A popular potluck item for decades, Broken Glass is an easy, pretty and show stopping jello dessert to make for your guests or with your kids.
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. She made it rainbow coloured 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 little cookie cutters that I like to use to cut smaller shapes and a few in the shapes of hearts.
I used the heart shaped cutters instead of cutting cubes to make jello hearts. When adding them 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.
The instructions are fairly straight forward to make this dessert. Give yourself time and have fun! Do you have a favourite Valentine’s Day treat you like to make for your family?!
- 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.