sugar-free jello balls recipe

Easy Diabetic Sugar-Free Jello Balls recipe

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This is a super tasty recipe and since we are using jello powder, you can make any colour or flavour you like. We love to make these diabetic-friendly Sugar-Free Jello Balls at Christmas time.

sugar-free jello balls recipe

These sugar-free jello balls look festive when they are made with green and red jello and they look awesome on a plate next to our Sugar-Free Shortbread cookies decorated with Sugar-Free Royal Icing. . You can also make these for Easter, just change the colours and shape them like eggs.

One of the best things about this recipe for our low-carb sugar-free jello balls is that it only needs one mixing bowl and it does not require baking. No-bake recipes are always great, just throw them together and refrigerate and serve. I find this especially nice if I am making multiple recipes and using my oven for other bakes. Sugar-Free Jello is a great product to use when making diabetic-friendly desserts, like our sugar-free broken glass cake and our Sugar-FreeStrawberry Cheesecake

In this post, we will give you the recipe and information on how to make diabetic-Friendly sugar-free Jello balls, a list of kitchen supplies needed, a shopping list of ingredients (most are already found in your diabetic-friendly pantry) and tips on storing your sugar-free jello balls.

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Sugar-Free Condensed Milk

In our recipe we use sugar-free condensed milk, If you don’t want to make the recipe you can replace it with Thick Cream. However, thick cream will add to the calories and fat, so adjust the nutritional values accordingly. If using thick cream, add some liquid sweetener to sweeten it during mixing.

What is thick Cream?

Thick cream is sterilized cream, which makes it compatible with this recipe, over other dairy products. It is sold in the baking aisle of your grocery store, with sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk.

Recipe for Diabetic-Friendly Sugar-Free Jello balls

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Diabetic Sugar-Free Jello Balls Recipe

An easy no-bake recipe for low carb, sugar-free jello balls. Perfect for celebrations year round.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 1 package Sugar-Free Jello
  • 3/4 cup Sugar-Free Condensed Milk
  • 2 1/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut


  • In a large mixing bowl, add jello powder to sugar-free condensed milk.
  • Mix well.
  • Add 2 cups of the coconut by spoonfuls, mixing as you go.
  • Roll into 20 equally sized balls
  • Pulse the remainder 1/4 cup of coconut in a food processor until it is finely ground (almost a powder)
  • Roll each ball in the ground coconut.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Keyword Sugar-Free Jello Balls
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Making the recipe for Sugar-Free Jello Balls

The sugar-free condensed milk and the unsweetened coconut should be at room temperature. The sugar-free condensed milk becomes thicker when cold and can be difficult to mix well. If it has been stored in the fridge, give it a couple of short bursts in the microwave to warm it up.

If your coconut is not finely shredded, pulse it in a food processor until you have smaller pieces.

In the recipes, you will use 2 cups of unsweetened coconut in the balls and 1/4 cup for rolling them in. For the 1/4 cup, pulse it in a food processor or small grinder (like a coffee grinder) until it is very fine, almost like a powder. This is excellent for rolling the finished balls in.

Using a large mixing bowl, mix the jello powder in the sugar-free condensed milk (at room temperature). Make sure there are no lumps in the jello powder. Use a whisk if you are finding it difficult to get smooth.

Add the coconut to the sugar-free condensed milk mixture and stir until it is well combined.

Using a medium-sized cookie scoop or measuring spoon, scoop out 20 balls and roll them, in your hands, until they are nicely rounded. Make sure that all the balls are the same size (so you get an accurate nutritional value for each one.

Roll each ball and place it on a tray or plate, lined with waxed paper.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Do you like a strong fruity flavour?

In our recipe for Sugar-Free Jello Balls, we use one package of sugar-free jello powder. If you want a stronger flavour in your jello balls, feel free to an additional half to a full package of sugar-free jello powder. (By the way – if you add extra lime jello it can be rather tart, so add liquid sweetener or taste as you go)


Nutritional information for Sugar-Free Jello Balls

nutritional info for sugar-free jello balls

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