"A hit with kids and those young at heart. My childhood neighbor made it our block party and now, even though I have moved far away, I still make it with fond memories...it just isn't Fourth of July without it! I have seen similar recipes where the white layer is made with sour cream or whipped topping, but this one uses sweetened condensed milk...easy and delicious!" — MamaMia72
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1 (6 ounce) package
cherry flavored Jell-O® mix
2 (.25 ounce) envelopes
4 (.25 ounce) envelopes
1 (14 ounce) can
sweetened condensed milk
1 (6 ounce) package
blue raspberry flavored Jell-O® mix
I made this jello for the 4th of July and it turned out perfectly. I would give it 5 stars, except that I was concerned because the list of ingredients and the directions did not match up. The red and blue layer called for 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin in the list of ingredients, but the directions said to add 1 packet for each layer. What to do?? I went with the directions and used 2 packets for each of those layers and yes, it did turn out firm - but it looked perfect and served up beautifully like finger jello - the kids loved it - I would absolutely make it again - it may become a 4th of july standard in my home.
It looked great but was disappointed it had to much unflavored gelatin in it. It was chewy more like finger jello not what I was looking for. Next time I would leave out the unflavored gelatin or cut back on it.
I made this tonight for 4th of July tomorrow. I love the way it looks but haven't tried it yet! I sprayed a little cooking oil on the glass dish so it should come out easier when I cut it into squares. I plan to use whip cream on the top with a strawberry just to make it pretty and festive. I used only half a pack of unflavored gelatin with the colored jello. I used one full pack with the white.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fourth of July Layered Gelatin
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 13
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