A popular potluck item for decades, Broken Glass Jello is an easy, pretty and show stopping jello dessert to make for your guests or with your kids.
Broken Glass Jello
We’ve taken this treat to potluck gatherings, class activities and enjoyed them as snacks at home. You can colour code it to a birthday party theme, bridal showers, picnics, or any kind of holiday celebration. Simply pick your favourite jello colours and follow the instructions.
One of my closest friends mom’s made it once for our little girls 2nd birthday party when we were visiting. She made rainbow coloured broken glass jello and it was such a special treat for us I had to recreate what she did and make it for Valentine’s Day.
Plan in advance of your event as you will need two days to let the jello set up. I have mini cookie cutters that helped cut out the heart shape.
Ready to get started?! Here’s a few tips to help you on your way.
- Plan ahead. This will take a couple days to create.
- When adding cut out shapes to the casserole dish, selectively place before the liquid goes in.
- 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.
Add these Valentine’s Day recipes to your list of fun food to have!
- Cinnamon Heart Popcorn Crunch (fun lunch snacks for the kids
- Red Snapper with Green Beans (a romantic meal)
- How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board (fun for the family)
- Spaghetti with Italian Sausages (pasta for lovers)
- Prosciutto Wrapped Watermelon with Balsamic Drizzle (appetizers)
- Chocolate Rum Creme Brulee (dessert)
- White Chocolate Lavender Brownies (dessert)
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- 2 small boxes of red jello cherry, raspberry, strawberry
- 2 envelopes unflavoured gelatin
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 4 cups boiling water
- Supplies: 9x11 casserole dish
- Plastic storage containers that are longer vs high
- Small heart shaped cookie cutter for heart shapes
- Dissolve each box of red jello into separate plastic containers using only 1 cup of boiling water for each box. Mix well to ensure combined. Cool down and cover with plastic wrap.
- Chill overnight or at least 24 hours to set.
- The next day in a bowl add your gelatin and pour two cups of boiling water over top to bloom the gelatin. Stir well.
- Let cool a little and stir in sweetened condensed milk until cool to touch.
- Cut the red jello into small similar shaped cubes or use a heart shaped cookie cutter to create heart shapes.
- Carefully place in a 9x11 casserole dish. Pour cooled gelatin and milk mixture over red 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 spatula along bottom and remove pieces carefully.
- Best served immediately however it will keep in your refrigerator for a day or two.