maraschino cherries
- Note- One 3 ounce box of jello will do two cans of pineapple rings.
- Drain the pineapple slices very well.
- Mix the cup boiling water with the jello and stir until the jello is dissolved. Add the cup of cold water.
- If you are adding mandarin oranges or cherries to the center of the pineapple do this now. Add enough to fill it to the top, I packed them in. Pour over the jello.
- Place the cans into the fridge. Let chill for 6-hour or longer. I did overnight.
- To remove the pineapple and jello from the cans. Flip the can over onto a plate and use a can opener to open the end. Push the pineapple and jello out, push it out toward the end of the can that has less of a lip on it.
- Serve and enjoy!