Here’s a treat that is festive for any patriotic holiday: Red White and Blue Finger Jello
Kids seem to love these little hand-held treats, and I have to admit… I think they’re good too!
I made these for the first time for a 4th of July party many years ago. The purpose was to have a sweet treat for the kids, but they were super popular with the adults too. Everyone loves finger jello. It’s just fun to eat!
Just to be clear, “finger jello” is jello that you can cut into pieces and pick up and eat as a handheld treat. There are three different flavors going on in this finger jello. Make it for a party this summer and watch it fly off the table!
Here is a short video showing you how to make this Red White and Blue Finger Jello. Scroll to the bottom to print out the recipe.
Red White and Blue Finger Jello
Prep Time: 30 minutes + chilling time
- 2 (3 ounce) boxes red jello gelatin
- 2 (3 ounce) boxes blue jello gelatin
- 4 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- boiling water & cold water
- In a medium bowl, mix two boxes of red jello with 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin. Add 2 cups of boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature and pour into a 9x13-inch glass pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Refrigerate for 15 minutes (make sure that your refrigerator is level, or your jello will come out uneven-looking).
- While the first layer is setting, prepare the white layer. In another bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup of boiling water. In a separate small bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water. Let stand a few minutes and then add 1/2 cup of boiling water to dissolve the gelatin. Add to the milk mixture and stir to combine. Cool to room temperature. Pour this milk mixture over the first layer of red jello. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- While the white layer is setting, prepare the blue layer. In a medium bowl, mix two boxes of blue jello with 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin. Add 2 cups of boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature and pour on top of the white layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Let jello set before cutting. Use a sharp knife to cut, and then use a metal spatula to slide underneath the jello and scoop out jello squares.
- For a festive 4th of July look, use a star cookie cutter to cut out a star-shape for the center of your platter. Place some jello squares red-side-up and some blue-side-up.
- For testing purposes, I used Strawberry & Berry-Blue flavored Jell-O. Sometimes you can find Pina Colada flavored jello (which is white), and you could opt to use that as your white layer. The milk layer though is yummy & the kids seem to like it mixed with the jello layers.