Fourth of July Layered Gelatin

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  • Published Jun 11th
  • Ready In3h 15m
  • Servings24
  • Calories110
A hit with kids and those young at heart. My childhood neighbor made it our block party and now, even though I have moved far away, I still make it with fond memories...it just isn't Fourth of July without it! I have seen similar recipes where the white layer is made with sour cream or whipped topping, but this one uses sweetened condensed milk...easy and delicious!

Fourth of July Layered Gelatin Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Fourth of July Layered Gelatin for 24 servings:

  • 1 (6 ounce) package cherry flavored Jell-O® mix
  • 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 (.25 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (6 ounce) package blue raspberry flavored Jell-O® mix
  • 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water

Fourth of July Layered Gelatin Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In3h 15m

To cook Fourth of July Layered Gelatin, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Fourth of July Layered Gelatin easily:

  1. 1 Place cherry gelatin mix into a heatproof bowl, stir in 1 packet of unflavored gelatin, and mix with 2 cups of boiling water, stirring until the gelatin has dissolved and the mixture is clear, about 2 minutes. Pour into the bottom of a 9x13 rectangular glass baking dish. Place in refrigerator until completely cold and set, about 1 hour.
  2. 2 Sprinkle 4 packets of unflavored gelatin onto 1 cup of boiling water in a heatproof bowl, allow to stand for about 3 minutes, and stir until dissolved; mix in the sweetened condensed milk. Allow to cool but not thicken, about 10 minutes; gently pour into a layer on top of the cherry layer. Return to refrigerator and allow to chill completely, about 1 more hour.
  3. 3 Place blue raspberry gelatin mix and 1 packet of unflavored gelatin into a heatproof bowl, and mix with 2 cups of boiling water, stirring until the blue gelatin is clear, about 2 minutes. Allow to stand and cool but not thicken, about 10 minutes; gently pour onto the white layer. Chill in refrigerator until the dessert is firm and cold, about 1 hour. To serve, cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 110 calories; 1.4 gram of fat; 21 grams of carbohydrates; 5.2 grams of protein; 6 milligrams of cholesterol; 79 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 23rd 2019

    I made this for our community senior center. Topped it with whipped cream and fresh strawberries and blueberries. It was well received. The only thing is the unflavored gelatin should be p ...

  2. Jul 5th 2016

    This looked great and the "jiggler" style cubes were perfect for little hands. My colors didn't run, I followed the directions and used the 4 packets of unflavored gelatin in the sweetened ...

  3. Jul 4th 2016

    I was uncertain about making this because of all the steps but I'm so glad I did because it wasn't very hard to make and it turned out amazing. You just have to be careful when slicing them ...

  4. Jan 4th 2016

    Tried this for a Birthday Party everyone loved it. I used 1 packet (unflavoured gelatine) with the flavoured ones and then used two packets for the condence milk. It wasn't to stiff and we l ...

  5. Nov 3rd 2015

    Unfortunately, the middle layer, (condensed milk) did not adhere well to the 1st layer of jello. It cooled off too fast !

  6. Sep 4th 2014

    I remember this from when I was a kid - my mom used the sweetened condensed milk (not cream) version as well. Still pretty good! The way the recipe is written will yield 3 layers, not the ...

  7. Jul 3rd 2012

    I made this tonight for 4th of July tomorrow. I love the way it looks but haven't tried it yet! I sprayed a little cooking oil on the glass dish so it should come out easier when I cut it in ...

  8. Jul 6th 2011

    I made this jello for the 4th of July and it turned out perfectly. I would give it 5 stars, except that I was concerned because the list of ingredients and the directions did not match up. ...

  9. Jul 4th 2011

    It looked great but was disappointed it had to much unflavored gelatin in it. It was chewy more like finger jello not what I was looking for. Next time I would leave out the unflavored gel ...