RED, WHITE & BLUE JELLO CUPS

These festive Red, White & Blue Jello cups are sure to be the hit of the party!! These are easy to make and fun to eat! 

These festive jello cups are a sure way to impress your guests with beautiful, vibrant colors and bold fruity flavors. The creamy white layer is a combination of sweetened condensed milk and gelatin that blends perfectly with the Strawberry and Berry Blue Jello.

What Kind of Dessert Cup to Use?

The number of individual dessert cups this recipe makes depends on what style and size of cup you use. For this recipe, I used 5.5-ounce plastic dessert cups. You can purchase these cups here. Using these cups will yield about 14 servings. Of course, you can use any small, preferably clear, dessert cup.

You Only Need a Few Simple Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces of blue jello
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces of red jello
  • Unflavored gelatine
  • Cool whip
  • Sprinkles

Putting it All Together:

Don’t follow the instructions on the box for making the jello. My instructions are slightly different.

Step 1: Mix 2 cups of boiling water with the blue jello. Mix until the jello is completely dissolved. Then add 1½ cups of cold water, and stir.

Step 2: Pour the blue jello into the dessert cups, filling each one only about ⅓ full. Place the dessert cups in the refrigerator until completely set, about 2 hours.

*It is easiest to place all the dessert cups on a baking sheet and move them all at once versus moving individual cups to and from the refrigerator.

Step 3: While the blue jello is chilling, prepare the white layer. In a medium bowl or large measuring cup, combine the sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup of boiling water and set it aside. In a separate small bowl, combine one envelope of unflavored gelatin with ½ cup of cold water. Stir to moisten all the gelatin. Let the gelatin soak for 3 minutes, and then add ½ cup of boiling water to dissolve the gelatin; stir. Add the dissolved gelatin to the milk mixture and stir to combine. Allow it to cool to room temperature.

Step 4: Once the milk mixture is cooled and the blue layer is set, gently pour the milk mixture over the blue jello, filling the cups about 2/3 full. Return the jello cups to the refrigerator until chilled and firm, about one hour or until set.

*This is a shorter time than the blue jello layer because the blue jello went into the refrigerator hot and the white layer went in at room temperature.

Step 5: While the white layer is chilling, prepare the red jello. Mix 2 cups of boiling water with the red jello. Mix until the jello is completely dissolved. Then add 1½ cups cold water and stir.

Allow the red jello to sit on the counter and cool to room temperature before adding it to the white layer. If you add the red jello while it is still warm or the white layer isn’t completely set, it will mix into the white layer, so be patient and don’t rush the process.

Step 6: Once the red jello is cooled and the white layer is set, gently pour the red jello on top of the white layer, filling the cups almost to the top. Return the jello cups to the refrigerator until chilled and firm. Chill for 1 to 2 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve, add Cool Whip or whipped cream with a piping bag and decorating tip and garnish with sprinkles (optional).

Making a smaller batch:

If you want to make a smaller batch of jello cups, this recipe is easy to cut in half. Just use 3-ounce boxes of jello, half a can of sweetened condensed milk, half an envelope of unflavored gelatin, and cut all the water measurements in half.

**You can purchase these 5.5-ounce dessert cups here**

Red, White & Blue Jello Cups

These festive Red, White & Blue Jello cups are sure to be the hit of the party!! These are easy to make and fun to eat! 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 5 hrs
Course Dessert

Equipment

  • **The number of individual dessert cups this recipe makes depends on what style and size of cup you use. For this recipe, I used 5.5-ounce dessert cups. There is a link in the blog post for purchasing these cups. Using these cups will yield about 14 servings.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 6-ounces Blue jello (or two 3-ounce boxes)
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 6-ounces Red jello (or two 3-ounce boxes)
  • 1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin

Garnish (optional)

  • Cool Whip or whipped cream
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Mix 2 cups of boiling water with the blue jello. Mix until the jello is completely dissolved. Add 1½ cups cold water (this is different from the box instructions), and stir.
  • Pour the blue jello into the dessert cups, filling each one only about ⅓ full. Place the dessert cups in the refrigerator until completely set, about 2 hours.
    *It is easiest to place all the dessert cups on a baking sheet and move them all at once versus moving individual cups to and from the refrigerator.
  • While the blue jello is chilling, prepare the white layer. In a bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup of boiling water and set it aside.
    In a separate small bowl, combine one envelope of unflavored gelatin with ½ cup of cold water. Stir to moisten all the gelatin. Let the gelatin soak for 3 minutes, and then add ½ cup of boiling water to dissolve the gelatin; stir. Then add the dissolved gelatin to the sweetened condensed milk mixture and stir to combine. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Once the blue jello is set and the white layer is cooled, gently pour it on top of the blue layer, filling the cups ⅔ full.
  • Place the jello back into the refrigerator to set up for about an hour or more if needed.
    **This is a shorter time than the blue jello because the blue jello went into the refrigerator hot and the white layer went in at room temperature.
  • While the white layer is chilling, prepare the red jello. Mix 2 cups of boiling water with the red jello. Mix until the jello is completely dissolved. Add 1½ cups cold water and stir.
    Allow the red jello to sit on the counter and cool to room temperature before adding it to the white layer.
  • Once the red jello is cooled and the white layer is set, gently pour the red jello over the white layer. Then, return the jello cups to the refrigerator until chilled and firm, about 1 to 2 hours (or overnight).
  • When ready to serve, add Cool Whip or whipped cream with a piping bag and decorating tip and garnish with sprinkles (optional).

Notes

Making a smaller batch: If you want to make a smaller batch of jello cups, this recipe is easy to cut in half. Just use 3-ounce boxes of jello, half a can of sweetened condensed milk, and half an envelope of unflavored gelatin. Then cut all the water measurements in half.
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