Wednesday, March 12, 2008


My son's birthday is on Saturday, so we are pretty much obligated to bring a birthday snack to every event this week and next. I have been running out of things to bring. Most of them are healthy and fairly boring. Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins,) apples, oranges, carrots with hummus, etc... but you have to throw in a few fun ones once in awhile. So today for DI this is what he's bringing. It's rainbow finger jello. It takes way to long to make, but it is so easy you really don't do any thinking, so that way it sort of balances out.

There was a purple layer, but I let that one set up too long, so the blue jello didn't stick to it.

Here's the recipe if you're interested-

Rainbow Jello
For each layer you need;
one 6oz box or 2- 3oz boxes of flavored Jello/other brands gelatin
just under 1 cup of water or juice
1/4 cup cream

In a microwave safe measuring cup (like a pyrex) microwave 1 cup juice/water for 1 minute. Mix in 1st layer's jello, I used grape. Mix and mix until all granules are dissolved. Stir gently for another minute or so. Add 1/4 cup of cream. Mix gently. Put in a 9X13 inch glass pan. Place in refrigerator.
Immediately microwave second layer's water/juice. Repeat with second color jello (blue raspberry for me). Mix well, wait a minute or so and then mix in cream. See if jello has set in fridge, you want it to be tacky, but not wet (Mine set up too long so that's why you don't see any purple on my jello) Pour this layer on last layer.
Repeat with subsequent layers
Lemon (which I couldn't find, and didn't want to use pineapple, so I got this melon flavor which is light green, and I added yellow food coloring)

Let the whole thing set up for 4 hours or so, cut into squares. Dip bottom of pan in warm water for a second if you need help removing from pan.

Taste the rainbow.... ok I know that's skittles, but I couldn't help myself.


Rebekah said...

I love looking at Jell-o oh to have a room filled with all colors and shape I would be in heaven.

Tab said...

oh that would be wonderful.

It's amazing all of the different shapes you can make Jello into.

Heather said...

Is the cream essential for this? Or can you just do regular jello making...

Tab said...

Hi heather, the cream is not essential for this, but it will make the jello not as opaque, and the color differences don't show up as much. There are other variations that use pudding in the jello or sour cream or plain yogurt. You really don't taste much of a difference, but like I said it shows off the colors much better.

garon said...

love the idea!!!!