These orange jello slices are a fun spin on jello made in the actual orange peel! It’s refined sugar free, artificial dye free, and a great project for kids.

After making my watermelon jello slices, I felt super inspired to keep trying with other fruits! I’ve seen this concept around of making orange or lemon jello shots inside the skin, but typically, it’s made with vodka and boxed jello. This version is alcohol-free and only made with fresh juice and gelatin for sugar-free and artificial dye-free!

Why you’ll love these Orange Jello Slices

  • It’s free of alcohol! Jello shots or slices are typically done with alcohol but this version is safe for everyone including kids or those who prefer not to drink.
  • It’s made with real fruit. No food coloring, boxed jello, or other less than ideal ingredients!

The Ingredients for Orange Jello Slices

  • Oranges.
  • Pineapple Juice. I love the orange and pineapple juice in this recipe, but you can also use mango juice for an even sweeter option, or lemon juice to make it sour.
  • Gelatin.
  • Honey. This is optional depending on how sweet you want your jello slices.

How to make Orange Jello Slices

  • Step One. Slice the oranges in half and juice them.
  • Step Two. Remove all the flesh from the orange, leaving just the shell.
  • Step Three. Combine the juice, honey, and gelatin in a pot and heat until liquid and combined.
  • Step Four. Pour the juice into the orange half and allow to set in fridge.


  • Step Five. Once solid, slice the oranges and enjoy!


Tips & Tricks

  • Add a sugar coating if desired. This recipe is sugar-free, but of course, you can add a sugar coating if you want!
  • Switch up the juice combo. I love the orange and pineapple juice in this recipe, but you can also use mango juice for an even sweeter option, or lemon juice to make it sour.

How to store orange jello slices

Store these in the fridge for 2-3 days in an airtight container.

Can you do this with other fruits?

Yes, totally! I have a recipe for watermelon jello slices, and you can do the same concept with lemons and limes.

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Orange Jello Slices {alcohol free}

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Units Scale
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (sub mango juice or more orange juice)
  • 2 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)


  1. Wash the oranges well and slice them in half. Use a citrus juicer (or your hands) to carefully squeeze the juice, taking care not to break the orange skin. Transfer the juice to a measuring cup. You should have 1/2 cup of juice. Add the pineapple juice. If you have under a cup of juice, add extra pineapple juice. You should have 1 cup of juice at the end.
  2. Working with one orange half at a time, very carefully insert a serrated spoon (or a regular spoon) into the white part of the orange to pull back the inside of the orange. Once separated, use your fingers to carefully pull out all of the flesh of the orange, leaving just the shell. Set the inside of the orange aside and save it to add to a smoothie. Repeat with all of the orange halves, until you have four halves.
  3. Pour the juice into a pot and add honey (if using). Sprinkle the gelatin over the liquid and lightly mix. Allow to harden for 2-3 minutes. Transfer the pot to the stove and heat over low heat for 3-4 minutes or until fully liquid. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Add the orange halves to small ramekins to help keep them stable and pour in the juice. Transfer to the fridge and allow to set for 3-4 hours or until totally solid.
  5. Once solid, slice the oranges and serve chilled!


All nutrition facts are estimations and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 116
  • Fat: .2g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4.1g

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