Friday, May 5, 2017

Rainbow Jello Mold

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Hello, friends!   I've decided to start a series on the blog where I'll test recipes that I find on Pinterest, and then I'll report back and review them.  I'm so excited to find some new recipes to add to our lineup or some breakfast ideas for the kids or having a great recipe to make for the holidays!

First up is this super fun (and pretty easy) Rainbow Jello Mold!   My mom used to make something similar called Ribbon Salad, which had four colored layers and a sweetened condensed milk mixture in between each layer.    All this recipe called for was the boxes of gelatin, water to mix them, and some vanilla yogurt.   Easy peasy!    The recipe is originally from Glitter and Goulash and she had such easy to fowllow directions.   Beware though, this Jello does take about three or so hours to make, so you'll have to make it on a day you can stay home.

This recipe calls for one box each of orange, lemon, lime, blue raspberry, and grape jello, and two boxes of cherry jello (for the bottom layer).    Our grocery store unfortunately does not carry grape jello, so I used black cherry for the purple and changed the flavor of the red jello to strawberry.

You can actually mix your boiling water into the jello all at once.   If you have any problems with it starting to solidify, then you can dip your bowl in some warm water to make it liquid again.   You'll pour each flavor into a separate bowl and add 1 1/4 cups boiling water to each bowl and stir until dissolved.   It will be 2 1/2 cups of boiling for the two packages of red jello.  

I really should have used clear bowls for these!  :)

Make sure you spray your bundt pan with cooking spray before you start adding jello to help it release when you are ready to serve!     Starting with your purple flavor, add 3/4 cup of the jello to the bundt pan.   You'll chill this in the fridge for about 15 minutes.   While it's starting to set in the fridge, mix the remaining purple jello and mix it with 1 1\2 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt until it's smooth.  When your 15 minutes have passed, you'll want to check it.  It should be mostly set, but should still be a little sticky in order for the layers to adhere.  

You'll next pour in your yogurt layer and wait for that to set also, for about 15 minutes again, making sure the next layer will stick to it.   

You'll continue to layer with each color--a layer of jello, then a layer with yogurt.  As you add more layers, the time to set will slightly decrease due to the layers getting thinner.   You'll add two layers of red jello and yogurt to finish it out.   The blogger that posted this recipe recommends that you leave it in your refrigerator overnight to completely set.  

When you're ready to serve, you'll just put the whole pan in some warm water until you can tell it's pulling away from the edges.

Then, I just lined up my plate underneath, flipped it over, and hoped for the best!  :)

I'd say this was a Pinterest WIN!   The bottom looks a little liquified, but for the most part, it turned out great!  And it is so delicious!!!  

Again, this was a recipe I found on Pinterest from Glitter and Goulash

Until next time,