Easter Jello

Friday, April 10, 2009

Food Librarian - Easter Jello
Easter Jello!

Food Librarian - Easter Jello
Easy Peasy Easter Treat from 3 ingredients and a level refrigerator

My new oven is arriving today! Yippee!

Here is an easy no-bake Easter treat:

1. Jello.
2. Sweetened Condensed Milk.
3. Knox Gelatin.

For each layer:
3 ounces of Jello. (3 oz is a small 4-serving box. Blue and Purple flavors come in larger 6 oz. boxes - I use my scale and weigh out 3 oz or just measure half the package.

1 full or 1/2 package of Knox gelatin. For mine, I used 1 package. Next time, I would decrease this to 1/2 a package. My jello was kinda stiff. It ain't going anywhere. So, it's up to you - I was making up this recipe as I went along.

1 cup boiling water

Mix until totally dissolved.

In a separate glass measuring cup (or bowl), empty 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (don't use evaporated milk, 1 can is about 1 cup of milk). Add enough boiling water to make 2 cups of liquid.

Add 1/2 cup of the milky mixture to the dissolved colored jello.

Pour into pan and let set for about 30 minutes (depending on how much gelatin you use and if you let the mixture cool a bit before pouring). Make sure your refrigerator is level! :)

Continue for other colors. You can make up to 4 layers with the 2 cups of milky mixture.

I used this garnishing tool to make the crinkly cuts. Cute, huh? Picked it up cheap at my local restaurant supply place.

I used blue, purple and green Jello flavors (I think that translates into blueberry, grape and lime, but they all taste the same to me!) I was going to add pink or yellow, but it got too tall and I was tired. :)

Food Librarian - Easter Jello
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Food Librarian - Easter Jell-O

Next week, I hope to make a kosher/vegetarian gelatin with agar agar. Agar Agar is made from seaweed and used in a lot of Asian gelatin desserts (in Japanese cooking, it is called Kanten). Don't know if it'll be Kosher for Passover, but it won't have animal products...unless I make bacon jello (just kidding)! Also, next week is National Library Week so come on back for giveaways and all things library!
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Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I don't like Jello, well I thought I didn't. But this looks too cool NOT to like! LOVE IT! Happy Easter!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm makin' Jello all weekend, sister.

Treehouse Chef said... [Reply to comment]

This is a great treat and easy too! The kids will love it. Thank you for posting.

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

How totally cool and inventive! You are just rocking the Jello world with this stuff!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

WOW!! Very pretty.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Pretty pastel colors! This post just screams spring!

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

That is officially the coolest jello I have ever seen.

Susan C said... [Reply to comment]

You managed to create the perfect Easter palette. And I love the way you cut them with the garnish tool.

Sandy Smith said... [Reply to comment]

This is so totally cool. Really pretty!

Carrie said... [Reply to comment]

Those look amazing! You did a great job!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

These are so pretty and look so perfect! Perfect for Easter.

alice said... [Reply to comment]

These looks fantastic. Very creative way to cut these.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

How cool and perfect! And easy!

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

that is SO creative and so cool!

~Kimberly said... [Reply to comment]

Those are adorable! I love the colors you picked! Yum!

pam said... [Reply to comment]

Those are so cute and creative!

Karen Brown Letarte said... [Reply to comment]

I have never been that partial to jello, but this is so pretty and enticing! Plus, it has one of my most favorite things in the world in it, sweetened condensed milk. How can you go wrong? How fun and creative! I love the ubercool crinkle texture.

:) K

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

You sure do have a way with jello!

You're the Jello Queen!

Memória said... [Reply to comment]

I usually don't frilly stuff, and I don't like Jell-o, but this is too cute!!!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

This is so nifty and super cool!

Cheryl said... [Reply to comment]

Definitely post when you try the agar agar! I've been wanting to make rainbow jello again, but since becoming vegetarian, I would need to use agar agar instead of gelatin. I'm interested to see how it turns out!

Creative Classroom Core said... [Reply to comment]

Ive made jello like this before, but yours is so much prettier! I love your choice of colors, and the way you cut it looks so cool!
Thanks for sharinG!

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

I've never seen someone consistently make jell-o look so super fantastic! Until now, that is.

For crying out loud, those are the cutest thing ever!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

Jello is so dessert couture right now!

Your Easter Jello looks so darn pretty . . . I want a few pieces!

Happy Easter! :)

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I love the color. Such a great Easter treat!

oneordinaryday said... [Reply to comment]

I've never seen jello look so pretty. Great job.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

I love your Jell-O creations! They are so beautiful!

Coco Cake Land said... [Reply to comment]

OH GOD! THESE ARE SO CUTE! the colors are perfect!! my family's big on the jello squares too. so kawaii and design-cool!

Allen said... [Reply to comment]

I love jello, especially when it looks like this! This ain't my momma's jello mold :-)

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

oh how nice ! so colourful! you re really creative!

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmmm... who would have thought! Sweet and condensed milk with jell-o! WOW! Sounds great... a must try! Very, very pretty!

Dragon said... [Reply to comment]

Yay for the new oven. :) This looks so good!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This looks fabulous... WOW, I love eating Kanten, I prefer veggie gelatin but I can not taste the difference.

Book Boor said... [Reply to comment]

These are so cool and dare I say chic looking. I hope you post pics of the new oven.

Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Easter! Your Easter jello looks absolutely fabulous!! Who knew it was so easy to achieve a perfectly pastel, yummy-looking Easter treat. Great job!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

These are so cute!

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

The QUEEN of Jello does it again!!!

dessert girl said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not a Jello fan, but these are gorgeous! It almost makes me want to eat Jello!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

oooh awesome

it looks like those cool erasers you get at the elementary school book fair!

i just stumbled upon this when i wanted to confirm my condensed milk/jello cookies recipe that i found in my pantry

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a little confused with this, I've never done anything with Jello before. Do you pour the first color, let it cool and then do another layer on top until finished? Or do you do them all separate and then stack them?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

@nevermore82 Sorry if the instructions weren't clear to you. You pour one layer, let it chill and firm up, then add the next layer and let that chill and firm up.

Laurie Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Ooo Thank you, I might just have to try this for Easter this year. Thank you for clearing that up for me. (I'm a newbie at the whole cooking/baking thing)(ps. I am nevermore, I don't know how it changed)

www.kiboomu.com said... [Reply to comment]

The colors are divine and we thought this recipe would be a lot of fun for kids, so we shared it on our site!

all the best,
Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu

Claire said... [Reply to comment]

when using the 3 oz jello packages did you use a 9x13 pan or something different?

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE Jello and have very fond memories of my mom making three different flavours and then using little cookie cutters to make different shapes. I will definetly being trying these!

Thanks so much,

Tasha said... [Reply to comment]

I love your jello recipies! I've made the 7 Layered Jello and the Broken Glass one and they worked perfectly. However I have just tried this Easter one and when I mixed the condensed milk mixture with the jello it 'curdled'. What did I do wrong?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

@Tasha #47 Natasha, (Sorry for the delay...your comment slipped by) Hum, not sure what happened to make it curdle. Was it fresh? I'm not sure why this happened. Sorry I don't have more info on this one. - mary

Kate @ Our Best Bites said... [Reply to comment]

I was just coming with the curdle question, too! I did a layer of purple and that was fine, but then I tried blue and it curdled. I tried with another package of blue and it did it again, then I tried green and it curdled. I used ingredients I just barely got at the grocery store. I'm wondering if Jello has changed their formulation.

Alissia said... [Reply to comment]

Hm. I was hoping to find an answer to the curdling too. Mine curdled with the berry blue and lemon so far and the blue layer in the fridge has started separating into a milky layer and plain blue layer :( I'm thinking about letting the next batch of jello/gelatin mixture cool before adding the milky stuff in. I think that'll solve the problem.

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