Papaya Jell-O Mimosas

Papaya Mimosas with Jell-O

Papaya Jell-O Mimosas

My mom used to feed us lime green Jell-O when we were sick.  She would make it in a big blue bowl, stash it in the fridge and scoop out as needed.  I hated it. 

I had three Jell-O shots in college. I threw up. I hated myself.

As a newlywed I received a complete set of easy, Jell-O dessert treats as a wedding present.  No name was left on the gift tag.  I hated those books.

One Christmas I was asked to bring a cherry Jell-O mold for our Christmas party. I made it, scowled the entire time and not once did I lick my fingers.  I hate Jell-O molds.

I gave birth to my daughter, nursed her, showered her and did not sleep a wink the entire first year of her life.  One day she fell ill and I rushed to the store to pick up her meds, Vicks vapor rub and …yup…lime green Jell-O-O. 

I called my mom that night and we laughed.  I’ve decided to give Jell-O another chance.

Be an adult and reason with my emotions.  I made Jell-O mimosas, see I’m trying.


Jell-O Papaya Mimosas


Papaya Jell-O Mimosas

Yield: makes 4-6


  • ¼ cup fresh papaya juice
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin
  • 1/3 cup cold club soda or champagne
  • 1 cup freshly whipped cream


  1. Heat papaya juice over medium heat until warm.
  2. Add to gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in club soda.
  4. Fill small tea cups or coffee cups with gelatin.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  6. Serve with whipped cream


adapted from Jell-O



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