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Striped Jello

As mentioned on Broad Talk:

The first recipe is mine, the second is one sent by a listener named Deb.  Both recipes need a ‘level’ refrigerator!


Dissolve 2 pkg. Knox gelatin in 1/2 c water.

Bring 2 c. milk and 1 c. sugar just to a boil.  Remove from heat.

Add 1 tsp vanilla to milk mixture then stir into the gelatin mixture.  Allow mixture to cool a bit.

Blend together 1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese with 1 c. sour cream.  Add to the milk mixture.  Mix with whisk until smooth.

Put 5-3 oz. pkg. of jello in 5 separate bowls.  (For “Christmas” use  cranberry, lime and lemon)  For each layer, add 1 c. boiling water to one bowl at a time and stir to dissolve.  Pour red jello in a 9 x 13 pan and let set 25 minutes in fridge.  Top first layer with 1 c. and 2 Tbsp of white mixture.  Put back in fridge for 20 min. Add 1 c. boiling water to second color jello and repeat.  (Don’t wait too long or the layers will slide off each other when you serve it however make sure you wait long enough that the new layer doesn’t melt the one below it.  I try to cool my gelatin layers a bit before pouring them onto the white layers.)  Alternate jello and white mixture layers allowing each layer to chill for 20 minutes.


Choose 7 colors of Jello- Black Cherry, Cherry, Lime, Lemon, Orange, Mixed Fruit and Strawberry.  Dissolve each flavor with 3/4 C hot water then add 3/4 C cold water.  In some of the layers (cherry, lemon, mixed fruit) also stir in 1/2 C sweetened condensed milk to the jello.  Pour each layer into a 9 x 13 pan, allowing each layer to set up between flavors.


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