Yesterday, I had some fun with jello. It’s such a versatile and yummy dessert. I’ve had this idea for a couple of weeks, now, and finally tackled the American Flag made out of jello. Wouldn’t this be awesome at a Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day picnic? Here’s what I did to make this fun Jello Dessert:
Here’s a quick Video to show you how I make this American Flag Shaped Jello…
*Because the Jello needs to set up – Make this one day ahead, or at least a few hours before your function.
- 6 packages of cherry jello
- 6 cups of hot water
- 2 packages of blue jello
- 2 cups of hot water
- A 9x 13 pan
- A refrigerated bottle of whipped cream
- We’ll start with red:
- Combine the 6 packages of cherry jello with 6 cups of hot water, and stir until dissolved
- Grease a 9×13 pan with mayonnaise – a trick my mom taught me. Rub the mayonnaise around the pan until it becomes transparent. You will not taste the mayonnaise!
- Pour red jello mixture into the 9×13 pan and carefully walk over to the refrigerator. Let the jello set up in the refrigerator for about 3 hours
*If you don’t like my red rim around the side of the pan, then this would be the time to wipe it off. Once the jello sets, it’s hard to wipe away.
- Dissolve the blue jello in the 2 cups of hot water, and let it cool off until it is only warm. You do not want the hot water to dissolve the red you’ve waited so patiently for
- Now, carve out the rectangle in the upper left corner of the pan. My rectangle is about 4″x3″. This is for the Blue section of the American Flag
*I served the cut out section of red to the kids! Happy Day 🙂 But, I think it would be fun to take the leftover jello and cut it into cubes. Just put the blue and red jello cubes in a bowl and serve alongside the flag. Guests can add whipped cream to the top of their cubes.
- Pour the cooled off blue jello into the cutout rectangle, making the blue about even with the height of the red. I learned that you should go a little below the red so the blue does not spillover. Carefully transfer the jello back to the refrigerator, and let the blue set up for about 3 hours
- *The easiest thing to do, would be to pour the blue section into the rectangle while the pan is already in the refrigerator
- Cut some strips out of the red jello for the white whipped cream to go into
- Fill the empty strips with whipped cream
*You can full the whipped cream sections at least a few hours before you are ready to serve. Cover and refrigerate. The whipped cream stars might spread out a little bit as the whipped cream warms up. That you might want to do right before serving
- When you’re ready to serve, add some dollops of whipped cream for stars on top of the blue section
- Happy Fourth of July!
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com – fun foods, party ideas, crafts, recipes, and fun things to do with the whole family!