Healthy homemade Jello is a fun and delicious treat that has gut healing properties. You can adapt it to whatever flavor you want. This recipe is paleo and gluten-free. 

orange jello squares on a plate

Recipe Highlights

Making homemade jello over the boxed version allows you to have control over the ingredients, including using 100% fruit juice, honey or maple sugar as the sweetener, and grass-fed gelatin for the gelling agent. 

It is especially important to use grass-fed gelatin whenever possible, meaning that the ingredients come from cattle were raised on grass. Remember, you are what you eat ate!

Gelatin from grass fed animals can benefit your health. Collagen and gelatin   have studies showing that they benefit the skin and improve wound healing. Learn more about collagen supplements and potential side effects.

The other reason you might want to make a homemade paleo jello is to avoid the cost of a packaged and processed food. This recipe is just as easy as making the boxed jello, I promise!

Recipe Steps

Step One

First, you have to decide what flavor of paleo jello you want to make. I had extra oranges on hand, so I decided to make orange flavor.

For one batch of homemade jello, you’ll need about 2 cups of 100% fruit juice. I used freshly-squeeze orange juice for this version, plus some raw honey for extra sweetness.

Step Two 

Then, you need to combine the ingredients into a medium saucepan, whisking the gelatin to make sure there are no clumps.

ingredients for homemade jello in a medium saucepan

Step Three

Next, pour the mixture into a glass baking dish to set. You can put it in the freezer or the refrigerator. If you put it in the freezer, the homemade jello should be ready to eat in just about an hour.

orange jello in a glass baking dish

Step Four

The last step is to just slice the jello and serve it. This recipe is such a great healthy snack for kids and adults! 

orange jello square on a plate


Can I make other flavors besides orange?

Yes, absolutely! You just need to use about 2 cups of juice to 1/4 cup of gelatin per batch.

What brand of gelatin do you like?

I like any brand that is certified grass fed and GMO-free. Vital Proteins is a great brand. 

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orange jello slices on a plate

Healthy Homemade Jello


Healthy homemade Jello is a fun and delicious treat that has gut healing properties. You can adapt it to whatever flavor you want. This recipe is paleo and gluten-free. 


  • 2 1/2 cups 100% juice (I used orange juice)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup pastured gelatin powder


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the juice and honey to a gentle simmer.
  2. Slowly pour in the gelatin and whisk briskly to prevent clumping.
  3. Turn off the heat continue whisking until the ingredients are combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 8-inch by 8-inch glass dish.
  5. Freeze the jello for at least 1 hour or refrigerate for at least 3 hours before slicing and serving.


  1. The homemade Jello will keep in the refrigerator in a tightly-sealed container for up to a week.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: paleo jello, homemade orange jello, grass-fed jello

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