Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Seven layer jello

This dessert that I made for a party tonight was such a hit that I thought I would post a photo and the recipe:

7 layer jello

You will need: 4 (3 oz) jellos - lime, orange, lemon, strawberry, 2 cups of sour cream, 1 cup of sugar & 2 packets of plain Knox gelatin. You will also need about 7 hours because each layer needs to firm up before you add the next layer.

1. start with Lime jello - dissolve the contents of the pkg into 1 cup boiling water. Then add 1/2 cup cold water. Pour into 9x13 pan & put in fridge until firm

2. white layer next: mix 2/3 cup of milk with 1/3 cup of sugar and bring to a boil. mix 2/3 packet of plain Knox gelatin with a 2 T of water, then add it to the milk/sugar mixture. Add 2/3 cup of sour cream and whip until creamy. Let it cool a little, then pour on top of the firm jello layer & refrigerate until firm.

3. Repeat step 1 except use Orange jello.

4. Repeat step 2.

5. Repeat step 1 with Lemon jello

4. Repeat step 2.

7. Repeat step 1 with Strawberry jello.


Anonymous said...

My Mom used to make this when I was a child. It's really good, and fun for kids. It's also MUCH better than the other version with condensed milk.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for posting this! I have been searching for about 6 months now for this recipe, and it is exactly what I had when I was a kid. I kept finding all these other ones...well, this is the RIGHT ONE! Thank you...you just made my day!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I made this with my mom this weekend and we shortened the setting time by putting it in the freezer after each layer for 10 - 15 minutes it only took like an hour and a half

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Great recipe - the ONE I was looking for which I've had at a potluck. Great idea with the freezer too.

Anonymous said...

Made it tonight for 4th of July and loved it!! I used strawberry and mixed berry (blue) for the jello colors - alternating red,white, and blue. It was delicious and cool. Didn't take very long because I used the freezer to chill the layers. Each Layer took about 15-20 min. to chill, but only a minute to prepare.

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