Valentine Jell-O Dessert | Kid Friendly Things To Do

White and Red Jell-O Hearts come together to make this beautiful Jell-O Valentine Recipe. Easy to make and so pretty.

Valentine Jell-O Recipe

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. 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.

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You’ll Need:

  • 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!:

  • So that's how you make white jello!
  • **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:
  • White & Red Valentine 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
  • White & Red Valentine Jello
  • Add the 1&1/2 cups of boiling water to the gelatine mixture
  • White & Red Valentine Jello
  • and stir
  • Add sweetened condensed milk, and stir in
  • Let sit for a while to cool off – you don’t want it to melt the red jello that you waited 3 hours for – it will still be warm to touch – Luke-warm
  • White & Red Valentine Jello
  • 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
  • White & Red Valentine Jello
  • Valentine Jello
  • 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”
  • White & Red Valentine Jello
  • Pour some of the white jello over the colored pieces
  • Set in the fridge to allow the white to set up – about 15 minutes
  • White & Red Valentine Jello
  • Pull out of the refrigerator, and add another layer of colored jello
  • White & Red Valentine Jello
  • And, pour more white jello over that
  • Pop back into the fridge to set for another 15 minutes
  • Valentine Jello
  • 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
  • White & Red Valentine Jello
  • If some of the white Jello found its 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.
  • White & Red Valentine Jello
  • Enjoy your delicious, and beautiful creation!

*In my search, I found a  couple of different white jello recipes. One that I found was at Food Librarian, and another by – who else? JELLO

~Melissa –