How gorgeous is this Rainbow Jello in a glass? If you’ve been intimidated at the thought of trying to make rainbow jello, it’s not hard at all. It’s just time-consuming – not gonna lie.
But kids love it. And serving it in these glasses is a lot of fun. There’s just something special about making individual portions in glasses.
There’s more than one way to make rainbow jello. In this version, you make thin white layers in between the colorful jello layers, and it looks like this:
The other option is to leave out the white layers. Fewer layers means less work, so if you’re pressed for time or just can’t be bothered to do the white layers, you can skip those steps.
Basically, however you decided to do it, you’re making a layer of jello in glasses, putting the glasses in the fridge to let those layers set, and preparing the next layer so you can pour it once the first has set. Rinse, lather, repeat until you have all the layers you want.
Ways to Make Rainbow Jello
Rainbow jello is simple layered jello in different colors, one layer atop the next. In this recipe they’re separated by a white layer made from a condensed milk mixture, but you can leave it out.
You use the same methods and ingredients whether you make it as individual cups, or in a pan to be cut later, or any other shape. Any recipe will work with any container.
- Make it in a bundt cake pan.
- Try it as Broken Stained Glass, with chunks of color floating in white. This one’s a lot of work, but very amazing looking.
- Rainbow Jello Easter Eggs, if you’re feeling really ambitious.
- Stick a cherry in the middle layer (and pour the upper layers around it, and you’ve got a handle with the cherry stem.
No matter which method or style you pick, this is always a fun dessert that most everyone enjoys.
How gorgeous is this Rainbow Jello in a glass? If you've been intimidated at the thought of trying to make rainbow jello, it's not hard at all. It's just time-consuming - not gonna lie. But kids love it. And serving it in these glasses is a lot of fun. There's just something special about making individual portions in glasses.
- 6 small packages of jello in various colors
- 5 packages Knox unflavored gelatin
- 2 14 ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk
- For the first layer, mix a package of jello with 1 teaspoon of the gelatin and a cup of boiling water. Cool and pour into the bottom of each glass. Refrigerate until set (about 30 minutes).
- While waiting for that to set, make your second layer of gelatin mixture and let it be cooling on the countertop.
- For the second layer, mix an envelope of gelatin with 1/2 cup hot water until it dissolves. Add 1/2 can of condensed milk and another 1/2 cup of hot water. Once your first Jello layers have cooled, bring them out of the refrigerator and pour this mixture over them in a thin layer. Refrigerate again until firm.
- While that's setting in the fridge, go ahead and follow step 1 again to make a new layer of jello. And so on and so forth until you're done creating the layers and the dessert has set.
Once it's set, it's still a good idea to leave it in the fridge overnight.