Servings: 10 Prep: 30 min Cook: 15 mins Total: 8 hrs
I’m sorry, but I was just giggling like a fool, all day long. This dessert is just silly. It’s DELICIOUS and fun to look at, but … it’s just an absurd dish, albeit an induction friendly one. It’s a jiggley confetti delight!
There’s no real end to what can be done with this. It’s literally just different colors and flavors of jello, which have been made, then cut and placed into a different mold, where a blend of gelatinous sweetened cream is poured and hardened. This holds everything in place, where it is cut again! These new incisions show the cross sections of the multiple colors intersecting and intertwining with one another.
This is a simple dessert that only requires a little time and patience. It is unquestionably fun!
Note: Any flavor combination can be used for this (I used lemon, lime and strawberry). This is more about the method than the ingredients. I plan to really have some fun with these ideas and will come back with an even more outlandish version of this dessert!
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- 3 (0.3-ounce) boxes sugar free instant jell-o (various flavors)
- 1 cup water
- 1 packet (about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 tsp) gelatin powder
- 1 cup cream heavy whipping
- 1/4 cup 'Swerve' or other sugar replacement
- 1 dash salt
- Follow the instructions on the instructions on the box for each flavor, but use half the water suggested. If the box asks for 2 cups of water, use only 1.
- Place the hot jell-o mixture into 3 molds and place into the fridge (I used loaf pans).
- About 4 hours later, the jell-o will have solidified. Use a butter knife or spatula to "score" the jello. Cut cubes into all of it.
- Dump all the jell-o cubes into a larger container (I used a fairly wide Tupperware container). Carefully mix them, so they are evenly assorted. Set in the fridge.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, add ½ cup of cold water. Evenly sprinkle the gelatin over the surface of the water. Set aside to "bloom" for 5 to 10 minutes.
- While the gelatin bloom, bring your cream and remaining ½ cup water up to a boil. Whisk in your sugar equivalent and salt. Make sure it is dissolved.
- Pour your hot cream mixture into the gelatin and whisk. Whisk until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Allow the gelatin to sit out until it is cooled down (about room temperature). You can start this process in the fridge, but it can start to solidify around the edges. It's a safer approach to just let it sit on the counter and cool for about 30 minutes. The idea is to pour it over the chilled cubes, without the warm mixture melting the cubes, causing them to bleed. If it's too cool, the creamed gelatin will solidify.
- When the creamed gelatin is cool, pour it over the assorted jell-o cubes. Chill for about 4 more hours.
- Cut and serve!
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24 thoughts on “Stained Glass Window Jello Blox”
Thanks, Dyan! Next, I want to do something fairly wild, with straight gelatin. I think I’m going to build a kind of wild cake like thing with chocolate and peanut butter. Stay tuned! 🙂
Thank you, Jennifer! It was a fun recipe to make. I’m REALLY looking forward to what I do next with the idea. It’s going to break ALL the rules! (Ok, that’s not true, but I wanted to say something over the top) It will be a fun one, though! 😉
I just found your site and this is the first thing I made. It’s chilling right now and I can’t wait to try it. I love jello, its the coolest invention. I love all the colors and the bazillion things you can do with it. Thank you
Take a picture and send it to me! I’d love to see how it turns out! 😀
DJ You are AWESOME. This is just such FUN! 🙂 I can’t wait to make it!
Thank you, Rebekkah! Take a picture! I’d love to share it with people!
Oh how fun! This has been my family’s traditional Christmas dessert (made with a graham cracker crust) since I was a child. Weird, huh?
Oh, by the way, you can make this in less time by just pouring your various flavors of jello each into their own pan. You won’t get the same blending of colors and flavors, but you will have all of the jello set in a LOT less time.
Good tip, Amy! Thank you! 🙂
If you’re only going to use one flavor, can you cool the jello in something like a sheet cake pan?
This was my late brother’s favorite dessert ever. Always reminds me of him! I might try this with a nut-based crust to replace the traditional graham cracker one just to see how it goes. With the super-low carb count for the jello part, the crust wouldn’t add much more per serving. Thanks so much for posting this!
I have lost count of how many times I made this. I love it and my friends diabetic mother loves it and of course I share. Tonight I have two boxes of strawberry jello and one orange. I am going to mix one strawberry with some cream so it will be pink. If I had food color I would have made purple. Jello is so cool. Thank you for this recipe
Ho Robin and 1956okie … sorry for the late responses, but … glad you liked this! (I’m not sure why I never noticed them before … silly system!)
Sugar free Jello has artificial sweetners and colors.! It is not healthly in any way. I confunsed?
This is one of my favorite recipes of all time! I remember the original recipe having a tangy, tart taste. I remember putting pineapple juice in with the gelatin mixture to get the tart taste. Love it!! Thanks!
Christin, I agree with you. In no way is this healthy. However, it?s MUCH better than the alternative. My aim is to get people off of sugar. My hope is that people stick with it long enough to see the impact a sugar-free lifestyle has on their lives and that that take the lesson and continue seeking how to apply more and greater lessons to their lives, in pursuit of health. I see this as a bit of a gateway recipe, in that it uses processed foods, but with a greater aim of introducing people to a different lifestyle. In my very very early days, I used recipes like this to wean myself off of sugary boxed junk. At this phase in the game, for me, I don?t eat these kinds of things any longer, but ? it?s where I started and it worked for me. I hope it works for others, as well! 🙂
Beverly, I?m glad you like it! You could squeeze some lemon juice into it to give it a bit of tarty quality, if you?d like!
We make this often but just mix the jello with whipped cream or for a quicker version, Cool Whip and put it in a graham cracker crust or a vanilla cookie one. Makes a beautiful seasonal dessert, such as red and green for Christmas, etc.
Jan … I can definitely see this mixed with some whipped cream. Fun!
I add 8oz fat free cream cheese with the cream mixture and more sweeter and this is a real treat for all us diabetics.
—Reply posted by DJ on 3/5/2015
Why use fat-free? I understand its got less calories, but it’s got more carbs … Otherwise … interesting idea! 🙂
I make this recipe this past week-end and it was a hit with everyone! I used Golden Choice Feeds brand Jello because they don’t sweeten their gelatin with aspartame the way Jello does. I used the following three flavors: Blueberry, Green Apple an Tangerine and it was a wonderful combination! Looking forward to trying it again in the future with other flavor combinations! I even posted pictures on my Instagram account…lcladipoet.
Has anyone made this with sugar free jello?
The recipe is specifically intended to be sugar-free. It’ll work perfectly. Sorry for any confusion!