Friday, February 18, 2011

Happiness: Rainbow Jell-O

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I've been in a funk over the past week.
I loathe funks.
So I decided to share a old favorite happy recipe
and spread some happiness.

You'll need FIVE 6oz boxes of Jell-O.
I used 5 different colors.

TWO boxes of Knox Gelatin
One can sweetened condensed milk

Step One
Mix 3 packages of Knox gelatin in 1 1/2 cups boiling water.
Mix until dissolved.
Add sweetened condensed milk to Knox gelatin mixture.
Set aside.

Step 2
Mix 3 packages of Knox gelatin with 1 1/4 cups boiling water.
Mix until dissolved.
Set aside.

Step Three
Dissolve 1 box of Jell-O in 1 cup boiling water.
I started with blue because I wanted it on the bottom.
You can start with whatever color you'd like :)

Step Four
Add 1/4 cup of the Knox gelatin mixture to the Jell-O.
Pour into a 9x13 glass dish.

Step Five
Now the waiting begins!
Let set in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
I did 20 minutes and my layers were perfectly set.

Step Six
Pour 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk mixture over the Jell-O layer.

Step 7
Let sweetened condensed milk layer set up in refrigerator.
I let mine set 10 minutes and it was golden.
While I waited, I repeated Step 3 with the next color.
That way I was ready to add the next Jell-O
when the milk layer was set.

Repeat Steps 3-7 with the remaining four flavors.
Do not try to be speedy and use the freezer :)
My layer order was: blue, milk, green, milk, yellow, milk, orange, milk, redAnd VOILA!
You now have a beautiful rainbow Jell-O
to wow your friends and children :)

It can sit out of the refrigerator for up to three hours.
You can dig in with one big bite.

Or you can pull it apart and eat the layers separately like my Boy :)


ETA: Because the process takes a couple hours to complete,
your milk mixture and your Knox gelatin mixture
might solidify during the process.
Don't panic!
You can just pop them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds
and VOILA! back to liquid form.


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GretchenP said...

YAY!!! i'm double excited! you had me at the rainbow jello defunking recipe.. then i see i'm the winner!! :) thank you sooo much! have a great day! :)

Amy said...

I had a friend in grammer school, her Mom always made rainbow jello. I thought that was so cool. I never knew hownit was made.... Until know. Thanks, that is so fun, can't wait to try it.

Unknown said...

Love this!! It looks so pretty! Hope it put an end to your funk, do you think it would cure the flu we have going on in our house?

malia said...

This is so awesome and perfect for st.patty's day!
xo malia

Bethany said...

Well. that's a treat that would certainly make me happy!!!

adrienzgirl said...

This is soooo cool! My son saw it and he said it was "SICK!", that means you are awesome! :P

Katie@a mom, a wife, and a me said...

OMG I love this (I honestly have never seen it before) we have a DR seuss first birthday coming up and this is making an apperance! I hope it helps your funk knowing that I have now tagged so many things of yours to my favorites that last night my husband gave you your very own folder on our side3 bar! :)

Sassy Sites! said...

This is such a great idea! My kids would LOVE this! I'm going to have to try it with them on Monday... you know, school's out! UGH!!!

Tasha said...

Yum! My Mom always makes this on Christmas Eve. I think it would be fun any time :) Yeah for finding something fun to do when you were in a funk. I have kind of been in one lately too. I cannot seem to shake it. Heres to hoping for a little shake this week :) Maybe I need to make this!

Katrina said...

Okay, how awesome is this?!!??
Mom of nine here (hello!! waving my hand at ya!!!) and we love us some Jello over here...but I'm so very B O R I N G and just make it in a bowl, and then just spoon it out for them. I've been doing this for 18+ years. I know, very boring. My poor kids. I'm ashamed.

That is why I'm so glad i found your blog because, wow you have some neat ideas! Whenever I use one of your ideas at home, I won't let you know....BUT if I blog about it? Then I'll link back to you, okay? Give credit where it's due!

So glad I found your blog. I'm your new follower :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful treat! Wouldn't it be so fun to make for a kids party! Gonna have to keep this in mind!

Cherie said...

Yumm! My neighbor used to make those years ago and I have been wanting to know how to make! I am so excited! I am also a new follower!

Trisha B said...

I love this idea! I'm going to make it soon! I'm going to link to this post on my FB!

annies home said...

love jello desserts so easy and often inexpensive to create thanks for sharing this I am going to link to this post on my blog Annies Home @

Brandi said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Especially for kiddos to eat! :)

Laura said...

Oh gosh...amazing! I don't really like Jello but I want to make this because it's just so pretty!

Stephani said...

This is great, my 10 year old brothers are coming for the weekend, so I think we'll make this. :) I've seen it before, but never made it. Thanks for the recipes and for the pictures :)

Molly Anne said...

That... is flippin' awesome. I seriously bought 8 boxes of gelatin today, although I think I only ended up with three different colors - rats! But I will totally be trying this! I love little things like this to break out of any doldrums. :D

PaperVine said...

LOVE this idea - have never seen it before! Visiting from Whipperberry

Unknown said...

I have seen rainbow cake but never rainbow jelly. My daughter loves making jelly! This would be a fun project to do with her.

Check out the giveaway on my blog from ElizabethHoton! She has the most adorable tees for kids.

DIY Party Mom said...

What a yummy, colorful treat. This would be great as a sweet party dessert.

I had to share it on my Shout Out Sunday blogpost.

Thanks for sharing.

The SPANGLER said...

wow! Just looking at the photo of this dessert makes me smile (and get a little craving for some sweet jelly!) Looks fantastic... will definitely have to make this with my girls to brighten up the next rainy indoor day... Thanks
The Spangler @
The Quick Unpick

LocalFunForKids said...

I love this! I really dislike Jello, but somehow, adding the condensed milk actually make it looks so good. I have to try it.
You should link these up with Fun for Kids Friday on

LocalFunForKids said...

I don't know if my comment went through... but I had to say I LOVE THIS idea. I'm not a fan of jello, but this looks so good!
You should link these up with Fun for Kids Friday on

Emily Carter said...

I wanted to let you know we featured this on WhipperBerry today. Come grab a featured button if you would like!

Melanie said...

I can't wait to make this for my boys, they love jello! Thanks for sharing! I found you from Skip to My Lou. I would love for you to check out my blog!


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glamourpuss said...

This is so fun! It made me smile when I saw it!! :)

Amy said...

Love this! It reminds me so much of making layers in my soaps... especially the waiting...! :)

Stacey said...

Looks yummy and super cute!!

Mozer said...

We used to have something similar at all our birthday parties when we were kids. My mom never made that many layers though! :) Looks fantastic!

IcedJems said...

Found you on Tip Me Tuesday - what a great tutorial, thanks so much for sharing! :) Love Iced Jems x

Lisa Cash said...

I popped over from Today's Creative Blog. This is the cutest thing I've seen awhile. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

This is such a cute idea! I will be making this for my daycare on St. Patricks day! from your newest follower.

That Crazy Ajumma said...

I love it!
Very colorful!
I've been wanting to do the same thing with a cake.
After I do that I'll have to come back and follow your directions to make a jello one!

AllieMakes! said...

This is AWESOME! I have never made it with SCmilk... only ever yogurt! I bet this taste SO yummy!!
And my daughter would LOVE this surprise in her lunch box!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

Northern-Peekaboo said...

love it!

Barb said...

I love this jello. But how do you get the milk stuff and the knox stuff to not harden in between making your layers? Did I do something wrong?

proud parents said...

Love this oldie recipe, but instead of the knox and evap. milk, I've always used sour cream. Thanks for sharing.

Fi said...

Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! i want to try it and then make it for my daughters birthday! I love rainbows and this is so cute - I want to put purple jelly too!

Holly said...

Way cool!
Now I know what I'm taking to the lunch potluck on St Patrick's Day at one of my volunteer groups.

Grandpas Cook said...

I've made this for years. And now my girls make it for their families.
I also make it with sour cream or yogurt instead of the milk and knox.

Rhiannon said...

totally awsome! i want to attempt this again, I tried once and my fridge wasnt level and well... you can just imagine what happened LOL

Holly said...

Made a small batch today ...just as a test run before making for my volunteer group ... came out really well.

Will pick up larger boxes of Jello tomorrow while on base ....
Thanks so much for sharing this!


Amanda at Amanda's Parties To Go said...

I'm sharing this wonderful recipe today on my blog... you did such a great job with this one!

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

My boys and I made this Jello this afternoon to go along with our theme for the week: COLORS! I told everyone to come check out this great tutorial on your blog! You did such a great job showing it off! Thanks!

bethany said...

quick question about the gelatine. How many teaspoons/tablesppons are in a packet? I'm in NZ and we have gelatine sold in a big box that you have to measure out - nothing as fancy as pre-measured sachets!

Kerry said...

I've done something very similar to this! Instead of the evaporated milk, though, I used sour cream. You use a 3 oz box of Jell-O mixed with water (I think we use about 1C), but you split it in half (when mixed) and one half you mix in 1/3C sour cream. That layer goes down first, set for 30 mins in the fridge, and then the "clear" layer of the same color can go on top for another 30 mins in the fridge. This is cool 'coz then the "foggy" layers are actually tinted colors!

Lindsay Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

This is so cute. My kid would love them. I also wanted you to know that I featured this today at

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