4th of Jell-O!

Happy Independence Day, America! How are you celebrating? Backyard grill-out? Picnic? Watching your town parade and fireworks? All of the above? Good. I kind of wish I could be home to attend all the local festivities, but I won’t really complain since I’ll be swimming at Buttermilk Falls, NY and enjoying a day off of classes. (But all of you back home had better attend those festivities for me!)

As if you didn’t have enough flag related desserts to choose from, here’s another one! Layered jell-o is always a hit with the kiddies (and adults too). This one’s kind of tricky, but you look smart. So let’s get to it.

First, you’ll want to pour your first layer of red jell-o,┬árefrigerate for 30 minutes, follow with a white layer and repeat 2 more times. Then, you can wrap a few rulers in foil and build yourself a little construct like this:

Then, you’ll want to carefully make the rest of the red and white layers, as such:


and…


Then, when you’re finished with the red and white layers, very carefully remove the rulers and pour in the blue jell-o.


Chill for at least 3-4 hours before slicing and serving.


Ta-da! So cute.

Flag Jell-O:
1 3 oz. boxes of blue jell-o
3 3 oz. boxes of red jell-o
6 packets of gelatin
1 16oz. can sweetened condensed milk

For red layers:
1. Boil 1 1/4 c water and add 1 packet of gelatin with a box of red jell-o. Stir and let it cool before using.

For blue layer:
2. Boil 1 1/4 c water and add 1 packet of gelatin with a box of blue jell-o. Stir and let it cool before using.

For white layers:
3. Let gelatin soften in 1/4 c of water.
4. Boil 1 c of water; add gelatin and sweetened condensed milk.
5. Separate equally into 6 bowls (1 for each white layer). You will need to microwave the bowl for about 13 seconds before using it.

If you have any questions, shoot me a question in the comments and I’ll answer it! The weekend is calling and I must answer.

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5 responses

  1. Penny Wolf

    I love the way this looks! It’s so clean and very artful. Great job.

    July 2, 2011 at 8:44 am

  2. Ahhhh, this is so cute! I love it.

    July 2, 2011 at 11:04 am

  3. Amanda

    I don’t understand the point of the ruler on the right side. The red on the far right is so minimal, is it not supposed to be used? Love the idea though and i defiantly am going to try it:)

    July 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    • The ruler on the right side is there for the same reason as it is on the left: to create a barrier for the blue jello and maximize the number of flags that you’ll be able to get out of the entire pan since it’s 9×13. Let me know how it goes! And feel free to ask any more questions if you like :)

      July 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm

  4. Susie Friedland

    Stephanie,
    You should be very proud of your business and Cornell acceptance. As your Montessori teacher when you were 3,4,and 5 years old I strived to leave a little bit of creativity in you. I will not be able to attend your Graduation Recital. I will be traveling to Chicago for my son, Andy’s, graduate school, graduation at that time. Enjoy your day and think of “shaving cream” in a square, if you get nervous.
    Ms. Bahr (Mrs. Susie Friedland).

    May 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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