Monday, July 4, 2011

Stained Glass Jello and more 4th of July Recipes

Oh what can be better than a BBQ with great friends and family for the 4th of July?  Not much in book! 

This year I decided to make stained glass jello for the 4th of July.  SO MUCH FUN!  My kiddos loved the look and it was really easy.  Also don't forget to try out some of the other recipes below that I found while I was looking through other sites!

I'm linking this post, go check out all the other cool recipes!

Stained Glass Jello
Recipe Source: I have no idea, this stuff is all over the Internet!

4 small boxes (3 oz. each) of Jell-O or store brand "gelatin dessert" in different colors. (I used two boxes of raspberry and two boxes of blue berry flavor)
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (that Knox stuff)

For each flavor, dissolve one box of jello in one cup of boiling water. Pour into a container and chill
until firm.  Don't do anything with the sweetened condensed milk and unflavored gelatin yet.

After chilling the jello cut it into small blocks. Carefully mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 pan.

In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1 1/2 cup boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and cool. Pour cooled milk mixture over jello and chill overnight.

Cut into blocks or shapes and serve!

4th of July Cupcakes by A Cook's Quest

 4th of July Cookie Cake by Plum Pudding

Flag Cake by Crafty Mama

4th of July Fruit Salad by Chico and Jo

Firecracker Whoopie Pies by Annies Eats

Summer Berry Trifle by Family Fun Go
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  1. That jello is so cool and I love the fruit cut out in all the cute shapes :) Happy 4th!
    PS- I host a recipe swap on Wednesdays and I'd love for you to come and show off your delicious looking recipe.

  2. Love the look of that Jello! What does it taste like? Is it more of a dessert?

    1. Jan, it is definitely a dessert. Very sweet :)