Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of July Finger Jello (Otherwise known as Rainbow Finger Jello)

I don't think I've ever put this on the blog.

Rainbow Finger Jello
(or in this case...4th of July Finger Jello...only two colors)


4 small boxes different colors Jello (the size that serves 4)
   (for red, white and blue Jello or red, white, green, just use 2 boxes of each color...and fewer, larger bowls)
6 pkg Knox unflavored geletin
1 can sweetened condensed milk
boiling water
patience...and love for the delighted faces of your kids/grandkids...

Plan on sticking around the kitchen for a couple of the laundry or play Candy Crush...
This is not rocket science, but you do have to get set up a bit...

You'll need 4 small bowls and another larger one.
A 9 x 13 glass pyrex dish (you could just use a metal cake pan but it's prettier and easier to make your layers level if you use a glass pan. 

1. Put 1/4 cup cold water in each of the small bowls and 1/2 cup water in the larger bowl.
2. Sprinkle one pkg unflavored geletin over the water in the small bowls and 2 pkg in the large bowl.
     Let sit for 3 or 4 minutes until dissolved and transparent.
3. Meanwhile boil a couple quarts of water
4. Add 1 C boiling water to each small bowl; add 1 1/2 C water to the large one; stir to dissolve.
5. Add one small pkg jello to each small bowl and dump the whole can of milk into the larger bowl.
6. Stir to dissolve. You may want to stick them in the microwave for 30 seconds to make sure the jello is dissolved.
7. Clear a space in your refrigerator for your glass dish. Pour in one of your bowls of colored jello. Check that your layer looks level. You may have to raise one end of your dish slightly if your layer looks thicker at one end. (I use a folded paper napkin). Let this layer gel for 15-20 minutes until firm to the touch. (later levels may gel quicker as the jello cools off).

8. Over this first layer pour 1 C of the condensed milk mixture. Tip the dish a bit to spread evenly. Let gel for 15 minutes.

9. Continue with your layers: color 1 - white - color 2 - white - color 3 - white - color 4
10. If your jello thickens up a bit as it's waiting for it's turn, just put in the microwave for 15 seconds to liquify.

****Please note...this is NOT tagged as a "healthy recipe"....but it's a lot of fun! (If you must you could also use sugar free jello and fat free condensed milk...just don't tell the kids!)