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Sea Glass Jello (Keto, GF, Low-Iron, Vegetarian)
July 27, 2020

Here’s a really cool looking treat that I found not too long ago, Sea Glass Jello. It’s a fun and funky treat that was really easy to make low-carb once I found a sugar-free sweetened condensed milk substitute.

Heads up, this recipe does call for sugar-free Jell-O, which is sweetened with aspartame, which I don’t advocate eating on a regular basis. So, if you can’t handle this sweetener or choose not to include it in your diet, you can easily use plain gelatin and color it with your choice of coloring agent. You can definitely use food coloring, but you can also use fruit and veggie juices to naturally color the gelatin to get the sea glass jello effect.

Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to make sweetened condensed milk that is both sugar-free and dairy-free. One of these days I’ll try and make one of these dairy-free sweetened condensed milk recipes with a sugar substitute. I’m not sure if it’ll set up as it does with sugar the same way with an alternative sweetener like erythritol or stevia. So, for now, this is not a dairy-free recipe. One day, maybe I’ll experiment.

If you need a dairy-free dessert, check out my chocolate walnut fat-bomb ice cream!

Sea Glass Jello

Sea Glass Jello (Keto, GF, Low-Iron, Vegetarian)

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This zero sugar sea glass jello recipe is a fantastic summer dessert.




  • Prepare the Jello using only 1 cup of hot water in three separate containers.
  • Chill for 4 hours until the Jello has set up.
  • Cut the Jello into cubes and place in a 13×9 glass pan. Keep Jello cubes in the refrigerator until ready to add the white layer.
  • In a separate bowl mix the 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin with 1/2 cup cold water. Add 1 1/2 cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved.
  • Mix in the sugar-free sweetened condensed milk substitute.
  • Allow the milk mixture to cool and then pour over the Jello cubes.
  • Chill for 4 hours or overnight.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sea glass jello


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition counselor, consultant, and educator. Heather is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and self-directed healthcare. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine approach combined with alternative and conventional treatments.

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