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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rainbow Jello Recipe

When I asked my daughter what she wanted me to make for her class to celebrate her birthday, without hesitation she requested rainbow jello. How could I refuse? I myself had fond memories of having jello at school. My first encounter with jello jigglers was when one mother made green jello shamrocks for the entire class. I was probably in the second grade. I was amazed with how you could hold it with your hands and of course it tasted great. The fact that I can remember it to this day shows the impact it had on me. Because honestly, that's about all I can remember from the second grade, go figure.

Anyways, there's a point to me sharing this. If you're one of those moms making treats for your child's class, it's not in vain. There are children like me who will appreciate your work even if they don't express it. So, I dedicate this rainbow jello to that mom, wherever she may be.

Rainbow Jello Recipe

1 6oz box of Jello in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue (5 boxes total)

5 bowls
glass 9 x13 baking dish


To make jello add 1 1/4 cup boiling water to one packet of jello. Mix until dissolved.

1. In two separate bowls prepare blue and green jello.

2. Pour blue jello in baking dish, and let cool in fridge. Let set for 15 minutes.

3. Pour green jello gently over blue jello. Return to fridge. Let set for 15 minutes.

4. While jello sets, in two separate bowls prepare yellow and orange jello.

5. After 15 minutes have passed pour yellow jello over green jello. Return to fridge.

6. Prepare red jello.

7. After the yellow jello has set for 15 minutes, pour orange jello over yellow jello. Let set for another 15 minutes.

8. Pour red jello over orange jello. Let set until firm.

* I find this best to make the day before.

* Also, make sure the jello you pour on the set layer is not to hot otherwise it will melt that layer.

There are a lot of different rainbow jello recipes out there so you might want to poke around the internet for other ideas. Just today I came across a great candy corn jello recipe on Craft. Obviously it's not a rainbow but it uses a similar technique.


Kristin said...

The prettiest rainbow ever! wow, you make it sound so easy!

Sweetaimee81 said...

My kiddos will love this. I will have to give it a shot one of these days

Deanna said...

Love the jello rainbow!! Funny, my first experience with jello jigglers was my mom making green shamrocks. She made them for a grown up party she was having. My preferred way of eating jello is jigglers as I'm not much for slimy food. :)

Amber M. said...

That's fabulously beautiful! Something my kiddos are sure to love. Thank you for sharing the magic!

clara said...

You're right, we remember food at a young age! I haven't forgotten that tasty agar agar (like jelly) made by my mother's friend. I was about 10.

maria, family creativa said...

Wow, this is a really fun idea, rainbow jello :D

Michelle L. said...

Stunning photo! I can't believe how glorious it looks. Edible art!

Ayie said...

i might try this for my boy in time

3XMom said...

FYI - you only need to use red, yellow and blue. The jello will "make" the other colors (orange and green) itself. My daughter's Kindergarten teacher loved that when we brought them in and used it as a lesson in color mixing!

val said...

I've never seen pretty jello before but this is GORGEOUS!!!

Caca said...

love it, gonna to try this weekend.

Maya said...

Hi, this is lovely! I want to try this at home - but how do you take it out of the bowl when ready?
Thanks in advance

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