Stained Glass Jello is an attractive dessert to share at potlucks, parties or just for fun. The best part is you can make the colors anything you like. Perhaps you want a rainbow and choose several colors. Maybe you are making it for a wedding shower and want colors similar to the wedding colors. Serve it at a football party and make it in the colors of your favorite team. Serve it at a kids’ party and choose colors from a Hogwarts House like Gryffindor. Make it for Christmas in red and green. No matter what colors you choose, this is a fun and colorful treat that will attract everyone’s attention.
This is a really easy dessert to make, but you do need to plan ahead. The colorful cubes can be made a couple of days before your event so the milk gelatin will get to sit overnight. The kids will not be able to keep their hands off it. Stained Glass Jello will keep them giggling and happy. This is a really fun dessert for all ages, plus you can eat it with your fingers!
Make this recipe and you will see how fast it becomes a family tradition. It takes finger Jello to a whole new level. While the cubes look great, you can also use cookie cutters and make great shapes. Imagine red and blue Jello set in the milk gelatin and cut into stars for the 4th of July. You could do the same for Christmas using red, green, and yellow Jello for your stained glass colors. Cut them with star or tree cookie cutters. Use red, yellow, and orange Jello to make Stained Glass Jello for the fall; just cut it with leaf or pumpkin cookie cutters. You are limited only by your imagination and how many cookie cutters you have in your drawer.
Recipe for Stained Glass Jello
Choose your own colors for holidays, teams, or other themes.
What You Need
4 small boxes (3 ounces each) of Jello gelatin in different colors
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
How to Make It
Dissolve each box of Jello separately into a cup of boiling water. Pour the mixture into a container and let it chill until firm.
Cut the Jello into small cubes. Mix the colored cubes carefully in a large glass baking pan.
In another mixing bowl, mix the envelopes of unflavored gelatin with 1/2 cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1-1/2 cup of boiling water to the mix and let it all dissolve. Mix in the can of condensed milk. Stir well and let it cool.
Pour the cooled milk mixture over the colored Jello cubes. For the best results, take time to remove any tiny bubbles that appear after you pour the milk mixture over the cubes. Chill the pan overnight.
Cut the chilled gelatin into squares or use cookie cutters to create shapes. Serve your colorful treats.