A popular potluck item for decades, broken glass jello is an easy, pretty and show stopping dessert to make for your guests or with your kids. Fun for potluck gatherings, you can colour code it to your kids birthday party theme, bridal showers, picnics, or any kind of holiday celebration. Simple pick your favourite jello colours and away you go.
Plan in advance of your event as you will need two days to let the dessert set up. I have little cookie cutters that I like to use to cut smaller shapes. With the mini heart shaped cutter in hand, instead of cutting cubes I carefully cut out some jello hearts. When adding to the casserole dish they went in just before the milk and were selectively placed. To ensure I had an equal mix of red to white I used only 2 small boxes of jello. You could use more however I like the white to show through.
- 2 small boxes of red jello (cherry, raspberry, strawberry)
- 2 enveloped unflavoured gelatin
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- Supplies: 9x11 casserole dish
- Dissolve each box of jello into separate tupperware or Glad style plastic containers using only 1 cup of boiling water. Mix well to ensure . Chill overnight or at least 24 hours to set.
- The next day in a a bowl add your gelatin and pour two cups of boiling water over top to bloom the gelatin. Stir until combined. Let cool a little and add sweetened condensed milk cooling to touch.
- Cut the jello into small cubes (they do not need to be the same size but close) and add to 9x11 casserole dish. Pour cooled milk mixture over jello, cover with plastic wrap and chill over night.
- Using a flat thin small knife or spatula, carefully cut around the side of the casserole dish to loosen sides. Slide along bottom and remove pieces carefully.