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A tray of red, white and blue stained glass Jello stars

Stained Glass Jello

These red, white & blue stained glass Jello stars are a fun and easy addition to your 4th of July celebration!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cooling time 6 hours
Total 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 108 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 6 ounce box strawberry Jello
  • 6 ounce box berry blue Jello
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • cups boiling water divided
  • ½ cup cold water

Directions

  1. Line four loaf pans or other small pans with plastic wrap. In four separate bowls, dissolve one box of Jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Stir for 2 full minutes, until it is completely dissolved, then allow to cool to room temperature. Pour each into the prepared pans and chill at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  2. Turn the chilled Jello out onto a cutting board and slice into ½-inch blocks.
  3. Add the blocks to a jelly roll pan or 9x13-inch pan that has been lined with plastic wrap. Gently spread the blocks so they are in an even layer and the colors are evenly mixed.
  4. In a separate large bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin into ½ cup cold water and allow to sit for 5 minutes. After the gelatin blooms (it will look mostly dissolved and get wrinkly on the surface), add 1½ cups boiling water and stir to dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk and stir to combine; set aside to cool to room temperature. Pour the cooled milk mixture over the red and blue Jello blocks in the pan. Chill overnight, or at least 3 hours until firm.
  5. Cut into blocks or shapes and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • I lined my pans with plastic wrap so that I could easily lift the Jello out of the pan and turn it onto a cutting board to slice; you could spray your pans with non-stick cooking spray if you'd prefer.
  • Use any size pan you would like for the red and blue colors, but I've found the smaller, the better. If your pan is too big (I've done 8-inch squares in the past), the blocks come out looking pretty flat.
  • I have found that using a jelly roll pan is the perfect thickness if you're planning to cut shapes. If you are simply cutting into blocks, a 9x13-inch pan will give you thicker blocks and would work just fine.

Nutritional values are based on one star

Nutrition Facts
Stained Glass Jello
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.