Red White Blue Jello

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Every 4th of July, people across America gather for patriotic parades, big BBQ and potluck gatherings, and fireworks displays. Great food is always at the center of celebrating America’s Independence Day with neighbors, friends, and family.  It is the one holiday during the summer where wearing red, white, and blue is standard along with everything than can be decorated from centerpieces to desserts.

Today’s recipe is one of my most favorite treats to bring to a 4th of July gathering.  Red, white, and blue Jello is always a delightful and welcomed crowd favorite.  It is a fun food people always enjoy!

Most people are familiar with regular Jello squares of a singular color or flavor.  Layered Jello takes much more time to make, but is well worth the labor.  By pouring one layer of cooled gelatin over a layer that is completely set, you can easily start layering each color until you achieve the desired effect.

When people see these Jello squares they are both excited and intrigued.  The 4th of July is the perfect holiday to share this treat with your gathering. They’ll vanish quickly because they really stand out – even on a crowded dessert table.  Happy 4th!

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Red White Blue Jello

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A fun multi-colored layered jello treat. Red, white, and blue layers of Jello cut into bite sized pieces.

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Ingredients

  • One 6 oz. box blue colored Jello
  • 4 packets unflavored gelatin (Knox)
  • One 6 oz. box red colored Jello
  • One – 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  1. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with non-stick spray. Using a paper towel, gently go over the baking pan to make sure it is fully but lightly coated.
  2. Add 2 cups of boiling water to a large bowl. Add the blue Jello and 1 packet of Knox. Allow the Knox to gel up (1 minute). Stir until the Jello has completely dissolved. Equally divide the warm Jello between two containers.
  3. Place the baking pan in the refrigerator so it is level. Slowly pour one of the blue Jello filled container into the baking pan making sure the base is completely covered. Allow the Jello to cool and set in the refrigerator for 25 minutes. The remaining blue container should stay on the counter to cool off slowly.
  4. Add one cup of boiling water to a bowl. Sprinkle two packets of gelatin over the water and allow it to gel (1 minute). Stir in the condensed milk. Stir the water, milk, and gelatin until it has dissolved. Equally divide the mixture between 3 containers.
  5. Add 2 cups of boiling water to a large bowl. Add the red Jello and 1 packet of Knox. Allow the Knox to gel up (1 minute). Stir until the Jello has completely dissolved. Equally divide the warm Jello between two containers.
  6. Once the blue layer is set, add one of the white containers (make sure it is not warm but room temperature before adding) of milk Jello and make sure it is evenly distributed. Allow this layer to cool for 25 minutes.
  7. Add a cooled red layer once the white layer is set.
  8. Add a cooled white layer once the red layer is set.
  9. Add a cooled blue layer once the white layer is set.
  10. Add a cooled red layer once the white layer is set.
  11. Allow the Jello pan to cool for at least an hour before cutting into desired pieces.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 5 Hours

Yield: 18


Alice-Currah-169x215Alice Currah is the publisher of popular food blog, Savory Sweet Life. Her approachable everyday recipes are accompanied by beautiful step by step photos and have been featured online at Martha Stewart, Real Simple, The Pioneer Woman, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, Saveur, iVillage and many more. In March 2010, Forbes.com featured Alice as one of “Eight of the Very Best Food Bloggers.” You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

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