Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stained Glass JELL-O.

I ate a lot of jell-o growing up; maybe, a tad too much for my little soul. What can I say? I take after my mom who has a crazy love for jell-o that makes her battle her children over the last piece of jiggly wiggly goodness. Sigh. How I wish to be a kid again! : )

Feeling a little nostalgic, I made a batch of stained glass jell-o over the weekend. I recall seeing this recipe in a very old, tattered and faded cookbook (or was it a magazine?) at a thrift store quite some time ago, but never got around to making it.

I split the recipe into 2 parts so it's easier for you to comprehend.

Part I:

- 4 (3oz.) boxes of different colored Jell-o Mix [Or, 2 (6oz.) boxes]
- 4 cups of boiling water
- 4 small containers

1. Take a box of jell-o mix and combine it with a cup of boiling water. Stir well until gelatin is dissolved. (If using 6oz. mixes, combine with 2 cups of boiling water.)
2. Pour the mixture into a small container/pan.
3. Repeat for the rest of the colors.
4. Chill overnight, or at least three hours.

Part II:

- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (double check to see that it is SCM and NOT evaporated milk)
- 1 1/2 cup of boiling water
- 2 envelopes of Knox unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- 9x13 pan
- 1 medium bowl

1. In a bowl, combine the 2 envelopes of Knox gelatin with 1/2 cup of cold water until the gelatin soaks up all the water (this process is called 'blooming').
2. Pour the boiling water into the bloomed gelatin. Stir until gelatin is dissolved.

3. Pour in sweetened condensed milk. Mix until well combined.
4. Cool to room temperature.

5. While milk mixture is cooling, cube all four colors of the jell-o and gently toss them in a 9x13 pan.
6. When milk mixture is cooled, pour over the cubes of jell-o.
7. Chill overnight.
8. Cut and serve.

Cut them into blocks.

Or, cut them into smaller cubes. I think they remind me of
the nougat candies with bits of candied fruit. Anyways, you'll
get A LOT more cubes than shown. Aren't they pretty? : )


  1. looks great! she's definitely one of the best, most creative pastry/dessert chefs i have ever met!

  2. these look so pretty! i would not be able to eat these, because i'd keep them in a little glass box near a sunlight or something. haha anyway, these look so good :)

  3. they look so cute! i love jell-o too =P