Patriotic Layered Jello

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5 from 1 vote
Layered Jello in a red, white and blue theme is a great centerpiece to your festive picnic feasts. The light dessert is perfect for a hot summer day and looks amazing displayed on a platter.
Prep: 10 minutes
cooling time: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes
Stacks of red white and blue layered Jello.

Layered Jello in a red, white and blue theme is a great centerpiece to your festive picnic feasts and it’s remarkably easy to make. The light dessert is perfect for a hot summer day and looks amazing displayed on a platter.

Stacks of red white and blue layered Jello.

This Layered Jello is so retro it is in cool again. It is a perfect compliment to heavy foods and the light fruity texture is refreshing and fun.

Who invented Jello? Find out the history here.

  • Quick: While, there is set up time, this really is quick and easy.
  • Easy Ingredients: All economical and quick.
  • Family Friendly: It is a family friendly treat because it is so cute with it’s wiggle and jiggle and delicious.
  • Adaptable: Can make it vegan or low sugar.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: It holds up well, therefore it can be eaten for days.
Side vie of a plate of layered jello

What You Need to Make Layered Jello Salad

Ingredients

  • Red Jello
  • Blue Jello
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Unflavored Gelatin
Ingredients for layered ello, boxes of gelatin and milk.

Equipment

How to Make Red, White and Blue Layered Jello – Step by Step

Steps required to make Layered Jello. making Jello, Stacking in a pan.
  • Prepare Area: First, spray a 13×9 in pan with non-stick cooking spray and then prepare a level space in your freezer
  • Bowls: Second, lay out 7 bowls (4 large & 3 small) and next in each of the large bowls place 3oz of red or blue Jello and 1 package of unflavored gelatin. Pour 1 cup of boiling water into each bowl and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Milk: Third, combine the remainder of the boiling water 1 ¼ cups with 2 packages of unflavored gelatin and then stir until completely dissolved, pour in the sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
  • Divide: Next, divide the sweetened condensed mixture evenly between 3 small bowls and set aside.
  • Pour: Then pour one of the bowls of blue Jello into the bottom of your prepared pan and place it in the freezer for 5 minutes. Pour one of the bowls of the white gelatin mixture evenly over the blue and place it back in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Layering: Continue alternating colored and white jello creating a striped pattern. Freezing for 5 minutes after the colored layers and 10 minutes after the white layers. Finally, once all your layers are poured place the pan in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to set completely.

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Common Questions About Layered Jello

LAYERED JELLO TRICKS?

> Follow the amounts correctly, if it is too runny it will not set properly.
>Give it the proper time to set, if not the colors may bleed together.
> Keep it cool until ready to serve. Place on an ice tray for outside serving.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe makes 24 good size servings. You can cut them down to make more servings if required.

RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Yes and no. Layered Jello can be frozen, however, it changes the consistency and it is not the same fun wiggly treat.

UNMOLDING?

The salad looks great in mold form too. or if you want to display the whole dessert out of the 13X 9 pan, here are some tricks to get it unmolded.

HOW TO SERVE?

This version of the dessert is for a nice 4th of July, Memorial day party. Therefore, I love to top with whipped cream with festive sprinkles.

Two plates of layered red white and blue stacked jello with a grey and white checked napkin.

Expert Tips for Making JELLO

  • Add Fruit: Great in jello add your favorite seasonal fruit ( Note: Fruits like pineapple can break jello down over time). Either in the jello or on top!
  • Individual: Make individual ones in clear drinking cups. Super for parties.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add vodka to this for an adult version.
  • Nuts: Top with a few nuts to add a little crunch.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free or vegan jello works great for this recipe.

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Stacks of red white and blue layered Jello.

Red White & Blue Layered Jello

5 from 1 vote
Layered Jello in a red, white and blue theme is a great centerpiece to your festive picnic feasts. The light dessert is perfect for a hot summer day and looks amazing displayed on a platter.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 24 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
cooling time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray a 13×9 in pan with non-stick cooking spray. Prepare a level space in your freezer
  • Lay out 7 bowls (4 large & 3 small)
  • In each of the large bowls place 3oz of red or blue Jello and 1 package of unflavored gelatin. Pour 1 cup of boiling water into each bowl and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Combine the remainder of the boiling water 1 ¼ cups with 2 packages of unflavored gelatin and stir until completely dissolved, pour in the sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
  • Divide the sweetened condensed mixture evenly between 3 small bowls and set aside.
  • Pour one of the bowls of blue Jello into the bottom of your prepared pan and place it in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour one of the bowls of the white gelatin mixture evenly over the blue and place it back in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Continue alternating colored and white jello creating a striped pattern. Freezing for 5 minutes after the colored layers and 10 minutes after the white layers.
  • Once all your layers are poured place the pan in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to set completely.

Expert Tips

  • Add Fruit: Great in jello add your favorite seasonal fruit ( Note: Fruits like pineapple can break jello down over time). Either in the jello or on top!
  • Individual: Make individual ones in clear drinking cups. Super for parties.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add vodka to this for an adult version.
  • Nuts: Top with a few nuts to add a little crunch.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free or vegan jello works great for this recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

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