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Oktoberfest Dessert “Beer Mug”

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Look at these sweet beer mugs: I can’t believe it’s not beer! Two Jell-O flavors mixed and then topped with a divine lemon cream! Looks like real beer, right? The absolute perfect Oktoberfest dessert!

Video How To Make Oktoberfest Dessert “Beer Mug”

I got some little glasses at Dollar Tree. They are “Dessert Glasses”, $1 for three. I used them in the years before for this Oktoberfest dessert but recently found some tiny beer glasses at Target and now use them instead. If you are looking for little beer mugs, here are some at amazon: https://amzn.to/3RtjBXt

Oktoberfest food

The “Beer” is simply a mix of lemon and apricot Jell-O and if you would like your beer to have a lighter color, just use lemon Jell-O allone. The foam on the “beer” is a wonderful fluffy German lemon cream. Now, if you would like to have your beer dessert taste like beer, you can simply substitute the cold water for the Jello-O with some stale beer and use only lemon flavor for the Jello.

looks like beer but it's Jell-O

There is not much to tell about how to make the Jell-O. You simply follow the instructions and then fill the glasses up to about 1/2 inch under the rim. Put them in the fridge and let them get solid.

Jello-O Beer shots

The lemon cream I had to figure out how to do it with US ingredients since our German Gelatine comes in sheets and needs to be soaked while here in the US the Gelatine is a powder. I figured it out: 4 sheets of gelatine equal 2 tsps. of powdered gelatine. So here you have the perfect Oktoberfest Dessert for your beer party, enjoy!

Jello Shot with beer

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Oktoberfest beer dessert

Oktoberfest Dessert Beer Mugs

It’s not beer … it’s a dessert!
4.58 from 14 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling time overall 6 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Party Food, Sweets
Cuisine German
Servings 8 servings
Calories 303 kcal


  • 1 package Jell-O Peach
  • 1 package Jell-O Lemon
  • some water (or optional also beer)
  • 2 tsp Gelatine (or 4 sheets)
  • 150 ml lemon juice (about 1 1/2 lemons)
  • 150 g sugar
  • 150 g yoghurt
  • 300 g wipping cream


  • Use the Jell-O according to package the instructions. Optional: Use stale beer instead of the cold water.
    Fill the Jello into the dessert glasses, leaving a little bit of space to the rim of the glasses. Chill in the fridge for about 4 hours or until solid.
    1 package Jell-O Peach, 1 package Jell-O Lemon, some water (or optional also beer)
  • Put the lemon juice in a small saucepan and sprinkle the gelatine on top. Let soak for a few minutes.
    2 tsp Gelatine, 150 ml lemon juice (about 1 1/2 lemons)
  • Stir in the 1/2 cup sugar.
    150 g sugar
  • Heat the juice just enough to let the sugar and gelatine dissolve but don't let it get too hot, otherwise it won't gel later.
  • Let cool down, then add the yogurt, stir and put into the fridge.
    150 g yoghurt
  • When the mass starts to become slightly solid, whip the cream and mix it with the mass.
    300 g wipping cream
  • Create an even cream.
  • Spoon or pipe the cream on top of the "beer". If it's too liquid, let it chill in the fridge for a bit to gel a little more.
  • Put in the fridge until solid.
  • Serve cold!


For the servings, it depends very much on the size of the glass you use. It can be anything between 6 and 12 glasses of this dessert. Just test how many of your beer glasses you can fill from 4 cups of water.
If you live outside the US and don’t have Jell-O, just use any other brand of Jelly.
Happy Oktoberfest!


Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 563IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword glutenfree, Oktoberfest, sweet
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4 thoughts on “Oktoberfest Dessert “Beer Mug””

  1. I’m in Aus and want to make these but not sure which yoghurt you’re talking about or what would be the best to get here. Any advice please? Thank you!

    1. Here in the US we can buy “Greek Yoghurt” which is basically a yogurt that has been strained so it becomes a bit denser. You can use any yogurt that is available to you and just make the recipe with that since, in Germany, there is no Greek Yoghurt either.

  2. I shall do that next week for my German week menu for the kids, they can have, then a “beer” under age

  3. 5 stars
    I couldn’t find apricot jello so settled for lemon. This was so good. I brought them to a oktoberfest party. Several people also brought different jello shots. Mine were the first to go and people were disappointed they were gone.

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