Stained Glass Jello




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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

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Step 1: Ingredients

You can make this with up to 4 different colors/flavors of Jell-O.
  • 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)
  • Water

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.




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    8 years ago on Introduction

    I made a multi coloured one for the MIL. She loves jelly and loved this. It tasted sorta like jelly and cream. I used the old school Tupperware jelly ring! Twas YUM!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the great instructable! Just pulled mine out of the fridge and my kids love them!

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    Question 2 months ago on Step 1

    Is there a way I can make the milk Jell-O coconut based? Should I mix coconut milk with the condensed or just have it be the coconut milk alone?


    3 years ago

    Tried it out to take them to work eith me. Turns out fairly decent


    I made it for my grandkids, two weeks before Halloween Party. I used orange and lime Jello. Made it for the 4th of July, looking for something to add to the table.

    has anyone tried making this with say almond or rice milk? We can't have dairy or soy in our house.... hmmmm....


    6 years ago on Introduction

    OMG, I'm about to have the best Jello shots at a party EVAR.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Is there a substitute for the milk based jello? Can I use a light colored jello (peach) and milk base it?


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Made This Beautiful Stained Glass Jello For My Sons Birthday Today!!! Wow! It Looked Like I Had It Made By A Specialty Shop!!! My Son Loves Cinnamon And Vanilla So I Did Add 1 teaspoon Vanilla And A Few Good Shakes Of Cinnamon! Boy Oh Boy Was This A Hit At The Party!!! Enjoy! Had Fun Making It!!!!

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    8 years ago on Step 4

    I never tried to use a milk product as a jello base. I will make sure to stir the mix with the gelatin and 1 and 1/2 cups hot water very well. Then stir in the milk..I keep stirring till the milk and gelatin get a chance to become one. Oh this is fun! as well as adds nutrition to the mixture. Great to have in the fridge for summer.

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    8 years ago on Step 6

    I can not wait to make this with my daughter! She loves Jell-O, sometimes we buy desserts like this from the supermarket, but this looks like such a fun project! Now I'm going to get a fun jello mold to make this in!!! Like a bunt.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Step 6

    Putting it in a bunt cake pan would look awesome!

    I'd imagine you could also try it with those jello molds (I think the egg ones would be awesome, but I think it depends on how much of the two other color jellos you could fit in the molds to make it worth it.) I think this would be fun to try. I'm not a huge fan of jello but this would be fun to make with the kids.


    8 years ago on Step 6

    These look AWESOME! There's only one ingredient missing--vodka! :)

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