Monday, June 27, 2011

Rainbow Gelatin Cubes

Last Easter I posted this recipe but I never showed any pictures. I only know of one person, Stephanie, who told me she made it for her girls.

Here’s the deal. This July 4th, I think you should make it. If you are having a little get-together more than likely there will be kids there. And if your kids are anything like my kids, potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw aren’t their favorite side dishes. Now they will have something else to eat besides chips. If you don’t have any kids, this will make you a star to the parents and kids.

Like the title suggests, you need to plan ahead. I figure it takes about 2 1/2 hours to make plus more overnight time to chill thoroughly.

These are the ingredients you need plus water . Make the layers any color you want. I love this Tupperware container. The jello doesn’t stick like it might in a glass or metal dish. If you need Tupperware, I can hook you up. Winking smile


Get a helper if you can. Because they like stirring things. However, since this takes such a long time, the kids might get bored and wander away. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out how to handle that situation.


This is the soften gelatin/condensed milk. And iced coffee (without the ice). Okay, it was watered down lukewarm coffee. Crying face


Here it is chillin’ in the fridge. 20 minutes. No more, no less or out pops a jello baby.


Just kidding. See the layers? Fun! Yummy!


Here’s the empty pan. I took this to our block party and as you can see, they loved it! I didn’t get a shot of a single serving because of being at the block party. Grabbing my camera and taking a picture of my jello might have been a little awkward in front of my neighbors.


Rainbow Gelatin Cubes

4 packages (3 oz. each) assorted flavored gelatin
6 envelopes unflavored gelatin, divided
5 ¾ c. boiling water, divided
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
¼ c. cold water

In a bowl, combine one package flavored gelatin and one envelope unflavored gelatin. Stir in 1 c. boiling water until dissolved. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch pan that is coated with non-stick spray. Refrigerate until almost set but not firm, about 20 minutes.
In a bowl, combine the condensed milk and 1 cu. boiling water. In another bowl, sprinkle two envelops unflavored gelatin over the cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in ¾ c boiling water. Add to the milk mixture. Pour 1 c. of the creamy gelatin mixture over the first flavored gelatin layer. Refrigerate until firm, about 25 minutes.
Repeat from beginning of recipe three times, alternating creamy gelatin layers with flavored gelatin. Chill each layer until firm before pouring next layer on top. Refrigerate for at least an hour after completing last layer before cutting into 1 inch squares.
Makes about 9 dozen cubes (if you cut really small) recipe from a Taste of Home submission


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