Sunday, July 03, 2011

Red, White and Blue Broken Glass Jell-o

Happy 4th of July!  So proud to be an American and grateful for all I’m blessed with!  Thankful also for our military troops and their continuing to fight for our freedoms!

DSCF5891 Thought I’d share this really fun gelatin I made.  We had some friends who were visiting from Arizona over for lunch.  I have seen this on a number of blogs over the years and thought it would be fun to make with red, white and blue.  You can use any color of Jell-o with any flavor and as many colors as you’d like, so this would be perfect for any occasion using colors to suit the holiday, etc. 

The blog I immediately thought of was The Food Librarian.  Mary has made different version of this broken glass Jell-o many times.  It’s really simple and looks great (minus my bubbles on the top-I didn’t take the time to remove them and I should have before the Jell-o went in the fridge for the night.  I love how nicely this cuts and it would have been perfect cut with a star shaped cookie cutter. 

You can see Mary’s simple instructions on the link to her blog.  Her Jell-o squares are perfect.  Make up to four different colors of gelatin.  In this case, I made two red cherry flavored and two blue berry flavored Jell-o.  After the colors set, you cut them into little cubes and add them to a 9x13 pan.

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After that, which set up in 2-3 hours, a simple gelatin is made with sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free).  That is poured over the colored Jell-o and chills overnight.

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This was a fun addition to our lunch!  (So fun to see the Peterson’s and most of the Kennedy’s!)

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15 comments:

Lisa said...

This jello is always so cool!

jillbert said...

This is really pretty! I actually think the bubbles look cool.

Phyllis said...

I love this. It is so pretty!

peachkins said...

I love cathedral window! and what a great idea making it for 4th of july..

Pegasuslegend said...

I almost tried this wished I had found your recipe before I made it, looks so cool I saw this online but wasn't sure what is was going to look like, bookmarking for the next holiday, thanks for posting looks so cute the kids would love it!

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

We are making the same thing today! One of my boys wants to try to make it in the shape of a flag so we will see what happens!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Very cool!

Cooking Foodie said...

That looks so cool!

Momstart said...

Looks so good!

Desserts In My Kitchen said...

This Jello simply looks amazing. Happy 4th of July :)

Baking Ribbons said...

The jello cubes look like rubies and sapphires! My family would love this dessert. You could make it for Fall with orange and mix green and red jello to make brown. Or the "holiday" season with cherry and lime, or just blueberry and the white gelatin mix for Chankah!

Dan said...

Very cool effect.

Lisa~~ said...

Love it, so festive!

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Shelby said...

I always say I want to make this then I forget all about it! Looks so patriotic!

Gary Farnam said...

That is really cool looking! Coincidentally, I have been giving away a free 4th of July recipe ebook that you might like. It has lots of good ole American favorites recipes >> Free 4th of July Recipes