Thursday, May 26, 2011

J-E-L-L-O looking bright

A little broken can make you feel bright.
This Broken Glass Jello has been on my list to make for a long time. I just never really knew how it would taste. I eat it in marshmallow form but not really in Jello form, fruit favored. However this is the perfect potluck or picnic dish going into summer. It is bright, and forms a smile on kids and adults alike. When I brought it to a potluck, the response was "Is that Jello?" always said with a big smile! It is a perfect thing to make if you don't want to turn on the oven, or if you want a cool dish serve. Plus the colors can be changed for different occasions, perhaps red and blue with the white for a Memorial Day or 4th of July Picnic. I learned that using a smooth knife would have worked better to cut them. Also using container that were similar is size gave the colors a more even look.
Broken Glass Jello
4 small boxes (3 oz. each) of Jell-O or store brand "gelatin dessert" in different colors
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (don't get evaporated milk)
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 
- For each flavor, dissolve one box of jello in one cup of boiling water. Pour into a container and chill (I chilled it 2 hours until firm).
- After chilling the four flavors, cut them into small blocks.
- Carefully mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 pan.
- In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1 1/2 cup boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and cool. Pour cooled milk mixture over jello and chill overnight.
- Cut into blocks or shapes and serve! 

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! I love this recipe on a hot day...creates lots of smiles and no oven to turn on! :) Have a great summer. - mary the food librarian