Jell-O has gotten a bad reputation in the last 10 years. Memories of Grandma putting fruit into Jell-O or serving unpalatable flavors has made the dessert less appealing unless it’s served with lots of whipped cream or in a hospital. However, there is a way to make it more appealing – by making it look like a work of art!
You can use up to four colors of Jell-O for this stained/shattered glass Jell-O recipe.
Four small boxes or two large boxes of Jell-O
1 14-ounce can of sweetened, condensed milk
2 standard-sized envelopes of unflavored gelatin
Two to four square or rectangular Tupperware containers
Boiling and cold water
Make your Jell-O flavors as described on the box. Pour each flavor into its own container and chill until firm. This typically takes three hours, although I recommend leaving it overnight if you can. Once you’ve chilled the Jell-O, cut it into small blocks and carefully pour and mix them into the 9″x13″ pan.
Prepare the glass
Mix the unflavored gelatin with ½ cup of cold water. Allow the mixture to stand for a couple of minutes until the gelatin thickens. Add 1 ½ cups of boiling water and stir until the mixture is dissolved. Then add the condensed milk and stir again. Let the mixture sit until it has cooled to room temperature.
Add everything together
Once the mixture is cool, pour it carefully over the Jell-O. Place the pan into the fridge to chill overnight. Cut the dessert into blocks before putting it into a large clear bowl for serving.
This dessert can be played up for any holiday by choosing appropriate colors. Red and blue are perfect for the Fourth of July, green and white go great with Christmas, shades of blue are perfect for the New Year and pastels compliment an Easter brunch.
Dressing it up
This dessert is delicious and fun all on its own, but I like to serve it with a little whipped cream or some berries. If you’re really creative, try slicing it in small sheets and adding Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel to the edges to create a miniature window. You can add other candies to the scene to make it seem like a real window.
Since this dessert does look like stained glass, you can also make it look amazing by lighting it. Place the bowl onto a glass stand and let a flashlight shine through the bottom. Alternatively, you can set the bowl inside a larger glass bowl lined with lit white Christmas lights for a funky effect.
Staff, Stained Glass Jell-O. Instructables.
Jenn, Broken Glass Jell-O. Just Jenn.