Intro: Stained Glass Jello
Stained glass Jell-O is a fun, festive treat for holidays and parties. Choose colors to represent the theme! Here I went with red white and blue - great for 4th of July, Bastille Day, or even a brief appearance in the World Cup.
This would be great in colors to represent your school or favorite sports team. I originally saw this idea on the great blog, Just Jenn
Step 1: Ingredients
- 4 small boxes (3 oz. each) or 2 large boxes (6 oz. each) of Jell-O or store brand gelatin (I used one box of 6oz. berry blue one 6 oz. box of cherry)
- 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (the box I used was marked Net Wt. 1 oz - don't know if that means each envelope is one ounce or the entire package is one ounce)
Step 2: Make Jell-os (Jell-oes?)
Dissolve each small box of jello in one cup boiling water - large boxes each get two - in a container. I used 9" square tupperware-type containers for the two large boxes.
Chill at least three hours, until firm. I left them in the refrigerator overnight. They give your fridge a nice fruity scent!
After chilling all of the flavors, cut them into small blocks.
Step 3: Cut It Up
Carefully mix up the cubes of jello in a 9"x13" pan, using your hands to gently toss the colors together.
Step 4: Make Milk Jello
In a separate bowl (larger than the first one I have pictured) measure 1/2 cup cold water. Sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin on top. Let the gelatin "bloom" or thicken for a few minutes, and add 1 1/2 (one and a half) cups boiling water and dissolve.
Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and allow to cool to room temperature.
Step 5: Mix It Up
Pour cooled milk mixture over jello. If the milk gelatin isn't cool enough, it will cause the colors to run. Sadness!
Step 6: Cut and Share
Chill overnight, and cut into blocks. The sweet milky gelatin elevates this fruity dessert to new heights. It's time to re-discover jello!
This treat can be kept for up to a week in the refrigerator.