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This easy mango jelly recipe is made from four simple ingredients (including real mango!) and takes just 15 minutes to prep. The hardest part is waiting for it to set so you can dig into this jiggly deliciousness!

Jar of mango jelly with spoonful resting on top.

Reasons To Love This Recipe

These mango jellies (aka homemade mango jello) are a fun and super easy make ahead dessert or snack. Jiggly, delicious and bursting with fresh mango flavor! Enjoy as is or add your favorite toppings.

  • Made with real food ingredients: Store-bought jello is loaded with artificial flavors and colors. None of that here! This healthy mango jello is made from real mango, gut healthy gelatin and sweetened with honey.
  • Easy to make: Takes just 15 minutes to prep!
  • Kid and adult friendly: Both kids and adults will love this jiggly dessert. Also makes a great lunch box treat or after school snack.
  • Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free: This healthy treat also happens to be naturally gluten and dairy free which makes it a great option for people with those allergies or dietary restrictions.
Jar of mango jelly topped with diced mango, coconut flakes and whipped cream.

What Is Mango Jelly Made Of

To make this easy mango jelly recipe, you will need the following 4 ingredients:

Labelled photo of ingredients needed to make mango jelly.
  • Mango: Either fresh mango or thawed frozen mango
  • Gelatin Powder: I recommend using a good quality unflavored, grass-fed and pasture-raised powdered gelatin. I use this Great Lakes Gelatin for all my jellies and gummies. Vital Proteins Gelatin is another great option. Make sure you don’t accidentally use collagen peptides or your mango jelly won’t gel.
  • Water: To soften or “bloom” the gelatin and to thin out the pureed mango.
  • Honey: To sweeten the mango jelly. Adjust the quantity based on taste and the sweetness of the mango you are using.

Detailed ingredient list and directions located in the recipe card below.

How To Make Mango Jelly

This is a really easy make-ahead mango dessert or snack! Simply…

STEP 1: Puree mango. Place the mango chunks in a blender or food processor and blend until it becomes a smooth mango puree.

Pureed mango in a blender.

STEP 2: Soften or “bloom” the gelatin. Pour 1/2 cup of the water into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Stir to combine and set aside to let the gelatin “bloom” or rehydrate.

Photo collage showing gelatin powder added to water and then the softened and bloomed gelatin.

STEP 3: Simmer mango mixture. In a medium saucepan, combine the mango puree, remaining water and honey. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and gently simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Mango puree, water, and honey in a saucepan with a whisk.

STEP 4: Whisk in gelatin. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the gelatin mixture until the gelatin has dissolved. Place saucepan over low heat if needed but make sure the mixture is not boiling when you whisk in the gelatin or it could denature the gelatin protein and your jelly may not set.

Softened gelatin being whisked into mango mixture in a saucepan.

STEP 5: Strain mixture. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large glass measuring cup or bowl to catch any lumps or bits of gelatin that did not dissolve.

Pouring mango jelly mixture from the saucepan through a fine mesh sieve set over a large glass measuring cup.

STEP 6: Assemble. Divide the jelly mixture between 4 to 6 jars or serving glasses. I like to use 8-oz (250 ml) glass mason jars (the shorter, wider ones). In the photos, I used these glass jars but I also use these 8-oz wide mouth mason jars often.

Collage of mango jelly mixture being poured into glass jars and sealed jars.

STEP 6: Refrigerate to set. Chill in the fridge until set (about 3-4 hours). Timing will depend on the temperature of your fridge and the depth of the jelly in the jar or glass.

Fully set mango jelly being scooped out of small glass jar with a spoon.

Tip: I like to first chill the jars in the fridge for 1 hour uncovered and then add the lids for the remaining chill time to prevent a hard skin from forming on top. If the jellies are covered immediately, you might end up with some watery condensation on top since they are still usually slightly warm when they go into the fridge.

Topping Ideas

Once it’s time to serve, you can either enjoy the mango jelly as is or add on some toppings. Here are a few topping ideas:

  • toasted coconut flakes
  • whipped cream or coconut whipped cream
  • diced mango
  • passion fruit
  • berries
Two mango jellies in small glass jars topped with fresh diced mango, toasted coconut flakes and whipped cream.

Storage + Meal Prep

Store covered in the fridge for up to a week. This is a great make ahead treat for meal prep too!

Helpful Tips

  • Make sure you are using gelatin! Don’t accidentally grab powdered collagen – it doesn’t gel!
  • Take mango mixture off the heat before whisking in the softened gelatin! The mixture needs to be warm but not boiling hot. If the gelatin is added to a boiling mixture, it can weaken its gelling ability and your jellies may not set properly.
  • Don’t skip the straining step! Pouring the mango jelly mixture through a fine mesh sieve before dividing amongst the jars or serving glasses will result in a smooth jelly. It catches any lumps or bits of gelatin that may not have dissolved.
  • Adjust sweetness to taste! The amount of honey added will depend on how sweet the mango is that you are using and your personal preferences.
Mango jelly on a spoon set over a small glass jar filled with mango jelly beside some cut up fresh mango.

FAQ

What are the best mangoes to use?

Fresh ripe mangoes will have the best taste. However, you can also use frozen mango that has been thawed first. You may need to add more honey though since I find frozen mango is usually not as naturally sweet.

Can I make mango gummies with this recipe?

Yup! You just need to increase the quantity of gelatin since gummies are typically a lot firmer. Use 6 tablespoons of gelatin and pour the mixture into silicone gummy molds. If you like gummies, be sure to also check out these Healthy Strawberry Gummies.

Why does the gelatin label say “beef gelatin”? Won’t that taste weird?

No worries – there will be no “beefy” taste in your mango jelly! The gelatin is unflavored and tasteless and doesn’t actually contain any beef. The reason the label says “beef gelatin” is because gelatin is a protein derived from the collagen in animal bones and connective tissues (in this case, it is sourced from cows).

Jar of mango jello topped with diced mango, coconut flakes and whipped cream next to half a fresh mango cheek.

More Gelatin Recipes

Looking for more ways to use that gelatin powder? Here are a few gelatin recipes to check out:

  • Coconut Jelly (includes 2 yummy flavor options: vanilla and chocolate)
  • Strawberry Gummies (fun homemade fruit snacks made with real strawberries)
  • Homemade Bone Broth (naturally rich in gelatin but sometimes I like to give it an added boost by adding in a bit of gelatin powder too)
Homemade mango jello in 2 glass jars next to some sliced fresh mango and a small honey bowl.

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Mango Jelly

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  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 min (plus chill time)
  • Yield: 4 to 6
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Stovetop, Refrigeration
  • Cuisine: American, Asian-fusion

Description

This easy mango jelly recipe (aka homemade mango jello) is made from four simple ingredients (including real mango!) and takes just 15 minutes to prep.  The hardest part is waiting for it to set!


Ingredients

  • 2 heaping cups mango chunks (approx. 2 large fresh mangoes or use frozen mango chunks that have been thawed first)
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin powder, unflavored & grass-fed
  • 2 tablespoons – 1/4 cup honey (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Puree mango: Place the mango chunks in a blender or food processor and blend until it becomes a smooth mango puree.
  2. Bloom the gelatin: Pour 1/2 cup of the water into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Stir to combine and set aside to let the gelatin “bloom” or rehydrate.
  3. Simmer mango mixture: In a medium saucepan, combine the mango puree, remaining water and honey. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and gently simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Whisk in gelatin: Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the gelatin mixture until the gelatin has dissolved. Place saucepan over low heat if needed but make sure the mixture is not boiling when you whisk in the gelatin or it could weaken the gelatin protein and your jelly may not set.
  5. Strain mixture: Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large glass measuring cup or bowl to catch any lumps or bits of gelatin that did not dissolve.
  6. Assemble and chill: Divide the jelly mixture between 4 to 6 small jars or serving glasses.  Chill in the fridge until set (about 3-4 hours).  Timing will depend on the temperature of your fridge and the depth of the jelly in the jar or glass.
  7. Serve: Serve as is or add some toppings and enjoy!  The mango jellies can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

  • Gelatin Powder: I recommend using a good quality unflavored, grass-fed and pasture-raised powdered gelatin.  I use this Great Lakes GelatinVital Proteins Gelatin is another great option.  Just make sure that you don’t accidently grab collagen peptides since collagen powder won’t gel.
  • How much honey to add? I provided a range since the amount of honey added will depend on how sweet the mango is that you are using and your personal preferences.
  • Jars: I usually pour the jelly mixture into jars. I like to use 8-oz (250 ml) glass mason jars (the shorter, wider ones). In the photos, I used these glass jars but I also use these 8-oz wide mouth mason jars often.
  • Chilling Tip: I like to first chill the jars in the fridge for 1 hour uncovered and then add the lids for the remaining chill time to prevent a hard skin from forming on top. If the jellies are covered immediately, you might end up with some watery condensation on top since they are still usually slightly warm when they go into the fridge.

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18 Comments

  1. nancy says:

    i love mangos and this mango jelly recipe is my current favorite!! can’t believe it was so easy to make!






    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  2. Kristen says:

    What an awesome idea. We made these last weekend and they were amazing and the perfect after daycare snack. I wonder if it will work as well with other fruit, I’m so excited to try!






    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      Such a fun after school snack! You can definitely make it with other fruit as well!

  3. Marie B says:

    I have a big mango fan at home, he’ll probably flip when I’ll try this! Lovely and surely tasty recipe!






    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      I hope he loves it!

  4. Bernice says:

    Mango pudding is one of my favourite treats at dim sum, in fact I go crazy for anything mango! I really have to try this mango jelly. It looks really easy to make and now all I have to do is find a decent mango. Actually I think I even have some frozen mangoes!






    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      You can totally use frozen mango (just let it thaw first). I use it often since it’s tough to find a good fresh mango where I live sometimes.

  5. Dannii says:

    I love anything with mango and this was delicious. Very easy to make too.






    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      I love mango desserts too! Happy you enjoyed it!

  6. Julia says:

    love this jello, we made a big batch and it’s so much better than store bought in every way!






    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      I’m so happy that you enjoyed it!

  7. Amanda Wren-Grimwood says:

    What a lovely refreshing dessert and it’s easy to make too. Thanks for the chilling tips.






    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      I love how easy it is to make homemade jellies! Glad you found the tips helpful!

  8. Ieva says:

    Oh my! First time I made jelly from scratch with pureed fruit and I will never go back to shop bought! So nice and flavoursome and the texture of the jelly is 100% better. Thanks for an easy recipe!






    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      You’re welcome! Happy you enjoyed it!

  9. Lima Ekram says:

    Just made it – what a fantastic recipe !






    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      Yay! I’m happy you like it!