I saw this recipe on Our Best Bites a while ago and have been looking for an occasion to make it. The opportunity finally came up! I love how you can customize the colors for any holiday (Christmas, Halloween, birthdays, football season, ect). My mom suggested I make it for Easter with pastel colors. I'm thinking about making it for Independence Day with red and blue jello. It was a little sweet, though, so I'm thinking about 1: using sugar free jello next time (although there's less color and flavor options) and 2: maybe substituting the sweetened condensed milk for something else (like coconut milk?).
What You'll Need:
4-5 boxes of Jell-O
2 pkgs Unflavored Gelatin (2 Tbps)
14 oz. can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
Before you start: leave yourself enough time to make this dish. The Jell-O takes 4+ hours to set, and it needs to set twice. I started the first step in the morning, and did step 2 later that night. The following day it was ready to cut into squares.
Boil a pot of water on the stove. You'll need 4-5 cups (depending on how many packages of Jell-O you prepare), and a little extra to compensate for evaporation while it's boiling. I just boiled a large pot of water; it was easier to dip my measuring cup into it to get what I needed, rather than pouring it out of the pot.
Prepare your tupperware. Once the Jell-O is mixed, it will be roughly 1 1/3 cups of liquid, so you don't need anything too large. I used random sizes of tupperware that I had sitting around. Spray the tupperware lightly with pan spray.
Once your water has come to a boil, measure out 1 cup. Mix in a packet of Jell-O and stir to dissolve. Once it has completely dissolved (I gave it a good 5 minutes, stirring randomly), pour it into one of your lightly sprayed tupperware containers. Repeat this step for all of your packages of Jell-O.
Place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours, preferably over night.
Sprinkle your gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water.
Let it sit for 5 or more minutes to bloom.
While that's sitting, boil 1 1/2 cups of water. When the water comes to a boil, mix it with the bloomed gelatin. Let it dissolve, roughly 5 minutes.
Add in the sweetened condensed milk and stir to combine. Set aside to cool.
Take your set Jell-O from the fridge. Cut each color into cubes.
Prepare a 9x13 pan by lightly spraying it with pan spray. Dump each color of Jell-O into the prepared pan. Mix the colors by lightly tossing with your hands.
Once the milk mixture has cooled, pour it on top of your cubed Jell-O. Let it set in the fridge for 4+ hours.
Once it's set, cut into cubes and serve.