Gelatin Fruit Cocktail Cups

Contributed by Cull Admin

A retro-inspired favorite, fruit cocktail cups are a fun and easy-to-make treat for kids of all ages. Speckled with fruits, these are a great way to help your kids get their five servings a day.


  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups (total) cut, peeled and cubed fresh fruit of your choosing (recommended: pears, pineapple, peaches, and seedless grapes)
  • Orange segments
  • Cherries, pitted


  • 2 envelopes of gelatin (5 tsp.)
  • 4 cups Old Orchard Healthy Balance juice (use EITHER Apple, Apple Cranberry, Apple Kiwi, Apple Raspberry, OR White Grape juice)
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, sugar, and vanilla to a boil.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer.
  3. Drop in the fruit (all except orange and grapes) and poach for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  5. Drop in the orange and grapes and continue to cook for another minute.
  6. Remove the remaining fruit with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  7. In a large bowl, pour in the two envelopes of gelatin, stir in 1/2 cups of Old Orchard juice and set aside.
  8. In a small saucepan, bring the remaining 3 1/2 cups of juice and the 1/4 cup sugar to a boil for 1 minute.
  9. Pour this hot mixture over the gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved.
  10. Stir in the reserved fruits and pour the mixture into 6 ounce glasses.
  11. Chill several hours or overnight before serving.

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