Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pretty Layered Jello

It's the season for treats and salads that cool you off. This is one of my favorites. It's not a hard recipe, but it requires a day in advance. You have to let each layer set up before adding the next to achieve that oh so pretty and impressive look. I forgot to take a picture of mine, but I found this picture on Cafe Zupas. So pretty!

2 1/2 c boiling water (per packet)
4 - 6 oz. packets of various jell-o flavors and colors (strawberry, blue rasberry, orange, grape)
4 oz. sour cream
4 oz. cream cheese
2 Tubs Cool Whip
Place 9×13 glass baking dish in refrigerator on level surface for at least 20 minutes or until completely chilled.
Whip the sour cream and cream cheese together until well combined in a large bowl. Add in the cool whip, whisking until smooth. Set aside.
In another bowl combine one packet of jell-o with 2 1/2 cups boiling water, let it cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Pour 1 1/2 cup of the jell-o into the chilled baking dish making sure it covers the entire bottom and place back in the refrigerator until when you touch it, it is mostly set. With the remaining 1 cup of jell-o whisk in 3 - 4 Tablespoons of the cheese/cool whip mixture until smooth. Pour the jell-o/whip mixture on top of the set jell-o layer. Repeat for each flavor of jell-o making sure each layer is set before adding another (about 15 minutes).
Tips:Make sure that each layer is set well enough (it’s pretty much solid to the touch) before adding on a new layer.
Don’t forget to let the newly mixed jell-o & boiling water cool before you add the next layer on, if not it will melt the other layers and things will get all kooky with layers between, separated and to the sides of each other.
Once you get into the rhythm of making the layers, it becomes quite easy. You’ll be setting one jell-o layer in the fridge, while the next flavor is cooling.
Sometimes I spread the top with Cool Whip before serving... and sometimes I don't. Whatever makes you happy.


MARIE said...


Allison said...

That is a really pretty dessert. I left you an award on my blog today!

Snowbell's Kitchen said...

I'm not a big fan of jello but it's really pretty!

teresa said...

That really is pretty! I love it!