Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Broken Glass Jello

Since school is out for summer holidays, I thought it would be fun to have Jello as a summer treat!  Some people may turn their noses up at Jello, but I adore the stuff.  The classic jiggly, gummy texture and bright colours bring me back to my own childhood.

When I came across the gorgeous Broken Glass Jello on Food Librarian's and JustJenn's site, I just HAD to make it.  I couldn't resist the rainbow bright colours jumbled in a background of white condensed milk.  

It was pretty easy to make but it took a bit of time for each colour to cool down and set up.
I like my finger Jello on the firmer side, so I added extra unflavoured gelatin powder for each flavour and condensed milk.  

I used 4 boxes of Jello (1 box = 4 servings).  Some of them were store-brand (Western Family) and sugar-free.  For each box of Jello, I added 1 tsp. unflavoured gelatin (Knox) and only 1 cup water (instead of 2 cups).  To cut down costs, I was able to buy unflavoured gelatin in the bulk food section of my supermarket.     

Pour each flavour into a container and let it set in the refrigerator for minimum 3 hours.  After the Jello has set, grease a 9"x13" glass pan with vegetable oil or line with plastic wrap.

After minimum 3 hours, cut the set Jello into small blocks and place them into the prepared glass pan.  Carefully mix up the colours in the plan. 

ooohh... Look at the pretty colours!

In a separate bowl, sprinkle 3 Tbsp (or 3 envelopes) unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1 1/2 cup boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and cool.  Pour cooled milk mixture over jello and chill overnight.

Cut into blocks or your favourite shapes and serve!  

Broken Glass Jello

4 small boxes (4-servings each) of Jell-O or store brand "gelatin dessert" in different colors.
     (I used strawberry, lime, orange and berry blue - Jell-O and store brands.  Some were sugar-free)
5 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (don't get evaporated milk) 
4 tsp + 3 Tbsp unflavored gelatin (that Knox stuff)  

**Note:  I like my finger Jell-O firmer, so I added 1 tsp unflavoured gelatin for each flavour of Jello and 3 Tbsp or (3 envelopes) for the condensed milk.  1 envelope gelatin = 1 Tbsp gelatin. 

Dissolve each box of jello separately, using just one cup of boiling water per flavor (and 1 tsp gelatin, if desired). Pour into individual containers (small tupperware works well) and chill overnight.

Once solid, cut the flavors of jello into small blocks and mix together carefully in a greased glass 9×13 pan.

In a separate bowl, dissolve 2 (Tbsp) envelopes unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water (I use 3 Tbsp).  Add 1 1/2 cups hot water. Let cool a bit and stir in the condensed milk. Cool to touch and pour cooled milk mixture over jello and chill overnight.

- Adapted from Just Jenn and Food Librarian

The kiddies LOVED all the pretty colours!  YUM!

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