How awesome are these Olaf Dessert Cups? Everyone’s favorite snowman from the Disney Frozen movies gets turned into a yummy jello-based dessert. The layered pudding is made in shot glasses making them a perfect party sweet treat!
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Olaf Dessert Cups
We love the Disney movie Frozen at The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and can’t wait for the release of Frozen 2!
To celebrate the return of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf to the big screen, I’ve got a recipe for Olaf dessert cups which are made with layered jello/jelly and finished off with whipped cream and an Olaf marshmallow topper.
The topper is actually from Wilton’s Disney Frozen Cocoa Trimming Kit which does go in and out of stock, so snap it up when you can.
If you can’t buy that you could always use Wilton’s Snowman Cocoa Trimming Kit, which isn’t Olaf, but still a snowman.
Wilton also has Olaf Icing Decorations which is another option.
Olaf & Snowman Toppers on Amazon
Ingredients used in this recipe
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, but here is a brief outline so you know what to expect from the recipe.
I highly recommend always reading a recipe all the way through before starting.
Jell-O is an American brand of what we in the UK call jelly. I don’t think we have a blue jelly here in the UK, but you can easily buy Jell-O online these days.
- Blue Jello/Jelly (Berry Blue Jell-O Gelatin, 3 oz size)
- Unflavored gelatin
- Condensed Milk
- Whipped cream – either freshly whipped or from a can. If you’re in the US you could use Cool Whip. In the UK you could use Dream Topping (my absolute fave!)
- Olaf Cocoa Trimming Kit
Equipment used in this recipe
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- Small (1oz) shot glass cups
- Measuring Cup/Jug – large enough to mix the gelatin with 2 cups of liquid
- Spoon or Whisk – to stir the jello with
- Tray – to place shot glasses on for easy transfer to/from the fridge.
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Olaf Dessert Cups Recipe Tips
- If for whatever reason you can’t use shot glasses you could make [larger] desserts in small glasses, or even clear bowls. In fact, you could also make one giant jelly if you wanted to and top with swirls of whipped cream with the Olaf toppers on them. Or add a flat cream layer and add some blue and silver sprinkles (like a trifle!).
- Make the jello/jelly according to the package instructions – it is generally one part boiling water, and one part cold water.
- I tend to make jelly/jello in a measuring jug so that it is easier to pour into the shot glasses.
- Place the cups onto a tray before pouring the jello into them. This makes it easier to place them all into the refrigerator; and of course, take them out again.
- These gelatin dessert cups have three layers.
- Make the jello in two parts as you need to wait for two other layers to set! Jello can begin to set at room temperature so you kinda don’t want that to happen!
- Add the first blue layer to about one-third full.
- To make the white layer you will need to mix the gelatin with hot water first before adding the condensed milk.
- The package should tell you how much a sachet of liquid the gelatin will set. So follow that as a guide.
- Usually, you will have to dissolve the gelatin in hot water (add the powder to the liquid and not the other way around) then stir to mix together. Then add that to the liquid you want to set – in this recipe, it is the condensed milk.
- Make sure each layer is set before adding the next layer. This could be as quick as 2 hours but allow for more (especially if making these for a party). You don’t want the colors to mix together!
- Fill the second, white layer to about two-thirds full. And the final blue jello layer to just under the rim of the glass.
- Spoon or pipe whipped cream (or Cool Whip, or Dream Topping) on top of the cups and finish with an Olaf topper.
- Using plastic shot glasses makes it easier to wiggle the jello out and eat it straight from the cup. However, you could always buy some tiny spoons to eat them with.
Make It A Wintery Meal!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses? Here are some recipes to take a look at to make a complete meal!
- Appetizer: Winter Vegetable Soup
- Main Dish: Bratwurst Skillet with Apples & Vegetables
- Side Dish: Potato Latkes
- Beverage: Bourbon Apple Cider Maple Fizz Cocktail (non-alcoholic version included)
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- 1 (3 oz/85g) box Berry Blue Jell-O
- 1 (¼ oz/7g) packet of unflavored gelatin
- 1 (14 oz/397g) condensed milk
- Whipped cream
- Olaf Cocoa Trimming Kit
- Make the half of the blue jello according to the package instructions (usually, 1 part boiling water to dissolve the jello and 1 part cold water to bring the temperature down so that it can set more quickly in the fridge. Divide the water measurements in half.)
- Fill each cup about one-third full of blue jello and place in fridge to set.
- When the blue layer is set, make the condensed milk layer. Follow the directions on the gelatin packet. It should tell you to add the gelatin to hot water and mix to dissolve, before adding any other liquid you want to set. For this recipe, that is the condensed milk.
- Add the white gelatin on top of the set blue jello leaving about one-third free. Place cups back in the fridge for that layer to set.
- Once the white gelatin has fully set, make the other half of the blue jello and add on top of the white layer.
- Once the final layer is set, add whipped cream and finish with the Olaf topper.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Time doesn't include the jello/jelly setting time which could be several hours. Make these desserts well ahead of time.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g