Jello Sailboats Party Dessert!

Check out our summery sailboat party dessert.

It’s perfect for Birthday Parties, Outdoor BBQs and really any day you feel like making a little more special.  These are simple to make and inexpensive too.  Elizabeth made these for her son and daughter’s birthday celebration. It was a family party with lots of kids in attendance, but from what I hear, the Jello Sailboats were a hit with the adults too and her 2 teen children!  I love this idea for parties, these sweet sailboats are colorful, look great on the table, and who doesn’t love jello.  They make a perfect treat for kids with nut and dairy allergies too.

Jello Sailboats

(makes 18)


  • 3 large oranges
  • 1 box jello
  •  18 sail “picks” (Elizabeth found these at Marshall’s and Home Goods)


  1. Cut oranges in half. Juice oranges (refrigerate fresh orange juice and use later to shake up some adult treats – California Margaritas).
  2. Using the tip of a spoon, peel away remaining fruit inside orange and discard, leaving white pith of orange.
  3. Place “orange cup” in cupcake tin. Repeat process with remaining orange halves.
  4. Prepare jello according to directions and pour into orange cups, fill just to top of cup. Do not overfill. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  5. Remove jello filled orange cup from tin and cut into 3 wedges. Insert sail in each, anchor pick in orange peel. Repeat with remaining cups. Place on platter and serve.
  • Note: I purchased the sail party picks, however, I have made these using self-constructed sails. Simply cut sails from colored paper and tape to skewers.



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