Easy Red White and Blue Dessert the Kids Will Love

I made the cutest, and yummiest jello cups for Miss A’s Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat birthday party and as I was making them I realized how great of a Memorial Day and 4th of July treat they would be too. Here’s the recipe for Red and White Striped jello cups:

Ingredients:
4 (3 ounce) boxes red jello (I used strawberry)
8 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin (Usually 4 come in a box)
2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
Water
Clear plastic cups (don’t have to worry about the little ones breaking them)

Makes 12 cups (or more depending on the size of your cup)

Directions:
– In a medium bowl, mix two boxes (6 ounces) of red jello with 1 envelope of Knox. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature and pour 1/2 inch layer in each of your cups. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

– While you’re waiting for the red jello layer to set up start preparing the white layer. In a medium bowl, mix 1 can of sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup of boiling water.

– In a separate smaller bowl, mix 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin with 1/2 cup of cold water. Let the mixture stand a few minutes and then add 1/2 cup of boiling water to dissolve the gelatin.

– Next, add gelatin mixture to the milk mixture and stir. Cool to room temperature. Pour 1/2 inch of white jello over the first layer of red jello. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

– Repeat the process refrigerating each layer for 15 minutes until you have about 1/2 to 1 inch left from the top of your cup. (Making another batch of the red/white jellos as needed. If jello begins to set, place in microwave for increments of 10 seconds to warm)

When done your jello should look something like this:

Red and White Striped Jello

To make this dessert even more festive consider topping with fresh blueberries or blue colored whipped cream. Break out your spoon and enjoy!!

(If I could go back and change anything I would have used smaller cups for easier and more edible portions.)

What are your Memorial Day Weekend plans??

Jennifer Bullock

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