Thursday, August 12, 2010

Layered Jello Recipe

It's amazing how some treats are timeless and loved by all kids. I loved jello as a kid and now all the children surrounding me love jello too! This layered recipe adds a new flair to the standard jello recipe. The kids are always curious how the layers did not mix and how I made the white layer. This recipe is perfect for all holidays, party themes, etc. because the color combinations and shapes can be changed so easily!

Here are the directions....

4 packs of jello (flavor and color is your choice!)
2 boxes (4 packs in a box) of unflavored gelatin (Knox)
1 can of condensed milk

(I only used 3 colors for this example, but this recipe is for 7 layers. I also used sugar free jello because there was already enough sugar on the dessert table.)

First, spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray. Then mix one package of jello, one packet of Knox gelatin, and 1 cup of hot/warm water. Mix together until it is all combined. Pour into the pan and place in the refrigerator until is sets. (It took mine about 10-15 minutes to set and become firm.)

Use this recipe for each jello layer.

The magic white layer is one can of condensed milk, 3 packets of Knox gelatin, 2 cups of hot/warm water. Mix together until it is all combined. This makes 3 white layers!!!!

Pour one cup of this white mix into a measuring cup. Then pour over a spoon onto the colorful jello layer. Pouring over a spoon keeps the warm liquid from making a hole in the firm jello. Place in the refrigerator to set. (about 10 minutes)

Keep rotating the colorful layer with the white layer.

You can make as many layers as you want, but remember that this recipe makes 3 white layers and 4 colorful layers.

After all the layers have set and the jello is firm you can use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes or just cut squares. Voila! Magical Layered Jello!

If you use a cookie cutter, there is a lot of jello that is "wasted", so if you need a lot I would consider making two pans. This recipe is also fantastic because you can make it a day or so in advance.

Over the years, I have seen this recipe appear at different parties, events, etc. I had completely forgotten about it until I came across this little gem in an old paper bound cookbook from my Elementary school. Thanks New Prospect for this timeless treasure!


  1. Hi, I'm wondering why do you add the unflavored gelatin to the Jello instead of just doing what the box says? Just wondering =)

  2. So the jello would be harder than normal, that way its easy to cut into the shape you want.


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