I hope you didn’t like I was going to leave you without any 4th of July desserts. I’m here just in time with an easy, quick, and semi-homemade patriotic treat. What makes this dessert semi-homemade is that I used store-bought Jello boxes. Normally I would never buy ready-made products like this, but for this recipe it definitely works best.
To create the Stained Glass effect, all you do is “make” 2 different flavors of Jello – 1 red and 1 blue. Cut the Jello into small cubes and then add a mixture of sweetened condensed milk and gelatin. This creates your white color. After you let it set and chill in the refrigerator, you have a beautiful red, white, and blue worthy of any 4th of July celebration!
I’ll be back Monday with an even easier 4th of July snack :).
Patriotic Stained Glass Jello
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Makes: 1 9x13 pan, about 18 2-inch squares
6 ounces (1 large box) Strawberry or Cherry Jello (or any Red Jello)
6 ounces (1 large box) Berry Jello (or any Blue Jello)
2 tablespoons (2 envelopes) Unflavored Gelatin
14 ounces (1 can) Sweetened Condensed Milk
5 ½ cups Boiling Water, plus ½ cup Cold Water
Place each 6-ounce Jello box in an 8-inch square cake pan. Pour 2 cups of boiling water in each pan. Stir until the Jello dissolves. Place both pans in the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours.
Once chilled, cut the Jello into small cubes. (I find that it’s easiest to cut the cubes right in the pans.) Place both the red and blue Jello cubes in a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, dissolve the gelatin into ½ cup of water. Allow the gelatin to develop and harden, about 3-5 minutes. Add the remaining 1½ cups of boiling water to the gelatin and stir until the gelatin dissolves into the water. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir to combine. Leave the mixture on the counter to cool completely.
Once cooled, add the milk mixture to the cubed Jello. Gently stir to incorporate the milk into the Jello. Place the pan in the refrigerator to chill for another 3 hours, or overnight.
Once completely chilled, cut the Jello into 2-inch cubes. Serve immediately. If not serving the Jello right away, keep it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.