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Rainbow Ribbon Jello

This rainbow ribbon Jello is one of my grandma's signature desserts - she always makes it for Easter and other spring and summer parties. She layers the colors of the rainbow, but you could certainly adapt it to whatever colors you'd like!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Chilling time 9 hours
Total 9 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 to 16 servings
Calories 334 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Jello Layers:

  • 6 3-ounce boxes (85g) Jello, 1 each red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple (or colors of your choice)
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups cold water

For the White Layers:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 24 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Get 6 small bowls out to start. Mix 1 box of Jello with 1 cup boiling water and ½ cup cold water. Do this with all of the colors at the same time.
  2. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat just until it reaches a lukewarm temperature. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together 1 cup boiling water with the envelopes of Knox gelatin. Whisk together until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the warm milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla extract and whisk until thoroughly combined and completely smooth with no lumps.
  3. Pour the first color into a 9x13-inch pan and refrigerate until set (about 45 minutes, but can vary depending on the temperature of your fridge and how full it is). Once it's set, very gently pour 1½ cups of the yogurt mixture on top. Return to the refrigerator for 45 minutes, or until set. Repeat with the colors and yogurt mixture until the last color is used (you will have some yogurt mixture leftover). When finished, refrigerate for at least another hour. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve; refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving size

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow Ribbon Jello
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Sugar 65g72%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 197mg20%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.