Tuesday, June 29, 2010

::4th of July Jello::

Going to a 4th of July party and need something to bring? Maybe something a little festive? Well this might be it! It is easy to, just takes a little time to "make," meaning time for the jello to set! I found this recipe off of the Brown Eyed Baker (http://www.browneyedbaker.com/) and after the pan was made she used a star cookie cutter to cut them out. I had a star but it wasn't big enough to work! Anyways, this recipe is a creamy jello flavor and tastes wonderful. It's perfect for bringing to a get together or to the lake; as it is a "light" dessert and I don't know about you but when i'm at the lake or in hot weather, I usually don't feel like eating a huge piece of chocolate molten cake?! Also, if you don't want to make this for the 4th but are looking for something that is still festive, try making fruit pizza and decorating it with just blueberries and strawberries. Whatever you do/make, just use your imagination with colors! Enjoy!
::4th of July Jello::
4 boxes (3-ounces each) Jello (or store brand gelatin dessert) in different colors
14-oz can sweetened condensed milk2
envelopes unflavored gelatin (Knox)
1. For each flavor, dissolve one box of Jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Pour into a square container that is about 6 to 8″ square and chill at least 3 hours, or overnight.
2. After chilling the flavors, cut them into small blocks.
3. Carefully mix the blocks in a 9×13-inch pan.
4. In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin into ½ cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1½ cups boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and let cool. Pour cooled milk mixture over Jello blocks in 9×13 pan. Skim off any small bubbles that are created when you pour the condensed milk on the Jello pieces. Chill overnight or at least 3 hours until firm.
5. Cut into blocks or shapes and serve.
The pans!
(I had to use three cause the one was really small!)

The jello! I love the smell of Berry Blue!

All set up and ready to cut.
I made sure to spray the pans with Pam so that the Jell-0 would be easy to remove.

Sweetened condensed milk.

I have never used this before, but to be honest, pew, it stinks.

So pretty and festive!

Close up!

If I were to do this again, and I suggest this to you...
instead of just pouring the white mixture over; stir it all together in a bowl.

I just poured it over like this, and it still tastes good but the creamy mixture didn't get between all the jello layers so it didn't stick them all together..it wasn't so bad, just would have been better mixed!

Picture of the bottom of the pan! So pretty!

How festive with the colors? And imagine this cut out into a star?!

YAY for our freedom!...and to the people who helped us get it and the people who are still out there fighting for our country...Thank you...this Jell-O's for you! :)

1 comment:

  1. It's so pretty! I can't wait for the 4th of July to roll around so I can make this for our work party potluck!