Summer Dessert Idea – Jello Sailboats!

JelloSailboatsIITry this simple and summery sailboat dessert at your next party!

It’s perfect for Birthday Parties, Outdoor BBQs and really any day you feel like making a little more special.  They make a perfect treat for kids with nut and dairy allergies too.

Jello Sailboats

(makes 18)


  • 3 large oranges
  • 1 box jello
  •  18 sail “picks” (Elizabeth found these at Marshall’s and Home Goods)


  1. Cut oranges in half. Juice oranges (refrigerate fresh orange juice and use later to shake up some adult treats – California Margaritas).
  2. Using the tip of a spoon, peel away remaining fruit inside orange and discard, leaving white pith of orange.
  3. Place “orange cup” in cupcake tin. Repeat process with remaining orange halves.
  4. Prepare jello according to directions and pour into orange cups, fill just to top of cup. Do not overfill. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  5. Remove jello filled orange cup from tin and cut into 3 wedges. Insert sail in each, anchor pick in orange peel. Repeat with remaining cups. Place on platter and serve.
  • Note: I purchased the sail party picks, however, I have made these using self-constructed sails. Simply cut sails from colored paper and tape to skewers.

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including,,, and’s “Insider’s Blog”.

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