When mangoes start showing up in grocery stores, that’s when I know summer has officially arrived. And this mango jello bites recipe is just right!
When watermelon and mangoes start showing up in grocery stores, that’s when I know summer has officially arrived.
It’s hard not to love watermelon like this Low Calorie Spiked Watermelon Sorbet.
Though summer doesn’t really start until August here in San Francisco, we’re occasionally blasted with sweltering weekends where I’m sitting and sweating in my 4th-floor apartment.
It’s times like these when I don’t want to move, eat, or do anything unless it’s cold and easy to eat. Thus, inspiration for these mango jelly bites!
It’s also a riff off of one of my favorite traditional Chinese desserts — creamy mango pudding. But these jello bites are a little easier to make.
Ingredients Needed To Make Mango Jello Bites
Unflavored gelatin — One packet makes about four 1/2 cup servings.
Sweetened shredded coconut — To garnish
How To Use Gelatin
This recipe calls for unflavored gelatin packets.
However, gelatin can also be purchased in a jar or container. If you are not using packets, you’ll need 1/4 ounce of gelatin powder or 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 ounces.
How to Make Mango Jello Bites
Step 1 — In a shallow container, pour out 2/3rds of the mango nectar can.
Step 2 — Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top. Let sit for a minute.
Step 3 — Meanwhile, pour the remaining mango nectar into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil.
Step 4– Add the boiled mango juice to the cold mango juice. Whisk, making sure all the powder is dissolved.
Step 5 — Refrigerate the mixture for about 4 hours or until the jello is solid. Overnight is best.
Step 6 — Cut into little cubes.
Step 7 — Top with shredded coconut.
How To Chill Jello Faster
When serving jello, you’ll want your jello to be solid. It takes about four hours of chill time in the refrigerator to achieve this state. Overnight is best.
However, you can get jello to set faster by chilling the container before you pour in your mixture.
You can also stir the gelatin mixture constantly in a metal bowl over an ice bath until it begins to set.
More Easy Mango Recipes
Mango is one of my favorite tropical fruits. For more mango recipes, here are some from our archives —
Mango Jello Bites
Mango Jello Bites Recipe
- Shallow container
- Small sauce pan
- 1 pack unflavored gelatin
- 1 can mango nectar
- Sweetened shredded coconut
- In a shallow container, pour out 2/3rds of the mango nectar.
- Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top. Let sit for a minute.
- Meanwhile, bring the rest of the mango nectar to a boil in a small saucepan.
- Add the boiled juice to the cold juice and whisk, making sure all the powder is dissolved.
- Refrigerate for about 4 hours, or until the jello is solid.
- Cut into little cubes.
- Top with shredded coconut.