Valentine Jello! White Jello With Red Hearts – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com
Last Sunday, I tackled white jello! It took me a while to figure out how in the world people turn jello white! As far as I could remember there were no white jello packets. Hmm…I looked online and didn’t turn up a whole lot. That’s when I put a call into my mom – the Jello Queen! She happened to be with her quilting friends. They’re always shopping for fabric, somewhere in the Indiana/Illinois vicinity. With the help of many wise women, I figured out the magic of white jello! With the mention of stained glass jello, and a little surfing the web…I found the secret! It’s sweetened condensed milk! Cool! Here’s the how to for this particular jello dessert:
- 2 small packs of cherry jello – or other red jello
- 2 cups of boiling water
- Below are the ingredients for the White Part of the Jello:
- 2 packs of unflavored gelatine
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- 1&1/2 cups of boiling water
- 1 14 0z. can of sweetened condensed milk
- The mold that I used for this is called the Dimension Queen of Hearts Pan by Wilton
Now, on to the instructions!:
- **I started this one by layering red, then white, red, and finally white! I started with red, and let that set up before moving on to the white.
- You’ll need to mix the 2 packs cherry jello with 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the Jello is dissolved. We are going for a firm jello-jiggler type Jello! Pour the red mixture into a greased 9×13 pan and pop in the fridge to set up – you will cut heart shapes out of this.
- Now, wait a few hours for this to set up and then you can move onto the white jello
- White Jello:
- You’ll need to combine 2 packets of the unflavored gelatine with the 1/2 cup of COLD water – mix to distribute
- Let set up – about 4 minutes
- Add the 1&1/2 cups of boiling water to the gelatine mixture
- and stir
- Add sweetened condensed milk, and stir in. *I don’t usually beat my cans into submission, but my can opener broke! Hey…A girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do! 😉
- Let set for a while to cool off – you don’t want it to melt your red jello that you waited 3 hours for! – it will still be warm to touch – Luke-warm
- I cut my red jello into hearts (I believe it was a standard 3 in. cookie cutter) – but you could just cut cubes if you don’t have hearts for a stained glass look
- Place the red jello pieces into your greased jello mold – Thanks to my mom’s shopping addiction…I happen to have a fancy Wilton Valentine mold! If you don’t have this heart mold, use whatever you have on hand – it will be beautiful! If you feel that you absolutely must have this exact mold – you can usually find them at Michaels Craft Store, or you can find it online. It’s called “The Dimension Queen of Hearts Pan”
- Pour some of the white jello over the colored pieces
- Set in the fridge to allow the white to set up – about 15 minutes
- Pull out of the refrigerator, and add another layer of colored jello
- And, pour more white jello over that
- Pop back into the fridge to set for another 15 minutes
- It should be ready to pull out of your pan and display. You can usually loosen the Jello by running a little warm water over the bottom, and sides of the mold. Another trick is to give the Jello a little nudge by gingerly loosening the sides with a knife by running the knife along the edge of the pan.
- Invert the pan over your serving tray, or cake stand
- If some of the white Jello found it’s way to the bottom of the pan, then you might find that your red hearts are covered by a thin layer of white. Gently use a knife to peel it off, and reveal the red hearts.
- Enjoy your delicious, and beautiful creation!
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com