Happy Birthday, to my niece Emma! She is five years old today! Yay 🙂
So my mom and I stayed up late to make rainbow jello squares… Of course, each layer has to set before the subsequent layer is added. Needless to say, we opted for a shallow pan…
Here’s the recipe, modified from the tasteofhome website. They are super fun to eat with a rainbow of shades of jello.
4 packs of flavoured jello [more for taller squares and more layers]
6 envelopes unflavoured gelatin [one per layer, two for milk/whipping cream. Again, more, if more layers.]
1 can sweetened condensed milk [we used 1 1/2 cups whipping cream, which I recommend, as jello is already sweet]
5 x 1 cups boiling water [one each per jello/whipping cream]
1 x 3/4 cup boiling water [for preparing gelatin for cream]
1/4 cup cold water [for cream]
In a small bowl, combine one package jello and one envelope unflavored gelatin. Stir in 1 cup boiling water until dissolved. Pour into a greased 13″ x 9″ pan. Refrigerate until set but not firm, about 20 minutes.
[Cool the pan in the fridge before the first layer to set more quickly. If you prepare all the layers ahead, you can let them cool a bit before layering them too.]
In small bowl, combine the condensed milk [/whipping cream] and 1 cup boiling water. In another bowl, sprinkle two envelopes unflavored gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in 3/4 cup boiling water. Add to milk mixture. Spoon 3/4 cup of the creamy gelatin mixture over the first flavored gelatin layer [add more, if needed]. Refrigerate until set but not firm, about 25 minutes.
Repeat from beginning of recipe, alternating flavored gelatin with creamy gelatin layers. Chill each layer until set but not firm before spooning next layer on top. Finish with a flavoured jello layer.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour after completing last layer before cutting.