Monday, September 17, 2007

There's always room for Jello

I was home most of today so I decided to make a batch of striped Jello cups. I have been making these for years and they are a family favorite. The Jello is easy to make but it takes lots of time to make all the layers.
I start with one small box size of Jello and make it with 1/2 hot water and 1/2 ice. Divide it between the cups for the bottom layer, put in the fridge, and set the timer to come back in 1 hour to make the next layer. Repeat until the cups are full. Try to put contrasting colors beside each other so the layers show better. This batch is 5 small boxes of sugar free Jello, strawberry, lemon, orange, lime and cherry.
It would be cheaper and greener to not use the disposable cups but I like the disposables for this. My family usually eats these for evening snacks and I don't like waking up to sink full of dried Jello on dishes.


  1. I missed your good cooking while I was gone... must have dropped a couple of lbs! Love, Esther

  2. I used to make "rainbow" Jello for my preschool Sunday school class when we finished our Noah's ark unit. I made it in a glass 9x13 pan, and followed the ROYGBIV order of the rainbow. The kids loved it. DH doesn't eat Jello so I don't make it at home very often. I made some this week for the niece and nephews - used applesauce instead of cold water - it was a huge hit.

  3. Yummmm, I love our striped jello. :)

  4. I love the way your present everything...

  5. I often make these for my girls packed lunches for school. I often think they are a way of bring colour into their lunchboxes and always seem fun to eat.


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