Taste the rainbow with this colorful Jello. Rainbow Jello salad is a fun side dish for St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving Dinner. or just a regular Sunday dinner. The flavors of the gelatin come together so perfectly, creating a refreshing compliment to a heavy, comfort meal.
HOW TO MAKE RAINBOW JELLO
Rainbow Jello (or 13-layer Jello as it is sometimes called) is a favorite at our house. It's one of those jello recipes that everyone loves!
You see, my mom was famous for this jello ideas. Not only was this our Thanksgiving layered jello each year, but it also made an appearance at reunions, holiday dinners, pot lucks and parties.
She loved making this Jello. Sure, the process to make Rainbow Jello was a bit time-consuming, but it was worth it for the taste and the oohs-and-ahs it would create every.single.time.
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LAYERED JELLO INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES
Here's what you'll need to make layered Jello recipes:
- 3 oz. box gelatin including orange, red, yellow, green, blue, purple
- glass measuring cup like my favorite glass measuring cup
- 9x13 pan - preferably glass so you can see the pretty layers!
- 2 cups sour cream or greek or vanilla yogurt
- 8 oz fresh whipped cream or Cool Whip frozen whipped topping
HOW TO MAKE RAINBOW JELLO WITH SOUR CREAM
You'll need 6 boxes of Jell-o or flavored gelatin. You can buy Jell-o or the store-brand. It doesn't matter. Some store-brands don't come in all the flavors, so chances are you'll have to have a variety of brands.
If you plan to make a regular 9x13 pan size, you will only need a 3 oz. box of the following flavors: Cherry, Orange, Lemon, Lime, Berry Blue, and Grape.
Tip: I've noticed that some big box stores don't carry Berry Blue gelatin, so be sure to grab some when you see it so you aren't running around like crazy to find it when you need it!
You'll mix each box with boiling water, and then add cold water or sour cream to the Jello. This will make the different layers.
This Rainbow Jello recipe with sour cream makes every other layer lighter in color. Feel free to sub the sour cream for greek or vanilla yogurt if you prefer.
And then you'll need whipping cream or Cool Whip for the top.
HOW LONG DOES RAINBOW JELLO TAKE TO MAKE?
Plan on about 4 hours start to finish to have your Rainbow Jello finished. But don't worry. That is not 4 hours of hands-on time.
Preparing each Jello layer will only take a few minutes. Once you pour on each new layer, you'll need to wait about 15-20 minutes for that layer to set up before adding the next.
That means that you can spread out this process over days if you want, adding a layer here and a layer there.
CAN YOU DOUBLE THE RECIPE?
Yes, of course. One jello recipe makes enough for a 9x13 dish. If you want to double the batch, use a 6 oz. box of Jello for each layer. Use 2 9x13 pans or or use this giant panto save time.
RAINBOW JELLO LAYERS ORDER
The order of layered jello jigglers is up o you, but an easy way to remember how to layer jello colors is ROYGBV.
Rainbow Jello with Cool Whip is so yummy. So don't forget to add a layer of whipped cream right before you are serving.
HOW LONG DOES JELLO TAKE TO SET?
Each jello layer takes about 20 minutes to set up.
Now you know how to make layered jello without condensed milk!Print