Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Layered Jello Dessert

Is this not a cool looking dessert? Who doesn't love jello? It's just plain fun :) It jiggles. It's colorful. It's yummy. It's healthy. Sounds like a winner to me! This jello recipe is one of my very favorites from my mom. I always remember her making it for Easter dinner. The colors remind me of spring and it brings back some funny memories. One year when I was about 12 my cousin Amy and I snagged two big helpings each of this dessert along with ziploc bags... and we didn't eat one bite of it. Can you guess what we did? Let's just say we filled our bras out a little better that afternoon. We learned jello does jiggle, but not for long when it melts due to body heat! I wish I wouldn't have wasted it because this dessert's very tasty! When trying to come up with a dessert to take for Easter dinner this year, I didn't have to think very long before I was craving this colorful concoction. Luckily my mom was able to dig up the recipe. It's very simple to make, but time consuming because you have to let the jello firm up before doing the next layer. I highly recommend this light dessert (for eating but not for bust enhancement)! Enjoy :)

LAYERED JELLO DESSERT
2 boxes lime jello
2 boxes lemon jello
2 boxes strawberry jello
2 boxes orange jello
(you can use any jello flavors you wish, but make sure you get 2 boxes of each color)
2 cans evaporated milk (3 cups)
water

Lightly spray 9x13 dish. Mix 1 cup boiling water with lime jello. Stir until dissolved and add 1/2 cup cold water. Pour into dish and refrigerate until firm. Mix 3/4 cup boiling water with 2nd box of lime jello. Stir until dissolved and add 3/4 cup evaporated milk; mix well. Pour onto first layer of lime jello and refrigerate until firm. Repeat with all other flavors of jello.

25 comments:

Lynda said...

LOL, how funny Heidi! 12 year old girls can come up with some interesting ideas! :)

The jello does look so bright and pretty and it's a cool dessert to eat.

Me, Myself and Pie said...

I'm definitely going to be making this dessert. How fun and colorful! Just love it!

B. Keefer said...

First glance at the picture I thought "no way that's jello". This is such a pretty dessert. What a great way to add some color to the table. We are having the first fish fry of the summer in a couple of weeks and this is going on the menu!

Melody said...

My mom made this too and it was always a winner! Love the story about you and your cousin! :)

Chris said...

Wild those colors match your blog layout!

Hmmmm Layered Tequilla Jello Shooters;)

megan said...

I love this stuff!! my aunt makes it every year for 4th of july - red white and blue. I always take leftovers home with me :) so good and so pretty

Julie said...

very funny...never would have thought of stuffing my bra with jello :D
This looks so pretty and delicious!

Katy ~ said...

Oh my gosh look how beautiful those layers are! Perfect! I want jello for breakfast! A beautiful presentation and photo.

April said...

lol What a cute story about you and your cousin! You can tell you put a lot of work into that dessert, very pretty.

teresa said...

LOL! that's hilarious! this is such a fun looking dessert, well done!

Siggy Spice said...

This looks really lovely Heidi :) Thanks so much for posting!

Stephanie said...

Funny funny story!!! :-D

My kids would LOVE this jello! Bookmarking to try - after I have 2 boxes of everything!

Disneypal said...

This is such a pretty dessert ! Love how you and your cousin decided to use it to "enhance" your looks.

JK said...

LOL, in your bra?!

I'm such a weirdo ....I don't really like jello.
~ingrid

Kathleen said...

This is really beautiful. The layers are so perfect!

Kim said...

Looks so pretty and fun!

Coleen's Recipes said...

How cool is that!?! You must have a VERY level table haha. What a cute idea for the grandkids too. Thank you.

Dinners and Dreams said...

I seriously thought these were post-it-notes at first. Very creative use of jello.

Nisrine

Queenie Jeannie said...

I don't care for jello but this IS really cool looking!

cookies and cups said...

That is awesome! I am bookmarking this one...my kids will love it!

winddaughter said...

hahaha fun and jiggles ... I love that. ... That is such a great story, and the jello sounds yummy. :]

Alexis AKA MOM said...

you rock I've tried it turns out horrid ... lol

Amy said...

I still don't like to eat jello, but jello boobs were sooo much fun! Until they turned to soup:)

Anonymous said...

There are so many Jello layer recipes but this is the one with the colour effect I was looking for, thank you!

Jane E said...

It's Easter Sunday, my daughter's name is Heidi and she asked to find layered jello using canned milk or something and I found you and your lovely jello creations. Thank you for posting this.