Fish Bowl Jello

I saw this and I knew I needed to try it. This Fish Bowl Jello is the color of the “water” and the fish, fit right in to summer fun yet the whole recipe is super simple (right up my alley and my ability level!). With the perfect bowl and the right amount of food coloring, I am sure this will be the hit of any party!

This would be fun at a Dr. Seuss party – thinking 1 Fish 2 Fish Red Fish Blue Fish or a beach theme party with some of these flip flop cookies!


Jello in a Fishbowl


Fish Bowl Jello


  • 1 two-liter bottle lemon-lime soda, flat (just leave the cap unscrewed over night)
  • 4 1/4-ounce packages unflavored gelatin
  • 2 drops blue food coloring
  • 2 ounces gummy fish


    1. Place 1 cup soda in a large bowl. Sprinkle gelatin evenly over soda, and let stand to soften, about 5 minutes.
    2. Place 2 cups soda in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until just before a boil. Add the softened gelatin, stirring to dissolve the gelatin completely over the heat, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the remaining soda and food coloring, and stir to combine. Pour the liquid into the fish bowl. Using a damp paper towel, carefully remove any bubbles that have formed on the surface. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill overnight.
    3. When ready to serve, use a sharp knife to make vertical slits in the gelatin; insert the fish in a random pattern to make it look as though they are swimming in the bowl. Keep refrigerated until serving. Serve within 6 hours.

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Sara Breuninger is a wife, a mom to 2 jokers also known as my little boys (a 8 year and 5 year old), blogger, and a Special Education High School teacher.


  1. I have this pinned on pinterest! My son requested a “Nemo” party for his 3rd birthday in a few weeks so this is on my list to make! I was thinking you weren’t supposed to eat it but it says keep refrigerated until serving, I just can’t imagine that it tastes like much!

  2. Cute!

  3. Michelle @ Things Sent My Way says:

    That is such a great idea. I absolutely love it!

  4. I love it~What a cute idea!!

  5. Very Cute!!

  6. What a fun idea!

  7. Love it! I’m going to have to try this with a party I’m doing this weekend!

  8. I love this idea! I’m saving this for a preschool cooking recipe!

  9. My son’s party is next week. I hope I remember to make this!

  10. Maggie Roberts says:

    Shared on facebook! Too cute! Can’t wait to make some for my 4 year old son.

  11. Very fun!

  12. Nice! Though, I had the same thought as Kyra, how is the taste? I might just go for the blue jello with soda for bubbles, but the idea is great! We are planning a pirate party, and I think with some gummy sharks and a ship on top…. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. That is soooo cool! I am definitely going to try this.

  14. chemical conscious cathy says:

    This is a very cute idea; however, serving blue dye and whatever other colored dyes are in the gummy fish to the children — not so much.

    It’s unbelievable how many harmful chemicals are in dyes and colored/flavored gelantins. They are one of the worse things to feed your children because your child may be chemically sensitive. An overdose from “foods” such as these could put him in a hospital! Trust me — I have chemical sensitivities and discovered it the hard way.

    Please be careful with what you encourage your child to ingest.

  15. Alrighty Negative Nancy, I’ll be sure to keep my kids sealed off in a bubble from the rest of the world too and not let them have any fun.

  16. Dahlia's Mom says:

    They have these great candies that look just like rocks. I would add those to the bottom of the bowl before the fishies! Such a cute idea!


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