Stained Glass Jello - Laker Nation Style

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Food LIbrarian - Lakers Jello - Broken Glass Jello
Game 4 of the NBA Championship is on tonight!

My friend JustJenn made Marbled Lakers Cupcake for Game 2, and that inspired me to show my Los Angeles Lakers spirit.

Food LIbrarian - Lakers Jello - Broken Glass Jello

This is called Broken Glass Jello or Stained Glass Jello. Totally easy to make with boxed jello, Knox unflavored gelatin and sweetened condensed milk...and time.

Broken Glass Jello
I've made it with 4 colors before, and you can adapt it in a rainbow of colors.
Originally posted (with directions): Broken Glass Jello

Broken Glass or Stained Glass Jello
(Adapted from JustJenn)

4 small boxes (3 oz. each) of Jell-O or store brand "gelatin dessert" in different colors. (I used 2 boxes of 3 oz. lemon jello and one 6 oz. box of grape)

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (don't get evaporated milk)

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (that Knox stuff)

Food LIbrarian - Lakers Jello - Broken Glass Jello
For each flavor, dissolve one box of jello in one cup of boiling water. Pour into a container and chill (overnight is probably best, but I chilled it 3 hours until firm). I had four of these containers of jello.

After chilling the four flavors, cut them into small blocks.

Food LIbrarian - Lakers Jello - Broken Glass Jello
Carefully mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 pan.

Food LIbrarian - Lakers Jello - Broken Glass Jello
In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1 1/2 cup boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and cool. Pour cooled milk mixture over jello. It does help to take the time to skim off any small bubbles that are created when you pour the condensed milk on the jello pieces. Chill overnight.

Food LIbrarian - Lakers Jello - Broken Glass Jello
Cut into blocks or shapes and serve! In this case, serve up and cheer!

By the way, did you hear this NPR Morning Edition piece by Tom Goldman? Anti-Lakers Sentiment Rampant Through NBA Fans. Eeck!! I'm a native Los Angeles gal so the Lakers have always been my team. Please don't hate me for it! :)
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CB said... [Reply to comment]

That is some totally jello-licious Laker love right there! My little brother asks me all the time to make your broken jello recipe again. Easy and so tasty. Can't beat that!

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh - that is SO cool! i am most definitely trying this!

Carrie said... [Reply to comment]

These look fantastic! You do such a good job of keeping the squares square. I tried making your primary colors version and I think I stir them too much because I broke the corners off :-(
Yours look amazing though, and they taste great!!

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely as usual...
I'm getting ready for my try at broken glass Jell-o (not only do I want to see if I'll succeed, but I need nail&hair therapy! So, lots of Jell-o!) LOL

Now, any thoughts on the best way to unmold theses babies without braking them, and keeping very square pieces???

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

wow you re really creative! This looks so nice :)

Sophie M said... [Reply to comment]

THAT is awesome.

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Kerstin said... [Reply to comment]

What a cute snack! So pretty.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! They look like real gems :)

Hilary said... [Reply to comment]

Wow. It's almost art!

Susan from Food Blogga said... [Reply to comment]

I freakin' love this! Lakers jello? That's a hoot. Even though I rootin' for Orlando tonight (I've got a serious Dwight Howard crush, I'm twitting this for you right now!

La Table De Nana said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous photos!! Foodgawker's caught my eyes:)


Abby said... [Reply to comment]

I may be a Magic girl, but I can recognize greatness! That jello ROCKS.

Cookie said... [Reply to comment]

Go LAKERS! This recipe is totally genius! I bet it'd be great for the holidays with the green and red too!

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

I am totally making this for my daughter's upcoming dance and preschool parties! How fun!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I always love your glass jellos! Even though I'm rooting for the Magic, I think this is so cool! :)

Mary Jo said... [Reply to comment]

Go Lakers!!! Love your spirit :)

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome! Though I'm not a Lakers fan. ;) So fun and colorful.

Susie said... [Reply to comment]

LOL, JELLO, that is beautiful! What a great blog....way to think "inside the box"! Definitely making red and blue for the 4th!

RecipeGirl said... [Reply to comment]

This is beyond cool. I sent Kahlua Brownies w/ my husband to his Laker's viewing party the other night, but I should have sent this!!

La Cuisine d'Helene said... [Reply to comment]

So nice. I have to make this. What a beautiful jello.

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Cathie said... [Reply to comment]

I remember my mum making this for us when we were little! brings back childhood memories.
thought I'd say hi as stumbled upon your gorgeous bakes :)

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

This is SO awesome! I have never seen these before... I'm brainstorming all the ways I can make them!!

Jo said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, these look amazing. The colours are so brilliant and looks exactly like stained glass pieces. I definitely, definitely have to try this out soon.

jasmine said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome! Love your results.

Ingrid_3Bs said... [Reply to comment]

Those are VERY cool! Love 'em except for the colors........GO MAGIC! :) Nope I'm not hatin'!

Jude said... [Reply to comment]

Saw it on tastespotting and the photo just stands out. Not an easy thing to pull off at that site, if you ask me :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

that's so awesome! i'm having a mini heart attack watching the game now.. hopefully we'll pull through! let's go lakers!

Mermaid Sews said... [Reply to comment]

that is AWESOME and GO LAKERS - what a fabulous game tonight!!!! Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to your blog after vacay. Devouring it now!

J.L. Danger said... [Reply to comment]

I love when you make these! They are so cute!

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Linda said... [Reply to comment]

such a perfect treat to celebrate the huge win in OT tonite --- woo hoo!!!!!!

Susan C said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Purple and yellow really do make a beautiful mosaic.

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so cool!! Your squares are perfect. I wish I could cut like that!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

Love this idea - so pretty! It reminds me of one of my favorite candies growing up, Brach's Jelly Nougats.

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

Go Lakers! I am so glad they won last night - and how cool of you to show such team spirit!

KathSW said... [Reply to comment]

It's a perfect tribute to the Lakers. It calls to mind that famous line that the late, great Chick Hearn (long time former Laker announcer)used to say when the Lakers had the game put away:

The Refrigerator Quote

"This game's in the refrigerator! The door's closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard, and the Jell-O is jiggling...."

Hillary said... [Reply to comment]

This reminds me of those bars of soap that have square chunks in them just like this. Creative idea!

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

I totally remember Chick Hearn saying that!!! Gosh, I miss him. At least we still have Vin with the Dodgers. Thanks for stopping by! - mary the food librarian

emiglia said... [Reply to comment]

Whoa! Those pictures are AWESOME!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

The Chick Hearn quote was so apropos here haha.

I LOVE this. Just awesome Go Lakers! Take it all on Sunday! :D

Cindyy825 said... [Reply to comment]

I'm lovin' your blog. I just started reading and can't wait to continue! I can't wait to try these out either. I'm not a lakers fan, since I live in dallas tx (although I do admit, they're good!) I'm loving the colors.

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Totally awesome looking!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

GOOOOO LA!!!! Yeahoo!!! Love this jello. MMmmmmm!!!!! Racheal

kandi said... [Reply to comment]

hey! i love the jello thing :D yumm

p.s. who are the lakers?
im from london so i have no idea what your talking about lol

someone plz comment back

( and check out my blog maybe :D )

Kendra said... [Reply to comment]

man, this reminds me of some soaps that I tend to get that use this effect :P So now I'm conflicted! It looks so good but I think soap! However, I will def. be giving this a try!

Nina said... [Reply to comment]

So totally awesome. I love the Laker's colors especially!

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

Dear Kandi,
The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the professional basketball teams in Los Angeles. They are in the championship tournament against the Orlando (Florida) Magic basketball team. Sort of like the championship football tournament! - mary

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

You are SO the queen of jello! You rock! :D

BlogDog said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like a great thing to make for a party for a new graduate, in the school colors of course!
I think I'm also going to try making coffee-flavored gelatin, chocolate gelatin and then combine them for a "Stained Glass Mocha Jello."

Lulu the Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I've made ribbon jello, but never stained glass jello. But it's basically the same concept in layers instead of chunks. Very tasty!

kandi said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks Mary!



James said... [Reply to comment]

I liked the idea of marble cupcakes in Martha Stewart's Cupcake book, but I wanted to Laker-ize them and change it up to be gold and purple.

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for the awesome idea, I think the red, white & blue stars I made for the 4th are going to be a hit!

~Lexibule~ said... [Reply to comment]

Bonjour:) J'ai fait ta délicieuse recette et elle a eu un franc succès auprès de mes enfants:)

Merci beaucoup à toi et en passant, tu as un très très beau blog avec d'incroyables photos!! Franchement, Bravo;)

kimberleyblue said... [Reply to comment]

wow, this is so pretty! what a gorgeous, summery dessert!

Jelly Shot Test Kitchen said... [Reply to comment]

lovely technique and execution! we can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I stumbled on this blog post when I was trying to find a recipe for "Hawaiin Jello" that my mom used to make when I was a kid.

I used your idea to make Pina Colada Jello Squares. I used pineapple and cherry jello for the squares (3-1 ratio of pineapple to cherry), and substituted coconut milk for the condensed milk. They were a hit! I'm going to try adding rum next time to see if I can make a jello shooter that tastes like a pina-colada.

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

Dear Anonymous #60, That sounds yummy! I've never seen pineapple jello here in Los Angeles. My friend brought some home from Hawaii on her recent trip! - mary

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I am the desert provider for our party tonight, one guest is allergic to nuts and another to gluten. What a cool desert the Broken Glass Jell-o will be. Thanks

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

oouuu perfect!..

Leiah said... [Reply to comment]

So happy I found these on Pinterest. I'll be making them for the LSU game this weekend ~ Geaux Tigers!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Simple just spray your molding dish with pam spray before putting jellow and it will come off like magic.

Thought it waso dd but it works perfectly

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