I love getting creative with jello! Last year, I made an American Flag out of Jello. I was so proud of that creation, and the kids loved eating it! This year, I tried tilting individual glasses for some more Patriotic Jello fun! Here’s to the Red, White, and Blue!:

**Do this a day in advance, or the morning of your party. The jello takes several hours to set up – allow for about 6-8 hours of refrigeration 🙂

You’ll Need:

  • 2 packages of red jello
  • 2 cups of hot, and 2 cups of cold water
  • 2 packages of blue  jello
  • 2 cups of hot water, and 2 cups of cold water
  • 2 packets of Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of hot water
  • 1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • whipped cream
  • red licorice sticks

Now:

  • How fun! Individual Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Jello! Super cool dessert for summer BBQs!
  • Prepare the red jello by stirring  2 cups of hot water with the red granules, until they are dissolved
  • Add the cold water
  • Grab a large rectangular deep pan, and a dish towel
  • Tilt clear glasses on their side at both of the long edges of the pan
  • Place a dish towel in between the rows to buffer the glasses, and hold them in place
  • Pour the red jello into the tilted glasses with any method you can think of!
  • Allow that to set up in the refrigerator for about 3 hours!
  • Now, this is when I prepared the white jello. In hindsight, it would have gone smoother if I had done blue next. Feel free to swap out these last 2 steps: Pouring the warm blue jello over the middle layer of white, and holding your breath that the white doesn’t melt, and turn the blue into light blue…might be a teensy bit stressful. But, if you’re up for it, here’s the tutorial on the white jello 🙂
  • In a medium size bowl, mix the 1/2 cup of cold water with the 2 packages of unflavored gelatin
  • Let that sit for about 5 minutes
  • Add the 1 & 1/2 cups of hot water to that mixture, and stir
  • Stir in the Condensed milk
  • Pour the white jello over the red jello that has set up
  • Allow that to set up – about 1/2 hour, or longer if you have time
  • Next, prepare the blue jello using the 2 packages of blue jello, 2 cups of hot water, and 2 cups of cold water
  • Allow the jello to cool down to luke-warm, so it does not melt the white jello
  • Pour the blue over the other 2 layers of jello – Allow that to set up for about 3 hours
  • How fun! Individual Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Jello! Super cool dessert for summer BBQs!
  • When you are ready, add whipped topping, and a licorice stick to the top! 🙂
  • How fun! Individual Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Jello! Super cool dessert for summer BBQs!

~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

 


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