7/13/08

Rainbow Gelatin Squares (Jello, Royal, whatever the brand)

For years I received the Taste of Home cooking magazine and absolutely loved them so I of course kept them! This morning I had the urge to go through old issues and found this one in a 2002 issue. At the time my kiddos would have been 12, 10 and 6 so it's no wonder I had this one marked with a sticky post it sticking out of the top of the magazine! LOL.

What I like about this is the ability to change the colors of the jello. Rainbow works great - but if you do only red, white and blue it makes a great patriotic dessert. Change the colors to blue and white or pink and white for baby showers, or even the colors of a summertime wedding for a bridal shower. Of course you can also make it in whatever colored gelatin you have in your cupboard for a nice every day dessert. It's time consuming so make sure you do this when you will be home all afternoon or evening.


Rainbow Gelatin Cubes

4 pkg. (3 oz size each) assorted gelatin
6 envelopes unflavored gelatin
5 3/4 c boiling water (total, divided not at once)
1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 c cold water


In a bowl, combine 1 package of the gelatin with one envelope of unflavored gelatin. Stir in 1 cup boiling water until it's dissolved. Pour into a 9X13" pan sprayed with Pam or similar spray. Refrigerate until it's almost set (about 20-25 minutes average).

In a bowl combine the condensed milk and 1 c boiling water.

In another bowl sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin over 1/4 c cold water. Let stand for 1 minute to soften and then add 3/4 c boiling water. Add this to the condensed milk mixture.

Pour 1 cup of the creamy condensed milk mixture over the gelatin layer in the pan.

Refrigerate until firm (another 25 minutes).

Repeat the first step of adding 1 package gelatin with 1 envelop unflavored and 1 c boiling water and pour over the layer. Chill.

Another creamy condensed layer.

Another gelatin layer.

Another creamy layer.

Another gelatin layer.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour when you are completely done before slicing into 1 inch cubes.
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