Jell-O Swirl Ice Cream for Canada Day

A few weeks back I saw my friend Elizabeth from Life Love Liz, post a fun a fruity recipe for Jell-O Swirl Ice Cream. I had never made my own ice cream before and I was super intrigued! It sounded so easy and looked like something the boys would really enjoy both making and eating, I knew we were destined to try it! With Canada Day right around the corner, I was inspired to make a patriotic Red and White version to celebrate the holiday!

Jell-O Swirl Ice Cream for Canada Day



2 cup Heavy Cream
14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 small box Raspberry Jell-O
1 small box Cherry Jell-O
Red and White Maple Leaf Quins (optional)

Maple Leaf Quins


Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Beat in condensed milk until well blended.
Spread about 1/5 of cream mixture in loaf pan.
Sprinkle a layer of raspberry gelatin powder.
Top with another 1/5 of cream mixture.
Sprinkle a layer of cherry gelatin powder.
Top with another 1/5 of cream mixture.
Sprinkle a layer of raspberry gelatin powder.
Top with another 1/5 of cream mixture.
Sprinkle a layer of cherry gelatin powder.
Top with remaining of cream mixture.
Cover with foil and place in freezer for at least 5 hours.
Scoop into bowls and top with patriotic red and white maple leaf quins.

Jell-O Swirl Ice Cream

1/5 is not a lot, you’ll only need a very thin layer, and don’t worry, you can’t really mess this up. I ended up with only 4 layers of the cream and 3 of the powder and it still worked out to be a good ratio. I sprinkle enough to cover the cream layer, not too think and always have powder left over. If you don’t have the quins, whipped cream and strawberries would make a tasty option as well, and still perfectly red and white!

Jello Swirl Ice Cream - Mom vs the Boys

Jell-O Swirl Ice Cream, is so quick and easy, it takes just minutes to make and it’s really fun for the kids to help out. Try out other fun flavours, Liz used lime and orange for her recipe, the options are endless!

Jell-O Swirl Ice Cream for Canada Day

Happy Canada Day from our family to yours!

Looking for a Canada Day craft to do with the kids? This handprint flag will be a great keepsake for Canada Day’s to come!

Canada Day Handprint Flags

Canada Day Handprint Flags


  1. This sounds delicious! Good thing I have those ingredients on hand! 😉

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    This looks like a great treat, love that anyone can make, no need for a machine, I’m going to have to try this out!!

    • momvstheboys says:

      I know, I’ve always wanted to make ice cream but I don’t own a machine! I’m already dreaming up other flavouring we can add to create our own custom treats!

  3. Judy Cowan says:

    I am definitely going to try this out as a treat for dessert on Wednesday. Will pick everything up when I go grocery shopping in a bit 🙂

  4. This looks great

  5. OMGosh that sounds delicious!! Ice cream and jello, two of my fave desserts, lol! I’m entirely in a lemon mood, so am going to have a ton of fun mixing up a bunch of flavours sometime this week. YAY, thanks for the inspiration hun! <3

  6. Doris Calvert says:

    It looks so good, yum!

  7. loucheryl says:

    My boys would love this! Happy Canada Day!

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This looks super good, I could eat one or two bowls full right now! 🙂

  9. nicolthepickle says:

    This is so pretty, and I have all the ingredients.

  10. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing & have a happy Canada day!

  11. Jamie hall says:

    Looks beautiful thanks for the great idea

  12. mrdisco says:

    that is pure genius

  13. kristen visser says:

    absolutely brilliant!!!!! love this and so easy and quick to do! will be great to do up for the kids this weekend

  14. Laurie P says:

    Now this is my kinds of treat! Love that Jell-o is used, yummy!

  15. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This looks so yummy and I definitely have drool going on.

  16. I have never made homemade ice cream but this sounds easy enough and so festive.

  17. loucheryl says:

    Perfect for Canada Day! My boys would go crazy for this.

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