The Fourth of July weekend is always pretty eventful in our house. My husband’s birthday is on the 2nd and then of course you have to add all of the fun of BBQ’s and fireworks! Since I make my husband’s favorite cake for his birthday I usually try to do something a little different for dessert for the 4th of July. I love the way this Stained Glass Jello looks and why not make them into some festive shapes? It still look great though even if you don’t.

Star Spangled Jello


  • 4 boxes, 3-ounces each, Jello in different colors (I used Strawberry and Blue Berry)
  • 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • Water

For each flavor, dissolve one box of Jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Pour into a square container that is about 6″ square and chill at least 3 hours, or overnight.

After chilling the flavors, cut them into small blocks. I actually cut some squares, triangles, etc. to make it more interesting. Carefully mix the blocks in a 9×13-inch pan.

In a separate bowl, sprinkle the 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin into ½ cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1½ cups boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and let cool. Pour cooled milk mixture over Jello blocks. Skim off any small bubbles that are created when you pour the condensed milk on the Jello pieces. Chill overnight or at least 3 hours until firm.

Cut into blocks or shapes and serve.

Source: As seen on Brown Eyed Baker, originally from Just Jenn recipes

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